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Residue analysis of ancient pottery

New technology brews ancient ales

February 24, 2014

Beer lovers can get a taste of history thanks to new technology that takes a scientific look at some of the world’s oldest ales.Patrick McGovern, scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project...

P-Fac threatens complaint

By Lisa Schulz

March 12, 2012

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, is threatening to file an unfair labor practices complaint with the National Labor Relations Board on grounds that the college has refused to provide bargaining dates to resume negotiations for a labor contract with the administration.The administration offered an extended contract proposal Dec. 19, 2011. P-Fac has not formally responded to the proposal but has been highly critical of ...

Keep students from being ‘adrift’

By Brianna Wellen

February 20, 2012

Commencement is quickly sneaking up, and as I prepare to walk across that stage and enter the real world, I can’t help but reflect on what I’ve actually learned in college. Many of the things that first come to mind are not from my classroom lessons but the experience of living on my own for the first time, getting a taste of the professional world and meeting a new and diverse group of people. While all of this is ex...

‘Academically Adrift’ claims students aren’t learning while attending college

By Shardae Smith

February 14, 2011

Imagine attending college for two years only to find out you didn’t retain much of the curriculum. The U.S. higher education system is failing its students, according to a recent book published by professors from New York University and the University of Virginia.The book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” was written by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa and was released in January. It asserts that studen...

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