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The release of Janet Blackwell's new EP,

‘Falling apart and falling into place,’ Janet Blackwell on releasing an EP during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Janet Blackwell was all set to release her EP, "Énouement," in January. But then a global pandemic happened. Blackwell ended up pushing back the EP's release to April. The EP title is translat...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim (center) offers a sneak peek at what life will look like when campus reopens.

Columbia’s new normal: six-foot distancing, face coverings and no roommates

May 13, 2020

With the Spring 2020 semester coming to an end, the college released its first draft of plans to resume on-campus instruction, residential living, student activities and work in the fall. In a Tuesday...

South Loop residents Jeff (left) and Allyson Harbert ran a marathon on their balcony to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts in Kenya.

South Loop ‘Qua-RUN-tine’ marathon raises money for coronavirus efforts in Kenya

May 12, 2020

Within the confines of their high-rise apartment in Chicago's South Loop, Jeff Harbert and his wife sprinted from one end of their cramped 6-by-10 foot balcony to the next, completing a marathon. “...

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

May 12, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff recaps its "Difficult to Transfer" series that looked at how departments transfer instruction from the classroom to online. Then, Managing Ed...

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

Grocery delivery service allows customers to bite into culture despite the pandemic

May 11, 2020

As the child of Nigerian immigrants growing up in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, the only way Boyede Sobitan's family could get their hands on authentic Nigerian food was from friends and family smugg...

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

Editor’s Note: This is our first draft of history. Let it have a good ending

May 11, 2020

A common discussion in our newsroom for at least the past two years has been the value and role of the weekly print edition as we produce a steady stream of digital content throughout the week. It...

(Right) Newly election SGA President Anna Baumeister, a sophomore comedy writing and performance major, at a meeting with the 2019–2020 executive board.

Newly-elected SGA executive board confronts pandemic, prepares for next school year

May 9, 2020

Anna Baumeister knew she wanted to be part of the Student Government Association since her freshman year and now finds herself continuously hands-on with a task the association has never had to fac...

An investigation by Columbia journalism students found that one-star nursing homes in Illinois have higher numbers of coronavirus cases, exposing serious issues occurring at these facilities long before the pandemic.

Chicago’s one-star nursing homes were troubled before the pandemic. Now, they’re ‘ground zero’

May 8, 2020

At the Symphony of Bronzeville nursing home, residents have sat for hours in their own urine, fallen and broken bones and received poor treatment for bed sores, leading to dangerous infections, sta...

Some South Loop residents have been putting up sticky note designs on their windows for community support and fun amid the stay-at-home mandate.

South Loop window art creates smiles that stick

May 5, 2020

Bored and stuck in his South Loop apartment, Chenyu Lin began creating designs with various colored sticky notes on his window in an attempt to communicate with his neighbors. Lin's first design was th...

Columbia is preparing for multiple scenarios when considering reopening campus and potentially resuming in-person instruction late in the summer term.

BREAKING: Columbia plans to reopen in fall, hopes to resume in-person instruction in late summer

May 4, 2020

Columbia intends to reopen campus for the Fall 2020 semester and hopes to resume in-person instruction beginning in late summer, Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David announced today. In a Mo...

‘Animal Crossing’ is the new socialization

May 2, 2020

After a stressful move from the Dwight Lofts on-campus residence hall to her parents' house in Santa Cruz, California, freshman animation major Isabelle Woo has established a new routine through the vid...

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...

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