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New Cornell study shows consumers may overly trust graphics


By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

October 27, 2014

An Oct. 16 study from the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab has found that consumers may be too trusting of graphics accompanying medical products.The study reveals that graphs or formulas accompanyi...

Max Ortiz Catalán, a research scientist at Chalmers, works with a mind-controlled prosthetic arm.

Research shows mind controlled prosthetics are now reality

October 20, 2014

New research published Oct. 8 from Chalmers University of Technology located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, have revealed groundbreaking advances in prost...

Media spread Ebola hysteria

By Editorial Board

October 13, 2014

Dominating headlines and spurring 24-hour coverage on news channels, the Ebola virus is infecting the minds of Americans despite assurances from White House officials that the illness will not spread to the U.S.As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue their efforts to mitigate a potential U.S. outbreak, media outlets are reporting developments with undue urgency even though the first Ebola death on U.S. ...

Breast Cancer Awareness

New Daley Plaza art raising awareness for breast cancer

October 13, 2014

Planned Parenthood of Illinois unveiled a new art installation Oct. 1 at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., to recognize the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness month.The hot pink 16-foot-tall bra statue ...

Study finds racial disparity in violent deaths

Gun Violence

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

September 29, 2014

Columbia University published Aug.14 found that more black Americans die from gun violence than any other race.A team of researchers led by Bindu Kalesan, assistant professor at Columbia University's Mailman...

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

Liam Neeson’s ‘Tombstones’ not a walk to remember

September 29, 2014

After actor Liam Neeson’s formulaic performances in critically panned, but financially successful action flicks such as “Taken” and “Non-Stop,” his new role in “A Walk Among the Tombstones”...


Genetic loop keeps cellular clocks on time

September 22, 2014

The human body’s circadian rhythm, synced with the 24 hour day, regulates almost every physiological process. New research has illuminated the interaction between four genes that control this circadian cl...


Free HIV testing returns to campus

September 8, 2014

After a two-year hiatus, free on-campus HIV testing will return to Columbia to promote safe sex. On-campus HIV testing had been discontinued in 2012 after city funding that supported the service was cut. Without the funding, the college could no longer afford to provide it, said Mar...

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American Heart Association advocates for e-cigarette regulation

September 8, 2014

The American Heart Association released its first policy on e-cigarettes Aug. 24, stating that e-cigarettes threaten to “addict the next generation of smokers.” The AHA said it based its position on the limi...

College credit system needs revision

April 28, 2014

From 2013–2014, full-time Columbia students coughed up $22,132 for tuition, a number that will increase to $22,884 in the next academic year. Students are looking to maximize the value of their education, but each semester, many full-time students are charged for credits they do not use— an extra $668 many can’t afford to waste.All full-time Columbia students are billed a uniform price for 12 to 16 credit hours. Any stud...

Student complaint system needs revision

April 7, 2014

When a student has a personal disagreement with a professor, the two should ideally sort it out themselves —however, that does not always happen. As reported March 31 by The Chronicle, such was the case when a student complained last semester about Humanities, History & Social Sciences professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” class.The student, who considered content of Chehade’s class biased, compla...

Women Who Yell

Women who yell debuts at Columbia

March 31, 2014

Columbia's campus will be filled with the sound of shouting women April 4 and 11 as a part of a student project titled “Women Who Yell.” Six students in a Writing and Rhetoric II Honors course, taught by Ames Hawkins, associate professor in the English Department, will create a...

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