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Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced a new initiative with the Chicago Park District and the Department of Streets & Sanitation to plant 11,800 new trees citywide.

11,800 trees will be planted citywide this year

May 4, 2015

Chicago will soon be seeing an array of green foliage coming to neighborhoods citywide. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on April 24 that the city will plant 11,800 new trees across the city.Cathy Breitenbach...

Strategic Plans go both ways

By Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2015

The reactions of the campus community to the Strategic Plan have been varied, garnering support for its boldness from some while drawing the ire of an ever-growing population of faculty, staff and students.In this issue, sources’ displeasure with the plan is evident, and the college community’s chilly attitudes toward voicing their opinions have seemingly thawed. Last week few people would comment, let alone answer reque...

College to increase focus on transfer students, initiatives

College to increase focus on transfer students, initiatives

April 13, 2015

Local community colleges that provide free tuition to incoming students may affect Columbia’s transfer enrollment.Harper College, a suburban community college that partners with Columbia in its recruit...

Columbia students, faculty worth the fight

By Opinions Editor

April 13, 2015

I transferred to Columbia with one goal: graduate. After attending a claustrophobic conservatory program in Seattle and a community college in Southern California where I was going nowhere fast, I just needed to finish getting a degree and Columbia was my last resort—in hindsight, not the mentality one should have going into college.Though I arrived with the credits of a sophomore and scored high on the COMPASS test, I was instructed ...

Graphic cigarette warning labels reduce smoking rates

Cigarettes

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

November 24, 2014

In an effort to reduce cigarette consumption, Canada became the first country to mandate graphic warning labels depicting the negative effects of smoking on cigarette packaging in 2001. Since then, the co...

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

Athlete Profile: Tyler Vinezeano

By Copy Editor

September 2, 2014

TYLER VINEZEANO, A senior cinema art + science major, has two passions: volleyball and film. When he isn’t editing clips of his latest project, he is practicing for his next volleyball game on the court a...

Carter faces, explains challenges in State of the College address

By Contributing Writer

April 4, 2011

By Vanessa Morton, Contributing WriterColumbia administration, faculty, staff and students recently gathered to hear from President Warrick L. Carter at the annual State of the College Address. The event gave the administration and student body a chance to discuss what is going on within different aspects of the college community.Hosted by the Student Government Association, the address was held at the Loft, in the 916 S. W...

Columbia absorbs transfers with ease

By Editorial Board

February 8, 2010

Transfer students entering a new college often face difficulties that continuing students don’t have to deal with. Transferring credits and financial aid information while trying to adjust to a new atmosphere doesn’t always happen seamlessly.Transfer students account for a significant amount of the student body at Columbia. According to the official Fact Book, 11 percent of students at Columbia were new transfer studen...

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