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‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

‘Forced From Home’ exhibit highlights refugee experience

October 5, 2018

Members of Doctors Without Borders hosted an exhibit at the Richard J. Daley Center to show the growing struggles of displaced people by allowing them to experience the journey through virtual reality an...

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...

America should welcome more refugees

September 21, 2015

Germany made headlines Sept. 8 when Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country is expected to spend $6.6 billion to welcome 800,000 refugees by the end of 2015. Merkel has insisted that the country’s borders remain open in light of Europe’s refugee crisis. Germany, which could accept up to an additional 500,000 refugees in future years, has committed to absorbing more refugees than any other European Union nation.Sweden h...

Refugee garden project revamps vacant lot

By Kaley Fowler

February 27, 2012

Moving to a new country and adapting to a foreign culture can be incredibly difficult. For many Chicago refugees, however, the transition will become easier through a new community project.The Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly, a program that helps refugees assimilate into U.S. culture and society, entered a three-year lease agreement with the city Feb. 15. CLESE will transform a vacant lot at 2954 W. Lawrence Ave...

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