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Columbia bookstore turns a new page

Columbia bookstore turns a new page

September 27, 2019

From eye-catching student artwork, Chicago-themed merchandise and new designs for Columbia apparel, students who go inside the campus bookstore to pick up textbooks are being met with a fresh new layout. In ...

Columbia digs dinosaurs

Columbia digs dinosaurs

September 26, 2019

Imagine digging knee-deep through layers of soil and sediment just to find an object that may or may not be a prehistoric rock. That pressure, combined with the desert heat, can push any Columbia studen...

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

Graduate assistants feel ‘blindsided’ over change in pay

September 23, 2019

Five days prior to the start of the Fall 2019 semester, graduate assistants received an unexpected notice of a change in their pay. At a department meeting held in Spring 2019, graduate assistants ...

Columbia falls short in national rankings—but students don’t mind

Columbia falls short in national rankings—but students don’t mind

September 23, 2019

Columbia was not included on The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 College Rankings list, but these lists do not seem to matter to students. For one, Columbia can point to its other rankin...

Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

Professors face racism, sexism in student evaluations

September 23, 2019

      Updated 09/23/19 at 10:24 a.m. with additional comments from Elio Leturia When students fill out evaluations of professors at the end of each semester, their feedback weighs i...

Editor’s note: Books should be read, not banned

Editor’s note: Books should be read, not banned

September 22, 2019

This week we acknowledge some of the most egregious violations of freedom of speech with Banned Books Week. Make no mistake, Banned Books Week is not simply about banning books. It’s about limi...

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

In response to: ‘Rushed’ affiliation vote worries some CFAC members

September 19, 2019

Thank you for your balanced reporting about union members and fee-payers' concerns about the rushed vote to affiliate with the Illinois Federation of Teachers. Although I am sure that many members thought...

From sword-fighting to African dance: the Student Center hosts grand opening

September 19, 2019

Following a buildup over years, the Student Center officially welcomed students and the South Loop community into its sleek, modern, glass-walled arms during a Grand Opening Ceremony. “I’ve been...

Students’ first date with ‘brand spankin’ new’ Student Center

September 17, 2019

The wait is over for Columbia’s new Student Center as it unofficially welcomed students prior to the official grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Four years in the making, from the initi...

College prevails in Title IX court decision

College prevails in Title IX court decision

September 16, 2019

It did not take rocket science to predict Columbia would prevail in dismissal of a Title IX case that alleged “anti-male” behavior by the college, said Brooklyn College history professor KC John...

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

Confusion surrounding composting initiatives at college, University Center

September 16, 2019

      During New Student Convocation, student orientation leaders, along with the college’s Sustainability Assistant Christian Williams, stood next to three composting and five rec...

Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

Editor’s Note: News organizations must use inclusive, accurate language

September 15, 2019

Language defines our values as a society. By utilizing inclusive and accurate words, news organizations can use their weight to shift cultural norms and acceptance in a climate growing more polarize...

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