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POLITICO live hosts a virtual town hall confronting inequality within the American education system.

POLITICO’s virtual town hall series takes on the A, B, C’s of racial inequities

September 25, 2020

Appearing on screen sporting a purple button-down shirt and red dress coat, POLITICO video reporter Eugene Daniels said what some people likely consider old news: "Racial inequality permeates every asp...

On the first day of the Fall 2020 semester, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced two new initiatives at the college, pushing to be a completely anti-racist institution.

BREAKING: Columbia to roll out 2 new anti-racist initiatives

September 8, 2020

To kick off the Fall 2020 semester, the college announced there will be two new initiatives to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Columbia. In a Tuesday, Sept. 8 collegewide email, ...

FYI: What defunding the police could mean for Chicago

July 24, 2020

“Defund the police” has become a rallying cry for the many activists protesting police brutality. The phrase itself has been used for decades and pushes for local governments to divest funds from police...

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

July 9, 2020

When international student Ksymena Pawlowicz found out her visa status could be in jeopardy and she could be forced to return home, she became stressed and anxious. “I felt [rushed] when the news ...

TEDx Columbia returns for the Fall 2019 semester, exploring the dynamics of humanity through a performance-based conference.

TEDx Columbia conference to explain the ‘essence’ of humanity

October 23, 2019

When 25-year-old Savana Nix learned about an upcoming TEDx event at Columbia, she felt called to speak to her knowledge of the human experience as an aspiring costume designer. “What I’m speaking about is...

CTU strikers: ‘Mayor Lightfoot, get on the right foot’

October 18, 2019

Members of the Chicago Teachers Union and their supporters walked picket lines Thursday, striking for the first time since 2012. The union estimated that more than 30,000 strikers were prepared to be on...

College holds events for Sexual Assault  Awareness Month despite low student interest

College holds events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month despite low student interest

April 19, 2019

In a cultural climate that is bringing sexual assault to the forefront of public attention, Columbia’s Equity Issues Office is offering informational events during Sexual Assault Awareness month, but...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

The college has seen drastic enrollment declines over the past decade, with numbers falling by nearly half. President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and VP of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph are hoping to turn that around with new initiatives.

Kim on enrollment: ‘We’ve taken it on the chin’

February 5, 2019

Columbia is nearly half the size it was 10 years ago, but President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim and Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph introduced a 5-year plan Jan. 29 to get enrollment back...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

October 1, 2018

Colleges will soon be awarded grant money to help pay for textbooks after an additional $5 million in funding was allocated to the Open Textbooks Pilot Program.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the pro...

Value teachers, unions to better education

By Editorial Board

April 16, 2018

Teachers are rising up, and they need all the support they can get.A wave of protests for better public school funding ignited in multiple states. In Oklahoma, teachers staged a walkout beginning April 2, demanding pay raises for themselves and support staff, funding for elective courses, and enough money to replace old, battered textbooks.Oklahoma teachers’ salaries have remained stagnant since their last raise in 2008, a...

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