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Don De Grazia (Photo courtesy of Columbia College Chicago).
Associate professor who helped build Columbia’s creative writing program dies at 56
By Sydney Richardson, Staff Reporter • June 20, 2024

Don De Grazia, associate professor in the English and Creative Writing Department died on June 13 at 56 years old.   De Grazia, who was also a Columbia alum, helped build the creative writing program and served as coordinator. He was the author of the novel “American Skin.”   His stories also have appeared in Chicago After Dark, The Chicago Reader, TriQuarterly, and in 2014, his story “Black Was Missing” appeared in the Chicago Quarterly Review’s special Chicago Issue.    In 2000, he talked to the Chicago Reader about his experience with “American Skin,”...

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Indie Singer-Songwriter Ian Jake Robleza poses in Grant Park on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Robleza currentlly studies Audio Arts and Acoustics at Columbia College Chicago with a graduation set in December.
Columbia alum Ian Jake Robleza grapples with existentialism on new single ‘Little While’
By Avery Heeringa, Reporter • May 10, 2024
Musicians perform a song at the Pan Africa event, which was held Friday, May 4, 2024, at Columbias 1104 S. Wabash Ave. building.
Pan African showcase celebrates different countries through art, music, poetry
By Sofía Oyarzún, Bilingual Reporter • May 5, 2024
Senior fashion merchandising major Kendyl Delyse poses beside the garments she made for her upcoming show in the fashion lab on Friday, May 3, 2024.
Columbia student’s wearable art makes splash, Chicago fashion scene under brand name Delyse
By Avery Heeringa, Reporter • May 4, 2024
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Op-Ed: Layoff process ‘dehumanizing’ for staff at college
Op-Ed: Layoff process ‘dehumanizing’ for staff at college
By Johanna Fierke, Contributing Writer

Four of five staff therapist positions were eliminated this past week, despite a recent issue of the Chronicle about the dire need for mental health support (especially identity-affirming therapy) for Columbia students, and amid rising suicide rates and...