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Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

Attention back-to-school shoppers: Columbia bookstore will now be run by Barnes and Noble College

August 12, 2019

Although there will not be an in-store coffee shop like at DePaul University's downtown bookstore, now that Barnes and Noble College has taken over operations of Columbia's store, 624 S. Michigan Ave., studen...

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

Artists illustrate creative ways to display work during campus panel

October 5, 2018

Stickers of a Buddha character with punk-rock features can be found scattered across the Chicagoland area. Junior cinema art and science major Xzavier Weed created this character, which has gained attention from  artists worldwide, he said, during a “On & Off the Walls...

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

Textbook fund could open access to educational materials

October 1, 2018

Colleges will soon be awarded grant money to help pay for textbooks after an additional $5 million in funding was allocated to the Open Textbooks Pilot Program.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the pro...

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

Super moms coming to Rogers Park’s rescue

November 13, 2017

In Rogers Park, the Oct. 13 drive-by killing of a 64-year-old teacher has united a group of mothers to take action. The group will be a chapter of Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings, an Englewood anti-violence group...

Packback offers inexpensive textbook alternative

Packback offers inexpensive textbook alternative

March 31, 2014

As Columbia’s cost of attendance continues to rise, a new company may help decrease the financial burden that textbook costs place on students. Packback, a digital textbook rental service, will give students the option to purchase 24-hour access to textbooks for a f...

Journalists bowing to sources, betraying readers

By Tyler Davis

October 8, 2012

“Journalists should be free of obligation to any interest other than the public’s right to know,” states the code of ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists. Yet some reporters have been allowing their sources to comb through transcripts and decide what they do and do not want published.Traditionally, politicians have spoken carefully in the company of journalists because the press has the power to expose th...

Students need alternatives

By Editorial Board

September 26, 2011

An activist organization, Student Public Interest Research Groups, rallied at Truman College on Sept. 15 to protest the ever-rising costs of textbooks in a movement they call the “Textbook Rebellion.” The group has traveled to college campuses across the country since the start of the fall semester, rallying restive students who feel administrators are unsympathetic to the financial burden placed on them. Thousands of stu...

Big names making big bucks

By Samuel Charles

November 29, 2010

Brought on by economic woes, Columbia’s top administrators’ salaries remained static during the 2008–2009 fiscal year, according to the 990 tax form, which the Internal Revenue Service requires all nonprofit educational institutions to file.Once again, President Warrick L. Carter was the leading salary earner, pulling down $330,885, and Zafra Lerman, former head of the Science Institute, was second, with $244,861. Ler...

Judge rules teacher firings unlawful

By Darryl Holliday

October 11, 2010

Chicago teachers who were laid off over the summer are steps closer to getting their jobs back.The U. S. District Court Judge David Coar ruled on Oct. 4 Chicago Public Schools violated the rights of hundreds of CPS employees when it authorized the “honorable termination” of tenured teachers in June.The ruling comes as a blow to the Chicago Board of Education and CPS CEO Ron Huberman, who was given authority to lay off t...

Columbia should try e-textbooks

By Lauren Kelly

October 5, 2009

Following the trend of many media outlets moving toward digital information, some publishers have made versions of their textbooks available for download online. At least seven publishers currently offer electronic textbooks through their online Web sites.Given Columbia’s progressive student body and history of innovation, switching to e-books would be an option worth investigating. Using electronic texts could prove to be more...

Used books and online resources ease financial burden

By BenitaZepeda

September 28, 2009

At the start of each semester, students are bombarded with the challenges of getting back into the swing of college life. One of these challenges is the financial burden of buying textbooks for classes.The high cost of textbooks is something that students are all too familiar with. However, this semester Columbia’s bookstore has seen a 5.6 percent increase in the number of used books available to students. Online resour...

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