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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Trump’s claims of total exoneration are wrong’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘Trump’s claims of total exoneration are wrong’

July 25, 2019

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapped up his much-anticipated testimony before Congressional committees Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) emphasized President ...

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

Record female candidacies could make 2018 the ‘Year of the Woman’

May 7, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have been dubbed as the “Year of the Woman,” reflecting the surge of women running for public offices nationwide. Nearly 60 percent more women declared their intention to run f...

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

Durbin defeats Oberweis for senate seat

November 4, 2014

Sen. Dick Durbin defeated challenger Jim Oberweis Nov. 4, becoming the first Democrat in Illinois history to win a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Several major news outlets such as CBS2, Fox News and ...

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

Columbia names five honorary degree recipients

April 21, 2014

After Columbia’s Spring 2014 graduates stroll across the Chicago Theatre stage, they will hear words of wisdom from this year’s honorary degree recipients. The recipients include architect Jea...

Wisconsin elects first openly gay Senator

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Democrat Tammy Baldwin won a Senate seat in Wisconsin, making her the first openly-gay Senator in U.S. history, according to Slate online magazine.Another important Senate race has been declared, this time in Massachusetts. Democrat Elizabeth Warren will be the first woman Senator for the state after besting incumbent Scott Brown in the most expensive Senate race of this election cycle.  Elizabeth Warren has received a l...

‘Right to Know’ act brings vital data to students

By Editorial Board

September 30, 2012

Earlier this year, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden introduced the Student Right to Know Before You Go Act, which would provide prospective college students with coordinated data about post-graduation employment rates and average salary. If passed, the bill would improve students’ ability to choose their college and major while considering how they will pay off student loans based on their anticipated income.“At best, the inf...

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