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Pandemic unlikely to hurt Columbia’s Higher Learning Commission accreditation, administrators say

August 28, 2020

Even though a majority of courses at Columbia will be held online or hybrid, the college’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission is unlikely to be threatened. The Higher Learning Commissi...

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

Data analysis: nearly half of fall classes to be held entirely online

July 20, 2020

For some students, returning to an online and hybrid-heavy course load for the Fall 2020 semester falls short of their pre-pandemic hopes and expectations. A recent Chronicle data analysis of 1,86...

BREAKING: Trump administration rescinds restrictive regulations for international students

BREAKING: Trump administration rescinds restrictive regulations for international students

July 14, 2020

Updated Tuesday, July 14 at 7:50 p.m. with a statement from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. Updated Wednesday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. with a response from Director of International Student and Scho...

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

International students concerned for fall semester amid online classes, new ICE regulations

July 9, 2020

When international student Ksymena Pawlowicz found out her visa status could be in jeopardy and she could be forced to return home, she became stressed and anxious. “I felt [rushed] when the news ...

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

May 12, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff recaps its "Difficult to Transfer" series that looked at how departments transfer instruction from the classroom to online. Then, Managing Ed...

Theatre students turn to online spaces to salvage canceled productions as their classes also move online in the coronavirus-induced digital age.

The show must go on for Columbia’s theatre classes and shows

April 29, 2020

On her phone, Claire McConnell keeps a list of cabaret ideas. Last semester, she planned to make one of them a reality by creating a cabaret concert that uses only hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA. ...

Students Lucas Miroslaw (right) and Giana Carli (center) work on the film set of a

Student filmmakers ‘heartbroken’ after suspension of practicum projects

April 2, 2020

Isaac Lowry and Earl Davis have been looking forward to their practicum projects since their freshman year at Columbia. Just a week before they were supposed to start filming, classes were suspended due to t...

'Virtually impossible' or 'raring to go'? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

April 1, 2020

Jabari Middleton-Damu is learning how to use Photoshop in his course “Fashion Design Principles,” but he does not have access to a computer at home. He was told by the college weeks ago he wou...

Columbia’s bookstore, 624 S. Michigan Ave., had unusually bare shelves this semester. According to Ann Marie Pausha, the bookstore’s manager, the shortage was due to late book requests from the faculty.

Students suffer without books first weeks of class

February 17, 2014

The unusually bare shelves of Columbia’s bookstore, which left some students without textbooks for the first few weeks of the spring semester, could be the result of faculty members submitting late requests. Faculty members are supposed to fill out an adoption form that lis...

Perfect P---y performs at Schuba's Tavern on Wednesday, January 22nd.

Schuba diving for Perfect P—y

January 27, 2014

In Chicago, concertgoers will inevitably encounter many beards. Each beard is indicative of a different demographic: Big beards represent seasoned mosh veterans and little beards express the spry Wicker Park...

Virtual badges earned online no replacement for diploma

By Lauryn Smith

February 6, 2012

Playing your favorite online games could potentially enhance your education and job prospects. A new trend in higher education has students and recent grads earning online badges as credentials or achievements that they can list on their resume. While this could be a fun and innovative way to learn certain skills, these badges should not replace traditional coursework.Using virtual badges as trophies or symbols of accompl...

Keep lessons in the classroom

By Brianna Wellen

January 17, 2012

By now, it’s obvious that technology is making strides in college classrooms. Assignments are turned in digitally, top of the line equipment is available for improved educational methods and we’re really only a few steps away from robots taking over all teaching responsibilities.But technology is also making it possible for more students to avoid classrooms altogether. According to a study recently released by the Babs...

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