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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 ...

A delectable dessert

Funfetti Brownies

January 27, 2014

There are many choices to be made throughout the day: cream or sugar, paper or plastic, cake or brownies. To me, the latter decision is the hardest. But thanks to YouTube personality Grace Helbig, forme...

Columbia creates culture of sustainability

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Columbia’s Sustainability Task Force welcomed student input during an open meeting Oct. 30 at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.One of the topics discussed at the meeting, which three students attended, was the updated Sustainability Roadmap published by the college Oct. 15. The original plan, which was published in August 2011, outlined a five-year strategy to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The revised map upd...

How To: Save Money in Chicago

By Dannis Valera

October 1, 2012

When you live in a city like Chicago it can be bought sticking to your budget and being careful with your money. The Chronicle sat with Emily Easton, Director of New Student Programs and Orientation, and she gave some great tips in how you can save more money as opposed to spending it.http://youtu.be/Li8CHpd4as0

Recycling Program a victim of prioritization

By Tyler Davis

September 4, 2012

The formerly student-run Recycling Program will be seeing some staffing changes this year. Students will no longer be sorting recyclable materials, a task that will now be performed by the school’s custodial staff. The program was created by students and will still have student involvement, but it remains uncertain whether they will continue to have a say in how recycling is carried outon campus.Students started the recy...

Recycling Program salvages 178.5 tons of waste

By Heather Scroering

April 16, 2012

While the college has referred to the Recycling Program in its sustainability plan as “arguably the most robust sustainability-related program at Columbia,” the 10-person operation has been recommended for reorganization since the beginning of the prioritization process.Though the program faces possible staff cuts and decreased funding, the student-operated organization recycled approximately 48 percent of waste on campus...

Environmental Protection Initiative at Columbia rescues Earth Day

By Heather Scroering

April 2, 2012

Because the Recycling Program will not be hosting an Earth Day event on campus this year due to the prioritization process, the Environmental Protection Initiative at Columbia has stepped in with several plans for the week of Earth Day.According to sophomore fiction writing major and EPIC President Virginia Baker, the organization will focus during the week of April 16 on simple, everyday ways to be green and give tips on how...

‘Nonetheless’ makes green look effortless

By Sophia Coleman

February 20, 2012

Now cyclists can look classy and eco-conscious while commuting to work, thanks to the expansion of a sustainable clothing brand entirely manufactured in Chicago.Nonetheless Garments, founded in 2009 by designer Jonathan Shaun, will be replacing his previous storefront, Connect, 1330 N. Milwaukee Ave., in mid-March. The zero-waste clothing line is currently composed of menswear pieces such as weatherproof pants and jackets ma...

Recycling Program cuts events

By Heather Scroering

January 30, 2012

You may have seen them cleaning out paper, plastic and aluminum can collection bins. You may have purchased one of their recycled, screen-printed T-shirts. Those who work for the Recycling Program are doing the dirty work and educating students all over campus.But with the prioritization process cracking down on programs, some, including recycling, could be restructured, reorganized or consolidated, according to the Progra...

Occupy Columbia protesters granted town hall meeting

By Dannis Valera

December 7, 2011

Members of the Occupy Columbia coalition camped out outside of President Warrick L. Carter's office on the fifth floor of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave. After more than an hour of going back and forth, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louise Love offered the group a town hall meeting on Friday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m.http://youtu.be/1O7-t1eweWM...

Go-green effort sustained

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 12, 2011

In its desire to go green, Columbia has a new sustainability plan that will help the institution create change in a new, comprehensive way, according to the college’s website.There are many parts to the plan, including emphasis on waste reduction, recycling and transportation. The plan features teams made up of faculty members who are experts in each particular field.Columbia’s cleaning staff was also made “green,” ...

Columbia reveals information on sustainability plan

By Amanda Murphy

April 25, 2011

Columbia used more than 14 million sheets of paper in the last academic year. According to Joe Leamanczyk, project manager of Campus Environment, that equals more than 1,000 sheets of paper per person at the college, including faculty, staff and students.The college’s new sustainability plan evaluates numbers, like that of the paper usage, and is able to show where the college can develop better eco-friendly efforts.Leama...

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