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Writing intensive credit no longer required to graduate

May 18, 2019

Students will no longer be required to take a writing intensive course to graduate, beginning in the Fall 2019 semester. The change, proposed by the Office of the Provost, will still require stud...

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Going the distance: student athletes struggle to balance sports, academics

September 17, 2018

Kylie Fong, a senior nursing student at Grand Canyon University, wakes up at 4:30 a.m. for her “Clinical” course.  After she finishes her hospital shift, she goes to golf practice, which lasts between three and five hours. By the end of the week, Fong will have spent a...

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

Hospitality union workers strike for new contract

September 7, 2018

Hospitality and food service union workers in Unite Here Local 1 went on strike Friday, demanding, among other things, expanded healthcare for full-time employees.Strikes outside the Palmer House Hilton,17 E...

Members of the Student Government Association during their meeting on Apr. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave.

SGA elects 2018–2019 Executive Board

April 23, 2018

The Student Government Association announced its Executive Board for the 2018–2019 academic year at its April 17 meeting after elections. After the six-day voting period, held on OASIS for the first time, students el...

Student Gaby Rodriguez started a GoFundMe campaign to help people affected by Hurricane Maria in her hometown in Puerto Rico.

Student takes action for Puerto Rico

October 23, 2017

Gabriela Rodriguez, a senior business and entrepreneurship major, is raising funds for relief efforts for her hometown of Villalba, Puerto Rico, after it was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. Rodriguez, who moved to Chicago to attend Columbia, said she felt helpless after she heard abo...

The Semester in LA students now have more opportunities to get hands-on experience on Hollywood sets, like the summer semester Directing Group on the set of “Friends,” with the programs extension.     

Changes to Semester in LA program appeal to motivated students

September 5, 2017

The Semester in LA Program is changing this fall, expanding from five to 15 weeks and focusing more than ever on internship opportunities. Karen Loop, the program’s associate dean, said the changes are in response to the school’s five-year Strategic Plan, “Achieving Our Gre...

Editor’s Note: Enrollment plummet proves need for administrative wake-up call

Enrollment plummet proves need for administrative wake-up call

By Editor-In-Chief

October 3, 2016

Columbia’s enrollment dropped for the seventh consecutive year, as reported in The Chronicle’s Front Page story. At 8,120 students—the decline began after 2008 when the college had 12,464—our enroll...

Document-based history education necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

This academic year, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are enrolled in American history classes. Depending on the politics of their state department of education or local school board, they may learn about how Christopher Columbus discovered America and how a bit over a century later, a friendship between Native Americans and English settlers resulted in the first Thanksgiving dinner. Attempts at making hi...

Fo Wilson (3rd from top right), an art & art history professor awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant, said she focuses on different representations of truth in her work.

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

October 19, 2015

Fo Wilson said it was her many questions about the African roots of European modernism and the contributions made by the African diaspora to modern design that drove her to do the work she does today.Wi...

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