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

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...

Provost provides clarification on classes and closings for confused Faculty Senate

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...

Columbia is ‘on pause’: administrators address instruction in the age of the coronavirus

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...

‘Oops’: 14 adjuncts were overpaid by the college. Now, they have to pay it back

‘Oops’: 14 adjuncts were overpaid by the college. Now, they have to pay it back

March 9, 2020

One unassuming day, Kayli Plotner picked up the phone when she realized a Chicago number had been trying to reach her. It was a payroll officer from Columbia who told her she was overpaid in the Fal...

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

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 ...

Editor’s Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

Editor’s Note: Columbia students: Don’t sit by when the college is deciding our future

March 1, 2020

In my first editor’s note of the semester, I called on the college to have more open, earnest communication with students in the midst of an impending Master Plan for 2030. Now that the college is ...

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

February 29, 2020

2017 marked another year of enrollment decline for Columbia, and it was no surprise that total revenue also plummeted at a private school dependent on tuition dollars. The results were financially ...

Looking to 2030: College seeks input for Master Plan

Looking to 2030: College seeks input for Master Plan

February 29, 2020

In 10 years, what do you want Columbia to look like? Should classrooms be set up differently? Should sustainability be more prevalent? Should the curriculum change? The college wants to know. Through a h...

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

ILLO Awards draw recognition to students, hopes to expand

February 4, 2020

When Ali Cantarella was five years old, she stumbled upon her brother's "Dragon Ball Z" fan art and discovered what would eventually become her lifelong passion—illustration. “[After that,] I just kept d...

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