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State program to encourage more students pursue STEM

State program to encourage more students to pursue STEM

March 10, 2018

As more industries look for employees with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and math, Illinois is working to better equip its students for STEM careers.State officials announced a partnersh...

Youth in revolt: Students lead after Florida school shooting

Life is about second chances

By Tyra Bosnic

March 4, 2018

America’s youth has taken their future into their own hands before another mass shooting can claim them.Another school shooting Feb. 14 took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoo...

A proposed extension route to the CTA red line will extend the southbound ending from 95th/Dan Ryan to 130th.

CTA proposes route for transportation desert

February 5, 2018

The anticipated Red Line Extension project route  proposed by the Chicago Transit Authority promises minimal community damage during construction and thousands of new jobs. But questions about how it will...

Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Democrats agreed to provide emergency funding for various state colleges and universities as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Program. It has yet to be known how the MAP funding will affect Columbia.

State legislature approves higher education funding

April 23, 2016

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and state Democrats came to a rare agreement April 22 to provide emergency funding for Illinois institutions of higher education as well as the state-funded Monetary Award Progra...

Dozens of students gathered at the Thompson Center at a Feb. 16 rally to protest the state of Illinois’ lack of funding for the Monetary Award Program grants.

Columbia’s MAP support plans pending

February 29, 2016

Columbia has remained silent while nearby competitor DePaul University has announced plans to cover students’ Monetary Award Program grants for the Fall 2016 Semester amid the state budget stalemate.Co...

Chicago: A training ground for comedic talent

By Arts & Culture Reporter

March 9, 2015

In a world devoid of Chicago’s renowned comedic training centers, Stephen Colbert might have been reduced to just a silly sounding French name and Hannibal Buress might only be seen as the funny coworker at the office. Without the city’s legendary comedy scene, the names Bill Murray and Tina Fey might be utterly irrelevant.As a learning ground for some of the most renowned comedians in popular culture, Chicago has achiev...

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University of Illinois protects students via smartphone app

February 23, 2015

A new smartphone application is supplying students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an easier way to contact the college’s security office.The college launched the app in response t...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Gender Equity in STEM Education

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

Columbia celebrates Earth with climate award

By Assistant Campus Editor

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s campus might currently be cold and dreary, but it has been selected as one of the leading green schools in the country.Columbia has been named a finalist as one of 20 U.S. colleges for the 2014 Climate Leadership Award from Second Nature, an organization whose mission is to sustainably transform higher education.Second Nature works with the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, an organization...

Have some school spirit

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2012

My high school, an all-girls Catholic school, was often joked about by the all-boys schools in my hometown as being a “daycare” equipped with coloring books and crayons to keep us gals occupied. In reality, it was a challenging college prep school that truly pushed women who later became Ivy-Leaguers, Broadway actresses, accomplished sports players and more.Now, as a student at Columbia, I find myself hearing both insider...

Unpredictable debt endangers students

By Editorial Board

September 10, 2012

This year, 390 Columbia students were barred from registration because each owed the college more than $7,000, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs, at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on Aug. 31. Some were able to pay up and have returned to class, but the majority will not be returning to Columbia. While it is necessary to hold students accountable for their debts, there is a deeper issue concernin...

Illini win Big Ten, individual awards

By Lindsey Woods

April 16, 2012

The scores were close, and everyone knew it. After two-and-a-half hours of intense competition, the Big Ten title came down to the last event: the floor routine. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign freshman C.J. Maestas had just finished a near-perfect routine, and now the competition was up to redshirt senior Paul Ruggeri.Ruggeri had fallen twice on the high bar earlier in the day, an uncharacteristic mistake considering he ...

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