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Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

August 7, 2020

With the fall semester set to start next month and a citywide emergency travel order in place, students coming to Columbia from other states will have to plan for a two-week quarantine—whether it...

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — 'this is a fiasco'

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — ‘this is a fiasco’

July 1, 2020

Students and parents bombarded Residence Life with phone calls and emails, with some making multiple attempts, as returning Columbia students and their families attempted to remotely fill out new ...

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...

Students pack up their belongings to leave the Dwight dorm building, Saturday, March 14.

BREAKING: Campus buildings, dorms to close; Columbia community member diagnosed with coronavirus

March 18, 2020

Updated 03/19/2020 at 5:00 p.m. with additional information regarding the affected community member and the school's process for notifying those who may have been in contact from Lambrini Lukidis, associ...

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

October 10, 2016

The college’s most recent annual crime and safety reports saw a decrease in crime collegewide, including a 40.9 percent drop in liquor violation referrals and a 35.6 percent drop in drug violation refe...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

Approach to campus safety should reach all students

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Freshman year is many students’ first time living alone in a major city, presenting a unique set of challenges.Staying safe in Chicago goes beyond walking with a group of friends after dark and keeping valuables out of sight. In the past, first-year and transfer orientation sessions included an optional 20–30 minute lecture that provided information about staying safe while navigating city life. This year, the college t...

A sample of saffron, the spice sold at Rumi Spice.

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

October 12, 2015

Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller have a lot in common­­—U.S. Army service in Afghanistan, education at West Point and Harvard—and are now business partners.Jung and Miller are two of the co-founders of...

Cafeteria a must

By Editorial Board

March 2, 2015

There is no denying the value of cultivating a sense of community among college students, especially Columbia students who are easily isolated in the sprawl of a city campus. Columbia’s administration constantly encourages collaboration—“find your creative posse”—but one of the many criticisms Columbia faces is its lack of communal spaces for students. Although Columbia does not have a typical college campus, it should ...

iHeartMedia a smart change for Clear Channel

By Managing Editor

September 22, 2014

Clear Channel Media Holdings Inc., the largest operator of U.S. radio stations, announced in a Sept. 16 press release that it has changed its name to iHeartMedia to better associate with its digital radio service iHeartRadio and embrace its various media platforms.Since the iHeartRadio app was released in 2008, it has grown wildly popular and served as the online outlet for the company’s 859 radio stations and 245 milli...

The Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago has been conducting adaptive dance classes since 2007 with the Parkinson’s Project, which was designed to ease symptoms of the disease and provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to dance. Above, Parkinson’s Project founder Sarah Cullen Fuller instructs a class of elderly students. 

Dance studio launches new programs for students with disabilities

April 28, 2014

A Chicago dance studio is pioneering new techniques to give children with disabilities a new outlet for expression. Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., announced April 16 the addition of...

Colleges need to create dorm communities

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 3, 2014

Nicholas Barnes, a 20-year-old junior at the University of Chicago, was found dead in his dorm Feb. 15 after students complained about a smell coming from his room. He had been dead in his dorm room, unnoticed for several days.It had been eight days since Barnes used his university key card to enter his residence hall in the International House dorm. The cause of death is still unknown as of press time, but the Chicago Tribune report...

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