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Chief of Staff Laurent Pernot updated faculty senators about developments to Columbia’s Reopening Plan during the first Faculty Senate meeting of the 2020–2021 academic year.

4 need-to-know updates on where Columbia stands ahead of the 2020–2021 school year

August 21, 2020

Updated Sunday, August 23 at 5 p.m. with a correction to the deficit figure. Originally it said Columbia could be looking at a $22 million deficit, but it is actually a $30 million deficit.  In ...

With on-campus move-in dates quickly approaching, students from designated states are reminded to verify a two week quarantine before arriving at Columbia—if not, they must find alternate housing to self-quarantine at.

BREAKING: Students from designated states must quarantine before arriving on campus

August 20, 2020

Students with housing contracts who live in a state listed on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order must quarantine in that state for two weeks before returning to Columbia. Originally, students fro...

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

Residence Life clarifies mandatory quarantine policies for on-campus living

August 7, 2020

With the fall semester set to start next month and a citywide emergency travel order in place, students coming to Columbia from other states will have to plan for a two-week quarantine—whether it...

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — 'this is a fiasco'

Students, parents react to housing contract renewal process — ‘this is a fiasco’

July 1, 2020

Students and parents bombarded Residence Life with phone calls and emails, with some making multiple attempts, as returning Columbia students and their families attempted to remotely fill out new ...

Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Smollett cannot discredit victims

Smollett cannot discredit victims

March 1, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s name has been splashed across headlines for more than a month following his alleged attack in Chicago. Since Jan. 22, when a homophobic death threat letter was deli...

Students 20 years old and over are eligible to reside at Arc at Old Colony, 37 W. Van Buren St., for the 2017-2018 

Columbia adds Arc to upcoming housing, drops two dorms

March 6, 2017

Columbia's housing options for the 2017–2018 academic year will feature a new residence to replace the two buildings that will be taken off the portfolio starting in Fall 2017, according to a Feb. 24 email to students. The dorm buildings at 777 S. State St. and The Flats, 829 S. ...

Tremeka North, a freshman creative writing major, performed her spoken word piece, “Incandescent Flower” at RL Cafe on Jan. 21 at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court.

Residence Life celebrates Welcome Week with RL Cafe

January 25, 2016

Students gathered for hot drinks, doughnuts and daring performances in the lobby of the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Jan. 21 for RL Cafe, an annual event in honor of Weeks of Welcome.Jessica...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

The Hubbard Street Dance Center in Chicago has been conducting adaptive dance classes since 2007 with the Parkinson’s Project, which was designed to ease symptoms of the disease and provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to dance. Above, Parkinson’s Project founder Sarah Cullen Fuller instructs a class of elderly students. 

Dance studio launches new programs for students with disabilities

April 28, 2014

A Chicago dance studio is pioneering new techniques to give children with disabilities a new outlet for expression. Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 W. Jackson Blvd., announced April 16 the addition of...

Carpets and wall trims are being replaced after the 8th floor of the University Center flooded on Jan. 8. The damage has displaced 16 students.

Pipe burst floods dorms, scatters students

January 27, 2014

A frozen pipe that burst Jan. 8 in the University Center displaced Columbia students and led to flooding during winter break. The water damage from the exploded pipe started in an apartment unit on the 8th floor of the University Center, 525 S. State St., and trickled down to t...

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