The Columbia Chronicle

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...

Letter to the Editor: In response to 'Campus buildings, dorms to close'

Letter to the Editor: In response to ‘Campus buildings, dorms to close’

March 23, 2020

My partner is a current student at Columbia College Chicago and a current resident on campus. To kick out your students, especially those who are international or do not have homes to return to due to the pan...

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...

“Their job is living here and being here. ... I can only imagine that’s got to be really mentally draining,” said Maddy Hall, a dorm resident.

For RAs, parties busted and plans dashed

December 2, 2019

      Editor’s Note: Two former resident assistants, whom the Chronicle refers to as Jane Doe and Emma Smith, spoke to the Chronicle on the condition of anonymity. The Chronicle ha...

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