The Columbia Chronicle

Club sports relocated, more commitment needed

By Kyle Rich

September 24, 2012

Club sports at Columbia have taken a hit with the loss of the only available indoor practice space, the gym at the South Loop Elementary School, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. After the dual lease with Roosevelt University that allowed the gym to be shared expired at the beginning of the semester, the two colleges have parted ways. As Columbia looks for a new gym, commitment is now a factor, along with money.The challenges and resp...

Protest groups present petitions to administration, call on students to walk out

By The Columbia Chronicle

March 5, 2012

By Sam Charles, managing editor, and Kaley Fowler, assistant metro editorSeveral on- and off-campus protest groups once again convened at Columbia to voice their disapproval of the direction in which the college is moving. But this time, their focus wasn’t strictly on Columbia but also on other downtown institutions.Members of P-Fac, Columbia’s part- time faculty union; US of CC, Columbia’s staff union; Occupy Columbia; and the Co...

Restaurants embrace spring summits

By Aviva Einhorn

March 5, 2012

Despite apprehension about school closings, violent protests and traffic jams, the upcoming G8 and NATO summits in May could bring unique attention to the city’s culinary community.Plans for Chicago’s Culinary Crossroads, a “dine-around initiative” created to celebrate the international climate surrounding the summits were announced Feb. 27 by the Illinois Restaurant Association during a meeting at the Union League Cl...

Health clinic suspends testing

By Lisa Schulz

February 27, 2012

Students who missed celebrating February as National Condom Month can still receive testing for sexually transmitted diseases, but they’ll have to travel off-campus and possibly pay their own way.For the first time in five years, the Student Health Center in the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, posted a notice that HIV and STD testing was suspended for the spring 2012 semester because of budget cuts from the free ...

Renegades avoid Hawks comeback

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

The Renegades basketball team is undefeated and as professional as ever.The team defeated the Illinois Institute of Technology Hawks 83-74 Feb. 12, but for Head Coach Joseph Phillips, victory was not enough.Heading into the second half, the Renegades had a 19-point lead after a 9-0 run to end the first half. The dominance did not end there. The team eventually built a 30-point lead against the Hawks during the 20 minutes of...

Peace, love and “Soul Train”

By Trevor Ballanger

February 14, 2012

The stage is dark as anxious dancers stand before a series of crackling light bulbs. The music starts, the cameras begin to roll, and it’s time for “Soul Train.”That scene was repeated many times since Oct. 2, 1970, when “Soul Train” first burned through TV screens in a flurry of neon pastels, afros and bellbottom jeans. Disco music pulsed on the stage, infecting viewers with a groove that would set a standard for p...

Comparing women’s health services: College campuses around Chicago offer varying degrees of health services to women

By Lindsey Woods

December 12, 2011

Students looking at colleges generally consider lengthy lists of criteria they want their prospective school to have, including how well schools accommodate their students. One criterion that may be hard to find is what kind of medical care students have access to and how much that care costs. For women in particular, this may include annual gynecological exams, pregnancy testing and access to birth control and emergency c...

A night with Donna Brazile

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 31, 2011

Whether it’s rebuilding her hometown of New Orleans, attending the Republican Debate or causing “trouble” for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Donna Brazile is committed to making a difference in politics.Brazile was the guest speaker for the Conversation in the Arts, hosted by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Oct. 25. Blessed with a strategic and comedic sensibility, she shared her thoughts and opinions about American po...

Questions raised, not salaries

By Lisa Schulz

October 24, 2011

President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced in emails this week that falling enrollment eliminated the possibility of across-the-board raises for full-and part-time faculty and staff members for the 2011–2012 academic year.Cautioning that the school was “not in a crisis situation,” Carter stated that the decision resulted from a 300-student decrease i...

College Council announces College Assembly

By Lisa Schulz

October 10, 2011

The soon-to-be-dissolved College Council officially announced approval of the Faculty Senate bylaws at its Oct. 7 meeting, along with the upcoming College Assembly proposal and several other new topics.The assembly is a public discussion held three times a semester. The first College Council meeting of the 2011–2012 academic year was held in the Hokin Lecture Hall at the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., led b...

From Burlesque to Bookstores

By Gregory Cappis

September 6, 2011

After having a couple of drinks at a bar on South State Street, a man wakes up naked in an alley without his belongings. He has no recollection of the past several hours except for talking to a woman in a dark bar and drinking a strange-tasting cocktail.This was a common occurrence in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the South Loop was known as the largest red-light district in the country. During the past 100 y...

Surveying economic woes with “Win Win”

By Drew Hunt

March 28, 2011

As a guy who’s worn many hats in his career, Tom McCarthy can seemingly do it all. He’s appeared as an actor in films and television shows like “Syriana,” and HBO’s “The Wire”; directed his own films, including 2008’s “The Visitor”; and co-wrote Pixar’s 2009 comedy “Up.” For his latest directorial effort, the family comedy-drama “Win Win,” McCarthy returned to his home town of New Province, Ne...

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