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Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

Initiative closes gap in CPS college courses

By Savannah Eadens

November 6, 2017

Annually, about 650,000 high school students nationwide fail to receive the education they deserve when others their age are doing college-level work, said Sasha Rabkin, chief programs officer at Equal ...

Chicago needs fewer guns, not more

By Editorial Board

March 27, 2017

Many Chicagoans have decided to take a controversial safety precaution amid the city’s high crime rates, according to a March 10 DNAinfo article. DNAinfo reported a 63 percent surge in state-issued gun permits in 2016—Chicago’s bloodiest year in two decades—with many reportedly purchasing guns for precautionary, safety reasons. The number of Chicagoans with “concealed carry” permits also has jumped dramatical...

Student group faces first-year challenges

By Samuel Charles

September 19, 2010

Students Helping Humanity, a new student group at Columbia, has a goal to do whatever it can to help those in need, not only within the college or city but globally as well.No other student organization at the college is regarded as a community service group. The members’ future plans, while ambitious, are very new and will face some challenges in their first year, those close to the group said.“The first challenge is [to...

Kansas is deadly battleground in abortion debate

By DAVID CRARY and JOHN HANNA Associated Press Writers

June 3, 2009

In a nation divided by abortion, Kansas has become perhaps the fiercest battleground _ with mass protests, prosecutions, lawsuits and now a killing keeping the issue almost constantly in the public eye.Dr. George Tiller, shot to death at his church last Sunday, had been the target of a relentless protest campaign for most of the 36 years that he performed abortions at his Wichita clinic. He was a focal point of the abortion...

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