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Chronicle staffers read President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim's email announcing classes will be transitioned online, Thursday, March 12.

Editor’s Note: The Chronicle will not stop reporting, no matter the ups and downs

March 26, 2020

Wisconsin. Maryland. Hawaii. These are just a few of the places Chronicle staffers will be working from in the coming weeks as the college reckons with our country's national emergency, one of the biggest ...

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

The empty shelves of the South Loop’s grocery stores, in photos

March 26, 2020

  As Chicagoans and Columbia students alike hunker down in their apartments as part of Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay-at-home” mandate, grocery store workers continue to report to the frontlines of the pande...

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia's international community

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia’s international community

March 25, 2020

For Columbia students studying abroad, international students living on the South Loop campus and domestic students planning to spend spring break overseas, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Columbia College Chicago's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

March 24, 2020

Updated 03/24/2020 at 8:30 p.m. with additional comments from Lambrini Lukidis on graduation fees and the college's decision to cancel commencement.    President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ann...

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

March 23, 2020

Columbia's commencement ceremony has become the latest in a long line of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced. “Please believe me when I tell ...

Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

Musicians and venues are hit hard by the coronavirus, but the music community is banding together

March 23, 2020

The six-member Chicago-based rock group, Rookie, had never sold out a concert until they announced a release show for their self-titled album "Rookie." The big event was set for March 13, but due to con...

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

March 22, 2020

Between 12-hour drives, last-minute plane ticket purchases and frantic packing, parents and family members from across the country are hustling to move their Columbia students out of residence halls as...

Two Dwight residents use a bin to move their belongings out of the dorm building, which will close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘I don’t feel like I have a home anymore’: Students scramble after dorms closed

March 21, 2020

Chris Reardon refuses to go home. Reardon, a freshman game development major, is from California, which was put on lockdown Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Golden State governor ordered all residents...

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

Coronavirus closures put strain on local restaurants, food service workers, delivery drivers

March 21, 2020

College campuses across Chicago have closed due to coronavirus, leaving the South Loop—and its restaurants—largely empty. Devil Dawgs, a Columbia student favorite, was hurt by this loss of clie...

(From left) Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announce a

‘This is the new normal’: Stay-at-home order given, officials urge people to stay calm

March 20, 2020

As the number of cases of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, continues to rise across the state, Gov. J.B. Pritzker is following California, New York and Italy's suit by officially ordering all residents...

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AEMMP: Live showcase among coronavirus cancellations

March 19, 2020

Armand Rome was ready for his first performance through AEMMP Records last week—until the South by Southwest festival was canceled due to increased concern surrounding the coronavirus and ens...

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars' worth of free advice

Letter to the Editor: Five dollars’ worth of free advice

March 19, 2020

When I was 24, I had a cadaveric heart transplant. This puts me in the unique position of not only having faced a life-threatening illness but of having also spent three months unable to leave a small hosp...

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