The Columbia Chronicle

Dayle Matchett, chief staff of the Office of the President, is scheduled to leave the college Nov. 30 for personal reasons after three years in the position, according to a Nov. 3 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. 

Chief of staff resigns from ‘dream’ job after three years

November 4, 2016

The college announced the departure of Dayle Matchett, chief of staff of the Office of the President, in a Nov. 3 email to faculty and staff from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Matchett, who assumed her position in July 2013—the same time as Kim—is leaving Columbia for per...

Study abroad courses hosted by the Creative Writing and Business & Entrepreneurship departments in Paris, Rome & Prague

Study abroad program ventures to Paris, Prague, Rome

October 6, 2014

Columbia writing students will soon have the chance to earn credit for visiting Rome’s Colosseum or touring Hemingway’s Paris or the favorite Prague haunts of Milan Kundera in courses offered during J-Term and summer 2015. These and other opportunities such as Columbia’s marke...

Is weed a gateway drug?

April 21, 2014

As more states legalize medical marijuana and debate recreational use, the scientific community is investigating the plant’s effects on the body and brain. One of the more contentious debates is whether weed is a gateway to hard drugs—a theory that could be negated by expanding marijuana legalization.While there is no conclusive proof that marijuana use predicts hard drug use, there is a correlation: 61.8 percent of hard dr...

Wireless energy transfer allows devices to be charged without the use of wires or cords

No cords necessary

April 7, 2014

Chargers and cords can be unplugged and tossed as wireless energy transfer is becoming better able to serve consumers.Marin Soljačić, a physics professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, began developing w...

Driving human emotions

Driving human emotions

February 17, 2014

Driving can be a very stressful activity, especially in Chicago. But what if cars could detect a driver’s emotional state and possibly prevent an accident?This is the goal for a team of researchers from th...

Massive online classes should not receive accreditation

By Editorial Board

September 14, 2012

The new buzzword in education is MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Course. MOOCs are free college-level courses, some of which are offered in partnership with big-name universities like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, available to anyone willing to put in the work. Currently, these classes cannot be taken for credit, but one MOOC provider, edX, is now offering on-site, supervised exams. This h...

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