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Study abroad updates underway

Study abroad updates underway

October 8, 2018

Columbia’s Global Education office is trying to diversify travel opportunities for education abroad to better integrate global experiences into curriculum. Global Education is responsible for all centralized international activity, including the Education Abroad prog...

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

New alert system gives president too much power

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The federal government will conduct its first nationwide test of a new emergency alert system called the “Presidential Alert” Oct. 3. The alert will send notifications to approximately 75 percent of cell...

Heightened security does not ensure airport safety

Heightened security does not ensure airport safety

November 6, 2017

Airports in more than 100 countries will be affected by new Department of Homeland Security regulations on all U.S.-bound flights. New rules went into effect Oct. 26  in an attempts to enhance secur...

Students 20 years old and over are eligible to reside at Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren St., for the 2017-2018 

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

Senate investigation finds anti-terrorism hubs fail to protect privacy

By Kaley Fowler

October 15, 2012

The federal government’s funding of fusion centers—hubs for law enforcement agencies to investigate suspected terrorism activity—is under scrutiny after a two-year investigation led by the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.The investigation, initiated by Sen. Tom Coburn (R–Okla.), examined the effectiveness of the centers, which were implemented after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to enable local and ...

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