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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...

Chronicle, Columbia alum Chris Coates awarded Editor of the Year in Illinois

Chronicle, Columbia alum Chris Coates awarded Editor of the Year in Illinois

September 25, 2020

Late one Friday night a few months ago at the Herald & Review, Chris Coates worked until midnight to prepare stories for the weekend. Coates, the Central Illinois news editor for Lee Enterprises...

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...

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...

CFAC refuses to return to campus until 'fundamental COVID-19 safety concerns' are addressed

CFAC refuses to return to campus until ‘fundamental COVID-19 safety concerns’ are addressed

September 22, 2020

Four days after the college announced changes to its reopening plan due to ongoing air assessments and a delay in receiving Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) units, Columbia’s part-time fa...

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...

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...

Student organizations transform for online college experience

Student organizations transform for online college experience

September 16, 2020

When the college first closed its buildings mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, student clubs and organizations were forced to make a quick switch to operating remotely. For Emily Fischer, a senior...

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots fired near administration building, all advised to stay away from the area

BREAKING NEWS: Reports of shots fired near administration building, all advised to stay away from the area

September 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. with an interview from Ron Sodini, associate vice president of Safety and Security. Shots were fired at the intersection of Harrison Street and Michigan Avenue...

Michael F. Guidotti remembered for passion, work in every Columbia building

Michael F. Guidotti remembered for passion, work in every Columbia building

September 14, 2020

Michael F. Guidotti, a dedicated engineer and director of planning and construction in Columbia's Facilities and Operations Department, was known for going “all in” on every project he was a part...

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