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Editor’s Note: Global Education Office issues bad for business

Editor’s Note: Global Education Office issues bad for business

October 14, 2019

Studying abroad in Paris for the 2019 Creative Writing J-term was one of the highlights of my college experience, especially because I was in the city during the intense and historic Yellow Vest riots...

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

‘Challenging task at best’: Global Education carries on after reorganization

October 14, 2019

  Updated 10/14/19 at 3:10 p.m. with additional comments and clarification from Mark Chakoian, former assistant director of Global Education.    Five months after almost half of the staff members ...

Chicago’s multicultural markets offer a feeling of home for international students

Chicago’s multicultural markets offer a feeling of home for international students

September 30, 2019

College students may experience the occasional spout of homesickness and food can often be one form of comfort. As a multicultural city, Chicago is home to various markets, restaurants and neighborhoods...

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

Illinois legislator pushes for rape kit electronic tracking system to end backlog

By Alexandra Yetter

February 22, 2019

Illinois House representatives are working to pass a bill to establish an electronic rape kit tracking system to tackle a processing backlog, but Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting commissio...

State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

International students find home for holiday break

International students find home for holiday break

November 27, 2017

For international students who are not going home for the holidays, Columbia’s lengthy winter break can be lonely, but the college has several resources to make the monthlong vacation tolerable. International Admissions Officer Kevin Obomanu said Columbia has nearly 50...

Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Columbia responds to Trump travel ban, supports international students

Columbia responds to Trump travel ban, supports international students

February 6, 2017

Columbia officials including the Office of International Student Affairs and President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim recently released statements reaffirming their support of international students following Presiden...

A WHOLE NEW WORLD: International students strive to fit into the Columbia way

A WHOLE NEW WORLD: International students strive to fit into the Columbia way

February 29, 2016

Lectures, exams and solitary book-cracking—is that the way to learn about art, music and creativity? International students seek out Columbia to do it all differently—with collaboration and self-express...

Mental health services lead to healthy students, better retention rates

By Editor-in-Chief

December 14, 2015

As Columbia continues to implement the Strategic Plan and budgets are redistributed, one issue that should not go unnoticed is the college’s need to continue focusing attention on providing students proper access to mental health resources. Many new programs, as well as continuing ones, are being offered to students to de-stress and cope with mental health issues.Even the college’s library hosted a “De-stress Fest,” i...

Daily Schedule/ Scores

By Nader Ihmoud

October 15, 2012

10/15MLB playoffsGame 2National League Championship SeriesSan Francisco Giants 7 St. Louis Cardinals 1WP: Ryan Vogelsong LP: Chris CarpenterSeries: Tied 1-1Oct. 16MLB playoffsAmerican League Championship SeriesNew York Yankees @ Detroit TigersYankees SP: Pat HughesTigers SP: Justin VerlanderSeries: Tigers lead 2-0...

International student body reaches 200

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2011

Columbia’s international student body has reached a new high with approximately 20 new students coming in this semester from abroad.Last semester, the international student count was 186. This semester, it’s 209, according to Gigi Posejpal, director of International Student Affairs.“They are able to explore [at Columbia],” Posejpal said. “They’re able to approach individuals to ask questions and find people who are willi...

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