The Columbia Chronicle

South Loop Elementary School gym now available for Columbia students

By Nader Ihmoud

September 26, 2011

Four college students from three different institutions played a pick-up game of basketball in South Loop Elementary School’s gym, 1212 S. Plymouth Court. The gym opened on Sept. 18 for recreational basketball and volleyball.According to the Columbia Renegades President Kevin Hartmann, the gym has never been available this early to Columbia and Roosevelt University students in the years he has been at Columbia. Students who...

Students speak out on prioritization

By Heather Scroering

September 26, 2011

The question of student involvement in the prioritization process was clarified at the Sept. 15 town hall meeting at Film Row Cinema of the 1104 Center when an attendee asked President Warrick Carter if students would participate in the decision-making process.There will be no direct student involvement, said Johann Lindig, consultant with the Academic Strategy Partners who will be guiding the process throughout the year. However...

Students should care about summits

By Brianna Wellen

September 12, 2011

The news of the G-8 and NATO summits coming to Chicago sent Columbia into a panic. The thought of protests and demonstrations against global superpowers coinciding with our commencement caused college administrators to rearrange the entire spring semester. After Columbia students recover from the initial shock that comes with spring break being threatened, I can only hope they’ll realize the significance of the events happen...

Students need to step up their game

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2011

According to the Fall 2010 Fact Book recently released by the Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning, Columbia’s graduation rates are embarrassingly low.The report shows of students who came to Columbia as freshmen in 2003, only 27 percent graduated in their fourth year, 33 percent graduated by their fifth year and 37 percent graduated by their sixth year at the college. As Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly to...

C3 plows path in winter weatherization education

By Contributing Writer

December 6, 2010

by Peter Mandas, Contributing WriterThe Chicago Conservation Corps held its fourth annual graduation ceremony on Dec. 2, celebrating its students’ efforts toward environmental protection. Mayor Richard M. Daley was in attendance to congratulate 1,500 student participants from more than 80 Chicago schools for their work in environmental service projects.As a nonprofit organization aimed at educating city residents on energy...

Are Illinois politicians student friendly?

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

With the state’s political landscape settled for the next four years the direction of higher education moves to the front.Around half of Illinois’ registered voters turned out for the Nov. 2 elections, giving Republicans the Senate seat previously held by President Barack Obama.The win by Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R) brings an end to a mudslinging political battle between Kirk and State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D). In the en...

Community rallies against gang activity

By mlekovic

September 28, 2009

A crowd of students, teachers and concerned Chicago residents gathered Sept. 23 as 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez, Mayor Richard Daley and other community officials voiced their anger over drug abuse and gang violence that students of Chicago Public Schools have to deal with on a daily basis.More than 200 people attended the annual rally. Protesters marched from Falconer School, 3020 N. Lamon Ave., to a parking lot at 4621 W. ...

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