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Staff transition at Center for Black Music Research a ‘slap in the face’

Staff transition at Center for Black Music Research a ‘slap in the face’

July 22, 2019

Some fear staffing changes at the college may represent a threat to the prominence of the Center for Black Music Research and one of the most expansive collections of black music in the world. ...

Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

Columbia student falls ‘Head Over Heels’ with Go-Go’s musical comedy

July 20, 2019

Caitlin Dobbins, a senior musical theatre major, is no stranger to live performance. Dobbins will take on the understudy role of Pamela—otherwise known as the most beautiful woman in all the land—in the j...

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

July 9, 2019

As a photographer and music agent, the late, Chicago-raised Chip Hooper exemplified Columbia students' interdisciplinary nature. Now, a $50,000 scholarship fund in Hooper's name will award selecte...

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta has died in London

July 3, 2019

Professor Emeritus Pangratios Papacosta, who taught at Columbia for 30 years, has died according to the college's News Office. He passed away in London on April 22, according to a statement from News...

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

New theatre chair sets the stage for social change

July 1, 2019

When Carin Silkaitis was in high school, her English instructor gave the class a choice for their final exam—they could write an essay, or perform a section of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Adorn...

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

June 26, 2019

For the first time since the Wabash Arts Corridor's creation, Chicagoans and visitors alike will be able to take guided tours of the street art, from the bubblegum-popping moose to the pastel flowers dec...

Columbia forms civic media partnership with New Mexico elementary school

Columbia forms civic media partnership with New Mexico elementary school

June 25, 2019

Students at a New Mexico elementary school are now using iPads donated by Columbia for a number of projects, ranging from recording the oral history of their Native American elders to creating music vid...

Columbia filmmakers create a short film to bring awareness to kidnapping

June 18, 2019

After waking from a nightmare one night, 2019 cinema art and science alumna Rossella Agostini had the idea to create a short fiction film about something that had always intrigued her—kidnapping. Set...

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

June 17, 2019

An instructor who combines his command of the Italian language with his love of cinematography and another who captures students' imaginations by teaching marine biology to creatives were this year's...

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

Six faculty members promoted to rank of professors

June 14, 2019

Six former associate professors at Columbia are celebrating their promotions to the rank of professor this summer after nearly a yearlong application process. Promoted were: Paul Catanese in the Art a...

Columbia professor wins five Telly Awards for ‘American Fumble’

Columbia professor wins five Telly Awards for ‘American Fumble’

June 12, 2019

"American Fumble," a made-for-TV movie that tells the story of former athlete R. Jay Soward, recently won five Telly Awards—which honor regional, local and cable TV. Carolina Posse, an assistant ...

The Chronicle’s Fall 2019 registration tracker

The Chronicle’s Fall 2019 registration tracker

June 10, 2019

Columbia is expecting its luck to change after more than five years of enrollment decline. In a May 20 registration report, total enrollment among graduates and undergraduates was down 485 people, compared...

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