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Big Read event brings immigration discussion to campus

Big Read event brings immigration discussion to campus

April 19, 2019

From discussions with an award-winning author to artwork and fashions displays by immigrant creatives, the 2019 Big Read series is returning to campus this month, engaging communities in a conversation ...

George Lucas considers Chicago for museum

George Lucas considers Chicago for museum

April 28, 2014

About 100 citizens interested in luring George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago spoke at an April 23 public hearing held by a task force trying to find a local site for the mu...

Wildcats’ offensive slump continues against Hawkeyes, lose big at home

By Nader Ihmoud

January 13, 2013

According to senior guard Alex Marcotullio, frustration is “pretty high” in Evanston, following the Northwestern University Wildcats (10-7 [1-3]) 70-50 loss to the University of Iowa Hawkeyes (12-5 [1-3]) at Welsh Ryan Arena, on Jan. 13.Although both teams shot terribly during the first half, Iowa managed to build a 10 point lead thanks in part to the Hawkeyes 14-4 run to end the half. The Wildcats had two stints, each ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. re-elected by landslide despite absence

By Emily Ornberg

November 6, 2012

Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been re-elected in Chicago’s 2nd Congressional District, leading the polls by more than 70 percent with approximately 102,300 votes against Republican Brian Woodworth and Independent Marcus Lewis. Jackson, who is the son of civil rights leader and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, has easily won each election in the largely Democratic district since 1995. This will be Jack...

Back to Ghoul Bash raises funds for scholarships

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

Mark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to the undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid on a few items.This was the scene Nov. 1 when Columbia faculty and staff members gathered to raise money for scholarships at the second Back to Ghoul Bash at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, where they listened to bands, bid in a silent auction and ...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

Activists oppose historic hospital demolition

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 14, 2012

Time is drawing near for a decision on the fate of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital.In a little more than two weeks, preservationists will choose between Northwestern University’s need to enlarge its biomedical research facilities and those who argue  that the old Prentice is such a key element of Chicago’s architectural history that it must not be demolished.The building, which is at 333 E. Superior St., and was b...

Campus building gets a ghostly facade

By Ivana Hester

September 16, 2012

Renovations to the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building are coming to an end, and the innovative facade is almost complete.The new design features a ghostly image replicating the original terra-cotta front designed by William Carbys Zimmerman in 1913. Close inspection reveals the design is composed entirely of miniature birds etched into glass panels.According to Alicia Berg, vice president of Campus Environment, it was 2004 alumnus...

Student exhibit ‘Empathic Evolution’ targets inner emotion

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Shreds of soft, ceiling-to-floor curtain surrounded by a pod of four cushions paired with headphones playing ambient music hung just inside a window shutting out downtown traffic and constant horn honks.This is one of the many interactive art displays in the “Empathic Evolution” exhibit, which offers viewers a chance to explore their place in the artwork and experience a connection with artists through their oeuvre, accord...

Unions join students to protest school policies

By Lisa Schulz

December 12, 2011

Last week’s town hall meeting grew out of a Dec. 6 protest at which Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, joined forces with staff and students to demand a chance to speak to the administration. For P-Fac, it would be the first contact since contract negotiations broke off five weeks ago.Picket signs bearing President Warrick L. Carter’s photo and slogans such as “institutional continuity,” “chop from the...

Funds and spirits raised

By Lisa Schulz

October 30, 2011

Only at Columbia could a night of faculty and staff members voluntarily covered in face paint, fake mustaches and silly masks add up to one of the most productive scholarship fundraisers the college has ever had.Attendees participated in the third annual Faculty and Staff Scholarship fundraiser on Oct. 25 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event included a silent auction, live music and dance, a talent s...

Construction projects presented in Columbia buildings

By Lisa Schulz

September 5, 2011

As construction workers rushed about along the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building—drilling, pounding and shouting to complete its facade restoration before winter arrives—Columbia made plans for even bigger projects.A $12.6 million budget for 2012 was approved on Aug. 31 by the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and the Campus Environment Board. The design for a facade replacement on the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

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