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A panel of experts offer science-based information about the reality of returning to in-person school instruction during a pandemic, and why they believe remote instruction is the safe choice.

Dangers of return to in-person classes remains unmitigated, experts say

August 5, 2020

Three days ago Columbia had nearly 50% of Fall 2020 semester courses listed under in-person instruction and had what some considered insufficient ventilation for buildings in place. But as of Tuesday, th...

Members of the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers are willing to strike in the fall if demands for a proper and safe reopening of schools are not met.

Illinois’ education unions willing to strike to ensure safe reopening; CFAC to co-host town hall next week

July 31, 2020

Two of Illinois’ largest unions representing teachers and educational professionals, the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers, are willing to strike if schools do not m...

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

July 22, 2020

When campus closed last semester on March 14, I found myself struggling to rethink my own course as a graduate student instructor, or GSI. It was my third semester teaching "Writing and Rhetoric" as ...

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...

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...

Faculty and staff given the opportunity to attend one of three forums to discucss plan for re-opening the campus.

BREAKING: Staff and faculty to participate in campus re-opening forums

May 22, 2020

Updated May 28 at 8 p.m. with additional, newly scheduled forum dates.   Next week faculty and staff will have the opportunity to participate in online forums discussing Columbia's tentative...

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...

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