The Columbia Chronicle


Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

iPhone Anxiety

iPhone separation anxiety found in college students

January 26, 2015

Being separated from a ringing iPhone can lead to symptoms of physiological anxiety , as well as decreased cognitive performance, according to a study published Jan. 7 in the Journal of Computer-Medi...

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses the $6.2 million grant that the state awarded to Columbia for the 2014–2015 academic year to improve curricula and pay for construction costs. Quinn visited the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., on Oct. 28. He is up for reelection Nov. 3.

Illinois grants Columbia $7.2 million

November 3, 2014

As the gubernatorial race gets down to the wire, incumbent Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is vocal about his administration’s commitment to higher education. Quinn appeared on campus Oct. 28 to announce that the state government would give the college a $7.2 million grant to improve...

Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly throws up a hook shot during the Nov. 13 3-on-3 Renegades basketball tournament at the Goodman Center.

Columbia, Roosevelt basketball tournament brings heat

November 18, 2013

TWENTY-SEVEN TEAMS OF Columbia and Roosevelt students gathered at the Lillian and Larry Goodman Center, 50 E. Parkway, Nov. 13 for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to compete for tickets to the Dec. 5 Chicago B...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

No-ice smoothie is healthy treat

By Sara Mays

September 19, 2011

Sometimes you wake up in the morning, and you don’t feel like filling your stomach with a carb-packed breakfast. Or, if you are looking for a light and nutritious breakfast on the go, an ice-free smoothie could be the answer you’ve been searching for.When people hear the word “fruit smoothie,” many consider it a healthy choice. However, often times fruit smoothies contain ice cream, sherbet, fruit juice and corn syrup. Those ingredients can easily escalate to a full-blown fast f...

Theater Department cuts student employees

By Amanda Murphy

April 11, 2011

Staff and faculty aren’t the only ones threatened by Columbia’s current financial position. Now, student workers are falling victim to the college’s fiscal constraints as well.Since the week of March 7, the Theater Department has laid off 11 student employees because of large budget cuts. John Green, chair of the Theater Department, ultimately made the decision.“It was a horrible decision to have to make and one o...

Bartoni to step down after 2011 academic year

By CiaraShook

May 3, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, has announced the resignation of Doreen Bartoni, dean of the School of Media Arts, effective after the 2010-2011 school year.Bartoni, who has worked at the college for more than 20 years and served as dean for almost a decade, is stepping down to teach again. Bartoni said she feels, intuitively, that it is time to move to the next chapter in life.  After the 2010-2011 academic year, she wi...

Retention declines

By CiaraShook

February 15, 2010

The Columbia community experienced a drop in enrollment this spring that resulted in numerous classes being canceled.Columbia retained 81 percent of the freshman and 86 percent of the transfer students who enrolled in fall 2009, according to a statement released by the Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning on Feb. 3. These numbers compare to last year’s retention, when 83 percent of transfer students and 88 percent ...

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