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New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

June 15, 2020

Reese Okuwobi was not sure what she had gotten herself into regarding student debt until she was already in the thick of it. Okuwobi, a senior marketing major, said as a first-generation college stu...

EDITORIAL: Historical campus buildings, student center deserve equal attention

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2018

The construction of the new student center is well underway with completion slated for late spring 2019. Students can witness the building’s construction. Over the past year, several campus buildings have been sold to help fund the center, such as the college’s share of the University Center, 525 S. State St., The Johnson Publishing Building, 820 S. Michigan Ave. and, most recently, 731 S. Plymouth Court. After it is bui...

Chicago creates basic income task force

Chicago creates basic income task force

September 21, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has created a task force to determine the viability of a guaranteed income program which would provide some Chicago residents a no-strings-attached monthly income.“If [Chicago gave] ...

The LGBTQ culture and community coordinator, Asian-American cultural affairs coordinator and African-American cultural affairs coordinator positions are being replaced by two intersectional coordinator positions in the new Student Diversity and Inclusion Office.

New Student Diversity and Inclusion Office in search of new staff

October 30, 2017

The search for a director and coordinator is underway in the new Student Inclusion and Diversity Office as a short-handed staff continues to provide programming. Formerly known as the Multicultural Affairs Office, the SDI Office changed its name and unveiled its new location on 618 S...

Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot spoke about  transparency at a panel on Jan. 20 at East-West University. 

Panelists debate how soon police videos should be released

January 25, 2016

Experts shared ideas on how City Hall and the Chicago Police Department can better handle video evidence and increase transparency at a Jan. 20 panel held at East-West University.The event, hosted by the Ill...

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

April 21, 2014

After Columbia’s Spring 2014 graduates stroll across the Chicago Theatre stage, they will hear words of wisdom from this year’s honorary degree recipients. The recipients include architect Jea...

Bonus system could bridge college income gap

March 3, 2014

As college faculty unions fight for realistic living wages, national attention has shifted to the income disparity found at universities. To address the growing gap between administrative salaries and faculty wages, the faculty union at St. Mary’s College of Maryland has proposed limiting the salary of the college president to no more than 10 times that of the lowest-paid staff member.The concept of tying staff and adminis...

Student loans mean windfall for government

February 10, 2014

While U.S. students drown in a collective $1 trillion in loan debt, the federal government reaped $66 billion in profits between 2007 and 2012 from student loans, according to a Jan. 31 report from the Government Accountability Office.While all loan programs generate some profit for lenders, the government should not fill its pockets by benefiting from student debt. The current system is operating on antiquated assumptions—nam...

Roosevelt and Columbia students taking part in an open gym on Thursday, Feb. 6 after discussions for a 5-on-5 basketball tournament to take place this spring at Roosevelt University's Goodman Center.

Sunday League brings basketball back to Columbia

February 10, 2014

A NEW INTRAMURAL basketball league could help Columbia’s struggling basketball team recruit new players for the coming season. The 5-on-5 league, which began Feb. 9, is open to both Columbia and Roose...

‘Right to Know’ act brings vital data to students

By Editorial Board

October 1, 2012

Earlier this year, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden introduced the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, which would provide prospective college students with coordinated data about post-graduation employment rates and average salary. If passed, the bill would improve students’ ability to choose their college and major while considering how they will pay off student loans based on their anticipated income.“At best, the inf...

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

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