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Columbia students, professors and alumni have rallied to put together a virtual fundraiser to raise funds for Roseland Community Hospital’s coronavirus mobile testing unit.

Columbia community partners with South Side hospital to raise funds for mobile coronavirus testing

May 12, 2020

Sewing face masks, sending homemade cards to health care workers and now raising funds for mobile coronavirus testing, the Columbia community continues to do its part in stemming the pandemic. A forme...

South Loop residents Jeff (left) and Allyson Harbert ran a marathon on their balcony to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in Kenya.

South Loop ‘Qua-RUN-tine’ marathon raises money for coronavirus efforts in Kenya

May 12, 2020

Within the confines of their high-rise apartment in Chicago's South Loop, Jeff Harbert and his wife sprinted from one end of their cramped 6-by-10 foot balcony to the next, completing a marathon. “...

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

May 11, 2020

As the child of Nigerian immigrants growing up in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the only way Boyede Sobitan's family could get their hands on authentic Nigerian food was from friends and family smugg...

An investigation by Columbia journalism students found that one-star nursing homes in Illinois have higher numbers of coronavirus cases, exposing serious issues occurring at these facilities long before the pandemic.

Chicago’s one-star nursing homes were troubled before the pandemic. Now, they’re ‘ground zero’

May 8, 2020

At the Symphony of Bronzeville nursing home, residents have sat for hours in their own urine, fallen and broken bones and received poor treatment for bed sores, leading to dangerous infections, sta...

'A sterling example of what journalism should be': Ida B. Wells wins Pulitzer Prize

‘A sterling example of what journalism should be’: Ida B. Wells wins Pulitzer Prize

May 8, 2020

For Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of legendary activist and journalist Ida B. Wells, the recent award of a posthumous Pulitzer Prize is another vindication of her great-grandmother's contribut...

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, ...

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...

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announces expanded efforts to provide relief for private and commercial student loan recipients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Illinois expands payment relief for student loan borrowers

April 22, 2020

Following Congress' CARES Act that provided financial relief for student loan borrowers by postponing repayment, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expanding the effort to include private and commercial student loan rec...

Alexandria

Former Columbia student Alexandria “Alexa” Baute shot and killed in Logan Square

April 21, 2020

Alexandria "Alexa" Baute, an outgoing Logan Square resident and former Columbia student known for being "unapologetically herself," was shot dead while waiting in line outside a 7-Eleven. Baute, 27, kn...

Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a 'great testament to the faculty at Columbia'

Several instructors awarded Chicago arts grants a ‘great testament to the faculty at Columbia’

April 20, 2020

As many artists lose their jobs or face creative roadblocks while they shelter in place, the city of Chicago is awarding $10,000 grants to 13 local artists—one of whom is in the Columbia community. Althou...

2020 census: 'Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out'

2020 census: ‘Think about the community that invests in you day in and day out’

April 15, 2020

While practicing social distancing and transitioning to online classes, college students have another responsibility that may be getting lost in the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic: the 2020 cens...

'What am I going to do?' Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

‘What am I going to do?’ Younger workers, including students, hit hard by unemployment rise

April 13, 2020

When Madalyn Rain realized she was unable to return to all three of her part-time jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, she grew uneasy with the fact that she would not be making money. “To be...

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