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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...

Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

Corona classifieds: Students rely on virtual tours and chats during apartment and roommate searches

June 17, 2020

Like many students looking to move off-campus, junior animation major Five Verrier needed to find a place to live and roommates to split rent with, but searching for housing during the global pandem...

Columbia student files lawsuit requesting reimbursement for tuition, fees during coronavirus-related campus closures

Columbia student files lawsuit requesting reimbursement for tuition, fees during coronavirus-related campus closures

June 16, 2020

A Columbia student has filed a class action lawsuit against Columbia College Chicago and its Board of Trustees demanding reimbursement for harm related to missed classes and "inferior" online instruction ...

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

June 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. with additional interviews.  After weeks of deliberation, the academic space planning team and campus reopening task force have updated the fall course sc...

New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

New debt-to-income ratio offers students a glimpse into their financial future

June 15, 2020

Reese Okuwobi was not sure what she had gotten herself into regarding student debt until she was already in the thick of it. Okuwobi, a senior marketing major, said as a first-generation college stu...

Columbia navigates students' need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

Columbia navigates students’ need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

June 11, 2020

Kate McAlonen has struggled with depression and anxiety for years, but said she is now feeling a heightened sense of emotional and mental instability induced by the pandemic. In an attempt to ge...

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