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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, ...

My dad, Jim Anderson, is the majority owner and sole operator of Portland Provisions, a Portland, Maine-based food supply company that opened in 2015. The business has no physical location but shares a cooler with Pat's Meat Market, a local butcher shop co-owned by a Portland Provisions partner.

Column: Family and business in the age of the coronavirus—love and time lost

April 29, 2020

My dad, Jim Anderson, is the founder, majority owner and sole operator of Portland Provisions, a food supply company based in Portland, Maine. Now, for the first time in the business' five-year operation, ...

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

April 27, 2020

In early March before statewide lockdowns, discounted flights, cruises and vacation packages were almost too good to pass up. Seizing the opportunity, Elaine Glusac, a full-time freelance travel writer, ...

Stay-at-home mandates can put stress on couples living together 24/7.

Rocky relationships and Erotic Isolation: the Chronicle’s guide to love during a pandemic

April 27, 2020

Stay-at-home mandates have left no love life untouched, from single people struggling to meet others from their living room to couples struggling to adjust their relationships within the new normal. With...

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

From apps to home deliveries, farmers markets are adjusting to the coronavirus

April 26, 2020

Shortened work hours and canceled events are causing trouble for farmers markets across Chicago and pushing them to find alternative ways to get fresh produce to customers while keeping farmers' busines...

A young woman walks past a billboard advertisement for the dating app Tinder in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Skyrocketing sex drives and virtual check-ups: the Chronicle’s guide to sex during a pandemic

April 24, 2020

Whether you’re spending your shelter-in-place snuggled in bed on your lonesome with a shiny new vibrator you ordered online, sexting your long-distance significant other or sanitizing before jumping into ...

'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 anonymous creator of the account—who refers to themself as “the Peter Parker to Mayor Lightfoot’s Spider-Man”—initially created it to repost others’ memes about Illinois’ stay-at-home order.

The ‘meme generation’ creates humor to cope with coronavirus

April 23, 2020

Memes of Mayor Lori Lightfoot popping up at the “Bean” or of SpongeBob SquarePants burning one of President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim’s emails may seem pointless or childish to some, but for others, ...

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...

Everything you should know about hand washing during the coronavirus pandemic

April 22, 2020

At the beginning of March as the coronavirus pandemic accelerated in Illinois, Columbia began placing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posters in various bathrooms around campus.  These poste...

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...

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 ...

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