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Student does african dance during WAC Crawl

WAC Crawl captivates South Loop

September 22, 2014

The Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl returned for its fourth year Sept. 19 through a collaboration of staff, faculty and students. As in past  years, neighboring South Loop businesses and colleges have also embraced the art festival. The festival featured 12 galleries and more than 200...

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

College appoints new executive director of Career Initiatives

September 22, 2014

The Portfolio Center and the Office of Student Employment will work more closely together this fall semester after the appointment of Christie Andersen Asif as the college’s new executive director of Career Initiatives. A committee of faculty, staff and administrato...

Jugrnaut: A conversation with CoOwner Roger Rodriguez | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

The Columbia Chronicle got to chat with Jugrnaut CoOwner Roger Rodriguez and get Columbia students point of view on the local boutique.Video by: Christian D, HoganFor more multimedia content, visit http...

BIG MOUTH hosted by The Renegades | The Columbia Chronicle

September 17, 2014

The first Big Mouth open mic night of the semester was held Sept. 4 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. The Renegades hosted the event in collaboration with the Student Programming Board, bringing together n...

For the second consecutive year, Columbia is hosting the Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on the first day of this years’ Parent’s Weekend, which will take place Sept 19—20. According to Mark Kelly, vice president for Student Success, the college wants to expose parents to all the community has to offer.

Columbia invites parents to WAC crawl

September 15, 2014

This year’s Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl, an annual art and performance festival sponsored by the college, will be bigger than ever . The WAC Crawl will take place Sept. 19—the first day of Pare...

The Student Government Association held a meet-and-greet for students at 916 S. Wabash Ave.

SGA looks to revamp reputation

September 8, 2014

Led by its new president, sophomore science & mathematics major Sara Kalinoski, the Student Government Association is excited to present is reinvented image and function to the student body, Kalinoski said. SGA is already taking steps to rebuild a sense of trust with the student...

In an effort to increase the amount of student art showcased on campus and throughout the South Loop, Columbia is displaying student work in the Papermaker’s Garden, 754 S. Wabash Ave., which is home to various student-produced papier mâché designs, sculptures, paintings and live performances.

Students encourage arts on campus

September 2, 2014

While the South Loop has always been architecturally distinguished, public art spaces have been in short supply. Columbia is changing that through an effort to boost the art presence on campus and the surrounding community, by offering space to display student work on campus buildin...

Columbia College Transfer Students

College eases transfer process with IAI

September 2, 2014

With the decline of transfer student enrollment in recent years exceeding the decline in new freshmen enrollment, Columbia’s administration is implementing transfer-friendly policies.  Effective this semester, the school has joined the Illinois Articulation Initiative, making tran...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the ...

New facial detection software can measure students' engagement levels

Students face education improvements

April 28, 2014

As final exams and school projects begin to consume students’ lives, researchers are developing new software that can discern how engaged they are in the classroom.A study published April 10 in the ...

Stitching together artistic past, present

The artists featured in DePaul’s Art Museum exhibit “From Heart to Hand” exhibit are African-American women working in Gee’s Bend, Ala. The quilts, including Mary Maxiton’s “Everybody Quilt” (pictured above) celebrate a historically rich cultural practice.

By Sarah Madera

April 28, 2014

African-American women made quilts to keep their families warm long before the Civil War, but now the quilts demonstrate a cultural artistry unique to the South. To honor the historical significance o...

Robert Bykowski THE CHRONICLE

Editor’s Note

April 21, 2014

This campus is definitely not what it was three years ago when I first moved to Chicago. Shops have closed and chains have opened; walls have been painted and buildings have been torn down—and even burned down—and countless faculty and students have left the campus, deciding this school just wasn’t for them.And although Columbia’s adopted motto, “Create Change,” is something many of us joke about or mock, it’s absolutely fitting. Our students are breaking the mold, our teachers are doing the impossible by working in their fields full-time and also teaching part-time at Columbia, the South Loop community where we reside is quickly becoming a burgeoning neighborhood in the city and the college is progressively working to stay in touch with the way media shapes our lives.So to follow the South Loop and Columbia’s lead, The Chronicle is making a few changes itself to better serve you—our readers. The City Beat section has changed to Metro, which will bring you the latest in developing stories from across the Chicagoland area; the Arts & Entertainment section is now Arts & Culture, keeping you in touch with the people who surround you and the art that inhabits our spaces; and the Campus News section, now Campus, will discuss not only news on Columbia’s campus, but also the issues that affect you as a college student.The idea behind The Chronicle, to become the voice of the Columbia community, hasn’t changed—it’s just being amped up a bit. In our Commentary section, the new Back Talk section will allow you as students and faculty to briefly address your concerns or offer praise via e-mail. Letters to the Editor are still highly encouraged, as many issues just can’t be addressed in less than 75 words.And while you’re e-mailing your Back Talk submissions, please notice the overhaul of The Chronicle’s website. It has become clear in the past few years which direction publications and media are taking, and The Chronicle has decided to follow the same path. Throughout the semester, the website will feature videos, podcasts, blogs, slideshows, articles available only online, breaking news updates and comment capability for readers to comment and give feedback directly on each article. The print edition of The Chronicle has always been an outlet for students to voice their opinions, and now our website will expand this opportunity for feedback to both The Chronicle and Columbia.Perhaps the most notable addition to The Chronicle is the presence of the newspaper on the streets of the South Loop. Twenty free-standing outdoor newsstands are scattered throughout the South Loop, in front of Columbia campus buildings and South Loop establishments, to further demonstrate the importance of the culture Columbia radiates in the South Loop community.For new students who haven’t been around long enough to witness all of these changes: Don’t worry, this community will keep growing and changing. You’ll be able to look back at your first year and remember how things once were. And for returning students: Welcome back. It may not look like the community we first arrived in, but the ideals behind it haven’t changed a bit.

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