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‘Climate Classroom’ offers insight, solutions to the climate crisis

September 29, 2020

Growing up in Little Village, Gina Ramirez said she remembers the noxious smells from neighboring factories and how her parents would adamantly roll-up the car windows when passing by. So when Rami...

Columbia's part-time faculty union will host a virtual town hall open to students and faculty after accusing the college of threatening its members.

BREAKING: Unions accuse administration of sending ‘threats’ to part-time instructors over safety concerns

September 28, 2020

Two unions have accused President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's administration of sending "threatening and reckless" letters to members of Columbia's part-time faculty union in connection with t...

POLITICO live hosts a virtual town hall confronting inequality within the American education system.

POLITICO’s virtual town hall series takes on the A, B, C’s of racial inequities

September 25, 2020

Appearing on screen sporting a purple button-down shirt and red dress coat, POLITICO video reporter Eugene Daniels said what some people likely consider old news: "Racial inequality permeates every asp...

Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

September 25, 2020

With the 2020-21 academic year in full swing, the college has unveiled a new community platform with the hope of bringing students closer than before, despite most fall interactions takin...

Event participants are encouraged to bring their own shirts for Kaufmann to customize.

Voting is in fashion for this South Loop resident

September 24, 2020

South Loop resident Dubi Kaufmann will not be casting a ballot this November, but he is hosting a free T-shirt printing event to encourage others to vote—just bring your own shirt. Kaufmann ...

Your guide for the return to the Student Center

September 23, 2020

Following the Chronicle's "Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe" video, here you will get a chance to follow Chronicle staffers showing you floor-by-floor what you can expect when you visit the reopened...

Katherine Bauer-Drozdzik (left) cheers for the Chicago Bears as they finish off the New York Giants on their last defensive play to win their home opener.

Chicago Bears win first home game without in-person attendance

September 21, 2020

After a come-from-behind victory in Detroit to start the season, the Chicago Bears returned home for the first time in 2020 with a win against the New York Giants at Soldier Field with no Bears fans in sight....

The Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces and the Department of Student Activities kicked off a new weekly series called

Columbia’s new virtual event series ‘The Event Lab’ opens with Oux concert

September 21, 2020

Styled in face masks and standing six feet apart, Indigo Finamore and Manae Hammond took over the Columbia Conaway Center's mainstage and managed to sing, play multiple instruments and dance while illu...

Three days before hybrid and some in-person classes were scheduled to resume on campus, the college announced changes to its reopening plan due to air assessments and a late order of UVGI installations.

BREAKING: College alters reopening plan for ongoing assessments and installations

September 18, 2020

Updated on Saturday, Sept. 19 with information from Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Relations Lambrini Lukidis. Three days before hybrid and in-person classes were to begi...

Although Rybak is energetic on stage, he says he prefers to skip an after-party and enjoy a quiet night at home watching movies.

Alexander Rybak makes a musical encore at Columbia

September 18, 2020

Despite dreaming of composing music for films since he was 10 years old, for the last two decades Alexander Rybak's music career has mainly focused on singing and songwriting. He performed at the 2009 ...

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

September 17, 2020

Crowded buffet lines of students and small talk around tables at The CAF, the University Center's dining hall, have been temporarily traded for grab-and-go meals. This semester, students with a me...

Columbia's upcoming Artivism Black Lives Matter exhibit will highlight the Black Lives Matter Movement with a crossover of art and activism.

Upcoming ‘artivism’ exhibit to deliver strong, timely statement from Columbia

September 17, 2020

Tandrea Hawkins, known professionally “T-Star Verse," said her recent music has mostly revolved around activism. Typically, Hawkins, a junior music business major, creates and performs upbeat, fu...

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