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Study abroad updates underway

Study abroad updates underway

October 8, 2018

Columbia’s Global Education office is trying to diversify travel opportunities for education abroad to better integrate global experiences into curriculum. Global Education is responsible for all centralized international activity, including the Education Abroad prog...

EDITORIAL: New alert system gives president too much power

New alert system gives president too much power

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2018

The federal government will conduct its first nationwide test of a new emergency alert system called the “Presidential Alert” Oct. 3. The alert will send notifications to approximately 75 percent of cell...

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

September 17, 2018

The White House is being tested on its response to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in the Carolinas Sept. 17 with widespread damage. Will the government respond better than it did with Hurrica...

Food box proposal a new low, even for Trump administration

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has gotten creative in exhibiting its disregard for the poor.A proposal in the administration’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year would drastically affect low-income people’s access to and choice of food. About half of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients’ benefits would come in a “USDA Foods Package.” Recipients currently use a stored value card wit...

Asian Student Organization plans to discuss intersections within the Asian community on Feb. 20 in efforts to recognize the various identities that make up each individual. 

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

February 19, 2018

The various identities, including ethnic, gender and sexuality, that are part of a person are not often discussed within the Asian community, but a campus organization is hoping to change that. To examine the relationship and intersectionality of those identities, Columbia’s As...

Eminem gives fans a necessary ultimatum in anti-Trump rap

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

October 16, 2017

At the Oct. 6 BET Hip Hop Awards, rapper and actor Eminem delivered a fierce attack on President Donald Trump, unleashing on the president’s controversial tactics while also giving his fans who suppo...

Baby bison are expected to  be born at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinios, during April and May.

Roaming free: baby bison to join Fermilab family

May 1, 2017

Bison will soon roam 2,000 acres of restored Illinois prairie at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, just as they did on the Pre-Columbian Great Plains. About 14 bison calves, raised at Fermilab for environme...

Major wireless providers T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint will soon provide 4G wireless coverage to Red and Blue Line stations as part of a $32.5 million deal.

Wireless companies front bill for 4G upgrade

February 9, 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a Jan. 30 press release an unprecedented deal between four major wireless competitors—T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint—and the City of Chicago to fund a $32.5...

Student Engagement expects new clubs in spring semester

By Lisa Schulz

January 23, 2012

Avoiding networking opportunities with fresh faces in class during the start of a new semester is effortless. Becoming a member of a student group, meeting new people and even starting a club can be just as easy.Student Engagement held an Open House Jan. 17 in The Loft, 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, a student space on the fourth floor filled with chairs and beanbags, a projection screen, a plasma TV and a curtain wall to cr...

Flood victims remain in need of aid

By Darryl Holliday

November 8, 2010

Despite nearly $300 million in federal aid, some Chicago residents are still in need of relief after floods turned parts of the city’s West Side into an official disaster area during the summer.Nearly a month after a state of emergency was declared in suburban Westchester, Ill., a declaration from President Barack Obama on Aug. 19 made federal funding for recovery efforts available to residents in Cook, Carroll, DuPage, Jo...

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