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BREAKING: Kim addresses 'widespread unrest,' supports protesters

BREAKING: Kim addresses ‘widespread unrest,’ supports protesters

June 1, 2020

Over the weekend, Columbia was at the center of a series of downtown and South Loop protests for justice in the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and in similar incidents agains...

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is 'staying out of it'

The debate on student health insurance: Columbia is ‘staying out of it’

June 1, 2020

Unlike some colleges and universities in the city, Columbia does not provide health insurance to all students, leaving most to rely on local commercial or government-funded plans, their p...

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

May 29, 2020

Most of Victoria Chávez Peralta's professors encouraged them to share their poetry with the world. Peralta had published work before, but this time was different. This time, it was for the Latinx cult...

Hybrid courses, a combination of in-person and online instruction, will be offered at Columbia for the Summer term if Illinois enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-phase plan by July.

Hybrid courses: the future of combined in-person and online summer classes

May 28, 2020

Shanna VanDerwerker, an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department, has never taught a hybrid course before, but this summer she will be one of 15 instructors teaching both online and in-person. VanDerwerker will be teaching “Musical Th...

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

May 28, 2020

Masked individuals walk down vacant sidewalks—in one photo a woman carries an abundance of groceries, and a man crosses the street in his work uniform in another. The images, made by senior Lud...

Riad Ismat, prolific writer and scholar with 'invaluable' knowledge

Riad Ismat, prolific writer and scholar with ‘invaluable’ knowledge

May 27, 2020

For Sami Hussain Ismat, his father will be remembered as determined and honest, with a love for humor, weekend morning sports games and being among others. Writer, theatre scholar and former adju...

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

Pablo Aguilar, a junior cinema art and science major and international student from Ecuador, drifted between different housing for more than a month before returning home April 30. When campus bui...

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

College evaluates finances and budgeting, eliminates Columbia Online

May 26, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic now threatening to claim financially-induced as well as human casualties, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced the closure of Columbia College Chicago Online, which w...

Columbia alumnus recognized for innovative advertising work 'on a national stage'

Columbia alumnus recognized for innovative advertising work ‘on a national stage’

May 26, 2020

David Littlejohn only attended Columbia for one year, but that year was transformative in his career path, leading him to direct one of the leading advertising agencies in the country. Littlejohn...

Faculty and staff given the opportunity to attend one of three forums to discucss plan for re-opening the campus.

BREAKING: Staff and faculty to participate in campus re-opening forums

May 22, 2020

Updated May 28 at 8 p.m. with additional, newly scheduled forum dates.   Next week faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in online forums discussing Columbia's tentative...

New Title IX regulations, remote service amid the pandemic could create 'mass chaos' at colleges

New Title IX regulations, remote service amid the pandemic could create ‘mass chaos’ at colleges

May 22, 2020

On top of transitioning Title IX services and resources online in recent weeks, colleges' Title IX offices now have just three months to implement controversial new federal regulations. Title IX changes Col...

Online Commencement and Manifest 'RISE' to the occasion

Online Commencement and Manifest ‘RISE’ to the occasion

May 21, 2020

Donned in her high school graduation cap, Heather Davies sat awkwardly on a Zoom call with teachers and classmates as she graduated from college. The momentous occasion was not quite how she imagin...

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