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Universal high-quality preschool pays off

By Opinions Editor

November 2, 2015

Presidential campaign education platforms primarily focus on college tuition and student debt. However, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the implementation of universal prekindergarten education, which would increase access to high-quality preschool education to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past, preschool has been out of reach for lower-income children, as private preschools are expensive...

Fo Wilson (3rd from top right), an art & art history professor awarded a $25,000 unrestricted grant, said she focuses on different representations of truth in her work.

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

October 19, 2015

Fo Wilson said it was her many questions about the African roots of European modernism and the contributions made by the African diaspora to modern design that drove her to do the work she does today.Wi...

Controversial college admissions platform has vague intentions

By Editorial Board

October 9, 2015

More than two million high school seniors are expected to apply to college in the next few months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of those students will use the Common Application togain admission.. However, the Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success, composed of more than 80 public and private colleges and universities, plans to introduce a new application and “recast the college admissio...

#SaveColumbia stages sit-in to protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

May 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty—staged a sit-in in the fifth floor hallway of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building where the Office of the President is located. The coalition, which was protesting the impending...

Exploring gender in the classroom: Columbia students seek feminist education

By Managing Editor

May 4, 2015

As the millennial generation ages, many are hopeful that long-standing societal problems including sexism will no longer be barriers to progress.However, some Columbia students fear that might not become reality.Gender equality within higher education has long been both a subject of interest and a goal of colleges across the country. Harvard Graduate School of Education lecturer Catherine G. Krupnick published a watershed ...

THE CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Voters the real disappointment in Chicago mayoral race

By Managing Editor

March 2, 2015

Although he held a steady lead for most of the Feb. 24 mayoral race, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fell short of the 50 percent vote needed to win the 2015 Chicago mayoral election without entering a runoff. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia trailed behind him with a 33.9 percent following.The fact that there will be six more weeks of campaigning to win over more voters is not dissapointing, though. What is disappointing...

Mayoral candidates lose steam without Rahm

Cook County Commissioner and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke at the Portage Park Neighborhood Association-sponsored mayoral forum at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. 

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

Every mayoral candidate aside from incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared Feb. 16 at a forum held at the American Irish Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. At the forum, sponsored by the Portage Park Nei...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Gender Equity in STEM Education

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

Notable Native: Brian Hill

Brian Hill

By Metro Reporter

February 23, 2015

America has made a huge mistake regarding how it treats inmates, according to Brian Hill. Hill is the president and co-founder of Jail Education Solutions, a consulting firm that works with jails and c...

Block Party 2015 Welcomes New Students to Campus | The Columbia Chronicle

February 2, 2015

Mark Kelly welcomed new students to Columbia with a “Hell Yeah!”He yelled the nine commandments to students to encourage their success and they replied “Hell Yeah!” to each one.There was food, live pe...

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H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

Educating fear and ignorance

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Radical Islamist terrorists have rocked the world with relentless acts of violence in recent weeks. The Jan. 7–9 Charlie Hebdo and kosher market shootings carried out in Paris by radical Islamists linked to a Yemen al-Qaida group were plastered across media outlets for days. In the outer rims of the news cycle, the militant Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram razed the Nigerian villages of Baga and Doron Baga Jan. 3 and...

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