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Editorial: Exclusivity in the education system harms students

Editorial: Exclusivity in the education system harms students

November 24, 2019

As a high school student, it’s exciting to know a college is seeking you out for admission when receiving a recruitment letter in the mail. This is especially true when that college’s acceptance rat...

Obama: Make college affordable, not free

By Editor-In-Chief

January 26, 2015

While much of the nation applauded President Barack Obama’s call for free education at community colleges during his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, I must admit I felt a little salty. After years of paying Columbia’s arguably exorbitant cost of attendance, the idea of free college for society en masse is a little hard to accept.  I was more disturbed by the apparent shift in American thought about higher education...

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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