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The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

EDITORIAL: Abortion must be accessible, not just legal

February 28, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule Feb. 22 that will prevent any organization that provides abortions or abortion referrals from receiving Title X family planning funding unless they provi...

Accumulating points or knowledge: Do letter grades miss the mark in assessment?

Accumulating points or knowledge: Do letter grades miss the mark in assessment?

April 29, 2018

On the day of a final exam, Thomas Guskey asked an intelligent 14-year-old girl in his Erie, Pennsylvania, science class whether she had studied for it.“No,” she replied.“Why?” Guskey responded....

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

April 16, 2018

In the nation’s higher education institutions, some students use their free time harnessing their creativity to craft art projects, music or films. Others try various ways to earn money for food by sel...

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

Governor candidates divulge plans for reducing student debt

March 5, 2018

The race for Illinois governor has become a crowded and heated contest. The eight-candidate field to claim the Republican or Democratic ticket has triggered a plethora of attack ads—not just between...

Civic entrepreneur Ra Joy, running mate of Chris Kennedy, said Illlinois' current local-property-tax system robs students of desperately needed resources. 

Lieutenant governor candidates find consensus on higher education

February 19, 2018

Greater resources allocated to public universities, funding safeguards for Monetary Award Program grants and more pathways toward educational success with new revenue sources were all shared goals of c...

Gov. Bruce Rauner has targeted Democratic primary candidate J.B. Pritzker with multiple ads associating him with former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 

Attack ads may hinder voter turnout

February 12, 2018

With eight registered candidates vying for Illinois governor in the March 20 primary, a plethora of attack ads have flooded the state’s media, which may leave a sour taste in voters and steer them a...

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

February 12, 2018

The nation’s $1.4 trillion student loan debt significantly affects millennials financially, and a recent study highlights how home ownership has become an even more distant dream for the nation’s l...

State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of serving the interests of Chicago above suburban and downstate Illinoisans at a Feb. 5 City Club of Chicago speech. 

Jeanne Ives surprised by ‘hysteria’ around controversial commercial

February 9, 2018

Three days after Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives’ campaign posted a commercial online that drew accusations of bigotry, the Wheaton, Illinois, state representative showed no signs of re...

While many veterans have found the space welcoming, some miss having a designated space for student veterans because they find it difficult to connect with traditional students.

Student veterans search for renewed camaraderie, group recognition

January 29, 2018

After a year-and-a-half-long absence from Columbia, Danny Woodruff, a junior radio major, found himself reminiscing about the camaraderie he once enjoyed in the Student Veterans Society when he returned ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a mayoral panel on climate change Dec. 4. at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 130 E. Randolph St.

Mayors double down on Paris climate agreement

December 11, 2017

More than 50 mayors from North America converged in Chicago for the two-day North American Climate Summit, Dec. 4–5, and exchanged ideas and plans to meet the Paris climate agreement’s goal to lower...

Travel writer Rick Steves joins push for recreational marijuana in Illinois

State Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, promoted her legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, Nov. 28, at the James R. Thompson Center.

By Eric Bradach

November 30, 2017

Illinois has a golden opportunity to increase public safety, public health and tax revenue and also end a racist policy by disbanding “Reefer Madness” talking points and legalizing adult recreationa...

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