The Columbia Chronicle

Your guide for the return to the Student Center

September 23, 2020

Following the Chronicle's "Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe" video, here you will get a chance to follow Chronicle staffers showing you floor-by-floor what you can expect when you visit the reopened...

While opening its doors in the midst of the pandemic, Columbia has a new set of safety policies and procedures, making it look different from the spring.

Welcome back Columbia: Here’s what campus looks like now

September 4, 2020

From before leaving home to arriving on campus, the Chronicle is going to break down what students, faculty and staff can expect when returning to Columbia, from the Daily Pre-Check to new capacity l...

Reopening Columbia: keeping campus safe

August 21, 2020

As outlined in Columbia's campus reopening plan, new protocols include social distancing and face-covering requirements, regular health assessments and much more for the return to in-person instruction...

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...

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...

In phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five phase reopening Illinois plan, America's largest arcade, Galloping Ghost in Brookfield, Illinois, opens its door to gamers.

One of America’s largest gaming arcades in Chicago reopens in Phase 4

July 2, 2020

Rows of vintage '80s arcade games sat silently with glowing screens that read "continue?" at the once packed Galloping Ghost Arcade. As one of the largest arcades in the U.S., Galloping Ghost Arcade, 94...

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...

In a collegewide email from the Office of the President Wednesday, June 17, the college outlined updated plans for returning to campus, which includes the launch of a phone-based app for students and employees to certify they are symptom-free of the coronavirus.

BREAKING: College updates reopening plans, outlines requirements for the previously ill returning to campus

June 17, 2020

The college announced revisions to its plans, which are informed by the Campus Reopening Task Force, to reopen the campus after receiving feedback from faculty and staff during online forums; representative...

Faculty and staff forums provide clarity, but are ‘just the start’ for reopening campus

Faculty and staff forums provide clarity, but are ‘just the start’ for reopening campus

June 4, 2020

College administrators are openly answering questions and addressing concerns from faculty and staff members during online forums—where steps toward reopening campus through social distancing, red...

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