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The Obamas, predicting the future and restricted resources on campus

The Obamas, predicting the future and restricted resources on campus

November 6, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff talks about President Barack Obama's trip to Chicago for the Obama Foundation Summit, a Columbia artist-in-residence who uses books to rea...

Snowden’s amnesty will allow America to move on

October 10, 2016

Edward Snowden is a divisive figure in recent American history. He leaked confidential documents that showed the National Security Agency was secretly monitoring millions of Americans through their phones and computers. Some say this makes him a hero; the U.S. government said he should be tried for treason.Snowden was officially charged with giving classified information to unauthorized parties, disclosing communications in...

Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

Can the U.S. uphold Obama’s legacy?

By Managing Editor

September 26, 2016

As President Barack Obama’s final term sadly comes to a close, he is starting to make final speeches to prominent groups he has been involved in. He gave his final address to the United Nations’ Gener...

Faculty Senate welcomes new members,  approves end-of-year motions

Faculty Senate welcomes new members, approves end-of-year motions

May 9, 2016

In its last meeting of the semester on May 6, the Faculty Senate introduced its latest motions and approvals before introducing new members and open seats. Before adjourning its 2015–2016 members t...

Sex ed should be inclusive, accurate

February 29, 2016

Young people today can access pornography more easily than accurate and informative sex education, and Congress’ continued monetary support of abstinence-only sex ed programs does little to remedy the situation.President Barack Obama’s 2017 budget proposes zero funding for a program run by the Department of Health and Human Services that previously awarded $10 million in grants a year to abstinence-only sex education p...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

Mining towns need solid facts before show of support

By Editorial Board

January 25, 2016

Many Republicans have accused President Obama of “waging a war on coal” throughout his time in office because of his efforts to adapt to and prepare for the effects of climate change.However, the president recently acknowledged the green initiatives could hurt job prospects for those who rely on mining work.The New York Times reported Jan. 15 that Obama aims to stop building new coal plants, close existing plants, limit U...

Psychiatry’s drug habit fails patients

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 16, 2015

Psychiatry—now a booming industry as well as a trusted, supposedly empirical science—first developed as a medical specialty in the early 1800s. Its purpose was the treatment of those severely disoriented individuals who were confined to sanitariums and mental asylums. We would now recognize that these patients suffered from conditions that are largely medical, such as dementia, brain tumors or seizures.It wasn’t until ...

Columbia Presents CoffeeHousePR Panel

November 9, 2015

Columbia’s PRSSA hosted an Alumni panel on the second floor of the 33 E. Congress Building Nov. 4. During the panel, Columbia graduates discussed why it’s important to do internships before graduat...

Universal high-quality preschool pays off

By Opinions Editor

November 2, 2015

Presidential campaign education platforms primarily focus on college tuition and student debt. However, both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the implementation of universal prekindergarten education, which would increase access to high-quality preschool education to families of all socioeconomic backgrounds. In the past, preschool has been out of reach for lower-income children, as private preschools are expensive...

Controversial college admissions platform has vague intentions

By Editorial Board

October 9, 2015

More than two million high school seniors are expected to apply to college in the next few months, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nearly half of those students will use the Common Application togain admission.. However, the Coalition for Access, Affordability & Success, composed of more than 80 public and private colleges and universities, plans to introduce a new application and “recast the college admissio...

College enrollment declines by nearly 500, new student rates up

By Campus Editor

September 28, 2015

columbia’s recently announced fall 2015 enrollment shows a decline for the sixth consecutive year with nearly 500 fewer students total from the data reported from the Fall 2014 Semester, despite an increase in reported new students, according to a Sept. 25 emailed announcement from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden.The college saw a 5 percent decrease in total enrollment during the last year—the number of s...

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