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Lying and creativity linked

Dishonesty increases creativity, study says

March 3, 2014

Society may frown upon dishonest behaviors, but two related Harvard studies have found that lying may increase creativity.The studies conducted in 2012 and 2013 measured the relationship between disho...

Campuses need to regulate how students’ data is used

By Editorial Board

April 23, 2012

Open data is common on social networks like Facebook, which tailors advertisements to users’ profile information. Now, a government campaign aims to help students use open data with the “MyData button,” similar to the “blue button” of health care. The application would allow students to download their own information in a readable format that could then be shared with third-party tech developers. The idea is that perso...

Faculty salaries not to blame for tuition hikes

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2012

Columbia’s tuition will increase approximately 5 percent next semester, President Warrick L. Carter announced earlier this year. Why tuition was raised is still hazy, and no clear answers have been given. But some, such as Vice President Joe Biden, are blaming college professors and their salaries for nationwide tuition hikes.Biden and David C. Levy, president of Cambridge Information Group, are both mistaken in their assumpti...

Proposal for third airport should be axed

By Editorial Board

April 9, 2012

For years, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has advocated for a third airport in Chicago’s South Suburbs near the town of Peotone. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instead pushed for a fourth runway at O’Hare International Airport as part of his $7.3 billion infrastructure plan. He told the Chicago Sun-Times that “O’Hare’s capacity will grow by the size of Midway’s total capacity.” In response, Jackson once again argued that ...

Mayor Rahm does good, breaks bad Daley deals

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has undertaken an aggressive series of actions since he came into office. From installing speed cameras to closing down schools, he has made it clear he intends to end an era of lenient government policy.In fact, Emanuel has undone two deals former Mayor Richard M. Daley had his hands in while in office. Emanuel’s moves are bold and will have consequences, but his actions are necessary and requiredby law.One ...

Federal bill could help low-income students

By Editorial Board

April 2, 2012

Student debt has been a hot topic on the 2012 presidential campaign trail. Millions of college graduates in the U.S. are leaving school with thousands of dollars in debt and minimal job prospects. President Barack Obama tried to alleviate the student debt crisis when Congress passed his student loan plan, part of his administration’s “We Can’t Wait” initiative.Another Senate bill, aptly named the American Dream Acco...

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