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With the exception of 21 courses, in-person instruction at Columbia will go fully remote after Thanksgiving break.

BREAKING: College announces remote learning guidelines for after Thanksgiving

October 20, 2020

As students near the halfway mark of the semester, the college announced that most classes will be fully remote for the last three weeks of the fall semester. In a Tuesday, Oct. 20 collegewide em...

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

Change in location: International students face challenges amid coronavirus pandemic

May 27, 2020

Pablo Aguilar, a junior cinema art and science major and international student from Ecuador, drifted between different housing for more than a month before returning home April 30. When campus bui...

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

Elaine Glusac on being a travel journalist during a global pandemic

April 27, 2020

In early March before statewide lockdowns, discounted flights, cruises and vacation packages were almost too good to pass up. Seizing the opportunity, Elaine Glusac, a full-time freelance travel writer, ...

Columbia's summer study abroad courses have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

BREAKING: Summer study abroad programs are latest casualty of travel restrictions

April 7, 2020

All of Columbia's Summer 2020 study abroad programs have been canceled, a decision made in light of the school's travel restrictions and the U.S. Department of State's "do not travel" advisory, which are ...

Nicolas Gil, a sophomore Ventura College philosophy major, wears a respirator during the four and a half hours flight to Los Angeles.

From Chicago to Honolulu: a photojournalist travels in the age of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

When Columbia's Photography Department announced classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, I was crushed and cried on my couch for an hour because there was no reason for me to sta...

On Your Professor's Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

On Your Professor’s Mind: Travel, be the outsider, welcome differences

November 19, 2019

Editor's Note: This piece is the first in a new guest column series titled "On Your Professor's Mind" where Columbia College Chicago professors write about any topic on their mind. If you would lik...

Editor's Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

Editor’s Note: Betsy DeVos proposes changes to Title IX regulations

November 26, 2018

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed several changes to Title IX regulations introduced under the Obama administration, and she is receiving support from those in favor of clearer guidelines...

International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

International students could unknowingly be in violation of visa status

November 8, 2018

This article has been updated to include statements from Vice Provost of Global Education Marcelo Sabatés and Clare Lake, Director of International Student Services.  International students who hold F, J and M visas could ...

Surazon Nushusin, left, and Mohammad Miah are Rohingya refugees who come to the cultural center to learn English every week. A volunteer English as Second Language teacher helps them practice numbers and colors using toy cars. 

North Side cultural center unites Rohingya refugees together

November 28, 2017

Nasir Zakaria is one of hundreds of Rohingya, a stateless Indo-Aryan people from the Rakhine State, Myanmar, who found refuge in Chicago’s North Side. After immigrating to the U.S. from Myanmar in 2013...

International students find home for holiday break

International students find home for holiday break

November 27, 2017

For international students who are not going home for the holidays, Columbia’s lengthy winter break can be lonely, but the college has several resources to make the monthlong vacation tolerable. International Admissions Officer Kevin Obomanu said Columbia has nearly 50...

Transit Future plans to expand Rail Lines

By METRO REPORTER

November 30, 2015

The drive to gain support for a host of transportation projects that include a CTA Lime Line linking the Blue Line’s O’Hare Airport station to the Orange Line’s Midway Airport stop has attracted at least 2,500 signatures on a petition, but still has significant financial and political hurdles to overcome, according to the two advocacy groups that are its primary sponsors.In April 2014, the Center for Neighborhood Tec...

Metra will increase its fares by 2 percent starting in February 2016, which is less than the original 5 percent raise proposed for the 2016 budget.

Metra train fare increase 2 percent

October 26, 2015

Metra announced at an Oct. 15 board meeting that its fares would increase by 2 percent in February—significantly less than the previously proposed 5 percent hike by the company.The agency cut costs else...

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