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Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

Columbia introduces new community outreach platform, CampusGroups

September 25, 2020

With the 2020-21 academic year in full swing, the college has unveiled a new community platform with the hope of bringing students closer than before, despite most fall interactions takin...

Editors' Note: A remote Chronicle

Editors’ Note: A remote Chronicle

September 7, 2020

It might be strange, but even after working remotely from the comfort of our homes since the middle of March, coming to the realization that the Chronicle will not be operating in the office surrounded by a...

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

BREAKING: First two weeks of classes will be taught completely online

August 10, 2020

All classes will be held remotely during the first two weeks of the Fall semester—even if they are designated as in-person or hybrid—and access to campus buildings will be limited to allow students...

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

Students petition for discounted tuition, organize protests

July 14, 2020

When Laney Naling, a junior filmmaking major, read a July 2 email from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim that announced the college would be "lowering tuition," but later realized that tuition would not be lowe...

Faculty and staff will be required to take coronavirus-related online training before returning to campus beginning Friday, June 26, and Monday, July 6 for students enrolled in summer courses.

BREAKING: Mandatory online training required for return to campus

June 23, 2020

As part of precautionary measures outlined in the Campus Reopening Plan, faculty, staff and summer semester students are required to complete online coronavirus-related training before returning to campus...

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

BREAKING: Fall course schedule updated with a mixture of online, in-person and hybrid delivery

June 15, 2020

Updated Tuesday, June 16 at 9:00 a.m. with additional interviews.  After weeks of deliberation, the academic space planning team and campus reopening task force have updated the fall course sc...

Summer at Columbia, the high school immersion program, will begin June 29, but will take place online with six-week courses.

High school students will experience Summer at Columbia online

June 9, 2020

Virtual field trips, meeting experts over video calls and screen-sharing with professors—the hallmarks of online college are coming to the Summer at Columbia high school immersion program, which will tak...

Online Commencement and Manifest 'RISE' to the occasion

Online Commencement and Manifest ‘RISE’ to the occasion

May 21, 2020

Donned in her high school graduation cap, Heather Davies sat awkwardly on a Zoom call with teachers and classmates as she graduated from college. The momentous occasion was not quite how she imagin...

'Zoombombing' disrupts online learning, causing anxiety for some instructors

‘Zoombombing’ disrupts online learning, causing anxiety for some instructors

May 21, 2020

Christopher Shaw was ready for his first online "Introduction to Statistics" class to begin, but as students logged onto Zoom, he was struck by a surprise attendee—a Zoombomber. Shaw, an associate profe...

'Zoom fatigue,' the downside of constant video conferences

‘Zoom fatigue,’ the downside of constant video conferences

May 6, 2020

From Zoom calls for work meetings and classes, to socially-oriented FaceTime sessions, to happy hours with loved ones, coronavirus-induced lockdowns have many people turning to their screens as the...

Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

Born into fame: celebrities and pregnancy

February 9, 2018

With a life in the spotlight, it's a struggle to keep anything under wraps. When a person becomes famous, the line between public and private becomes blurred, but a public figure should be allowed to live...

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

Shop ‘til you drop: the future of retail

February 20, 2017

Massive red signs were scattered across the walls and clothing racks at American Apparel’s Wicker Park store, reading “Sale” and “40% off entire store.” Customers slowly rummaged through the me...

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