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The Notorious B.I.G.

By Social Media Editor

April 21, 2014

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Hip-hop and marijuana. There are just some things that are incomplete without the other.You have probably seen posters in the dorms of Noto...

Carter creates change

By Alexandra Kukulka

October 29, 2012

President Warrick L. Carter was Columbia’s highest-paid employee in the 2010–2011 fiscal year with an income of $351,205, according to the college’s most recent Form 990, an annual tax document all nonprofit institutions and organizations must submit to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.Carter’s salary decreased from the previous fiscal year because he received a $45,000 bonus in 2009, compared to a $3,384 bonus in ...

Former CFO sues Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

June 25, 2012

Columbia’s former Chief Financial Officer Michael DeSalle filed a lawsuit against the college, claiming he was wrongfully terminated for supporting former Columbia professor Zafra Lerman, who is in an ongoing legal battle with the school over her termination in 2009.The suit, which was filed on June 21, comes right after incoming Columbia CFO Ken Gotsch, who was hired in May, starts his new position at the college.DeSalle wa...

Mike Alexandroff, a Columbia radical

By Contributing Writer

April 9, 2012

by Norman AlexandroffDirector of Student CommunicationsRadicals create change. They see the world not as it is, but as it should be. By the sheer force of vision, will and personality, a radical can lead a revolution.My father, Mike Alexandroff, was a radical who started a revolution in higher education and helped build a world in which the fields of art and communication are open to everyone willing to work hard to make their d...

E85 delivery van brings clean air

By Heather Scroering

September 6, 2011

Jam-packed as it is with countless smog-emitting vehicles, Chicago ranks 17 out of more than 200 other cities for 24-hour particle pollution, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for 2011. However, among all the pollution surrounding Columbia’s campus is a van that helps make the air a little more breathable.As Part of the “Eco Columbia” effort, the college purchased a flex fuel de...

Big East Powerhouse

By Etheria Modacure

January 31, 2011

The NCAA Women’s Final Four will be held in Indianapolis, and one program looks to make the short trip from Chicago to the Conseco Fieldhouse. The DePaul University women’s basketball team has been winning games with an aggressive playing style on both sides of the basketball court and may be one of the select four teams playing for a championship in April.The Blue Demons are off to one their best starts in program histo...

New CPD requirements applauded

By Editorial Board

November 8, 2010

Police Superintendent Jody Weis announced on Oct. 28 that the Chicago Police Department changed requirements for applying to be a police officer, in order to attract more mature candidates.The minimum age to apply for the police academy was raised from 21 to 25, and a written entrance exam will be given for the first time in four years. At least 20 percent of enrollment will be reserved for military veterans. Veterans who ha...

Lerman strikes back

By BenitaZepeda

April 26, 2010

Zafra Lerman, former Columbia professor and head of the Science Institute, has filed a federal lawsuit against the college and four administrators, claiming the college violated her civil rights and deprived her of employment as a tenured faculty member of more than 30 years of service.Lerman is seeking punitive and monetary damages in the amount of no less than $5 million.In addition to Columbia, the eight-count complaint, fil...

On top of it all

By BenitaZepeda

November 30, 2009

Salaries for Columbia’s top 10 highest paid administrators increased slightly during the 2007 - 2008 academic year. The increase occurred just one year before Columbia faced its first-ever decreased enrollment numbers and a funding level that fell short of the projected budget amidst a daunting economic climate.In an annual survey conducted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Columbia’s President Warrick L. Carter has fal...

Lerman’s future in question

By BenitaZepeda

October 19, 2009

Mystery surrounds the status of Zafra Lerman, longtime head of Columbia’s Institute for Science Education and Science Communication, as an unverified report circulated on campus last week that the internationally known chemist and teacher is no longer employed by the school.No one in the college administration would discuss the matter with The Chronicle,  even to directly address the question of whether or not she still w...

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