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College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

College should have shared data breach information sooner, experts say

June 10, 2020

Eight days after the school fell victim to an attack by NetWalker, a group of data hackers, Columbia officials sent a collegewide email stating the college is “working diligently around the clock with ...

AEMMP records partners with global distribution company, takes label to a 'higher level'

AEMMP records partners with global distribution company, takes label to a ‘higher level’

June 10, 2020

Columbia’s student-run record label AEMMP Records has partnered with a global distribution company, bringing in revenue for the label and expanding its audience. “There is a deeper relationship...

Columbia students impacted physically and emotionally by protests, police violence

Columbia students impacted physically and emotionally by protests, police violence

June 10, 2020

Protests “I just remember telling [the police], 'Are you going to kill me, too?’ … Because it felt like I was on the cusp of death. ... I have never witnessed such a hatred from anyone." S...

Summer at Columbia, the high school immersion program, will begin June 29, but will take place online with six-week courses.

High school students will experience Summer at Columbia online

June 9, 2020

Virtual field trips, meeting experts over video calls and screen-sharing with professors—the hallmarks of online college are coming to the Summer at Columbia high school immersion program, which will tak...

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

BREAKING: Faculty Senate Executive Committee offers message of solidarity, supports new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group

June 6, 2020

  With the intention of enacting change and offering support, the Faculty Senate is backing a new Black Faculty and Staff at Columbia group to provide "a space to discuss issues that impact Black ...

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

BREAKING: Columbia student information at risk in ransomware attack

June 5, 2020

Updated Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. with information from Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot.  Columbia is the latest victim in an attack by a group of data hackers known as NetWalker that is threat...

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

Racial slur used on ColumbiaChi app initiates conflict among students

June 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle does not condone or promote the use of the racial slur included in this article, however it is used as a point of reference and contextual evidence relevant to the story. The...

This summer Columbia will offer a

Accessible Mask Project to develop inclusive face masks for deaf community

June 4, 2020

As a deaf person, Justin LeBlanc is hesitant to go out in public during the pandemic because of difficultly in communicating with others while wearing a face mask. The last time he went to the gro...

Faculty and staff forums provide clarity, but are ‘just the start’ for reopening campus

Faculty and staff forums provide clarity, but are ‘just the start’ for reopening campus

June 4, 2020

College administrators are openly answering questions and addressing concerns from faculty and staff members during online forums—where steps toward reopening campus through social distancing, red...

BREAKING: Data center alerted by 'malicious activity,' six applications down

BREAKING: Data center alerted by ‘malicious activity,’ six applications down

June 2, 2020

Six applications through Columbia’s data center are currently down until further notice due to “malicious activity” on Saturday, May 30. A Tuesday, June 2 collegewide email from Information T...

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...

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