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Early education is a worthwhile investment

May 9, 2016

A recent study from the Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis highlights how students’ socioeconomic status and race relate to their educational development, according to an April 29 New York Times article.The study indicates that students low on the socioeconomic spectrum perform as much as three grade levels behind where they should be. It also revealed race-related disparities in grade levels even among stude...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

Students frustrated with progress of sexual assault case

Students frustrated with  progress of sexual assault case

By Opinions Editor

April 11, 2016

As Columbia hosts collegewide events throughout April in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the college has allegedly allowed a sexual assault complaint filed Feb. 1 to go without a hearing, wh...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

The Columbia Chronicle staff was recognized as the No. 1 college paper in the state Feb. 20 at the Illinois College Press Association awards and won 22 individual prizes in various categories. 

Chronicle named No. 1 college paper in Illinois

February 29, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle staff of 34 students took home first place for General Excellence along with 22 other awards from the Illinois College Press Association convention Feb. 20.The Chronicle collected ...

Columbia to spread 'SALT' across college campus

Columbia to spread ‘SALT’ across college campus

February 29, 2016

SALT, a new program designed to give students a taste for better financial management, became available to Columbia students via email in January of the Spring 2016 Semester.The program, developed by Ameri...

Rauner chooses lottery winners over students

February 22, 2016

Illinois has been without a functioning state budget since July 1, 2015, and as a result, many state-funded program recipients have suffered.One such program is the Monetary Award Program, which provides grants for Illinois residents who demonstrate financial need and are attending Illinois-approved colleges, according to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.These students have been unable to receive the grants they were pr...

‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

Congressman Bobby Rush met with high school students at Mikva Challenge’s Youth Voice Congress on Feb. 6 to discuss economic improvement ideas.

City leaders propose ideas to support ‘black futures’

February 15, 2016

More than 400 high school students from across Chicago packed into the Jones College Prep High School auditorium Feb. 6 for the Youth Voice Congress, where students met with their peers and elected officia...

‘Our Whole Lives’ improves lacking sex-ed curriculum

By Operations Assistant

February 8, 2016

Sexual education in the United States has been a highly contested issue since the 1970s, when widespread concerns about teen pregnancy—and subsequently the HIV/AIDS epidemic—ignited public support for a mandatory curriculum.However, the content of the curriculum and the extent of its use lags behind that of many other countries. While sexual education in the Netherlands begins as early as kindergarten and persists throughou...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

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