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Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

Columbia Professor Researches Retention Rates

May 12, 2014

After four years of research, Pegeen Reichert Powell, associate professor in the English Department and director of programming for the Writing and Rhetoric courses, has published her first book “Retention and Resistance: Writing Instruction and Students Who Leave.” The boo...

Wine industry can’t take heat

Wine industry can’t take heat

May 12, 2014

Climate change is reportedly depleting the nation’s coastlines, but land is not the only thing affected —the wine industry is also baking in the sun.Rising global temperatures are expected to have n...

Educating ‘the other’ at Columbia

Educating ‘the other’ at Columbia

May 12, 2014

Marcus Martin, former president of the Black Film Society and senior Cinema Art + Science major, spoke in a student-produced documentary to express his frustration with Columbia’s lack of diversity in its faculty. The Black Film Society, a student organization that hosts critical d...

Millennials prove themselves not worst generation

By Opinions Editor

April 28, 2014

Everyone has heard the cliche: Millennials are lazy, entitled, dependent and obsessed with social media. Though every generation may gripe about the uselessness of the next, these false stereotypes of millennials could be damaging office policies and perspectives.Instead of generalizing millennials as irresponsible, older generations should examine the issues of the social climate we grew up in before casting judgment for how well or p...

Featured Artist: Levi Sherman

Featured Artist: Levi Sherman

April 28, 2014

Levi Sherman, a graduate interdisciplinary book & paper arts student, is using his letterpress printing expertise to research, write and create a series of books about Colombian coffee culture. In addition to receiving Columbia’s Aiko Fellowship for his work, Sherman trav...

Students aid fire-ravaged city in Chile

Students aid fire-ravaged city in Chile

April 28, 2014

Thick smoke blackened the sky as a wildfire spread through Valparaiso, Chile, forcing more than 10,000 residents to evacuate their homes. After firefighters extinguished the flames, Lauren Keeling, a junior art + design major at Columbia, and Ameena Igram, a junior communications ma...

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Reason for decreased discrimination, harassment reports unclear

By Opinions Editor

April 7, 2014

Illinois saw a significant drop in the number of workplace harassment and discrimination charges in 2013, but the state still ranked fifth highest in the nation for such complaints.While the number of complaints filed decreased nearly 13 percent from 2012–2013, Illinois managed to tally more charges than 45 other states in 2013, according to a 2013 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report. The EEOC report showed that ...

Biggert admits defeat

By The Columbia Chronicle

November 7, 2012

After conceding defeat in the 11th Congressional District, Judy Biggert admitted defeat to Bill Foster after a hard-fought campaign that saw hundreds of millions of dollars in negative attack ads and super PAC contributions.According to Illinois Sen. Kurt Dillard, Biggert ran one of the classiest campaigns in Illinois history."Sometimes the map wins," Dillard said. “We can be immensely proud of our friend and congresswoman. I have seen ...

Presidential race still tight

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

The presidential race is very close in the key battleground states of Florida and Virginia.The polls in Virginia officially closed at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, but anyone still in line will be allowed to vote, which could delay the states results for a few hours, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.“We don’t know if [the election] will be as close as 2000,” said Gerry Kern, editor in chief of The Chicago Tribune, on the newspapers online election video stream. “We are prep...

Polls close across Eastern seaboard

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Polls have closed in most states on the Eastern half of the U.S.The presidential race is relatively close so far, but voting is still taking place in more states.Of the states that will be reporting results soon, keep an eye on Maryland and Maine, which both have the potential to legalize same-sex marriage through ballot initiative. So does Washington, but polls don’t close there until 11 p.m....

Early results show support for marijuana legalization, marriage equality

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Voters in Massachusetts have approved a ballot initiative which will legalize medical marijuana in the state, according to NBCNews.com.Initiatives to legalize recreational use of marijuana are on the ballot in Washington, Oregon and Colorado. In Colorado, early results give some hope to this initiative actually passing, which would make it the first state in the country to legalize recreational use of marijuana.Early resul...

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