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Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

July 14, 2020

When Laney Naling, a junior filmmaking major, read a July 2 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim that announced the college would be "lowering tuition," but later realized that tuition would not be lowe...

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

July 7, 2020

On a typical summer evening in Chicago before the coronavirus pandemic, people would be able to hear the virtuosity of the Grant Park Orchestra echoing from Millennium Park while walking along Michigan Avenue...

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

Columbia reevaluates film production strategy amid new state guidelines

July 2, 2020

As Illinois moves into phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s five-phase reopening plan, film production has resumed following a new set of required coronavirus safety guidelines published by the Illin...

Marco D'Angelo, co-founder of WagerTalk (left), and Tony Kiosow, a sports investment and gaming consultant for WagerTalk Media (right), discuss sports in the WagerTalk TV Studios in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Column: How COVID-19 changed my dad’s job as a sports investment and gaming consultant

July 2, 2020

Growing up, I watched my dad, Tony Kiosow, bring his work to the beach, on trips to amusement parks and to his own hospital bed when he had a heart attack. A month ago, when I visited my parents in L...

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

Surviving on the streets: Chicago supports panhandler population during pandemic

June 29, 2020

Editor's Note: This story was reported over the past three months. On the corner of Wabash Avenue and Washington Street downtown, Arthur Epps III sat on a cardboard box with a sign that read "anything help...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

Faculty and staff will be required to take coronavirus-related online training before returning to campus beginning Friday, June 26, and Monday, July 6 for students enrolled in summer courses.

BREAKING: Mandatory online training required for return to campus

June 23, 2020

As part of precautionary measures outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan, faculty, staff and summer semester students are required to complete online coronavirus-related training before returning to campus...

During a June 10 press conference, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said more than 300,000 people in Chicago did not receive a federal stimulus check, many of whom were undocumented, from mixed-status families or dependent adults.

Chicago Resiliency Fund to provide $1,000 to those who didn’t receive a federal stimulus check

June 18, 2020

Like many college students, junior journalism major Kaya Lane did not receive federal coronavirus relief funding. Lane said she believed she was eligible for the $1,200 federal stimulus check but never recei...

In a collegewide email from the Office of the President Wednesday, June 17, the college outlined updated plans for returning to campus, which includes the launch of a phone-based app for students and employees to certify they are symptom-free of the coronavirus.

BREAKING: College updates reopening plans, outlines requirements for the previously ill returning to campus

June 17, 2020

The college announced revisions to its plans, which are informed by the Campus Reopening Task Force, to reopen the campus after receiving feedback from faculty and staff during online forums; representative...

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 ...

Protesters take precautions on the streets during a global pandemic

While hundreds and thousands of people gather for protests in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, safety precautions are essential to prevent contracting or spreading the coronavirus.

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2020

When social activist and University of Illinois student Fionna Ek attended a rally in Champaign-Urbana to protest the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, she could not s...

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

June 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. with additional interviews.  After weeks of deliberation, the academic space planning team and campus reopening task force have updated the fall course sc...

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