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‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

April 15, 2019

As head of admissions at Hillcrest Boarding School, Sherri Mason’s job is to bring more diversity to the predominantly white student population. Her son Charlie dreams of attending Yale, but when he learns his app...

Product design program faces uncertain future

Product design program faces uncertain future

October 19, 2015

Columbia’s product design program, created in 1998, appears to be coming to a close, according to Kevin Henry, the program’s coordinator and associate professor in the Design Department.About 55 stu...

SCOTUS fight for marriage equality must be fair

By Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2015

The Jan. 16 announcement that the Supreme Court will hear arguments about whether the 14th Amendment requires states to recognize same sex marriage is long overdue.The Supreme Court has shirked delivering a ruling since gay marriage first made its way to the court in 1972 when it dismissed Baker v. Nelson. Since then, it has avoided the issue, often relying on lower courts to dole out interpretations, resulting in a state patch...

New website to change the future of enrollment

New website to change the future of enrollment

By Assistant Campus Editor

November 17, 2014

Analytic reports of Columbia’s new website show an increase in the length of sessions by visitors, the number of pages viewed and inquiries from prospective students since its Sept. 10 launch.The prelim...

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 4, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

November 3, 2014

New Found Glory, a pop-punk band from Coral Springs, Florida, has made its mark on the genre. After the release of its hit song “My Friends Over You” in 2002 and parting with longtime guitarist St...

College needs to think of its investors: the students

By Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2014

As a senior, I often encounter classmates who are about to graduate and enter the professional world. Often burdened with the same fears of chipping away at mountainous student debt and finding a job related to their field, it is not uncommon for graduating seniors to care little for what will financially impact the next generation of Columbia students. However, knowing the college’s financial woes and having friends wh...

Enrollment continues to decline, retention up

Enrollment continues to decline, retention up

September 29, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, Columbia experienced a decline in enrollment, resulting in a $6.3 million loss in revenue this year. The college has a Fall 2014 enrollment of 9,442, a 6.9 percent decrease from last year’s fall enrollment of 10,142. Despite the drop, the college s...

Quality is key

Quality is key

By Media Relations Editor

April 14, 2014

Life is too short to force people into limited lifestyles. A one way in, one way out policy—like the one proposed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver—is unfair because each individual player has his or her...

Featured Artist: Josh Salt

Featured Artist: Josh Salt

April 7, 2014

Senior theater major, Josh Salt is used to receiving roles in major productions such as “Chicago Fire,” but said he was still shocked to find out he will be “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe’s understudy in the Broadway play “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” Th...

Editor’s note: Quality over quantity

By Heather Scroering

October 28, 2012

Columbia prides itself on being “the largest and most diverse private nonprofit arts and media college in the nation.” But my mother  told me bigger isn’t always better.This month, Time Magazine conducted a survey of 1,000 adults, and 80 percent said they felt students don’t get the education they’re paying for at many colleges. Of the 540 college administrators Time surveyed, 41 percent agreed. Furthermore, 58 pe...

Supreme Court should protect affirmative action

By Editorial Board

October 14, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect how colleges can or cannot use race as a factor in admission. Fisher v. University of Texas, which was argued before the court on Oct. 10, focuses on using race as a criterion for admission.Abigail Fisher, a white resident of Texas, sued the University of Texas at Austin, claiming she was rejected by the college because its admissions policy factors in race when dete...

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