March 30, 2023

About the Chimes

The Chimes is entering its 94th 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 If you plan on submitting, please include a brief author bio and headshot.

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, Battelle Hall, Renner Hall, and Yochum Hall.

In addition, content can be accessed on our website and readers can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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

General questions, tips, and any concerns should be directed to

If you are looking to join our staff, please contact our Editor-in-Chief, Heather Barr, at

If you are looking to advertise, follow this link.

For a list of current staff members, see our directory.

  • Luke Anderson was Editor-in-Chief of the Chimes for the 2016-17 academic year. He is a political science major (class of 2017), and former staff reporter at the Chimes.