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One giant leap for Science Department

By Samuel Charles

September 27, 2010

Columbia has taken another step toward a more diversified curriculum as of fall 2011 by offering a new major: arts and materials conservation. Not only is the degree program new to the college, it’s also the first degree being offered in the Science and Math Department.Arts and materials conservation is the process of maintaining and protecting artworks using different techniques in chemistry, biology, temperature change and...

Columbia to accommodate bicyclists

By Samuel Charles

September 27, 2010

Columbia will now allow students to bring their bicycles anywhere inside campus buildings if there is no longer room available on provided bike racks. Previously, students were required to lock their bikes outside to designated racks.The racks often became crowded and students were forced to look elsewhere for a place to lock up their bicycles.The decision was reached after numerous complaints and suggestions were received ...

Student group faces first-year challenges

By Samuel Charles

September 20, 2010

Students Helping Humanity, a new student group at Columbia, has a goal to do whatever it can to help those in need, not only within the college or city but globally as well.No other student organization at the college is regarded as a community service group. The members’ future plans, while ambitious, are very new and will face some challenges in their first year, those close to the group said.“The first challenge is [to...

Rental option may ease textbook burden

By Samuel Charles

September 13, 2010

In an effort to help students save money, the Columbia College Bookstore is now offering students the option to rent certain textbooks. As of fall 2010, about one-third of the books will be available to rent.Follett, the company that owns Columbia’s bookstore, launched Rent-A-Text as a pilot program at select schools in California last year. Students who used the rental option saved a total of almost $2 million after one seme...

Columbia on track

By Samuel Charles

September 13, 2010

Three Columbia alumni and one graduate student won first prize in the third installment of "Art-on-Track," a judged art exhibition to see which of the eight entries’ decorated rapid transit cars met criteria the best. The display traveled on the train tracks around the Loop on Aug. 7.The exhibition judges decided Columbia’s train car was the best out of eight entries, which included other independent artist groups designing art galleries within trains. The winner was chosen based on three prima...

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