The Columbia Chronicle

Roosevelt revives athletic program

By Etheria Modacure

January 24, 2011

Students attending Roosevelt University were recently surveyed by the administration and asked what the college needed most on campus. Overwhelmingly, they concluded that athletics were missing from the formerly commuter-based school.With more students living on campus at University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State St., and the college needing an identity, the reinstatement of athletics was a no-brainer for Roosevelt. Afte...

Intramural Week confusion

By Etheria Modacure

December 13, 2010

The Columbia Renegades club sports program has worked all semester to create awareness, increase participation and get new leaders to help build its teams. With the difficulty of finding adequate space to host any games, it’s been a struggle for the program to find consistent success.From Dec. 6 through 9, the Renegades hosted an intramural tournament at the South Loop Elementary School 1212 S. Ply mouth Court. The tourna...

Roosevelt breaks ground, record

By Stephanie Saviola

May 3, 2010

The second largest university skyscraper in the United States will soon stand in what used to be The Herman Crown Center, which housed an old fitness facility used by Columbia and Roosevelt University students.On April 17, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., held a groundbreaking ceremony to jumpstart its plans to open a 32-story skyscraper. Mayor Richard M. Daley, along with several community leaders, attended th...

New Roosevelt building a welcome addition

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2010

This spring, Roosevelt University will begin construction on a new campus building, to be located at 425 S. Wabash Ave. The structure will replace the Herman Crown Center, which previously housed a fitness facility shared by Roosevelt and Columbia. The new, mixed-use building will include classrooms, student services, residence halls, a workout space and a cafeteria, as well as retailers on the street level.The new, 32-sto...

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