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Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

Faculty and staff will be required to take coronavirus-related online training before returning to campus beginning Friday, June 26, and Monday, July 6 for students enrolled in summer courses.

BREAKING: Mandatory online training required for return to campus

June 23, 2020

As part of precautionary measures outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan, faculty, staff and summer semester students are required to complete online coronavirus-related training before returning to campus...

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

Stipends help fill financial gaps for remote employees

June 22, 2020

After the screen on Meg Elliott's iPhone 5 broke and was not usable, she said part of her stimulus check went toward buying the iPhone SE because she needed a phone in order to work from home. "It w...

During a June 10 press conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said more than 300,000 people in Chicago did not receive a federal stimulus check, many of whom were undocumented, from mixed-status families or dependent adults.

Chicago Resiliency Fund to provide $1,000 to those who didn’t receive a federal stimulus check

June 18, 2020

Like many college students, junior journalism major Kaya Lane did not receive federal coronavirus relief funding. Lane said she believed she was eligible for the $1,200 federal stimulus check but never recei...

In a collegewide email from the Office of the President Wednesday, June 17, the college outlined updated plans for returning to campus, which includes the launch of a phone-based app for students and employees to certify they are symptom-free of the coronavirus.

BREAKING: College updates reopening plans, outlines requirements for the previously ill returning to campus

June 17, 2020

The college announced revisions to its plans, which are informed by the Campus Reopening Task Force, to reopen the campus after receiving feedback from faculty and staff during online forums; representative...

Columbia student files lawsuit requesting reimbursement for tuition, fees during coronavirus-related campus closures

Columbia student files lawsuit requesting reimbursement for tuition, fees during coronavirus-related campus closures

June 16, 2020

A Columbia student has filed a class action lawsuit against Columbia College Chicago and its Board of Trustees demanding reimbursement for harm related to missed classes and "inferior" online instruction ...

Protesters take precautions on the streets during a global pandemic

While hundreds and thousands of people gather for protests in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, safety precautions are essential to prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

When social activist and University of Illinois student Fionna Ek attended a rally in Champaign-Urbana to protest the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, she could not s...

Columbia navigates students' need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

Columbia navigates students’ need for remote mental health services amid pandemic

June 11, 2020

Kate McAlonen has struggled with depression and anxiety for years, but said she is now feeling a heightened sense of emotional and mental instability induced by the pandemic. In an attempt to ge...

Summer at Columbia, the high school immersion program, will begin June 29, but will take place online with six-week courses.

High school students will experience Summer at Columbia online

June 9, 2020

Virtual field trips, meeting experts over video calls and screen-sharing with professors—the hallmarks of online college are coming to the Summer at Columbia high school immersion program, which will tak...

Chicago tenant unions fight for those struggling to pay rent

Chicago tenant unions fight for those struggling to pay rent

June 5, 2020

For two months, Danielle Limonez struggled to pay rent, barely getting by once the coronavirus pandemic began. Limonez, a senior television major, was laid off March 27 from her position as an ou...

This summer Columbia will offer a

Accessible Mask Project to develop inclusive face masks for deaf community

June 4, 2020

As a deaf person, Justin LeBlanc is hesitant to go out in public during the pandemic because of difficultly in communicating with others while wearing a face mask. The last time he went to the gro...

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