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New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

New minors expand students’ ‘Columbia recipe’

February 1, 2020

Several new minors have been approved by the provost’s office and will soon be introduced to the college’s course catalog to provide students with the opportunity of branching out into different discip...

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

Program closures stir emotions among faculty and students

February 15, 2019

Students and faculty reacted with sadness and a deepening mistrust for the administration as the news sunk in that two programs—Early Childhood Education and Dance Movement Therapy—will no longer be offered after the current cohorts complete their degrees. Junior e...

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

New Columbia partnership ensures ‘Everyone Can Code’

October 29, 2018

Genesys Works Chicago collaborated with Columbia College Chicago Online to educate local high school students on the importance of coding as part of Apple’s initiatives in the Everyone Can Code program. Genesys is dedicated to career success for high school students, and Ever...

Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

Big Screams from Logan Theatre’s Big Screen

October 15, 2018

The creepy notes of a live organ fill the auditorium as the 1922 silent film “Nosferatu” illuminates the screen at the Logan Theatre. The halls are lined with cult classic film posters from the 1980s ...

Laura Kinter helps Awakening in any way she can, while focusing on marketing, development and event planning. 

Notable Native: Laura Kinter

April 21, 2018

As the associate director of Awakening, a nonprofit providing an artistic outlet for sexual assault survivors, 27-year-old Laura Kinter pitches in any way she can, whether it is planning major events or ...

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

Advocate organizations carry torch in disability awareness

March 12, 2018

For half a century, the Special Olympics has been raising awareness of the intellectually disabled, but there is still more work needed, according to experts.To commemorate the Special Olympics’ 50-yea...

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...

Security breach affects employees, family members

Security breach affects employees, family members

March 12, 2018

A data security breach resulted in the disclosure of the names and Social Security numbers of Columbia employees and their family members on IRIS, the college’s internal website. The college learned Feb. 15 that SharePoint, the search portal application used to apply for the Tu...

‘The Good Doctor’ needs to break medical drama stereotypes

Church of England is doing something right about gender identity

November 27, 2017

When National Geographic released its historic January issue titled “Gender Revolution,” the country went into shock. I can distinctly remember sitting in the library for reading hour as a kid and...

Student Financial Services wants to create a friendlier approach to eliminate its “doctor’s office” feel, according to Christine Tvedt, manager of Outreach and Education at the Office of Student Financial Services.

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

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Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

U of M program successfully addresses mental illness

By Multimedia Editor

November 17, 2014

There has been much talk about illness on college campuses, and colleges are slowly adjusting to combat these issues. However, there is one sector that needs more attention—student athletes.In a 2014 survey of approximately 7,000 students from nine colleges and universities, only 10 percent of athletes used mental health services compared to the 30 percent of nonathletic students, according to the Healthy Bodies Study. Wi...

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