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City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Faculty strives for, hides transparency

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

The Faculty Senate boasted of its transparent discussions with Columbia's administration in its March 16 meeting, than a short time later declared a closed-door session to discuss the provost search.Prior to closing the meeting, the Senate’s discussion touched on newly presented financial models, reallocation of funds and search dates for a chief financial officer and provost. It also approved three new proposed majors in t...

Offices relocate to on-campus buildings

By Heather Scroering

March 19, 2012

During a March 15 meeting with the occupants of the 218 S. Wabash Ave. and 1112 S. Wabash Ave. buildings, Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, announced that the college has broken its lease on the two buildings five years early, and offices will move back to Columbia’s campusthis summer.The move is a “cost saving solution,” saving the college approximately $900,000 per year, Berg told attendees of the meet...

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