About the Chimes

The Chimes is entering its 91st year of publication at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and though our layout may have changed over the years, our passion for delivering the news has not.

Publication began in the fall of 1926, during the tenure of President Otto Mees (1912-1946), as part of larger attempts to transform Capital into a modern liberal arts university. This period also saw the establishment of the Campus Council, the university’s first student government body.

Since our founding, the Chimes has served the campus community by always pursuing and reporting the whole story.

We are entirely student run and free of administrative oversight, giving our experienced staff of editors, reporters, photographers, and designers full discretion in what we publish. 

We also accept opinion submissions of between 500 and 800 words at chimes@capital.edu. If you plan on submitting, please include a brief author bio.

Print copies are distributed to campus Thursday mornings, ten to twelve weeks of the semester. Issues are placed in bins located in the entrances of many campus buildings, including the Student Union, Blackmore Library, Battele Hall, Renner Hall, and Youcum Hall.

In addition, content can be accessed on our website, cuchimes.com, and readers can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @thechimesnews.

Our office is located in the new Convergent Media Center on the first floor.

General questions, tips, and any concerns should be directed to chimes@capital.edu.

If you are looking to join our staff, please contact our Editor-in-Chief, Valerie Szabo, at vszabo@capital.edu.

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For a list of current staff members see our directory.