The Columbia Chronicle

Bruno reaches for high hopes

By Nader Ihmoud

April 2, 2012

Despite his team’s season coming to an end, Head Coach Doug Bruno believes DePaul University’s Blue Demons will be capable of reaching their ultimate goal of winning a national championship and consistently competing in Final Fours before he has to say “adios.”The Demons women’s basketball team failed to reach its third Sweet Sixteen appearance in school history following its 63-48 loss to the Tennessee University ...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

Senate bill poses transportation consequences

By Contributing Writer

March 19, 2012

By Brandon Smith, contributing writerThe heads of the Chicago Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority have predicted dire consequences for public transportation if serious changes are not made to the House Transportation Bill that is currently stalled in Congress.Entire sections of the CTA’s bus and rail systems may face drastic spending cutbacks unless the bill H.R. 7, which would authorize funds for fe...

Skinner teaches tap dance

By Alexandra Kukulka

March 19, 2012

“Let’s do a basic Irish, five, six, seven and eight,” Randy Skinner, award-winning producer, choreographer and director, told a beginning tap dance class.As he skipped from one leg to the other, he flicked his toes out while lifting each foot gracefully into the air. The students followed his lead, sounding like a rhythmic army as they moved their feet.When the students were confused or lost the beat, Skinner slowed d...

Wildcats keep on winning

By Nader Ihmoud

March 12, 2012

Winning six of the last seven national championships has not slowed down the Northwestern University Wildcats’ women’s lacrosse team, which is undefeated through its first five games of the season as of press time.Head Coach Kelly Hiller, now in her 11th year, believes the team still has a lot of work to do, despite returning 13 of 14 players who scored more than one goal for last year’s national championship.“I thin...

Wolves defeat Admirals, take series: ‘Every game is of critical importance’ as the team faces final stretch of regular season

By Lindsey Woods

March 12, 2012

As the post-season rapidly approaches, the Chicago Wolves picked up 2 points March 8 in a 5-2 victory over their Midwest division Amtrak rivals, the Milwaukee Admirals.“I thought we played a good game,” said Head Coach Craig MacTavish. “We’ve played as well as we have all year in the third period.”The win earned Chicago the Amtrak trophy for the third straight season. The award, which started in 2009, is given to ...

Wildcats’ guard takes charge

By Nader Ihmoud

March 5, 2012

While Karly Roser said no one has inspired her to play, her drive to make her dad, McMaster University basketball great, Dave Roser, proud is what motivates her on the court.Roser, 18, has worked hard this season to better her game so she can compete with the tough competition that comes with being a Division I athlete.“I just always wanted to get better for my dad because he taught me everything I know,” she said.Roser h...

Occupy demonstrators rally against prisons

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Chants of “Prisoners are the 99 percent!” and “Racist prisons, we say no!” filled the streets of downtown Chicago as Occupy Chicago members made their way to the Metropolitan Correctional Center, 71 W. Van Buren St.Approximately 150 protesters rallied together Feb. 20 at the corner of Jackson Boulevard and LaSalle Street to raise awareness about prison conditions and the way prisoners are treated.“We’re here Occ...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

Wildcats lose third straight push for Big Ten Tournament

By Nader Ihmoud

February 27, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats’ women’s basketball team ended its regular season on a three game skid, after losing to the Michigan State University Spartans 76-57 at Welsh Ryan Arena, 2705 Ashland Ave., on Feb 26.The Wildcats’ freshman guard Morgan Jones didn’t start for only the second time this season, but played her usual 32 minutes. Northwestern was held to 28 percent from the field and was outscored 43-28...

No results yet from three-day NLRB trial

By Lisa Schulz

February 20, 2012

After two years of contract negotiation between Columbia and its part-time faculty union, a trial to resolve alleged unfair practices has again resulted in a waiting game.The three-day public trial was held Feb. 6–9 by the National Labor Relations Board at 209 S. LaSalle St. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Robert Ringler, an administrative law judge, said a verdict is expected later.Annice Kelly, vice president of Legal Affairs and Ge...

Wildcats fall to Big Ten foe Penn State

By Nader Ihmoud

February 20, 2012

Head Coach Joe McKeown said he could use a four-leaf clover or rosary beads following the Northwestern University Wildcats’ third straight loss overall to the 18th-ranked Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions, 77-63 on Feb. 12.The Wildcats were celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day and supporting the fight against breast cancer by sporting pink uniforms, but Penn State put the game out of reach in the...

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