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Members of Coalition of Female Creators engage with JackBox, a digital party game, during a Monday meeting at the Student Center.

Columbia’s female creators come together for confidence and support

March 6, 2020

As a television major, Lily Indie quickly grew frustrated by the male-dominated work and class environment around her. Indie, a junior at Columbia, said at first she was not intimidated in her classes, ...

Todd Burbank—a friend of Elio Leturia, an associate professor in the Communication Department— watches Fuentes’ short film “Selfie,” in the audience as part of the Spain On Campus speaker series.

Upcoming campus events bring Spanish art close to home

March 6, 2020

Elio Leturia, an associate professor in the Communication Department, is no stranger to the prejudice international  artists can face when they come overseas. He said when he came to America from P...

Renegades e-sports 'Overwatch' captain passes the torch

Renegades e-sports ‘Overwatch’ captain passes the torch

March 2, 2020

Before Daniel "GatorDan" Wilgosiewicz transferred from Joliet Junior College to Columbia in 2019, he had never been on a competitive E-sports team. But when Wilgosiewicz, a junior filmmaking ma...

Bobbi Wilsyn, voice and choral ensemble coordinator, will “redesign” her career by focusing more on vocal performance when she retires from the college in May, after nearly 40 years as an educator.

Final bow: Bobbi Wilsyn, ‘heart’ of the Music Department, exits the Columbia stage

March 2, 2020

  Pointing to an array of framed photos along the walls of her office capturing faces of various Columbia faculty, Bobbi Wilsyn recalled the first time she had a hand in one of the college’s perf...

The Columbia Chronicle picks up 21 awards at state convention

The Columbia Chronicle picks up 21 awards at state convention

February 29, 2020

The student staff of The Columbia Chronicle took home 21 awards, including nine first place plaques and certificates, at the Illinois College Press Association’s annual convention, held Feb. 21-22 in Chi...

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

Tax forms: College sees declining revenue; president and CEO receives 40% total compensation bump

February 29, 2020

2017 marked another year of enrollment decline for Columbia, and it was no surprise that total revenue also plummeted at a private school dependent on tuition dollars. The results were financially ...

Music student Dee Daniels shares his memorable learning experience during the Strategic Plan Workshop at the Student Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Looking to 2030: College seeks input for Master Plan

February 29, 2020

In 10 years, what do you want Columbia to look like? Should classrooms be set up differently? Should sustainability be more prevalent? Should the curriculum change? The college wants to know. Through a h...

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

February 26, 2020

Raymond "Terry" Tatum, an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art History Department, Chicago historian and preservationist died Friday, Jan. 31 at the age of 64. “He had a pretty active life a...

(From left) Kate Roberts and Kassidy Graf created their channel Jerry Crew Comedy while in high school as a way to share inside jokes with subscribers.

Lights, camera, subscribe

February 24, 2020

Lying in her bed at 3 in the morning, Claire McConnell had the idea to create a YouTube channel about Broadway, which later evolved into making “a day in the life” vlogs. Little did she know she w...

Hannah Lee Jackson, a staff member with parent organization Chicago XA, a faith-based organization, hands out candy while discussing her organization, which seeks to create a community on campus and help students find friends.

There’s a club for that: Involvement Fair showcases student organizations

February 21, 2020

Athletes, female creators, Christians—there's a community on campus for everybody. To help bring these communities together and increase student engagement on campus, the Student Organizations and ...

Ellie Krigman, freshman comedy major, watches with rapt attention as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered what politicos called her best performance.

These Columbia students ‘stan’ Elizabeth Warren for her policies

February 21, 2020

Four eager students gathered around a table with posters featuring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) scattered about, all of them staring intently at the TV screen in front of them as they positioned “...

Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Faculty and students weigh in on the appointment of ‘new’ dean Rosita Sands

February 20, 2020

With nearly 20 years of experience at the college, leadership skills and a focus on integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into the curriculum, Rosita Sands was selected as dean of the School of Fine an...

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