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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...

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

August 13, 2020

This year was supposed to be "The Year" for Chicago freelance musician and live sound engineer Niko Kapetan. Then, a global pandemic happened, and before he knew it, he was back at his parents’ hou...

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

Health experts address the complications of coronavirus testing, need for national strategy

August 12, 2020

Amid false positives and false negatives, widespread misinformation and distrust of coronavirus tests and vaccine efforts, some Americans are hesitant and confused when it comes to getting tested. ...

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...

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide

South Loop businesses hope return of students can provide “major boost” in business amid pandemic

August 10, 2020

When the ice cream shop Kilwins closed in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, co-owner Jackie Jackson remained optimistic they would reopen in time for the summer months. Jackson, who co-runs t...

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...

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...

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

July 9, 2020

When international student Ksymena Pawlowicz found out her visa status could be in jeopardy and she could be forced to return home, she became stressed and anxious. “I felt [rushed] when the news ...

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