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Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

Editor’s Note: Support student media in honor of Student Press Freedom Day

January 28, 2019

In April 2018, student newsrooms nationwide used #savestudentnewsrooms to advocate for student journalists and stress the importance of campus media. The campaign was launched in response to several problems...

Chicago, the puppetry capital of the world for 11 days

Chicago, the puppetry capital of the world for 11 days

By Kendall Polidori

January 25, 2019

With more than 100 performances and 24 shows and events from 10 different countries, the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival hits the city for its third year this month, with Columbia once again par...

What is a student center without students?

April 11, 2016

While the state continues to function without a budget, Illinois colleges must choose whether or not to fund students’ Monetary Award Program grants for a second academic year.  These state-funded grants for low-income students can make or break their ability to attend college at all.Some schools, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, are seeking repayment of funds advanced in Fall 2015, while wealthier schools, su...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

US of CC members oppose merit-based pay system

US of CC members oppose merit-based pay system

November 2, 2015

More than 40 members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, gathered Oct. 28 in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building to discuss a merit-based pay system which the administr...

Tuition increase is anything but average

By Editorial Board

February 20, 2012

On Feb. 6, President Warrick L. Carter announced a 5.2 percent tuition increase for the 2012–2013 school year in an email to the college community. Carter went on to state that this increase is “in line” with the national average. In reality, the national yearly tuition increase for four-year, nonprofit, private colleges for the previous year is 4.6 percent. Though housing costs have been reduced and scholarship fund...

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