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On the first day of the Fall 2020 semester, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced two new initiatives at the college, pushing to be a completely anti-racist institution.

BREAKING: Columbia to roll out 2 new anti-racist initiatives

September 8, 2020

To kick off the Fall 2020 semester, the college announced there will be two new initiatives to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Columbia. In a Tuesday, Sept. 8 collegewide email, ...

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

May 7, 2018

Two students who reported sexual assault to the college’s Title IX and Counseling Service Offices in 2016 say, years later, they are still feeling the effects of those complaints and the school’s failure to satisfactorily help them. Business and entrepreneurship alumna Madeline W...

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

October 9, 2017

Cecil McDonald Jr., adjunct professor in the Photography Department and Columbia 2007 photography alumnus, has been nominated for the 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards for his book, “In the Company of Black,” competing in a pool of more than 900 oth...

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...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson.

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...

Nancy Updike, a founding producer of podcast giant

As podcasts expand, funding competition toughens

November 17, 2014

For a radio conference, there was a lot of extraneous noise Nov. 9 in the meeting rooms at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 W. Mart Center Drive, during the Third Coast International Audio Festival. ...

Student debt a national epidemic

Student debt a national epidemic

September 29, 2014

As tuition at colleges across the country continues to rise, student debt remains an epidemic that plagues many students and graduates, and Strike Debt has taken notice. Strike Debt, an organization that began after the Occupy Wall Street movements, is creating Debt Collective, a d...

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