The Columbia Chronicle

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Democrats agreed to provide emergency funding for various state colleges and universities as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Program. It has yet to be known how the MAP funding will affect Columbia.

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

Students protested Illinois’ unfulfilled promise of distributing Monetary Award Program grants outside the Thompson Center Feb. 16.

Higher-ups should reconsider decision not to fund MAP grants

April 4, 2016

Columbia has now joined many other colleges statewide in facing increased struggles—or a complete inability—to provide students with the state-funded grant aid they rely on to attend college, such as...

Sticking to the plan

Sticking to the plan

February 1, 2016

Senior college administrators reported to faculty and staff about the progress made during the first year of the Strategic Plan’s implementation at the initial Town Hall meeting of the Spring 2016 Semes...

Conservatives need to define what they consider rich

By Matt Watson

March 14, 2011

Republicans scored victories across the U.S. in November 2010 running on a platform of fiscal conservatism and vowing to cut deficits at the state and national level. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has gained national attention in recent weeks for his proposal to do away with public employee unions. Governors in Ohio and Michigan look to him for inspiration.If Republicans honestly cared about deficits, they could have done so...

Columbia sees ‘best of times, worst of times’

By CiaraShook

February 8, 2010

Warrick L. Carter, president of Columbia, and Allen M. Turner, chairman of Columbia’s Board of Trustees, joined the College Council during the Feb. 5 meeting on the 8th floor of the 1104 Center at 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Carter talked about Columbia’s recent accomplishments, but also called attention to the effect the poor economy has had on the college.Carter mentioned the open house for Columbia’s first new structure, ...

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