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Charlie Weber no longer ‘Underemployed’

By Trevor Ballanger

October 21, 2012

Young adults graduating from college often have big dreams and glittering expectations for their futures, although working at an entry-level job is a more realistic picture. This rings true for the characters of MTV’s latest scripted series, “Underemployed,” which premiered Oct. 16.Actor Charlie Weber plays Todd, a Chicago businessman who becomes a love interest of Daphne, an unpaid intern played by Sarah Habel.While ...

Carter cries over Love affair

By Heather Scroering

October 14, 2012

After the snafu between President Warrick L. Carter and Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, I’m left feeling more confused than ever by our administration.To recap, our president told a cabinet meeting he was going to remove “interim” from Love’s provost title. She passed the news along at her Provosts’ meeting because Carter had already told a roomful of people, and the group to...

Nonprofit restaurant drawing ill-founded complaints

By Editorial Board

October 14, 2012

Panera Bread opened a nonprofit restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood on June 21 that allows customers to pay as much or as little for their meals as they are able. Recently, some members of the community have complained that the restaurant, called Panera Cares, 616 W. Diversey Parkway, is attracting a rough crowd, though police said they have not seen an increase in crime because of the restaurant.Panera Cares, whic...

Admissions policy needs less generosity

By Editorial Board

September 23, 2012

Enrollment for Columbia’s fall semester is down 842 students. A good number of those–310 students–did not return because of a failure to meet academic standards. Seemingly, there are students who are unable to keep up with the college’s expectations, and this might have to do with the school’s admission policy.Columbia accepts more than 80 percent of its applicants, according to its website. This is actually not t...

Strikes never ideal, sometimes necessary

By Editorial Board

September 16, 2012

On Sept. 10, the Chicago Teachers Union went on strike after it could not reach a contract agreement with Chicago Public Schools, robbing students of vital class time. Both sides should have come to an agreement before classes started.Chicago should always stand by its teachers, but both sides have let students down by taking so long to forge an agreement. Hopefully, this strike has taught CPS and CTU not to fight their bat...

Teachers strike displaces students

By Kaley Fowler

September 16, 2012

As the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools battled over contract negotiations, approximately 350,000 students were displaced when the teachers strike wore on.On Sept. 10, unionized teachers took to the streets following months of unsuccessful contract negotiations between CTU and CPS officials. As of press time, the teachers and school board were slated to reach an agreement on Sept. 16.“[CTU and CPS] are wor...

Bubble campaign bursts onto campus

By Ivana Hester

September 16, 2012

Columbia students might have noticed a colorful addition to the campus’s hallways, stairwells and street level windows, courtesy of a new effort to help them connect to each other and potential employers and internships.The Portfolio Center has launched a campaign to pique student curiosity in Talent Pool, a website that helps students and alumni collaborate and share their portfolios. Nearly every campus building now has...

CTU strike hits the streets full force

By Dannis Valera

September 10, 2012

After announcing it late Sunday night, the Chicago Teacher Union (CTU) went on strike Monday morning. The CTU members rallied outside of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Central Administration Building. Clad in red shirts, teachers, students and allies marched through the streets of downtown Chicago."Chicago Teacher Union" "CTU" "Strike" "Demonstration" "Protest" "Teachers" "Teacher" "Education" "Negotiations" "Students" "C...

More transparency, please

By Heather Scroering

September 4, 2012

As a tuition payer who has virtually been handing over her family’s wallet to Columbia for the past three years, I feel like a pretty important component of this institution. However, if I hadn’t spent the last year digging my nose into the college’s business, I’d feel rather in the dark about what’s going on with my $100,000-plus investment.Of course I’ve received very lengthy and explanatory notes in my Loop inbox ...

Word on the Street: How do you de-stress from finals?

By Dannis Valera

April 29, 2012

Finals is one of the most stressful times for students during the whole semester. Although many Columbia students have started their final projects, a majority of the college is taking their final exams next week. Let's see what some students are doing to relieve some of their stress.http://youtu.be/GzlujAnvL6Y

State of the College Address

By Heather Scroering

April 1, 2012

In his first appearance before the Columbia community in several months, President Warrick L. Carter gave two State of the College addresses within two days, first to a small but sporadically hostile group of students, then to a larger but more subdued audience of faculty and staff.The student address was hosted by the Student Government Association March 21 in The Loft, 916. S. Wabash Ave. Building.Carter delivered his 3...

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell

By Brent Lewis

March 18, 2012

Students from the Multimedia Photojournalism class joined with the other 250 members of the media as well as the general public on the front lawn of Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to catch a glimpse of him before reporting to federal prison.http://vimeo.com/38604960Reactions from supportershttp://vimeo.com/38669776

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