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Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

Faculty Senate weighs ‘confusing’ prospect of eliminating C minus grade

October 15, 2019

The Faculty Senate is weighing eliminating the C minus grade collegewide. Some say the change would bring uniformity to grading, while others argue it could diminish the value of a passing grade. Ilya Levinson...

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

‘My Friends Over You’ singer defines pop-punk genre

November 3, 2014

New Found Glory, a pop-punk band from Coral Springs, Florida, has made its mark on the genre. After the release of its hit song “My Friends Over You” in 2002 and parting with longtime guitarist St...

Enrollment continues to decline, retention up

Enrollment continues to decline, retention up

September 29, 2014

For the fifth consecutive year, Columbia experienced a decline in enrollment, resulting in a $6.3 million loss in revenue this year. The college has a Fall 2014 enrollment of 9,442, a 6.9 percent decrease from last year’s fall enrollment of 10,142. Despite the drop, the college s...

Wildcats ride defense, stay undefeated

By Nader Ihmoud

September 16, 2012

The Northwestern University Wildcats did not score a touchdown until their 100th offensive play of the game, but the 15 points they scored prior were all they needed against the Boston College Golden Eagles on Sept. 15 at Ryan Field.Northwestern didn’t need much offensive help because of their stellar defensive play against the Golden Eagles rushing attack. Boston College collected negative four yards rushing headed into t...

Unsuited for office

By Sophia Coleman

September 4, 2012

As if there weren’t enough reasons to throw Paul Ryan into outer space, he has committed yet another faux pas.This time he is offending the fashion world and—combined with his proposals to ban abortion and other attacks on women’s rights—it is truly a misstep that speaks volumes about his character. Mr. VP-hopeful is a child wearing a man’s suit, and though he may look young, he certainly isn’t as hip as he ma...

GPA changes affect college

By Amanda Murphy

May 8, 2011

In compliance with new federal regulations, Columbia is raising its academic standards by enforcing new grade requirements for undergraduate students for the fall 2011 semester. The change has the potential to negatively affect the college’s retention rates.Columbia recently made an alteration to its guidelines for academic standing requirements, resulting in a one-semester deadline for students to raise their grade point avera...

Stricter standards benefit everyone

By Editorial Board

May 8, 2011

Columbia recently announced a change in its graduation standards that requires students to maintain better grades to remain enrolled at the college. Under the new rules, which go into effect after the spring 2011 semester, students whose grade point average reaches 2.0 or lower have one semester of academic probation to bring their grades up or face dismissal from Columbia.The college was right in making its academic requireme...

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