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Food box proposal a new low, even for Trump administration

By Editorial Board

February 26, 2018

President Donald Trump’s administration has gotten creative in exhibiting its disregard for the poor.A proposal in the administration’s budget request for the 2019 fiscal year would drastically affect low-income people’s access to and choice of food. About half of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients’ benefits would come in a “USDA Foods Package.” Recipients currently use a stored value card wit...

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

Asian Student Organization to hold meeting on intersectionality

February 19, 2018

The various identities, including ethnic, gender and sexuality, that are part of a person are not often discussed within the Asian community, but a campus organization is hoping to change that. To examine the relationship and intersectionality of those identities, Columbia’s As...

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. ...

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’...

Roaming free: baby bison to join Fermilab family

Roaming free: baby bison to join Fermilab family

May 1, 2017

Bison will soon roam 2,000 acres of restored Illinois prairie at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, just as they did on the Pre-Columbian Great Plains. About 14 bison calves, raised at Fermilab for environme...

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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