The Columbia Chronicle

Residents wary of water privatization

By The Columbia Chronicle

December 3, 2012

Several aldermen and community activists have expressed concern about the possible privatization of the city’s water services, which would increase water costs for residents.Because the 2013 city budget called for privatizing 34 jobs in the Department of Water, some have suggested that the city’s entire water program will soon follow.“Privatization has failed with the parking meters and will fail in any other sector of ...

2 E. 8th replaces Buckingham for fall 2012 student housing

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

A sweet floral scent lingers in the 2 E. 8th St. building’s marble and bronze-plated lobby, inviting Columbia back for five more years of cheaper hospitality in its soon-to-be refurbished dorm rooms.Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, signed the $21 million lease Feb. 29, locking in 14 floors for on-campus student housing. The lease period is from fall 2012 through spring 2017, and will replace the current co...

Give up blow-off classes

By Editorial Board

November 21, 2011

It’s that time of year again, when Columbia students must decide what their daily routine is going to be months in advance. That’s right—course registration. It’s stressful and exciting at the same time as students scramble to get the best classes and famed professors before their peers do. But with the waiting list to see a guidance counselor ridiculously long, many students are left to choose classes on their own. Unfor...

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