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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 ...

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

Columbia joins colleges preparing for the worst in face of coronavirus outbreak

March 6, 2020

In response to a growing concern over the global outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, Columbia is encouraging faculty to prepare for the worst case scenario, which can include alternate means ...

Carlos Matias leads a round of applause in Lao Sze Chuan to celebrate the restaurant bar crawl.

Supporters rally in solidarity of Chinatown businesses negatively affected by coronavirus fears

February 26, 2020

With the global coronavirus epidemic gradually worsening as the number of cases climb worldwide, many Asian-owned businesses in Chinatown are losing customers as some people are associating the coronavir...

AP/CDC, Frank Augstein, Ng Han Guan

Coronavirus epidemic is fueling discrimination toward Chinese students

February 17, 2020

When  Anna Lee Ackermann, a junior interdisciplinary documentary major, was taking the Red Line, she noticed a middle-aged man staring at her from the other side of the train car. “I was trying to mind ...

Editor's Note: The college must do more to combat coronavirus discrimination

Editor’s Note: The college must do more to combat coronavirus discrimination

February 16, 2020

During my freshman year of college, unidentified people drew swastikas in the Dwight Lofts’ graffiti room. In response, the college sent out an email to students—not even identifying it as anti-S...

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