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Get your Columbia ID out for discounts this fall

Get your Columbia ID out for discounts this fall

September 10, 2020

In high school, freshman filmmaking major Emily Teitelbaum did not have many options for student discounts and said she often paid full price for any purchase she made. As a new college student now ma...

New Digital Print Center accessible to entire Columbia community

New Digital Print Center accessible to entire Columbia community

September 9, 2020

When Terrence Liggins was a student at Columbia, he and his classmates often had to scavenge the campus for places to print. So, Columbia's new Digital Print Center, located on the first floor of 623 S. W...

Now that the school year has officially started, Isaiah Moore and Angel Page Smigielski are waiting for further response from the administration regarding a tuition reduction.

Student organizers at a loss after meeting with administrators

September 9, 2020

After Columbia reversed its decision to increase tuition by 2%, as reported by the Chronicle July 2, some students still wondered if additional financial assistance would be provided with regard to tuitio...

On the first day of the Fall 2020 semester, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced two new initiatives at the college, pushing to be a completely anti-racist institution.

BREAKING: Columbia to roll out 2 new anti-racist initiatives

September 8, 2020

To kick off the Fall 2020 semester, the college announced there will be two new initiatives to bring more focus to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Columbia. In a Tuesday, Sept. 8 collegewide email, ...

New Student Convocation to take place virtually amid pandemic

New Student Convocation to take place virtually amid pandemic

September 4, 2020

It is the event every first-year student should look forward to. Music booming throughout the park as bubbles and streamers float around students walking from booth to booth and Columbia organizatio...

After months of planning and strategizing, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is ready to return to campus with safety guidelines in place.

Dr. Kim on reopening campus: ‘We are in a good spot’

September 4, 2020

When he was not listening to the nine symphonies by composer Anton Bruckner or exercising, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, along with cabinet and task force members, was working all summer to develop plans ...

While opening its doors in the midst of the pandemic, Columbia has a new set of safety policies and procedures, making it look different from the spring.

Welcome back Columbia: Here’s what campus looks like now

September 4, 2020

From before leaving home to arriving on campus, the Chronicle is going to break down what students, faculty and staff can expect when returning to Columbia, from the Daily Pre-Check to new capacity l...

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

September 3, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began working at Columbia during what were thought, at the time, to be the biggest challenges the college ever faced, including staff layoffs, union tensions,...

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Pandemic unlikely to hurt Columbia’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation, administrators say

August 28, 2020

Even though a majority of courses at Columbia will be held online or hybrid, the college’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is unlikely to be threatened. The Higher Learning Commissi...

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

August 25, 2020

To monitor signs of a potential outbreak on campus, the college has developed a system to publicly log active coronavirus cases and updated its notification process to better inform those who have...

Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot updated faculty senators about developments to Columbia’s Reopening Plan during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the 2020–2021 academic year.

4 need-to-know updates on where Columbia stands ahead of the 2020–2021 school year

August 21, 2020

Updated Sunday, August 23 at 5 p.m. with a correction to the deficit figure. Originally it said Columbia could be looking at a $22 million deficit, but it is actually a $30 million deficit.  In ...

Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe

August 21, 2020

As outlined in Columbia's campus reopening plan, new protocols include social distancing and face-covering requirements, regular health assessments and much more for the return to in-person instruction...

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