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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...

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia's international community

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia’s international community

March 25, 2020

For Columbia students studying abroad, international students living on the South Loop campus and domestic students planning to spend spring break overseas, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Columbia College Chicago's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

March 24, 2020

Updated 03/24/2020 at 8:30 p.m. with additional comments from Lambrini Lukidis on graduation fees and the college's decision to cancel commencement.    President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ann...

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

March 23, 2020

Columbia's commencement ceremony has become the latest in a long line of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced. “Please believe me when I tell ...

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

March 22, 2020

Between 12-hour drives, last-minute plane ticket purchases and frantic packing, parents and family members from across the country are hustling to move their Columbia students out of residence halls as...

Two Dwight residents use a bin to move their belongings out of the dorm building, which will close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘I don’t feel like I have a home anymore’: Students scramble after dorms closed

March 21, 2020

Chris Reardon refuses to go home. Reardon, a freshman game development major, is from California, which was put on lockdown Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Golden State governor ordered all residents...

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

March 21, 2020

College campuses across Chicago have closed due to coronavirus, leaving the South Loop—and its restaurants—largely empty. Devil Dawgs, a Columbia student favorite, was hurt by this loss of clie...

Student's interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

Student’s interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

March 21, 2020

What do greasy pizza boxes, disposable coffee cups and oily takeout containers all have in common? They are often mistaken to be recyclable. According to an April 2019 survey of 2,000 Americans by Covan...

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AEMMP: Live showcase among coronavirus cancellations

March 19, 2020

Armand Rome was ready for his first performance through AEMMP Records last week—until the South by Southwest festival was canceled due to increased concern surrounding the coronavirus and ens...

Students pack up their belongings to leave the Dwight dorm building, Saturday, March 14.

BREAKING: Campus buildings, dorms to close; Columbia community member diagnosed with coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Updated 03/19/2020 at 5:00 p.m. with additional information regarding the affected community member and the school's process for notifying those who may have been in contact from Lambrini Lukidis, associ...

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

Update: Photography Department informs students classes will be online for remainder of semester

March 14, 2020

Updated 03/15/2020 at 2:58 p.m. with additional information. Senior commercial photography major Alie Stanton was worried when she learned that her last semester had been “put on hold” due to the corona...

Faculty Senate members react to the clarification that all in-class activity is suspended until April 6, as explained by Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David at the Faculty Senate's Friday, March 13 meeting.

Provost provides clarification on classes and closings for confused Faculty Senate

March 13, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began her address to the Faculty Senate by discussing a January academic summit she attended, but when she shifted to addressing the suspension of in-p...

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