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The Project of Appreciation invites students to send artwork, poems and photos to be delivered to Rush University Medical Center's Wellness Room.

Columbia professor creates ‘Project of Appreciation’ to thank health care workers

April 30, 2020

When Nicola Elder heard of a project to send artwork and cards showing appreciation for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, she immediately thought of her boyfriend's mother, ...

Theatre students turn to online spaces to salvage canceled productions as their classes also move online in the coronavirus-induced digital age.

The show must go on for Columbia’s theatre classes and shows

April 29, 2020

On her phone, Claire McConnell keeps a list of cabaret ideas. Last semester, she planned to make one of them a reality by creating a cabaret concert that uses only hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA. ...

My dad, Jim Anderson, is the majority owner and sole operator of Portland Provisions, a Portland, Maine-based food supply company that opened in 2015. The business has no physical location but shares a cooler with Pat's Meat Market, a local butcher shop co-owned by a Portland Provisions partner.

Column: Family and business in the age of the coronavirus—love and time lost

April 29, 2020

My dad, Jim Anderson, is the founder, majority owner and sole operator of Portland Provisions, a food supply company based in Portland, Maine. Now, for the first time in the business' five-year operation, ...

Most Columbia students will receive a $250 check and can additionally apply for a larger grant as part of the more than $3 million allocated for students under the CARES Act, but federal guidelines leave undocumented, DACA and international students ineligible.

Most Columbia students to receive grants, but CARES Act won’t entirely offset college losses

April 28, 2020

Most Columbia students will receive some form of federal financial aid as part of the CARES Act, through a one-time $250 check and potentially a larger emergency grant, the college announce...

Lack of facilities hinders success of online photography courses, students and faculty say

Lack of facilities hinders success of online photography courses, students and faculty say

April 28, 2020

To complete assignments for her "Experimental Photography/Graphics Techniques I" course, Nyia Sissac has crafted a makeshift darkroom in her parents' laundry room. Even with clothes now tangled with s...

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

April 27, 2020

In early March before statewide lockdowns, discounted flights, cruises and vacation packages were almost too good to pass up. Seizing the opportunity, Elaine Glusac, a full-time freelance travel writer, ...

Stay-at-home mandates can put stress on couples living together 24/7.

Rocky relationships and Erotic Isolation: the Chronicle’s guide to love during a pandemic

April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home mandates have left no love life untouched, from single people struggling to meet others from their living room to couples struggling to adjust their relationships within the new normal. With...

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

April 26, 2020

Shortened work hours and canceled events are causing trouble for farmers markets across Chicago and pushing them to find alternative ways to get fresh produce to customers while keeping farmers' busines...

Demonstrators in Hawaii protest against stay-at-home orders being implemented to stem the coronavirus pandemic.

Opinion: Anti-stay-at-home protests are a stab in the back to health care workers

April 26, 2020

A mantra that reads, "Jesus is my vaccine" covers the side of a truck seen driving through Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, during an anti-lockdown protest. This statement perfectly sums up the recent...

A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Skyrocketing sex drives and virtual check-ups: the Chronicle’s guide to sex during a pandemic

April 24, 2020

Whether you’re spending your shelter-in-place snuggled in bed on your lonesome with a shiny new vibrator you ordered online, sexting your long-distance significant other or sanitizing before jumping into ...

'It puts us at a disadvantage': Fashion students grapple with online classes, lack of resources

‘It puts us at a disadvantage’: Fashion students grapple with online classes, lack of resources

April 24, 2020

When the college announced all classes would transition online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, faculty in the Fashion Studies Department had a question: How do you teach fashion design courses ...

The anonymous creator of the account—who refers to themself as “the Peter Parker to Mayor Lightfoot’s Spider-Man”—initially created it to repost others’ memes about Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

The ‘meme generation’ creates humor to cope with coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot popping up at the “Bean” or of SpongeBob SquarePants burning one of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s emails may seem pointless or childish to some, but for others, ...

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