The Columbia Chronicle

Cellphone use linked to selfish behavior

By Emily Fasold

March 19, 2012

Cellphones were originally invented to connect people but ironically, new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business suggests that they may be doing the opposite by promoting selfish and less socially minded behavior.Marketing professors Anastasiya Pocheptsova and Rosellina Ferraro conducted two experiments on college-aged cellphone users and found that they demonstrated less pro-social...

Restaurant Week satisfies hungry Chicagoans

By Kaley Fowler

February 6, 2012

With more than 6,000 restaurants in the city, finding somewhere to eat isn’t terribly difficult. Deciding on a restaurant, however, can be more problematic. That’s where Chicago Restaurant Week comes in.Chicago will hold its fifth annual Restaurant Week, a 10-day showcase of more than 230 restaurants throughout the city and suburbs, from Feb. 17–26. Eateries will offer special prix fixe menus priced at $22 for lunch ...

Election Series: Mayoral candidate platforms

By Heather McGraw

February 14, 2011

As city elections draw near, many voters find it difficult to stay informed on the mayoral candidates’ platforms.In a poll conducted by the Chicago Tribune and WGN released on Feb. 10, the top four candidates in the race are former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, with 49 percent; attorney Gery Chico, with 14 percent; Carol Moseley Braun, founder of Ambassador Organics, with 10 percent; and Chicago City Clerk Mig...

Election rundown: city clerk candidates

By Heather McGraw

January 31, 2011

Chicago City Clerk Miguel del Valle is leaving office after four years to run for mayor, which leaves the position open to new candidates with new ideas.The two candidates vying for the job are Illinois State Representative Susana Mendoza and Commissioner Patricia Horton of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.The city clerk is essentially the record keeper for the city of Chicago, according to Kristine Williams, sp...

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