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CTA riders will see a 25 cent increase per ride and a $5 increase for the monthly passes starting January 2018. It is unclear whether the cost of Columbia’s Ventra U-Pass will increase for the Fall 2018 Semester. 

CTA raises fares for 2018, cites state budget cuts

December 4, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority will raise fares starting January 2018 for the first time in nine years. CTA’s 2018 budget lost $33 million in state funding, and as a result, base fares will increase by 25 cents per ride and $5 for the 30-day un...

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

Tax forms released: Enrollment down, Kim’s bonus doubles

December 4, 2017

As tuition rises and enrollment drops, recently released tax forms also indicate a decrease in revenue, college spending, gifts and contributions, as well as an increase in college assets and a...

A Day with Reporter Andrea Watson | The Columbia Chronicle

February 16, 2015

Andrea Watson recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a masters degree in Journalism. She was working as a staff reporter at the Chicago Defender and now works for DNA Info Chicago."Wherever ...

CTA cracks down on U-Pass sharing

The Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on students sharing their U-Passes, confiscating misused cards.

By Assistant Campus Editor

December 1, 2014

In an effort to recoup lost revenue and ensure fair usage, the Chicago Transit Authority is cracking down on students who abuse their U-Passes.The CTA is actively seeking out students who lend their Ventra U...

Fall enrollment slips to four-year low

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

September 17, 2012

Columbia’s enrollment is down by 842 students for the fall 2012 semester, according to figures posted by the administration. The 7.2 percent drop over last year could cost the college nearly $17 million in tuition and other fees.The enrollment data was posted on the college’s interactive reporting tool Sept. 13 and confirmed by two high-ranking college officials, although college spokeswoman Diane Doyne said the headcou...

Far to host Wii Fit Night

By Nader Ihmoud

November 14, 2011

The end of the semester is approaching, and students can find themselves overwhelmed by school-related stressors. Columbia’s Fitness, Athletics and Recreation group is inviting students to Wii Fit Night to forget their worries.FAR will host the event on Nov. 17 at The Loft in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building, from 6 – 8 p.m. Event Coordinator Megan Smith said there will be only one Wii game console available. Two to fou...

U-Pass over for part-time students

By SpencerRoush

April 1, 2011

College students will do anything for free stuff, whether it’s crashing a gallery opening for finger food, attending an otherwise lame event for free pizza or answering a couple of survey questions for gift certificates.While these students are swarming the donut and pizza boxes for free grub, others are finding much better Columbia deals on the house. But they have to cheat the system to do it.These sneaky Columbia students we...

SGA to combat financial burdens

By Katy Nielsen

September 20, 2010

An anti-graffiti campaign, a new student center and a partnership with Metra are some of the Student Government Association’s initiatives, which were presented at its first meeting for the coming year on Sept. 14.The SGA will also work to increase student enrollment, maintain a clean campus, fill its Senate seats and add more bike racks.SGA President John Trierweiler, senior broadcast journalism major, said he is optimis...

‘Snowpocalypse’ does not disprove global warming theories

By Lauren Kelly

February 22, 2010

Two massive blizzards hit the northeastern United States in the first weeks of February and wreaked havoc on the region, resulting in closures of schools, roads and government operations. The multiple feet of snow sparked conservatives and global warming skeptics to publicly question the validity of claims that our planet is heating up.Right-wing pundits such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh made snide comments on their programs that belittle...

College: Summer U-Passes ‘all or nothing’

By Thomas Pardee

December 8, 2008

Columbia will soon be releasing a survey to gauge student interest in a summer U-Pass, according to Kari Sommers, assistant dean of Student Life.Sommers said she is in the process of polling last year's full-time summer school students to see if a U-Pass-to be used during the summer months to travel throughout the city on the CTA-would have been beneficial. She said the survey is in response to several isolated complaints made by ...

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