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EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

By Editorial Board

October 29, 2018

Harvard University is being sued by Students for Fair Admission on behalf of rejected Asian-American applicants, alleging that Harvard discriminated against Asian students during the admissions process...

EDITORIAL: Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

EDITORIAL: Recognizing discrimination can help end violence against trans people

October 22, 2018

Ciara Carter, a transgender woman of color, was killed in Garfield Park Oct. 3. She was the 22nd trans person known to have been murdered this year and the second trans woman of color killed in Chicago s...

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump needs education on what she wears

EDITORIAL: Melania Trump needs education on what she wears

October 22, 2018

First lady Melania Trump visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt, having left for her trip Oct. 1. During her trip, she was seen wearing outfits reminiscent of European colonizers. One outfit in particu...

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

EDITORIAL: Justice for Laquan McDonald lies in sentence, not conviction

October 15, 2018

Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2014 death of  17-year-old Laquan McDonald Oct.  5, and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm for ea...

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

EDITORIAL: We cannot trust a system that does not represent us

October 8, 2018

Article III of the Constitution states that Supreme Court Justices “shall hold their offices during good behavior,” a clause which has long been interpreted to mean justices will serve for life. The...

EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

EDITORIAL: Historical campus buildings, student center deserve equal attention

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

The construction of the new student center is well underway with completion slated for late spring 2019. Students can witness the building’s construction. Over the past year, several campus buildings have been sold to help fund the center, such as the college’s share of the University Center, 525 S. State St., The Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave. and, most recently, 731 S. Plymouth Court. After it is bui...

EDITORIAL: When it rains, it pours all over inmates

EDITORIAL: When it rains, it pours all over inmates

September 24, 2018

Hurricane Florence hit Carolina coasts Sept. 14, leaving thousands without power and 42 reported dead from storm-related injuries, according to a Sept. 20 CBS News article. Officials warned citizens...

EDITORIAL: Columbia can help break cycle of period poverty

EDITORIAL: Columbia can help break cycle of period poverty

September 10, 2018

Beginning in August, Scotland became the first country to provide free menstrual products at all schools, colleges and universities after the success of a 2017 pilot program, according to an Aug. 29 New Yor...

EDITORIAL: Arming teachers makes schools more dangerous, not safer

By Editorial Board

September 4, 2018

A student opens their backpack on the first day of school to find textbooks, highlighters and pencils. Somewhere in a classroom, a teacher opens their desk drawer to find a gun.  This may become our reality. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering allowing states to use federal funds to buy guns for educators, as reported Aug. 22 by The New York Times. Because weapon purchases are not specifically prohibited in the...

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...

Counseling services should help students, not hurt them

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

How can students feel safe at Columbia if therapy dogs in the library seem more helpful than counseling services?As reported on Page 24, two students who alleged they were sexually assaulted on campus tried to get help from the Title IX and Counseling Services Offices, but inadequate care by the college only made their situations worse.It is deeply troubling that two students who had already faced harrowing personal trauma could...

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