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Bradbury cancels Columbia appearances

By Jessica Galliart

April 19, 2009

Due to health concerns, acclaimed author Ray Bradbury won’t attend Manifest on May 15, or speak at the School of Media Arts commencement on May 17, where he was scheduled to receive an honorary degree from Columbia.“He had full intentions of coming, but at 88 years old, his health is just too delicate to risk traveling across country,” said Sam Weller, faculty member of the Fiction Writing Department and Bradbury’s o...

More thefts over spring break

By Bethany Reinhart

April 19, 2009

During Columbia's spring break, a time that security throughout campus buildings was to be tightened, an office affiliated with the Shop Columbia store, located in the Wabash Campus Building, 623 S. Wabash Ave., was burglarized, and items totaling an estimated $2,000 were stolen, said Shop Columbia coordinator Anna Mary LeBlanc.LeBlanc said the items stolen were a Mac laptop and a Cannon digital camera that were property of the co...

SGA member, student nearly nabs public office

By Kaiti Deerberg

April 19, 2009

After three months of campaigning for an aldermanic seat in Geneva, Ill., John Trierweiler, sophomore journalism major and Student Government Association vice president of communications, is ready to settle down and focus on school after the election.Trierweiler beat out two other candidates and placed second in the race. His top opponent won the election by 50 votes on Election Day, April 7.Trierweiler, a Geneva native who ...

Long-time department chairs step down

By Lauren Kelly

April 19, 2009

Since its days as a small commuter college with a student population only in the hundreds, Columbia has grown to be recognized nationally as a destination for the arts community. Areas of study continue to expand and evolve as the cultural landscape changes, adapting to innovations.For more than 20 years, chairs Sheldon Patinkin and Dennis Rich have witnessed this transformation and taken part in the evolution of their depa...

Earth Day inspires college initiatives

By Jazzy Davenport

April 19, 2009

Just in time for Earth Day on April 22, Columbia's Recycling Program is hosting an Eco-Fair with several vendors in an attempt to educate students about sustainable ways to conserve outside of school."Everything in your daily life has a consequence, it's time that we all start thinking about what we are doing," said Columbia's Recycling Program manager, John Wawrzaszek.To prepare for the event, leaders of the Recycling Pr...

Professionals offer up grad advice

By Brianna Heffron

April 19, 2009

After four years of networking, homework and studying, Columbia's graduating seniors are anticipating lengthy job searches while entering into a tough job market and economy. But the college is amping up its efforts to address these concerns with a larger, more expansive Industry Night event to be held on May 14.Only in its second year, the campus-wide event will include all academic departments and invite about 300 industry ...

VIDEO: World Enigma exhibits worldwide talents

April 19, 2009

The International Student Organization (ISO) hosted its 9th aAnnual World Enigma event, which exhibits primarily international student work in all types of media. The theme for the event is Identity,...

Now What?

By Jazzy Davenport

April 19, 2009

The recent closing of Roosevelt's fitness facility sent many of Columbia's faculty, staff and students into an uproar. However, the people who utilized the fitness facility and gym the most, Columbia's athletes and coaches, do not seem quite as concerned-for the time being."As of right now, most of our athletic teams are outside playing and practicing, so it really hasn't affected us right now, but come fall, we're going to...

Manifest taps into texting

By Kaiti Deerberg

April 19, 2009

Creators of a new text messaging program developed by the Marketing Communication Department are looking to make Manifest more maneuverable for students and festival-goers come May 15.ManiTXT, a program that will continually update users about events and places to find free giveaways in real time during Manifest, will allow users to opt in or out of the service at any time.  Users simply will have to text message the word "...

Criminal creative expression on the rise

Criminal creative expression on the rise

April 12, 2009

A short walk down South Wabash Avenue on Columbia’s campus is enough to see a growing trend of vandalism. Dozens of graffiti tags and stickers litter the sides of buildings, signs, mailboxes and sidewalks, creating enough of...

VIDEO: 10 questions for The Plastic Soy Sauce

April 12, 2009

Formed by four Japanese students at Columbia College Chicago, rock band The Plastic Soy Sauce has played at the International Fair hosted by the International Student Organization (ISO) of Columbia ...

Any takers?

Any takers?

April 12, 2009

Election week for the Student Government Association is fast approaching, and the organization is worried about low turnouts and a shortage of candidates after a disappointing election last semester. The result? Many of Colum...

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