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Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

Seven staffers laid off following termination of Columbia Online

July 17, 2020

After a May announcement that the program would be cut due to pandemic-related financial burdens on the college, the Columbia Online program concluded in June, resulting in staff layoffs. Lambrini Lu...

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

May 26, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic now threatening to claim financially-induced as well as human casualties, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the closure of Columbia College Chicago Online, which w...

Most Columbia students will receive a $250 check and can additionally apply for a larger grant as part of the more than $3 million allocated for students under the CARES Act, but federal guidelines leave undocumented, DACA and international students ineligible.

Most Columbia students to receive grants, but CARES Act won’t entirely offset college losses

April 28, 2020

Most Columbia students will receive some form of federal financial aid as part of the CARES Act, through a one-time $250 check and potentially a larger emergency grant, the college announce...

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

February 29, 2020

2017 marked another year of enrollment decline for Columbia, and it was no surprise that total revenue also plummeted at a private school dependent on tuition dollars. The results were financially ...

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

House bill could help transgender and undocumented students

May 31, 2019

Some transgender and undocumented students have difficulty acquiring government funding to pay for higher education, but an Illinois House bill could make it easier. The Retention of Illinois St...

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...

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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...

Boys & Girls Club Closed, Leaves many kids out in the cold | The Columbia Chronicle

November 28, 2014

Boys & Girls Club Director Jose Vilella talks about his tenure at the Boys & Girls Club organization and the closing of the Yancey Boys & Girls club on the border of the Englewood and Woodla...

Favorite Recipes

By Maria Castellucci Opinions Editor

October 13, 2014

A perfect fall snack is hands-down my friend’s signature homemade chocolate chip cinnamon granola bars. Chock-full of flavor and chocolaty goodness, the treat is a perfect breakfast meal for busy, on-the-go mornings or a nice evening snack when staying up late to study.The first time I had this treat was last summer during a trip to my friend’s home. I fell in love at first bite. The taste is perfectly sweet with a ni...

Fund minority community colleges

April 21, 2014

Since 1991, minority enrollment in higher education has risen among all races and ethnicities. President Barack Obama’s support for minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, has been steady despite increasing costs. However, backing from the government needs to further extend to community colleges to better serve minority students.Approximately 45 percent of minority students attend two-year community colleges, which are more affordable bu...

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