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Christian Cook has had a passion for writing since she was three years old and released her first novel, “I Hate Gray,” on July 30.

With a lifelong passion for writing, Columbia alum publishes first novel

August 19, 2020

Christian Cook's love for and dedication to writing dates back to when she was merely 3 years old. Cook, a 2019 public relations alum, has turned her passion into a blossoming writing career with the r...

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

July 22, 2020

When campus closed last semester on March 14, I found myself struggling to rethink my own course as a graduate student instructor, or GSI. It was my third semester teaching "Writing and Rhetoric" as ...

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

May 1, 2020

Between four-hour zoom sessions, a poor WiFi connection at home and a lack of camera and sound equipment, freshman filmmaking major Kaitlyn Venturina said her classes are not nearly as engaging or e...

Online dance classes pose a ‘creative challenge’ for students and faculty

April 22, 2020

A 600-square-foot apartment with carpeted floors is not an ideal environment for any dancer, but that is where Maddi Keaton, a senior musical theatre major, and dance minor, will be taking her dance classes...

Vice President of Enrollment Management Michael Joseph said the admissions team has been “aggressively” signaling to prospective students that classes will be in-person in the fall because even entertaining the idea of online courses could negatively impact enrollment.

Columbia ‘anxious,’ while optimistic for Fall 2020 enrollment despite predictions of national decline

April 21, 2020

Across the country, colleges and universities are bracing for expected enrollment declines for the Fall 2020 semester because of the coronavirus pandemic and rocky transitions to remote learning. Wh...

Online music courses 'not ideal,' but produce 'great opportunities ahead'

Online music courses ‘not ideal,’ but produce ‘great opportunities ahead’

April 21, 2020

Cords snake along an apartment floor connecting laptops, monitors, amps, pedals, guitars and other equipment needed for an online private music lesson. Luckily, Nick Bilski, a senior music majo...

Columbia's 2020 graduates will be honored in May 2021 commencement ceremonies due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Seniors torn on commencement postponement until 2021: ‘At the end of the day, it’s the four years that you put in’

April 20, 2020

As a 31-year-old senior radio major, Eva Eig’s college experience has been different than most. She worked hard to get her education back on track after taking a few years off from school. What ...

Opinion: We are not 'in this together' with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

Opinion: We are not ‘in this together’ with the wealthy during the coronavirus pandemic

April 5, 2020

As public officials across the globe shutter businesses and public spaces and humans isolate themselves in their homes, videos from every corner of Hollywood surface with one similar sentiment: “We ...

Columbia College Chicago's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

March 24, 2020

Updated 03/24/2020 at 8:30 p.m. with additional comments from Lambrini Lukidis on graduation fees and the college's decision to cancel commencement.    President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ann...

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

March 21, 2020

College campuses across Chicago have closed due to coronavirus, leaving the South Loop—and its restaurants—largely empty. Devil Dawgs, a Columbia student favorite, was hurt by this loss of clie...

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

Opinion: Having a twin is a life-long journey

March 15, 2020

"BFF" is an acronym used to describe our forever best friends. For me, it’s a term I have never used for anyone in my life because my standard for a best friend was set very high by someone that surp...

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...

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