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The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is 'staying out of it'

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is ‘staying out of it’

June 1, 2020

Unlike some colleges and universities in the city, Columbia does not provide health insurance to all students, leaving most to rely on local commercial or government-funded plans, their p...

Corporations struggle to do what health-care system won’t

By Editorial Board

March 12, 2018

Uber launched Uber Health on March 1, a new form of non-emergency medical transportation.The new service allows patients to schedule rides to and from medical appointments hours before or up to 30 days in advance. Providers who order the rides do so through an online dashboard, and patients receive a text message or phone call for information about their trip, making rides accessible to those without  smartphones.Lyft Conci...

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

Honoring Billy Graham dishonors those he marginalized

By Miranda Manier

March 5, 2018

On Feb. 28, the late evangelical Rev. Billy Graham, who acted as a spiritual confidante for 12 presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama and was known as “America’s pastor,” became the fourth private ...

Child neglect masked as pranks for YouTube fame

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 18, 2017

Michael Martin begins a video with three of his five children explaining a game he wants them to play called “Bottle Flip Slap,” which requires the kids to play against each other and take turns fli...

Black Men’s Health & Wellness Expo

April 21, 2014

The Black Men's Health & Wellness Expo, held April 16 in Columbia's South Campus Building, 624 S. Michigan Ave., aimed to educate and inspire young black males to embrace healthy lifestyles. The e...

Protesters urge Sen. Durbin to prevent cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security

By Kaley Fowler

November 12, 2012

As part of a nationwide movement urging lawmakers to preserve social programs, two protests took place outside the Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn St., on Nov. 8 and 9, the latter resulting in 19 arrests.Demonstrators called on Sen. Dick Durbin to denounce policies that extend tax cuts to the wealthy and asked him to block cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.If Congress doesn’t formulate a plan t...

Closing Chicago mental health clinics will hurt patients

By Editorial Board

April 23, 2012

Protesters in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic April 12 in vehement opposition to the citywide closings of mental health clinics, The Chronicle reported April 16. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will consolidate 12 mental health clinics across Chicago into six as part of his 2012 budget, which passed unanimously, Emanuel stated the move would save the city approximately $2.3 million per y...

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