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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...

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

Student Financial Services works to improve customer service

April 16, 2018

Student Financial Services will contract with a new vendor to improve customer service on the toll-free consultation line and online chat services for students. Acting on the student feedback that they received about the customer service lines, Columbia will begin outsou...

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

Look around: Landmarks preserve Chicago history

March 26, 2018

Columbia students pass by historic landmarks on campus every day. Included are some of the buildings and sites in the South Loop that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as...

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

Students deserve a governor who represents their interests

March 12, 2018

Throughout life, we are often told to forget about the past and only look forward. But in the world of politics, previous policies, agendas, successes and failures of elected officials are embedded in voters’ minds when they head to the polls.  The Illinois primary is Marc...

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...

Students will suffer if GOP, corporations have their way

Students will suffer if GOP, corporations have their way

November 13, 2017

After numerous attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the GOP pivoted its attention to reforming the U.S. tax code. Unfortunately, the proposal is nothing more than a scathing spending ...

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...

Kim announces tuition increase for 2018–2019

Kim announces tuition increase for 2018–2019

November 1, 2017

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced a 2 percent undergraduate tuition increase for the 2018–2019 academic year in an Oct. 31 collegewide email. The college’s Board of Trustees made the decision to keep the increase in line with inflation during its Sept. 26 meeting. Tu...

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

DeVos’ student protection rollback exemplifies the swamp

October 23, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continues to exhibit why she was the first cabinet nominee in the nation’s history to be confirmed with a vice presidential tie-breaking vote by blocking a federal regu...

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...

Trump administration puts transgender students in danger

By Editorial Board

March 6, 2017

In a move that received widespread criticism, President Donald Trump’s Justice and Education departments have withdrawn Title IX guidelines promulgated to protect transgender students in a letter sent to public schools on Feb. 22.The “Dear Colleague” letter stated that the Obama-era guidelines did not “provide extensive legal analysis” of how its position was consistent with Title IX.The Obama administration’s ...

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