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With on-campus move-in dates quickly approaching, students from designated states are reminded to verify a two week quarantine before arriving at Columbia—if not, they must find alternate housing to self-quarantine at.

BREAKING: Students from designated states must quarantine before arriving on campus

August 20, 2020

Students with housing contracts who live in a state listed on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order must quarantine in that state for two weeks before returning to Columbia. Originally, students fro...

Christian Cook has had a passion for writing since she was three years old and released her first novel, “I Hate Gray,” on July 30.

With a lifelong passion for writing, Columbia alum publishes first novel

August 19, 2020

Christian Cook's love for and dedication to writing dates back to when she was merely 3 years old. Cook, a 2019 public relations alum, has turned her passion into a blossoming writing career with the r...

New Title IX regulations create concerns, but Columbia students 'will be supported'

New Title IX regulations create concerns, but Columbia students ‘will be supported’

August 19, 2020

In May, the U.S. Department of Education issued final regulations on how colleges should respond to allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX, and now Columbia is adapting to the changes. As r...

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Columbia addresses “severe financial shortfall” for the upcoming school year

August 14, 2020

Following months of costly expenditures and a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and with more losses to come during the fall semester, the college announced a set of budget reduction me...

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

August 14, 2020

From virtual residencies to online classes and livestreamed performances, the Dance Center is embracing what it means to adapt and create during the coronavirus pandemic. “This season it feel...

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

August 10, 2020

All classes will be held remotely during the first two weeks of the Fall semester—even if they are designated as in-person or hybrid—and access to campus buildings will be limited to allow students...

Columbia makes efforts to improve building ventilation, some say efforts might fall short

Columbia makes efforts to improve building ventilation, some say efforts might fall short

August 7, 2020

As part of a series of preventive measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus on campus, the college is updating its heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems in nine of its c...

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

August 7, 2020

With the fall semester set to start next month and a citywide emergency travel order in place, students coming to Columbia from other states will have to plan for a two-week quarantine—whether it...

A panel of experts offer science-based information about the reality of returning to in-person school instruction during a pandemic, and why they believe remote instruction is the safe choice.

Dangers of return to in-person classes remain unmitigated, experts say

August 5, 2020

Three days ago Columbia had nearly 50% of Fall 2020 semester courses listed under in-person instruction and had what some considered insufficient ventilation for buildings in place. But as of Tuesday, th...

Creative writing major Taisaun Levi collaborated with luxury sneaker brand Koio for a project with her own poem printed on the shoes.

Columbia student’s ode to Chicago printed on luxury sneaker

August 4, 2020

Koio x YCA sneakers are not like any other, as they visually tell the story of sophomore creative writing major Taisaun Levi's life in Chicago. Made by hand and digitally printed on full-grain, Italian ...

Columbia's Faculty Senate Executive Committee dodge a Zoombomber and welcome college administrators during a discussion on campus reopening.

Administrators address faculty worries on campus reopening

July 31, 2020

With the start of Columbia’s Fall 2020 semester a little more than a month away, faculty are still worried about a slew of uncertainties, like whether instructors can be retaliated against for con...

Members of the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers are willing to strike in the fall if demands for a proper and safe reopening of schools are not met.

Illinois’ education unions willing to strike to ensure safe reopening; CFAC to co-host town hall next week

July 31, 2020

Two of Illinois’ largest unions representing teachers and educational professionals, the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers, are willing to strike if schools do not m...

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