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Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three and five hours. By the end of the week, Fong will have spent a...

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

September 7, 2018

Hospitality and food service union workers in Unite Here Local 1 went on strike Friday, demanding, among other things, expanded healthcare for full-time employees.Strikes outside the Palmer House Hilton,17 E...

Student Gaby Rodriguez started a GoFundMe campaign to help people affected by Hurricane Maria in her hometown in Puerto Rico.

Student takes action for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2017

Gabriela Rodriguez, a senior business and entrepreneurship major, is raising funds for relief efforts for her hometown of Villalba, Puerto Rico, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, who moved to Chicago to attend Columbia, said she felt helpless after she heard abo...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Higher education caught in the crossfire

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

April 4, 2016

Darren Martin knew he wanted to attend school at Chicago State University because it was the place he spent his summers at 13 years old. Martin came from a single-parent home and, to keep him away from...

Uptown residents: new apartments will gentrify neighborhood

This 381 residential unit building was proposed to be built at 4400 N. Clarendon Ave. with approximately 31,000 square feet of commercial space. 

By metro editor

February 16, 2016

Preliminary approval for zoning and financial assistance for a mixed-income apartment complex has sparked protests from residents in the Uptown neighborhood who cite a lack of housing and assistance for t...

Ilya Levinson (third from right), an associate professor in the Music Department and acting coordinator of the Composition Studies Program, is the music director, pianist and arranger of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, an ensemble-in-residence that received a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Compendium.

Music professors honored with nominations

January 25, 2016

Two members of Columbia’s Music Department are nominees for awards at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.Ilya Levinson, an associate professor in the Music Department and acting coordinator of the Compositi...

Christie Andersen Asif, executive director of Career Initiatives at the Portfolio Center, said approximately 50 percent of interns nationwide are hired by the company they interned for.

College to offer scholarships to unpaid interns

November 16, 2015

Columbia is encouraging its students to pursue internship opportunities with the launch of its “Columbia Internships Challenge,” which will award a $2,500 scholarship to 140 students with unpaid internshi...

Jerel Ballard, a junior journalism major, president of SGA and community chair representative for BSU, led students at a Stand in Solidarity event in support of students at the University of Missouri. 

Students: ‘Perseverance, unity—we are all one community’

November 16, 2015

Students gathered in front of the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building with Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden and Vice President of Student Success Mark Kelly on Nov. 13, sharing stories of racial in...

College seeks to fill dean positions

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, spoke to faculty and staff about what he seeks in potential dean candidates Oct. 21 at an open forum.

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 26, 2015

The college initiated searches for new deans for the schools of Media Arts and Fine & Performing Arts during a pair of open forums in which faculty and staff could discuss qualities they are seeking i...

Columbia’s higher-ups pay lip service to transparency

By Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2015

Every year, The Chronicle analyzes and reports on the college’s most recently published Form 990, the financial document all nonprofit organizations must send to the Internal Revenue Service on an annual basis. This form discloses the salaries of Columbia’s highest-paid officials but with a two-year delay. As a private institution, the college is not required by law to reveal salary information earlier than the IRS release date,...

Choose major based on interest, not potential

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 5, 2015

Since the Great Recession, there has been a strong and consistent push for high school graduates to pursue college degrees. Students are generally prodded in the direction of a traditional, four-year degree—and perhaps even more specifically, toward science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, degrees.The digital age gave rise to advances in technology, which in turn created a multitude of tech-related jobs and a demand for ...

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