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Your guide for the return to the Student Center

September 23, 2020

Following the Chronicle's "Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe" video, here you will get a chance to follow Chronicle staffers showing you floor-by-floor what you can expect when you visit the reopened...

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

Updated: Former Columbia student charged with hitting cop with skateboard at protest

August 19, 2020

A man identified as a former Columbia College Chicago student was arrested and held on $20,000 bail for allegedly hitting a Chicago police officer in the head with a skateboard during a weekend pro...

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 ...

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, ...

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...

'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 Dwight Lofts dorm building, 642 S. Clark St., lies empty after students were forced to vacate in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After contradicting emails, Columbia clarifies policy on retrieving belongings from dorms

April 23, 2020

After a backlash from some dormitory residents, the college has informed students that they have until May 10 to remove their belongings. The college sent a Tuesday, April 14 email to re...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Columbia will receive $6 million in federal aid per Congress' stimulus deal; employees will work from home through the end of May; and instructors will use a special attendance report.

Three coronavirus updates you need to know about Columbia

April 14, 2020

There is a lot going on as Columbia—and the rest of the world—reckons with a global health pandemic and the college enters its second week of online classes. "Inevitably, not everything that we try o...

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