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The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

The youth vote faces ‘enormous’ challenges in 2020. Columbia is helping to save it.

July 10, 2020

Over the span of a few months, Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin has had to re-imagine Columbia’s voter outreach initiatives three times—once to expand the effort, once after a global pandemic hit campus and o...

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

July 9, 2020

When international student Ksymena Pawlowicz found out her visa status could be in jeopardy and she could be forced to return home, she became stressed and anxious. “I felt [rushed] when the news ...

After more than a month since the ransomware attack on Columbia servers, it is still unclear the extent of the damage and what student, faculty or staff information was compromised.

State of college ransomware attack remains unclear

July 9, 2020

After weeks of silence from Columbia administrators following a May ransomware attack, students, faculty and staff remain in the dark about where the college stands on potentially paying the ransom...

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

July 2, 2020

As Illinois moves into phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, film production has resumed following a new set of required coronavirus safety guidelines published by the Illin...

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

BREAKING: College reverses course on tuition hike for upcoming academic year

July 2, 2020

Students will see a change to their financial accounts in the next few weeks as the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees approved a lowered tuition for the 2020-21 academic year than what was ...

Stagnant water in buildings brings health concerns, experts say

Stagnant water in buildings brings health concerns, experts say

July 1, 2020

Due to coronavirus-related building closures, college campuses like Columbia are working to ensure a safe return and dealing with stagnant water increasing the possibility of bacteria and serious illne...

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — 'this is a fiasco'

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — ‘this is a fiasco’

July 1, 2020

Students and parents bombarded Residence Life with phone calls and emails, with some making multiple attempts, as returning Columbia students and their families attempted to remotely fill out new ...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are 'uncomfortable,' sometimes traumatic

The community opens up: Conversations about racism and the Black experience are ‘uncomfortable,’ sometimes traumatic

June 25, 2020

George Floyd’s death felt like the death of a family member for Layla Broderick. Broderick, a junior marketing major, said conversations about the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man from Minn...

Faculty and staff will be required to take coronavirus-related online training before returning to campus beginning Friday, June 26, and Monday, July 6 for students enrolled in summer courses.

BREAKING: Mandatory online training required for return to campus

June 23, 2020

As part of precautionary measures outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan, faculty, staff and summer semester students are required to complete online coronavirus-related training before returning to campus...

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

June 22, 2020

After the screen on Meg Elliott's iPhone 5 broke and was not usable, she said part of her stimulus check went toward buying the iPhone SE because she needed a phone in order to work from home. "It w...

In a collegewide email from the Office of the President Wednesday, June 17, the college outlined updated plans for returning to campus, which includes the launch of a phone-based app for students and employees to certify they are symptom-free of the coronavirus.

BREAKING: College updates reopening plans, outlines requirements for the previously ill returning to campus

June 17, 2020

The college announced revisions to its plans, which are informed by the Campus Reopening Task Force, to reopen the campus after receiving feedback from faculty and staff during online forums; representative...

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