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Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

June 22, 2020

After the screen on Meg Elliott's iPhone 5 broke and was not usable, she said part of her stimulus check went toward buying the iPhone SE because she needed a phone in order to work from home. "It w...

What is a student center without students?

April 11, 2016

While the state continues to function without a budget, Illinois colleges must choose whether or not to fund students’ Monetary Award Program grants for a second academic year.  These state-funded grants for low-income students can make or break their ability to attend college at all.Some schools, such as the Illinois Institute of Technology, are seeking repayment of funds advanced in Fall 2015, while wealthier schools, su...

Higher education caught in the crossfire

Illinois budget impasse—Higher education caught in the crossfire

April 4, 2016

Darren Martin knew he wanted to attend school at Chicago State University because it was the place he spent his summers at 13 years old. Martin came from a single-parent home and, to keep him away from...

Uptown residents: new apartments will gentrify neighborhood

This 381 residential unit building was proposed to be built at 4400 N. Clarendon Ave. with approximately 31,000 square feet of commercial space. 

By metro editor

February 16, 2016

Preliminary approval for zoning and financial assistance for a mixed-income apartment complex has sparked protests from residents in the Uptown neighborhood who cite a lack of housing and assistance for t...

New CPD training might be too little too late

February 8, 2016

Throughout the last few months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Police Department have faced great scrutiny, including an investigation of CPD by the U.S. Justice Department for the shootings of civilians by police officers and the system that allows these tragedies to be repeated.Emanuel announced Jan. 28 that 12,000 Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will undergo eight hours of training on responding appropria...

Story Week, a Columbia sponsored festival that features prominent authors has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival will take place from March 16 to March 21 and is open and free to the public. The grants came from organizations such as the Chicago Community Trust, the Illinois Arts Council and Illinois Humanities Council.

New grants further Story Week’s diverse agenda

January 27, 2014

Story Week, an annual festival sponsored by Columbia that showcases prominent authors work across Chicago taking place from March 16 to March 21, has received a combined $25,850 in grants from three Illinois foundations. The festival received $15,000 from the Chicago Community...

More tuition, less aid

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 22, 2012

As many students struggle to fund their college education, some activists and professors argue that the distribution of loan and grant money, along with limited access to entrance and exit counseling, is causing problems for students.An Oct. 11 report from the National Economic Research Association found that 40 percent of the 27,000 college students polled had not received any exit counseling regarding loan debt, which h...

New Web site effective, but expensive

By Editorial Board

March 29, 2010

The city of Chicago’s Web site is more efficient since its $1.8 million overhaul, using easy-to-click tabs and enhanced search engine capabilities.Chicago has been working on this expensive endeavor with the city’s in-house technology team for a year. The new Web site,, contains 3,500 pages with added user-friendly functions.It’s been approximately nine years since the site’s last update.  The site’s pa...

New aid to students a good start

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2009

On Jan. 14, President Warrick L. Carter sent out a memo to the Columbia community regarding the 2009-10 budget, providing an excellent start to help Columbia and its students in such odd financial times.Tuition this fall is set to increase 3 percent, as opposed to last year’s 4.95 percent increase, according to the memo. Also, the school aims to increase scholarship funding by 50 percent, using initiatives such as matchin...

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