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Freshman arts management major Emma Ivy finds time to make music, work at Shop Columbia and create her own earring business while taking 18 course credits.

DIY jobs: Pandemic fails to stop students’ drive to create side hustles

April 20, 2020

When Giovanna Martin’s father spilled bleach on her black T-shirt, her mother’s first thought was to throw the shirt away. But Martin had other plans. With a spray bottle of bleach in hand, she ...

Columbia will receive $6 million in federal aid per Congress' stimulus deal; employees will work from home through the end of May; and instructors will use a special attendance report.

Three coronavirus updates you need to know about Columbia

April 14, 2020

There is a lot going on as Columbia—and the rest of the world—reckons with a global health pandemic and the college enters its second week of online classes. "Inevitably, not everything that we try o...

Columbia part-time faculty union president Diana Vallera.

Part-time faculty to receive additional payment for online transition; college to limit ‘surveillance’ of instructors

April 14, 2020

Part-time faculty will receive an additional week of compensation for their work in transitioning courses online during Columbia's three-week "pause." The union representing part-time faculty member...

Marcus Andre, a 2016 interdisciplinary alumnus and an office worker for a home service company, is finding he now has more time to spend with his boyfriend as they shelter-in-place together.

Columbia’s community searches for purpose while sheltering in place

April 9, 2020

With days turning into weeks, some individuals students, staff, faculty and alumni in the Columbia community are turning to imprisoned halflings, the video game "Animal Crossings: New Horizons," “ou...

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Columbia's 2020 commencement ceremony has been canceled. However, this year's graduates may have the opportunity to be part of ceremonies held in May 2021.

BREAKING: 2020 graduates will have to wait a year for live commencement

April 3, 2020

After graduating seniors were in an uproar over the cancellation of May’s commencement ceremony—including marshaling a petition signed by thousands against the move—President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim a...

Students Lucas Miroslaw (right) and Giana Carli (center) work on the film set of a

Student filmmakers ‘heartbroken’ after suspension of practicum projects

April 2, 2020

Isaac Lowry and Earl Davis have been looking forward to their practicum projects since their freshman year at Columbia. Just a week before they were supposed to start filming, classes were suspended due to t...

'Virtually impossible' or 'raring to go'? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

April 1, 2020

Jabari Middleton-Damu is learning how to use Photoshop in his course “Fashion Design Principles,” but he does not have access to a computer at home. He was told by the college weeks ago he wou...

Columbia 'authors the culture of its time' with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Job security: Are you still watching?

Job security: Are you still watching?

March 30, 2020

With more than 25 years of filmmaking under his belt, Miguel Silveira has seen firsthand the unprecedented effect the advent of independent streaming services has had on the film industry. “Whe...

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

March 28, 2020

Two individuals who were on campus the last week in-person classes were in session have reported testing positive for the coronavirus. Although the collegewide email did not state if the individual...

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during 'extraordinary circumstances'

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during ‘extraordinary circumstances’

March 27, 2020

"Extraordinary circumstances" have propelled the college and the part-time faculty union to agree to a memorandum of understanding outlining expectations regarding remote learning and compensation....

Columbia looks toward intimacy directing to fill industry, campus need

Columbia looks toward intimacy directing to fill industry, campus need

March 27, 2020

The script reads: "Two characters are having an affair and decide to run away together. Talk leads to touch and a romantic embrace." Kasi Moreno, a junior ASL-English interpretation major with an acti...

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