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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...

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...

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

Pablo Aguilar, a junior cinema art and science major and international student from Ecuador, drifted between different housing for more than a month before returning home April 30. When campus bui...

Camryn Tabiolo, a sophomore filmmaking student at Columbia who came back to Hawaii during the state-wide shutdown, often goes on a walk with her family and dog, Finn, in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.

A Columbia student on what it’s like to be in Hawaii during the pandemic

May 19, 2020

Camryn Tabiolo returned home to Hawaii after Columbia's campus closure to find her father, a hotel director, and her brother, who worked for Enterprise, furloughed due to the statewide shutdown. ...

Opinion: Pritzker's release of inmates during pandemic is headline bait

Opinion: Pritzker’s release of inmates during pandemic is headline bait

May 14, 2020

When an uncontrollable factor—such as a global pandemic—is released into prisons that already experience overcrowding nationwide and house hundreds of humans deemed criminal by the state, wide...

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...

Columbia students, professors and alumni have rallied to put together a virtual fundraiser to raise funds for Roseland Community Hospital’s coronavirus mobile testing unit.

Columbia community partners with South Side hospital to raise funds for mobile coronavirus testing

May 12, 2020

Sewing face masks, sending homemade cards to health care workers and now raising funds for mobile coronavirus testing, the Columbia community continues to do its part in stemming the pandemic. A forme...

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...

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...

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...

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