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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces expanded efforts to provide relief for private and commercial student loan recipients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois expands payment relief for student loan borrowers

April 22, 2020

Following Congress' CARES Act that provided financial relief for student loan borrowers by postponing repayment, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expanding the effort to include private and commercial student loan rec...

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

April 16, 2018

In the nation’s higher education institutions, some students use their free time harnessing their creativity to craft art projects, music or films. Others try various ways to earn money for food by sel...

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

Homeownership a remote dream for millennials

February 12, 2018

The nation’s $1.4 trillion student loan debt significantly affects millennials financially, and a recent study highlights how home ownership has become an even more distant dream for the nation’s l...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Lawmakers need to act on student borrower safeguards

October 30, 2017

Illinois lawmakers have a golden opportunity to right a wrong Gov. Bruce Rauner committed against students during the current veto session. Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 1351, which would have created the...

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

Nationwide student loan crisis triggers relief fraud

By Eric Bradach

October 30, 2017

About $40,000 deep in student loan debt, Deyatres Dewalt heard an advertisement on the car radio that seemed too good to be true. Dewalt called the company, Teldebt Solutions Inc., in April 2015, and...

Elana Schmidt, Madeline Brittingham, and Ashley Vunderink have been talking about doing a drag show at Columbia since summer.

Queens to strut at Columbia’s first drag show

October 9, 2017

Columbia will host its first drag show, “Once Upon a Drag,” Oct. 20, showcasing lip-sync performances from student and professional drag queens in Chicago. The show, which will be held at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, was created by the Student Programming B...

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

October 2, 2017

The Early Childhood Education program and Teaching Artist and Education minors have been moved to the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department—dissolving the Education Department—and will no longer accept applications for the Fall 2018 Semester. Carol Rozansky, forme...

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

Resignation from OAS could be detrimental to Venezuela

By Ariana Portalatin

May 1, 2017

Political protests in Venezuela reached a tipping point recently with the “mother of all marches” on April 19. Three people were killed as crowds protested their government’s failure to provide its c...

FOX makes mistakes,  recognizes its faults

FOX makes mistakes, recognizes its faults

February 27, 2017

The Feb. 20 episode of "24: Legacy" covered the 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. hour of the 24-hour-long season. In one scene, U.S. government officials review footage of attacks a terrorist they are pursuing suppose...

President Kwang-Wu Kim spoke with students about success after graduation on Oct. 16 at a forum hosted by the Student Government Association. 

Kim addresses student success

October 20, 2014

More than 100 members of the college community filled Hokin Hall in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Oct. 16 to munch on pizza and talk with President Kwang-Wu Kim with one broad topic in ...

Do hookups trump romance in college?

By Kyle Rich

November 26, 2012

Sexual activity can be considered a favorite pastime of some college students, but while many think one-night stands run rampant on and off campus, new research indicates romantic relationships predominate.In a new study published in the September issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers at Brown and Syracuse universities challenged the notion that hookup culture is replacing romantic relationships among the college ...

Loan defaults hit Columbia

By Editorial Board

October 31, 2011

As the unemployment rate hovers around 9 percent and more students graduate each year with an enormous burden of loan debt and no prospective career opportunities, default rates on these loans have steadily risen. For the first time, total student loan debt surpassed consumer credit card debt, reaching nearly $1 trillion. Occupy Wall Street has brought the issue to center stage, demanding that the U.S. government forgive ...

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