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EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

EDITORIAL: Celebrating LGBTQ success enriches our community

February 15, 2019

Columbia will host its first Lavender Ceremony May 1, as reported on the Front Page. Lavender Ceremonies celebrate LGBTQ graduates and their academic achievements at the college. Ceremonies like this h...

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

College students struggle to afford food, federal report says

February 4, 2019

As tuition rises, many college students struggle to afford basic necessities, such as food. A December 2018 report by the United States General Accountability Office analyzed data from 2016 and concl...

P-Fac strikes, back to bargaining

P-Fac strikes, back to bargaining

December 4, 2017

In the midst of bargaining over a new union contract, part-time faculty union members, joined by students, protested what they called “bad faith bargaining,” unfair labor practices and other col...

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

December 4, 2017

As tuition rises and enrollment drops, recently released tax forms also indicate a decrease in revenue, college spending, gifts and contributions, as well as an increase in college assets and a...

Faculty members revisit Western serials in radio podcast

Faculty members revisit Western serials in radio podcast

November 27, 2017

Radio podcast series“Hoofbeats in my Heart,” which is produced, directed, composed and written by Associate Professor in the Communication Department George Zarr, follows the escapades of smooth-talking Marshal Shiloh Brown as he travels the Wild West in pursuit of “Bandit Queen...

P-Fac plans strike, final votes to be cast

P-Fac plans strike, final votes to be cast

November 21, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union will vote for a two-day strike in response to union claims of bad faith bargaining from the college and economic pressures. P-Fac members will vote to strike during three different membership meetings this week in different locations throughou...

Faculty Senate considers internship changes

Faculty Senate considers internship changes

November 17, 2017

A motion to change the internship accreditation process has been approved by the Faculty Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee and will be deliberated further by the full senate during its Dec. 8 meeting. The motion, presented by Associate Chair of the Audio Arts and Acoustics De...

‘Let’s slow it down this year’: Tuition raises, but not as much as it could have

‘Let’s slow it down this year’: Tuition raises, but not as much as it could have

November 6, 2017

Students can expect larger bills after a 2 percent undergraduate tuition increase and an average 2.8 percent increase in on-campus housing costs were announced Oct. 31 during an annual presentation by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and other administrative leaders at a Student Governm...

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

October 23, 2017

After the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the nation’s southern coasts, Mary Craighead, transportation policy analyst at the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, said she saw a need ...

Marketing leadership changes hands to interim

Marketing leadership changes hands to interim

October 23, 2017

Public Relations Executive Mark Rosati became interim vice president of Strategic Marketing & Communications Oct. 15 following the departure of predecessor Deborah Maue three days prior, as reported Oct. 12 by The Chronicle. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said Maue was...

Enrollment decline continues, college awaits stability

Enrollment decline continues, college awaits stability

October 16, 2017

Columbia’s fall 2017 enrollment fell 10 percent from last fall, marking the ninth consecutive year of declining numbers. The 7,312 students enrolled this fall, including both graduate and undergraduate programs, is 808 fewer than fall 2016’s 8,120 student enrollment, according to ...

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