The Columbia Chronicle


Faculty fear cuts; tiers to come

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Columbia President Warrick L. Carter has requested the Faculty Senate weigh in on the prioritization process and upcoming searches for the president, provost and vice president of Institutional Advancement positions.Other discussion at the Feb. 24 Senate meeting held in the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., revolved around possible budget cuts, the transparency of prioritization to students and raises for facul...

Support stop smoking shock tactics

By Sophia Coleman

November 14, 2011

Images of blackened lungs, oxygen masks and caskets could be replacing your beloved Joe Camel, Marlboro or Pall Mall logos next year.In a further effort to save smokers’ health, the Food and Drug Administration has plans to implement a new strategy to people to drop their smoking jones. Nine graphic warnings would be placed on cigarette packs to deter smokers from continuing their killer habit. Some of these images are ro...

Women’s Basketball is Back at Columbia

By Nader Ihmoud

September 19, 2011

Serina Breezer attended Columbia’s women’s basketball meeting mid-afternoon on Sept. 14 to rekindle a lost relationship she had with basketball. Breezer, a senior theater major and 11-year veteran of the sport, has played the game since she was nine—in high school and at Triton Community College—before transferring to Columbia.“Since this is an art school, I expected no sports, but then I saw that Ulisa [Blakely, captain for the...

Call for clean power heard despite city stalling

By Darryl Holliday

February 21, 2011

As Chicago politicians continue to delay the Clean Power Ordinance, which would lower toxic coal emissions in the city, some aldermen and many residents are attempting to bring the issue up for council debate.An “ad hoc” hearing was held at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., on Feb. 14, in which more than 200 residents from around the city filled the council chambers to demand Chicago’s two coal-fired power plants clean up ...

Mothers, CPS come to agreement on ‘La Casita’

By Darryl Holliday

October 25, 2010

Mothers of students attending Pilsen’s Whittier Dual Language School and Chicago Public Schools officials reached an agreement in the first of several meetings that will determine the future of the much debated Whittier school’s field house, 1900 W. 23rd St.Both groups came together Oct. 20, along with aldermen and state representatives, to resolve the occupation of the one-story field house. The group also discussed plans for the installment of a library for Whittier, one of 160 Chicago schools without an on...

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