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BREAKING: College suspects first 'positive on-campus transmission' of COVID-19

BREAKING: College suspects first ‘positive on-campus transmission’ of COVID-19

October 21, 2020

Less than a week after an individual attending in-person Cinema and Television Arts Department classes became symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19, a close contact also tested positive, marking the ...

With the exception of 21 courses, in-person instruction at Columbia will go fully remote after Thanksgiving break.

BREAKING: College announces remote learning guidelines for after Thanksgiving

October 20, 2020

As students near the halfway mark of the semester, the college announced that most classes will be fully remote for the last three weeks of the fall semester. In a Tuesday, Oct. 20 collegewide em...

Remote students struggle with broadband inequities

Remote students struggle with broadband inequities

October 13, 2020

During the early days of quarantine in the spring, Brianna Burke’s better school days happened when the lectures would actually load on her computer. Burke, a former Illinois Valley Community...

‘I just want to get a job’: Students struggle to find work, on and off campus

‘I just want to get a job’: Students struggle to find work, on and off campus

October 7, 2020

When she transferred to Columbia this semester, sophomore animation major Anne Gage hoped she would also be able to transfer from her job at a Des Moines-area Starbucks to one near campus—but the pa...

‘Share this’: CFAC hosts town hall on health concerns for students, faculty

‘Share this’: CFAC hosts town hall on health concerns for students, faculty

September 30, 2020

On a brisk Tuesday, some faculty members held their in-person classes in Grant Park before an evening virtual town hall hosted by Columbia's part-time faculty union, CFAC. The town hall was held over Z...

New Student Convocation to take place virtually amid pandemic

New Student Convocation to take place virtually amid pandemic

September 4, 2020

It is the event every first-year student should look forward to. Music booming throughout the park as bubbles and streamers float around students walking from booth to booth and Columbia organizatio...

After months of planning and strategizing, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is ready to return to campus with safety guidelines in place.

Dr. Kim on reopening campus: ‘We are in a good spot’

September 4, 2020

When he was not listening to the nine symphonies by composer Anton Bruckner or exercising, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, along with cabinet and task force members, was working all summer to develop plans ...

While opening its doors in the midst of the pandemic, Columbia has a new set of safety policies and procedures, making it look different from the spring.

Welcome back Columbia: Here’s what campus looks like now

September 4, 2020

From before leaving home to arriving on campus, the Chronicle is going to break down what students, faculty and staff can expect when returning to Columbia, from the Daily Pre-Check to new capacity l...

Mila Diaz, a 2020 music business management alum, and her band perform a virtual live set for Bottlenose Presents at bassist Jacob Allen's apartment in Pilsen.

Columbia alums create inclusive virtual concert series

September 1, 2020

For years, Anya Kohlman’s dream has been to promote lesser known artists in the music industry by organizing shows and connecting with performers. Kohlman said because much of Chicago's local talent ...

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Pandemic unlikely to hurt Columbia’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation, administrators say

August 28, 2020

Even though a majority of courses at Columbia will be held online or hybrid, the college’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is unlikely to be threatened. The Higher Learning Commissi...

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

August 25, 2020

To monitor signs of a potential outbreak on campus, the college has developed a system to publicly log active coronavirus cases and updated its notification process to better inform those who have...

Los Angeles-based indie-folk collective Mt. Joy will tour for the first time since the start of the pandemic with two live drive-in concerts in Chicago in September.

Mt. Joy promotes sophomore album with live drive-in concerts

August 24, 2020

In June, indie-folk group Mt. Joy released their sophomore album in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, without the ability to tour and promote it as originally planned. The album, “Rearrange...

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