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Student filmmakers ‘heartbroken’ after suspension of practicum projects

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...

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

‘Virtually impossible’ or ‘raring to go’? Students and faculty have mixed feelings about going online

April 1, 2020

Jabari Middletown-Damu is learning how to use Photoshop in his course “Fashion Design Principles,” but he does not have access to a computer at home. He was told by the college weeks ago he wou...

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Job security: Are you still watching?

Job security: Are you still watching?

March 30, 2020

With more than 25 years of filmmaking under his belt, Miguel Silveira has seen firsthand the unprecedented effect the advent of independent streaming services has had on the film industry. “Whe...

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

Breaking: Two individuals on campus test positive for coronavirus, at least one visited computer lab

March 28, 2020

Two individuals who were on campus the last week in-person classes were in session have reported testing positive for the coronavirus. Although the collegewide email did not state if the individual...

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during ‘extraordinary circumstances’

College and CFAC agree to working conditions during ‘extraordinary circumstances’

March 27, 2020

"Extraordinary circumstances" have propelled the college and the part-time faculty union to agree to a memorandum of understanding outlining expectations regarding remote learning and compensation....

Columbia looks toward intimacy directing to fill industry, campus need

Columbia looks toward intimacy directing to fill industry, campus need

March 27, 2020

The script reads: "Two characters are having an affair and decide to run away together. Talk leads to touch and a romantic embrace." Kasi Moreno, a junior ASL-English interpretation major with an acti...

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia’s international community

Global pandemic creates a world of problems for Columbia’s international community

March 25, 2020

For Columbia students studying abroad, international students living on the South Loop campus and domestic students planning to spend spring break overseas, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

March 24, 2020

Updated 03/24/2020 at 8:30 p.m. with additional comments from Lambrini Lukidis on graduation fees and the college's decision to cancel commencement.    President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ann...

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

March 23, 2020

Columbia's commencement ceremony has become the latest in a long line of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced. “Please believe me when I tell ...

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

Back to the nest: Columbia parents react to dorm closures

March 22, 2020

Between 12-hour drives, last-minute plane ticket purchases and frantic packing, parents and family members from across the country are hustling to move their Columbia students out of residence halls as...

‘I don’t feel like I have a home anymore’: Students scramble after dorms closed

‘I don’t feel like I have a home anymore’: Students scramble after dorms closed

March 21, 2020

Chris Reardon refuses to go home. Reardon, a freshman game development major, is from California, which was put on lockdown Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The Golden State governor ordered all residents...

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