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Switching majors, addressing academic disparity at the college and trend-defying international enrollment rates

Switching majors, addressing academic disparity at the college and trend-defying international enrollment rates

November 13, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff looks at the large number of students who change their major, the programs in place to lessen academic disparities for minority students at Colu...

Initiatives at Columbia bridge academic disparities

Initiatives at Columbia bridge academic disparities

November 11, 2019

    As co-president of the Black Student Union, junior television and cultural studies double major Isaiah Moore said they have noticed black students transfer out of Columbia at dispr...

Students are not sticking to their majors

Students are not sticking to their majors

November 9, 2019

Patrick Kyle switched his major from comedy writing and performance to cinema art and science at the end of his freshman year, and subsequently changed all of his classes for the following semester. Because th...

A new mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St., honors the late journalist James Foley. Friends of Foley came up with the idea as a tribute to him.

New Pilsen mural honors James Foley

November 3, 2014

Friends and family of murdered American journalist James Foley are commemorating his life with a mural on the side of Pilsen’s Vintage & Thrift Store, 1430 W. 18th St.Foley, a freelance war corr...

Columbia reacts to ‘Worst Colleges’ ranking

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 6, 2014

Columbia’s reputation was called into question in late September  when Washington Monthly, a magazine that focuses on politics, published a list that ranked Columbia as the 11th-worst higher education institution in the country.The magazine based its worst college rankings on a formula that looked at an institution’s net price, average student debt, default rate and graduation rate at all nonprofit, for-profit and public c...

Although Columbia does not have a high retention or graduation rate, a new study from the American Educational Reasearch Association found that those rates do not directly predict whether a particular institution’s students will be successful.

Selectivity doesn’t explain college graduation rates

September 2, 2014

A study published in the Aug. 6 American Educational Research Journal found that a college’s or university’s selectivity has a limited effect on students’ chances of graduating. The study, “College Selectivity and Degree Completion,” by Scott Heil and Paul Attewell of the...

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Bids Farewell

By Brent Lewis

March 19, 2012

Students from the Multimedia Photojournalism class joined with the other 250 members of the media as well as the general public on the front lawn of Former Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich, to catch a glimpse of him before reporting to federal prison.http://vimeo.com/38604960Reactions from supportershttp://vimeo.com/38669776

Students need to step up their game

By Editorial Board

February 28, 2011

According to the Fall 2010 Fact Book recently released by the Office of Research, Evaluation and Planning, Columbia’s graduation rates are embarrassingly low.The report shows of students who came to Columbia as freshmen in 2003, only 27 percent graduated in their fourth year, 33 percent graduated by their fifth year and 37 percent graduated by their sixth year at the college. As Vice President of Student Affairs Mark Kelly to...

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