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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...

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

First Big Mouth yields big turnout

September 14, 2015

Students gathered in the Conaway Center of the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building laughing, singing and cheering on various acts to commence Big Mouth, the first in a series of open mic nights occurring throughout...

AVP of Student Financial Services talks financial aid, payment plans

AVP of Student Financial Services talks financial aid, payment plans

June 24, 2015

New students have many responsibilities to manage as they settle into their new college homes. Between organizing your move-in date, color coordinating your new bedroom and choosing which “Welcome W...

One student, big city: First-semester program to engage students with college, Chicago

One student, big city: First-semester program to engage students with college, Chicago

June 22, 2015

Getting acquainted with other students, as well as the college and the city, are all key components to the First-Semester Experience, and this fall, Columbia is launching a brand new first-semester fresh...

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

Kim advises incoming students on first-year success

June 18, 2015

While incoming students get acclimated to their new surroundings at Columbia, they will also learn who the college’s higher-ups are and how certain individuals will impact their academic experience.Du...

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Invisible identities: Gay-washing and other bisexual issues

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

When Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage in 2004, renowned bisexual activist Robyn Ochs and her partner, Peg Preble, were more than ready to take their long-awaited walk down the aisle. After spending seven years together, the two women were happy to have a legally recognized marriage. But one problem arose after the ceremony—notable media outlets, including The Washington ...

Healthy plan for city budget

By Editorial Board

September 25, 2011

The term “belt-tightening” took on a double meaning on Sept. 15, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to implement a wellness program intended to reduce both the costs of health care and the waist size of city employees. Emanuel, taking another private sector solution to alleviate government budget problems, offered city unions a choice: participate in coached fitness regimens and diet plans, or pay an extra $50 a m...

Changes encourage retention, commitment

By BenitaZepeda

May 9, 2010

Just as in years past, incoming freshman and transfer students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year will be required to attend new student orientation. However, this year the office of New Student Programs and Orientation has revamped orientation to tailor the experience to students’ individual interests and needs.Emily Easton, director of New Student Programs and Orientation, said this year’s orientations, which begin J...

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