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Culture Chronversations: Concerts, SWMRS and Music Taste

August 21, 2020

Welcome to Culture Chronversations! On this show we ask broad questions about topics we aren’t usually able to touch on in our standard reporting. To give you an idea of who works at the Chronicle and...

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Columbia addresses “severe financial shortfall” for the upcoming school year

August 14, 2020

Following months of costly expenditures and a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic and with more losses to come during the fall semester, the college announced a set of budget reduction me...

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

August 14, 2020

From virtual residencies to online classes and livestreamed performances, the Dance Center is embracing what it means to adapt and create during the coronavirus pandemic. “This season it feel...

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

Survey finds two-thirds of young adults feeling increased loneliness and isolation during pandemic

August 13, 2020

This year was supposed to be "The Year" for Chicago freelance musician and live sound engineer Niko Kapetan. Then, a global pandemic happened, and before he knew it, he was back at his parents’ hou...

Columbia makes efforts to improve building ventilation, some say efforts might fall short

Columbia makes efforts to improve building ventilation, some say efforts might fall short

August 7, 2020

As part of a series of preventive measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus on campus, the college is updating its heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems in nine of its c...

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

Opinion: People cannot pretend the coronavirus pandemic is over

August 4, 2020

Imagine being a healthcare worker who has worked on the front lines since the very beginning of the pandemic. You are dressed head to toe in personal protective equipment and it is the middle of spring, but s...

Columbia's Faculty Senate Executive Committee dodge a Zoombomber and welcome college administrators during a discussion on campus reopening.

Administrators address faculty worries on campus reopening

July 31, 2020

With the start of Columbia’s Fall 2020 semester a little more than a month away, faculty are still worried about a slew of uncertainties, like whether instructors can be retaliated against for con...

Diana Vallera, President of the Part-Time Faculty Union, facilitates the collaborative conersation between Columbia students and faculty at the Save Columbia forum Nov. 2 in the 8th floor lounge of 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Illinois coalition of faculty and staff demand remote college instruction for fall

July 24, 2020

Unionized faculty and staff from various public and private Illinois colleges and universities throughout the state—including Columbia​'s part-time faculty union—are demanding an entirely remo...

To meet the need for more blood donations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vitalant, a blood donation network, will team up with the Roosevelt Collection Shops for a blood drive.

The Roosevelt Collection Shops are out for blood—a blood drive, that is

July 17, 2020

Every two seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood or platelets. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, many blood drives have been canceled, and the demand for blood donations has "significantly ...

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

The show must go on: virtual Grant Park Music Festival amid pandemic

July 7, 2020

On a typical summer evening in Chicago before the coronavirus pandemic, people would be able to hear the virtuosity of the Grant Park Orchestra echoing from Millennium Park while walking along Michigan Avenue...

Comedy Majors Eryn Burnett (left) and Nathan Hatfield (right) host a fundraiser livestream to raise money and support for Brave Space Alliance's Trans Relief Fund to provide economic relief payments for transgender, non-binary and intersex individuals.

‘Something Like a Livestream’ virtual fundraiser helps trans community impacted by the pandemic

June 26, 2020

While working together on the podcast "Something Like a Brother," senior comedy writing and performance majors Eryn Burnett and Nathan Hatfield found the transgender community has been especially affec...

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...

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