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New elements introduced to Orientation this year

New elements introduced to Orientation this year

September 6, 2016

Changes made to the Orientation program are offering students a more valuable introduction experience this year.More than 15 changes were made to this year’s Campus Orientation sessions, held June through Septem...

Domestic violence shelter opens, provides South Side refuge

Domestic violence shelter opens, provides South Side refuge

February 22, 2016

Domestic violence victims on the South Side now have access to nearby help from a two-story, 40-bed shelter that opened Feb. 14.The shelter is funded by the city as well as community and nonprofit org...

Enrollment low, despite retention spike

Enrollment low, despite retention spike

February 21, 2016

Columbia’s total enrollment has dropped to 8,100 students, a 9.6 percent decrease of 861 students from the Fall 2015 Semester and a 5.1 percent decline of 433 students from the previous spring. This i...

Fewer students, more money: Students pay up for enrollment drop

Fewer students, more money: Students pay up for enrollment drop

February 15, 2016

The college has announced a 4 percent tuition increase for the 2016–2017 academic year, raising the cost of a Columbia education to $24,590, nearly $1,000 more than the current tuition of $23,640.Ful...

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

December 14, 2015

The Faculty Senate at its Dec. 11 meeting approved proposals for three new majors and a new minor, which will be sent to the Office of the Provost for approval.Previously, the Academic Affairs Committee...

Indie pop genre losing originality, novelty

By Managing Editor

November 2, 2015

Experimental pop artist Grimes has been steadily rising in the ranks of pop music since the 2012 release of her critically acclaimed album, Visions.Hipsters praised Grimes for her unique sound that combined elements of art pop, witch house, electro-R&B and dark wave. Her music brought something new to a genre oversaturated with bubblegum pop and club beats.However, one of her newest songs "Flesh without Blood," released ...

Strategic Plan committees off and running

Strategic Plan committees off and running

October 26, 2015

The Strategic Plan implementation committees have received their assignments and will begin working on their first-year goals, according to Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. As reported Oct. 5 b...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

College addresses enrollment decline

College addresses enrollment decline

By Campus Editor

October 5, 2015

In light of the college’s net loss of nearly 500 students and Columbia’s fall enrollment declining for the sixth consecutive year, as reported Sept. 28 by The Chronicle, the administration is creating p...

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