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Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

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...

Columbia to spread 'SALT' across college campus

Columbia to spread ‘SALT’ across college campus

February 29, 2016

SALT, a new program designed to give students a taste for better financial management, became available to Columbia students via email in January of the Spring 2016 Semester.The program, developed by Ameri...

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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...

Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip

April 13, 2015

INGREDIENTS1 17-ounce container plain Greek yogurt 3 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon sugar1 cup kale, finely chopped1 cup spinach, finely chopped4 scallions, finely chopped1/3 cup red bell pepper, mince...

Muggles Association president Megan Ammer cosplays as Louise from Bob’s Burgers at the 2014 CG2 Convention where all types of student-produced fan art is displayed and for sale at the event. The 2015 CG2 Convention will be held April 17 and 18 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Fandom fanatics to host CG2 convention

February 23, 2015

Witches, wizards and other magical beings from the college’s Muggles Association, Whovian Society and Japanese Anime Club student organizations will gather April 17 and 18 for their second annual Colu...

Falafel

Falafel

November 3, 2014

AS AN ARAB, I grew up eating Arabic food, and falafel is one of my favorites. I always loved to cut a piece of pita bread in half and stuff it with falafel and hummus. The best part about falafel is th...

Pension scandal no shock in Chicago

By Editorial Board

October 3, 2011

A Chicago Tribune/WGN-TV investigation revealed on Sept. 21 that 23 former labor leaders stand to collect approximately $56 million in pensions from the city of Chicago because of a tweak in a 1991 law. The changes, which were thrown in at the last minute with no debate or public notice, allow city workers to take a long leave of absence from their jobs to work for a union and receive a pension based on that high union salary...

Hold the Salt

By Ivana Susic

May 3, 2010

According to the American Heart Association, the recommended daily sodium intake is less than 2,400 mg. On average, Americans consume 4,000 mg of sodium daily, with 75 percent of that intake coming from the processed foods consumed on a regular basis.In an effort to lower sodium intake, the American Heart Association is collaborating with New York City to create a nationwide campaign, the National Salt Reduction Initiative. The ...

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