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Editor's Note: spread kindness, not the coronavirus

Editor’s Note: spread kindness, not the coronavirus

September 21, 2020

Over the last six months, I have witnessed countless discouraging events that leave me questioning my faith in humanity as both a journalist and a human being. Since the coronavirus pandemic beg...

Three days before hybrid and some in-person classes were scheduled to resume on campus, the college announced changes to its reopening plan due to air assessments and a late order of UVGI installations.

BREAKING: College alters reopening plan for ongoing assessments and installations

September 18, 2020

Updated on Saturday, Sept. 19 with information from Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications and External Relations Lambrini Lukidis. Three days before hybrid and in-person classes were to begi...

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

A meal plan that serves everything, except the coronavirus

September 17, 2020

Crowded buffet lines of students and small talk around tables at The CAF, the University Center's dining hall, have been temporarily traded for grab-and-go meals. This semester, students with a me...

Opinion: Why filmmaking in the midst of a pandemic matters

Opinion: Why filmmaking in the midst of a pandemic matters

September 10, 2020

I started to pursue my dream of filmmaking in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. My dad told me if I wanted to make movies, there was no better time than now because if I only ever talked about...

After months of planning and strategizing, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is ready to return to campus with safety guidelines in place.

Dr. Kim on reopening campus: ‘We are in a good spot’

September 4, 2020

When he was not listening to the nine symphonies by composer Anton Bruckner or exercising, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, along with cabinet and task force members, was working all summer to develop plans ...

While opening its doors in the midst of the pandemic, Columbia has a new set of safety policies and procedures, making it look different from the spring.

Welcome back Columbia: Here’s what campus looks like now

September 4, 2020

From before leaving home to arriving on campus, the Chronicle is going to break down what students, faculty and staff can expect when returning to Columbia, from the Daily Pre-Check to new capacity l...

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

Eat, drink and meet bunnies: Four places to visit this fall

By Dyana Daniels, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2020

From bunny rabbits frolicking in yoga sessions to doughnuts infused with lavender, Chicago has plenty of new and seasoned businesses to keep students busy and well-fed this fall. Even with social...

Mila Diaz, a 2020 music business management alum, and her band perform a virtual live set for Bottlenose Presents at bassist Jacob Allen's apartment in Pilsen.

Columbia alums create inclusive virtual concert series

September 1, 2020

For years, Anya Kohlman’s dream has been to promote lesser known artists in the music industry by organizing shows and connecting with performers. Kohlman said because much of Chicago's local talent ...

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

Everything to know about voting by mail in the general election

August 31, 2020

Election officials across the country are gearing up for record numbers of vote-by-mail ballots for the November general election as many voters look for ways to stay safe during the coronavirus pa...

Juniors and seniors in high school, and college students, are encouraged to apply to be election judges for the November general election, as many in Illinois will not return because of their age puts them at risk for the coronavirus.

Looking for a way to get involved in the November election? Be an election judge

August 31, 2020

When Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara and his mother became U.S. citizens in 2017, Lara was already looking forward to voting and assisting in the U.S. democratic process. Since then, Lara, a sophomore at Harvard Un...

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Pandemic unlikely to hurt Columbia’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation, administrators say

August 28, 2020

Even though a majority of courses at Columbia will be held online or hybrid, the college’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is unlikely to be threatened. The Higher Learning Commissi...

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

College creates dashboard of active coronavirus cases, updates close-contact notification process

August 25, 2020

To monitor signs of a potential outbreak on campus, the college has developed a system to publicly log active coronavirus cases and updated its notification process to better inform those who have...

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