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Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

Coronavirus-induced recession causes uncertainty for graduating seniors

March 31, 2020

Columbia's class of 2020 will not only graduate amid a global health pandemic but likely also in the onslaught of a recession that some economists say could be worse than the 2008 Great Recession. ...

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 ...

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

Food pantries ‘on the front line’ of the coronavirus pandemic take precautions

March 30, 2020

Once welcomed with warm embraces and stacks of food to choose from, visitors of the “hugging food pantry” are now met by double door barriers, gloves, assembly lines and pre-packaged items. W...

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...

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

The Chronicle’s guide to fending off boredom while social distancing

March 28, 2020

With no definite end to social distancing or Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide "stay-at-home" mandate in sight and Columbia classes suspended for another week, finding ways to entertain yoursel...

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....

Column: Shuttershock, or how it feels for a photographer to lose her creative outlet

Column: Shuttershock, or how it feels for a photographer to lose her creative outlet

March 27, 2020

I’ve spent the past week bouncing from my bed to the kitchen to the living room couch and then back to bed. I've been walking in a small triangle within my apartment that doesn’t feel like my apartme...

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle will not stop reporting, no matter the ups and downs

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle will not stop reporting, no matter the ups and downs

March 26, 2020

Wisconsin. Maryland. Hawaii. These are just a few of the places Chronicle staffers will be working from in the coming weeks as the college reckons with our country's national emergency, one of the biggest ...

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

March 26, 2020

  As Chicagoans and Columbia students alike hunker down in their apartments as part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” mandate, grocery store workers continue to report to the frontlines of the pande...

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...

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

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...

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

March 23, 2020

My partner is a current student at Columbia College Chicago and a current resident on campus. To kick out your students, especially those who are international or do not have homes to return to due to the pan...

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