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Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

September 25, 2020

With the 2020-21 academic year in full swing, the college has unveiled a new community platform with the hope of bringing students closer than before, despite most fall interactions takin...

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

September 17, 2020

Crowded buffet lines of students and small talk around tables at The CAF, the University Center's dining hall, have been temporarily traded for grab-and-go meals. This semester, students with a me...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph said the admissions team has been “aggressively” signaling to prospective students that classes will be in-person in the fall because even entertaining the idea of online courses could negatively impact enrollment.

Columbia ‘anxious,’ while optimistic for Fall 2020 enrollment despite predictions of national decline

April 21, 2020

Across the country, colleges and universities are bracing for expected enrollment declines for the Fall 2020 semester because of the coronavirus pandemic and rocky transitions to remote learning. Wh...

The feedback from students about the Big Chicago courses has been positive, said Suzanne Blum Malley, senior associate provost.

Big Chicago garners mixed feedback

November 30, 2015

After nearly a semester at the college, the Big Chicago first-year experience courses and the New Student Commons are receiving mixed feedback from faculty and students.New Student Commons groups, led...

Margaret Cho shares personal stories and confronts social issues in her comedy special “psyCHO.”

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

Big Mouth’s open mic night offered diversity in its performances and featured spoken word, comedy and music including acts such as Serena Isabelli, Leah Griffith and Mr. Wall Street.

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

Big Chicago

One student, big city: First-semester program to engage students with college, Chicago

June 22, 2015

Getting acquainted with other students, as well as the college and the city, are all key components to the First-Semester Experience, and this fall, Columbia is launching a brand new first-semester fresh...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim was appointed to his role as Columbia’s 10th president on Feb. 26, 2013.

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

Nothing wrong with ‘freshmen’

By Editorial Board

November 5, 2012

The University of North Carolina decided in 2009 to stop using the word “freshmen” when referring to its incoming students because of the word’s perceived gender bias and replaced it with  “first-year students.”The policy gained attention this October after broadcast journalist John Stossel learned of it while taping a segment for his show on Fox Business Network. He wrote an opinion piece for media website Cre...

Redistricting goes public at hearing

By Darryl Holliday

April 4, 2011

Residents and minority communities are expressing concern regarding the coming remapping of state and city borders, despite attempts at fairer redistricting on the part of legislators.The first of a batch of hearings planned for the state took place on March 28 at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 160 N. LaSalle St., in which nearly 40 residents joined a crowd of more than 100 to testify on the past, present and future of redis...

Scholarships will benefit freshmen

By Editorial Board

February 22, 2010

At the latest College Council meeting on Feb. 5, Columbia President Warrick L. Carter announced the college is planning to increase scholarship funding by 100 percent for fall 2010, including a major addition in scholarships for incoming freshmen students.An increase in scholarships for students is always beneficial, especially in this difficult economic climate. It is a smart move for the college to concentrate on helping...

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