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‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

March 20, 2020

As the number of cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to rise across the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is following California, New York and Italy's suit by officially ordering all residents...

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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...

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars' worth of free advice

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

March 19, 2020

When I was 24, I had a cadaveric heart transplant. This puts me in the unique position of not only having faced a life-threatening illness but of having also spent three months unable to leave a small hosp...

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...

A voter at Su Nueva Chicago Laundromat in West Lawn casts a ballot in the Tuesday, March 17 Illinois primary.

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary; some Illinoisans go to polls despite coronavirus fears

March 17, 2020

Updated March 18 at 10:40 a.m. with numbers from 10,012 of 10,014 Illinois precincts and 3,579 of 3,668 Cook County precincts reporting. Updated March 18 at 3:48 p.m. following Rep. Dan Lipinski's concess...

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...

Lally Doerrer watches former Vice President Joe Biden's virtual town hall.

‘Am I on camera?’: Biden campaign grapples with virtual campaigning in the coronavirus era

March 14, 2020

Standing between an American and Illinois state flag holding a cell phone, Joe Biden asked “Am I on camera?” as he proceeded to wander out of view during his first-ever virtual town hall. The...

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...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim listens as Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David discusses how the suspension of in-person classes will impact instruction.

Columbia is ‘on pause’: administrators address instruction in the age of the coronavirus

March 13, 2020

In response to the Thursday, March 12 email announcing the suspension of classes due to coronavirus concerns, several senior administrators spoke with the Chronicle on the college's plans to bounce back f...

BREAKING: Classes canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

BREAKING: Classes canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

March 12, 2020

All in-person classes are canceled for the next three weeks due to the spread of the coronavirus, according to a Thursday afternoon email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Saturday, March 14 will be the l...

Posters emphasizing the importance of washing one’s hands to combat the coronavirus have been put up in various locations across campus.

BREAKING: Individual at Columbia was possibly exposed to someone diagnosed with coronavirus

March 10, 2020

An individual at Columbia has reported being potentially exposed to the coronavirus off-campus after being “in an area with a person who was later diagnosed’ with the virus, also known as COVID-19, las...

Attendees of SXSW mingle during Drag Bingo at Austin Motel on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

Students disappointed by SXSW cancellation due to coronavirus concerns

March 7, 2020

Armand Rome was in a studio located in the 33 E. Ida B. Wells building recording a song he was planning to promote in the next week in Austin, Texas, when he got a notification that the South by Southwest ...

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