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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...

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 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...

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