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Columbia continues assistance for hurricane-affected students

Columbia continues assistance for hurricane-affected students

September 25, 2017

Columbia students and administrators continue to assist students affected by hurricanes, including fundraising by the Public Relations Student Society of America. Dean of Students John Pelrine said the college identified 125 students from areas impacted by Hurricane Irma includin...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

September 11, 2017

With 176 Columbia students from Hurricane Harvey-affected areas in Texas and Louisiana, 46 of whom are from direct-impact areas, Columbia is supporting students during a time of immense devastation and heartbreak. Brian Marth, assistant provost for Academic Services, said he met ...

Harvey’s aftermath is a lesson in long-term support

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

Atefter its assault on Texas beginning Aug. 25, Hurricane Harvey left a lifetime’s worth of ruin in its wake. Fifty lives were swept away by the storm’s wrath, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott estimated the storm caused up to $180 billion in damages. With at least 100,000 homes affected by the storm, some families don’t know when, if ever, they will be able to return home. Young adults, like those who make up Columbia’...

Mentally ill may be able to purchase guns, Congress’ hypocrisy can’t continue

By Editorial Board

February 27, 2017

Congress provided its fair share of triumphs for the Republican Party since Donald Trump became president, but a recent takedown of a sensible rule enforced by the Obama Administration is a win for no one. The Senate voted 57-43 on Feb. 15 to nix a regulation that requires the Social Security Administration to report to the FBI people who have a documented mental health condition and receive disability benefits so it will s...

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