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BREAKING: Campus buildings, dorms to close; Columbia community member diagnosed with coronavirus

BREAKING: Campus buildings, dorms to close; Columbia community member diagnosed with coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Updated 03/19/2020 at 5:00 p.m. with additional information regarding the affected community member and the school's process for notifying those who may have been in contact from Lambrini Lukidis, associ...

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

March 14, 2020

Updated 03/15/2020 at 2:58 p.m. with additional information. Senior commercial photography major Alie Stanton was worried when she learned that her last semester had been “put on hold” due to the corona...

Provost provides clarification on classes and closings for confused Faculty Senate

Provost provides clarification on classes and closings for confused Faculty Senate

March 13, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began her address to the Faculty Senate by discussing a January academic summit she attended, but when she shifted to addressing the suspension of in-p...

Columbia is ‘on pause’: administrators address instruction in the age of the coronavirus

Columbia is ‘on pause’: administrators address instruction in the age of the coronavirus

March 13, 2020

In response to the Thursday, March 12 email announcing the suspension of classes due to coronavirus concerns, several senior administrators spoke with the Chronicle on the college's plans to bounce back f...

BREAKING: Classes canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

BREAKING: Classes canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

March 12, 2020

All in-person classes are canceled for the next three weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a Thursday afternoon email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Saturday, March 14 will be the l...

Misinterpreted: the role of Deaf and hearing interpreters in the ASL community

Misinterpreted: the role of Deaf and hearing interpreters in the ASL community

March 10, 2020

Though access for Deaf students at Columbia has improved over the years, there is still a need for to educate those in the hearing and Deaf communities about remaining challenges. Oftentimes, people...

BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

March 10, 2020

An individual at Columbia has reported being potentially exposed to the coronavirus off-campus after being “in an area with a person who was later diagnosed’ with the virus, also known as COVID-19, las...

‘Oops’: 14 adjuncts were overpaid by the college. Now, they have to pay it back

‘Oops’: 14 adjuncts were overpaid by the college. Now, they have to pay it back

March 9, 2020

One unassuming day, Kayli Plotner picked up the phone when she realized a Chicago number had been trying to reach her. It was a payroll officer from Columbia who told her she was overpaid in the Fal...

The first annual Wave Film Festival makes a splash at Columbia

The first annual Wave Film Festival makes a splash at Columbia

March 7, 2020

Columbia dipped its toes underwater by welcoming 12 subaquatic filmmakers, 13 environmental organizations and 20 short films to Film Row Cinema for the first Wave Film Festival. The Saturday, Feb....

Students disappointed by SXSW cancellation due to coronavirus concerns

Students disappointed by SXSW cancellation due to coronavirus concerns

March 7, 2020

Armand Rome was in a studio located in the 33 E. Ida B. Wells building recording a song he was planning to promote in the next week in Austin, Texas, when he got a notification that the South by Southwest ...

Columbia joins colleges preparing for the worst in face of coronavirus outbreak

Columbia joins colleges preparing for the worst in face of coronavirus outbreak

March 6, 2020

In response to a growing concern over the global outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, Columbia is encouraging faculty to prepare for the worst case scenario, which can include alternate means ...

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

March 6, 2020

Keturah Shaw-Poulos, 51, an adjunct faculty member in the English and Creative Writing Department, died in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 12 from illness, according to her husband Tony Poulos. "She had ...

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