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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...

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

Need for safe spaces go over U of C administration’s head

By Copy Editor

August 30, 2016

A letter to the University of Chicago's incoming class of 2020 sent Aug. 24 from the Dean of Students, John Ellison, stated the university would not tolerate the use of intellectual “trigger warnings” o...

Document-based history education necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 16, 2015

This academic year, millions of elementary, middle and high school students are enrolled in American history classes. Depending on the politics of their state department of education or local school board, they may learn about how Christopher Columbus discovered America and how a bit over a century later, a friendship between Native Americans and English settlers resulted in the first Thanksgiving dinner. Attempts at making hi...

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

3Arts celebrates innovative artwork of Columbia professor

October 19, 2015

Fo Wilson said it was her many questions about the African roots of European modernism and the contributions made by the African diaspora to modern design that drove her to do the work she does today.Wi...

Tape collectors keepin’ it reel

By Arts & Culture Reporter

January 26, 2015

Walking into a local thrift shop, a casual shopper may pass an old cassette player and a stack of tapes and think nothing of it. In 1975, when boomboxes featuring cassette decks were introduced to U.S. consumers, the cassette became the go-to source for portable music listening until being all but completely phased out by CDs in the mid-’80s. Although still a popular medium for alternative music junkies, it seems like the cassette...

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

Conversations on academic freedom return to Columbia

October 13, 2014

Several dozen Illinois residents filled Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave., on Oct. 8 for a panel discussion on academic freedom. Hosted by the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Pa...

Watercooler streams internationally

By Lisa Schulz

March 19, 2012

In the contemporary office, the water cooler is a key place for the free flow of information. At Columbia, however, WatercoolerJournal.tv is an online undergraduate- and instructor-run academic journal the Television Department started in September 2010 to stimulate critical dialogue.TV episodes are critically analyzed by students, but due to an increasingly international following, the journal is accepting submissions from...

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