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Columbia pays tribute to former Columbia Professor ‘Jammin’ Jim Mitchem

June 1, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the Radio program, passed away in December of 2018. The college paid tribute to his memory and legacy on May 18, by coming together with students, faculty and...

College mourns death of Jim Mitchem

College mourns death of Jim Mitchem

January 18, 2019

Jim Mitchem, former associate professor in the radio program, passed away Dec. 18. According to a Jan. 14 email from School of Media Arts Dean Eric Freedman, Mitchem graduated from the colle...

We’ve got your back. Do you have ours?

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

Another school year comes to a close, sending 30 more issues of The Columbia Chronicle into the archives.But what has The Chronicle done this year? Actually, quite a lot.In September 2017, The Chronicle reported on the closing of three open computer labs and the shock of many of the labs’ employees when they abruptly lost their jobs without warning from the college.In October 2017, the paper highlighted an accusation of racia...

Sen. Dick Durbin shares thoughts on DNC convention, top political issues

Sen. Dick Durbin shares thoughts on DNC convention, top political issues

July 25, 2016

The Democratic Party will be officially naming their presidential candidate at this year’s Democratic National Convention this week where major party leader Illinois Senator Dick Durbin is in attendan...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

Non-dominant hand influences thumb’s evolution

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Throughout early human history, the development of tools such as hand-axes, flints and flakes is believed to have influenced the evolution of culture and anatomy.In a Sept. 6 study published in the Journ...

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

Modern Baseball hits home run in pop-punk community

September 8, 2014

Guitarists Brendan Lukensand Jake Ewald founded Modern Baseball, an emo pop-punk band known for its eclectic style, in 2011 while they were still in high school. Bassist Ian Farmer and drummer Sean Huber l...

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

Notable Native: Shawn Taylor

By Features Editor

September 2, 2014

Shawn Taylor has noticed a troubling trend in her hometown of Alton, Illinois, a small town about 300 miles south of Chicago where black men are dying as young as 50, often leaving a heartbroken family w...

Next task at hand

Next task at hand

By Media Relations Editor

May 5, 2014

Let’s face it: The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of hoisting the NBA trophy in June, so I’m somewhat grateful the team exited the playoffs sooner than expected.Chicagoans were put out of their misery...

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

By Media Relations Editor

April 7, 2014

The NBA is in the final stretch of the season as teams such as the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks battle for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.Immediately following the April 7 ...

Professor calls academic freedom into question

Professor calls academic freedom into question

March 31, 2014

To adjunct history professor Iymen Chehade, reducing the number of sections of his course “The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” from two to one was an attempt by Columbia’s administration to silence him, violating his academic freedom. To Steven Corey, chair of the Humanities, H...

Featured Artist: Dan Shearer

Featured Artist: Dan Shearer

March 31, 2014

Dan Shearer, senior radio major and music director of WCRX, Columbia’s student radio station, received a first place trophy for best station blog from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System on March 14. He won the competition for his blog about the annual Iceland Airwaves fe...

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