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DACA debacle: A Dreamer's nightmare

DACA debacle: A Dreamer’s nightmare

September 18, 2017

Nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children are facing an uncertain future as President Donald Trump and his administration end an Obama-era program that gave those individuals protection from immediate deportation. The end of the Deferred Action fo...

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US ranks low on list of happiest countries

May 11, 2015

The U.S. is known as a leader in many areas, but as International Happiness Day approaches on May 20, Gallup Global Analytics has revealed that the U.S. did not make the list of the world’s top 10 happie...

College honors 5 alumni with honorary degrees

Chester Gregory is one of the five alumni to receive an honorary degree from the college at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies. 

By Campus Reporter

April 27, 2015

After graduating seniors cross the stage at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies, they will have something in common with the recently announced honorary degree recipients: they are all alumni. This year’...

After three seasons, volleyball team still not set

By Sports & Health Reporter

April 27, 2015

Changes in leadership and a failed attempt to join a competitive league have contributed to a disappointing year on the sidelines for the Renegades volleyball team. The team was unable to play competitively this year. The Renegades joined the co-ed Players Sport and Social Group, but because the season’s first game occurred during Spring Break, the Renegades were no longer eligible to compete, according to Vinny Cavello,  ...

“Raise your hand if your class load has been reduced, you’ve been terminated or you have not been given the sections you’re used to having,” said Nic Ruley, an adjunct professor in the Television Department at the April 9 forum hosted by P-Fac to address concerns among students, staff and faculty.

Campus organizes #SaveColumbia

April 13, 2015

Shouts of support echoed throughout the eighth floor of the college’s 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on April 9 as students and faculty alike shared their frustration with recent administrative decisions ...

Harrington College of Design, 200 W. Madison St., will discontinue operations by August 2018.

Agreement with Harrington College may net 360 students

April 6, 2015

Pending accreditor and regulatory approval, Columbia will open its doors to up to 360 students from Harrington College of Design.Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, said in an April 1 colleg...


College inches forward in administrative searches

March 30, 2015

Nearly all of Columbia’s top administrators have left the college since President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim took office in fall 2013.With the March 13 departure of Alicia Berg, former vice president of Campu...

Budget cuts: When does it end and where is the line?

By Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council approved an ordinance last December to progressively raise the minimum wage to $13 by 2019, it seemed like a historic move toward providing a living wage. But what Emanuel and the aldermen seemed to have misjudged is whether all institutions—particularly centers of higher education that employ more than a thousand student workers, such as Columbia—would be willing to fork ov...

Rihanna’s upcoming releases to showcase hidden talents

By Managing Editor

March 9, 2015

Fans of Rihanna, aka the Rihanna Navy, have been awaiting new music from the singer since she released her last album, Unapologetic, in November 2012. The nearly three years it has been since RiRi’s last release is the first stretch of her career that she has strayed from her streak of annual album releases during 2005–2011, but hope is in sight for Rihanna’s Navy. Aside from recently being featured on the song ...

Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, attended the Faculty Senate’s monthly meeting on Feb. 27 to discuss faculty salary increases, among other issues. 

‘No guarantees’ for faculty salary increases

March 2, 2015

Faculty salary increases cannot be guaranteed for the upcoming academic year, Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, told the college’s Faculty Senate Feb. 27 at its monthly meeting. The an...

Students have the opportunity to speak directly with President Kwang-Wu Kim with the resumption of president-student office hours.

Student office hours return

February 23, 2015

Within 24 hours of the announcement that president-student office hours will return to Columbia, all four available dates in the Spring 2015 Semester had been filled.The Office of the President sent o...

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