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International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

November 8, 2018

This article has been updated to include statements from Vice Provost of Global Education Marcelo Sabatés and Clare Lake, Director of International Student Services.  International students who hold F, J and M visas could ...

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews | The Columbia Chronicle

September 30, 2014

Alcoholic Youth Pt. 1: Anonymous Interviews brings awareness about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption in college students, through personal testimonies and statistics.Video By: Christian D. H...

Infrared light highlights brain health

Infrared light highlights brain health

September 2, 2014

A new technique that employs infrared light to measure pulse pressure and arterial stiffness in the brain may also help illuminate connections between long-term brain health and the effects of stress, ag...

Faculty Senate Meeting [9/14/2012]

By Dannis Valera

September 18, 2012

Giving faculty and staff a 3 percent pay raise will require $5 million in cuts aimed at  various units of the college given the current budget situation, Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, told the first Faculty Senate meeting of the fall semester. Specifically, $2 million will be cut from the Academic Affairs fiscal 2013 budget, she said. Love and Ken Gotsch, vice president of Business Aff...

Word on the Street: How do you de-stress from finals?

By Dannis Valera

April 29, 2012

Finals is one of the most stressful times for students during the whole semester. Although many Columbia students have started their final projects, a majority of the college is taking their final exams next week. Let's see what some students are doing to relieve some of their stress.

Peasant life in black and white

By Drew Hunt

February 7, 2012

One of last year’s best films, The Turin Horse,” will finally have its U.S. release. Reportedly the final work of Hungarian director Béla Tarr, the film begins with an opening narration that describes a time in 1899 when Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed a cantankerous cabbie whipping the defenseless horse that pulled his carriage after stepping out of his home in Turin, Italy. After putting an end to the violence, it is sai...

It’s not me, it’s you: the problem with Vassar’s accidental acceptance

By Brianna Wellen

February 6, 2012

Rejection is never easy. Whether it is rejection from a job, a significant other or a school, it’s part of human nature and ambition to desire being accepted. But what’s worse than rejection? Being accidentally accepted.Such was the case with 76 applicants to Vassar College Jan. 27. Students were able to check an online portal to see if they were admitted to the school through early acceptance. The letter was in fact a ...

Stress can lead to disabilities

By Katy Nielsen

May 8, 2011

When people say they’re stressed due to work demands, they might be developing physical disabilities more severe than temporary exhaustion. The next time a boss asks someone to take on more work than usual, he or she might be putting that person’s health at risk.This information is based on data published in March by two separate journals that show stress is prevalent at work, and its effects can lead to long-term disabiliti...

New festival addresses value of artistic labor

By Brianna Wellen

March 27, 2011

Crowd members interacted with a large-scale performance as it paraded through the streets of the Logan Square neighborhood. They followed the procession from Voice of the City, 3429 W. Diversey Ave., to Elastic Arts Foundation, 2830 N. Milwaukee Ave. Logan Square boasts an abundance of creative voices, and the To Art and Profit Festival turned its focus there on the first weekend of the three-part event.Presented through Lin...

Columbia helps students fight stress

By Katy Nielsen

December 13, 2010

De-stress seminars, counseling services and free massages are some ways Columbia helps students cope with stress before finals and the holidays.Jackie Sowinski-Hamlett, director of Counseling Services and a therapist at Columbia, said identifying triggers is the first step to managing stress.Students had the chance to talk about their end-of-the-semester stressors and triggers at a stress management workshop monitored by Sow...

Coping with everyday pressure

By J_Howard

November 29, 2010

With the end of the semester upon us, students’ stress levels are on the rise. Though this response is common, it is the cause of many health concerns across the country.Stress impacts everyone. The 2010 Stress in America survey by the American Psychological Association reported 37 percent of Chicagoans feel stressed or tense during their workday, a 9 percent increase from last year’s survey.“Stress is a normal respo...

Stress: it doesn’t have to consume you

By Ivana Susic

January 25, 2010

It’s the first week of school and for many the stress has already started to mount. Sleep deprivation has set in and caffeine intake has increased. No one is immune to stress, but it’s the level and frequency that can cause trouble.Constant pressure has been linked to health and emotional problems: depression, frequent colds and even hair loss are among the possibilities when no time is left for relaxation. So take a de...

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