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Manifest 2015

Marching toward Manifest 2015

May 4, 2015

Graduating students, led by Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, and the Jones College Prep High School marching band will march down Wabash Avenue on May 15, chanting, “Hell yeah, I did it!...

Lady Windermere's Fan

Wilde ‘fans’ Windy City

May 4, 2015

A revival of legendary Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde’s 1892 play, “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” is being performed at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., by Chicago’s Dead Writers Theatre Coll...

Marketing manager Leslie Cooke, left, and Laura Collins, of Isabelli Media Relations, lean back on a new attraction called

‘Epic’ campaign boosts Chicago tourism

May 4, 2015

Chicago will be expecting more tourists within the next couple of months as the city launches a new tourism campaign titled “Chicago Epic.”Choose Chicago, which brings regional, national and interna...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

May 4, 2015

Ingredients5 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples1 cup white sugar1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 cup water1 cup oats 1 cup flour1 cup brown sugar1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup butter, me...

“Unforgotten,” a traveling outdoor art exhibit that memorializes victims of gun violence in Illinois, was curated by FCB Chicago Advertising Agency in partnership with the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and was unveiled April 10 outside St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. 

Traveling art exhibit honors gun violence victims

April 20, 2015

FCB Chicago Advertising Agency has reached out to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence to create a traveling outdoor art exhibit that memorializes victims of gun violence from Illinois.Jordan S...

Diana Vallera and members of the SaveColumbia coalition met April 14 to finalize a list of demands to present to the administration at the final Strategic Planning Steering Committee meeting on April 20.

SaveColumbia coalition determines petition demands

April 20, 2015

As the college wraps up its strategic planning process, a coalition of students, staff and faculty is embarking on one of its own.SaveColumbia, an organization that aims to inform the administration of...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden met with the Faculty Senate on April 17 to respond to the Senate’s letter regarding the decision to eliminate First-Year Seminar. 

Provost admits failure to communicate in FYS decision

April 20, 2015

In a single email, the First-Year Seminar program was dissolved with no clear replacement set in place—a move that resulted in the termination of the employment of six lecturers and one staff member...

We’ve got you covered—for now

By Editorial Board

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s motto is “Esse Quam Videri,”which translates as “to be, rather than to seem.” It is time to be a college that cares about its students rather than merely seem like a college that cares about its students.This sentiment has spurred the staff of The Columbia Chronicle to speak out about the massive budget cuts it will face amid the maelstrom of change the college will experience in the next academic year....

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, visited the Student Government Association’s April 14 meeting to express his concerns that members of the SaveColumbia coalition are misinformed about the objectives laid out in the Strategic Plan. 

Administrators, SGA fear students misinformed

April 20, 2015

Administrators are beginning to question students’ understanding of the Strategic Plan and its proposed actions as the #SaveColumbia movement gains momentum.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Suc...

Strategic Plans go both ways

By Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2015

The reactions of the campus community to the Strategic Plan have been varied, garnering support for its boldness from some while drawing the ire of an ever-growing population of faculty, staff and students.In this issue, sources’ displeasure with the plan is evident, and the college community’s chilly attitudes toward voicing their opinions have seemingly thawed. Last week few people would comment, let alone answer reque...

Columbia’s strategic sham

By Editorial Board

April 13, 2015

Following the conclusion of a two-week feedback phase intended to give the college community a chance to offer input on the recently released Strategic Plan, there seems to be one group whose voice is decidedly absent from the discussion. Students—the group whose input should be valued above all—posted little feedback to Civic Commons, begging the question: Does student input even matter? The administration has made small...

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