The Columbia Chronicle


Admissions policy needs less generosity

By Editorial Board

September 24, 2012

Enrollment for Columbia’s fall semester is down 842 students. A good number of those–310 students–did not return because of a failure to meet academic standards. Seemingly, there are students who are unable to keep up with the college’s expectations, and this might have to do with the school’s admission policy.Columbia accepts more than 80 percent of its applicants, according to its website. This is actually not t...


By Estefania Martinez

April 9, 2012

Internationally known artist, Ann Silver, made her gallery debut at Columbia with "One Way, Deaf Way." In addition to the gallery, the ASL department hosted a presentation where assistant ASL professor Dr. Jim Van Manen and Silver discussed her journey as a deaf artist.

Columbia honorary degree recipients talk future

By Amanda Murphy

April 18, 2011

For Ryan Schreiber, founder and CEO of Pitchfork Media, receiving an honorary degree means a lot more than giving a speech and sporting formal wear. Schreiber, who never attended college, will tell any Columbia student the importance of the knowledge, training and opportunities a degree provides. He will not downplay the struggles he faced starting up his music publication with what he says was barely a high school diplom...

Columbia welcomes writing wonders

By Amanda Murphy

March 14, 2011

Columbia has built its academics around immersing students in real-life experiences. That philosophy is once again illustrated by Story Week.This is the 15th year the Fiction Writing Department has organized a plethora of opportunities for students and faculty to learn what it means to be a literary success.The free festivities will begin on March 13 and last until March 18 with a literary lineup, including Scottish novelist Irvi...

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