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Sam Kirk, a 2005 Columbia alumna, first had this mural exhibited as a part of a Pride installation in New York.

Columbia alumna displays vibrant multi-racial LGBTQ+ murals

June 30, 2020

A Black woman with pink, curly hair stands powerfully behind the backdrop of the transgender Pride flag, reminding Chicagoans that authentic queer representation includes Black, Indigenous and peopl...

The original building, 201 S. Ashland Ave., was established in 1885 but will be turned into an event space in 2020.

Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

November 18, 2019

A rendition of the classic Mary Wells song "My Guy" is revisioned more than 50 years after its original release through a powerful queer narrative, and it was all made possible through the "Falcon...

Mikayla Delson, 2019 arts management alumna, at her first showcase, “Acclimate Not Assimilate.”

Alumna dresses up photo series of Filipino American culture

October 26, 2019

After graduating from Columbia in May, Mikayla Delson, an arts management major, had mixed feelings about what she wanted to do next. While trying to figure it out, Delson received a number of freelance oppor...

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

Alumna explores belonging, ‘otherness’ through poetry

November 14, 2018

Growing up with a Nigerian Muslim mother and a black southern Baptist father in an all-girls, majority white Catholic school, Hafizah Geter, 2010 MFA poetry alumna, has always questioned where she belongs. An award-winning poet and editor, Geter is exploring what it fee...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

Reduce, reuse, recycle and remember to vote

By Kristen Nichols

November 2, 2018

Food shortages, wildfires, the death of coral reefs, coastal flooding, droughts and rampant poverty could be seen as early as 2040, according to an Oct 1. environmental report from the United Nations’ ...

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

November 14, 2016

A year after graduating from Columbia’s Theatre Department, Danielle Jackman landed an ensemble role at a prestigious regional venue. Jackman, a 2015 theatre alumna, scored a role in a theatrical rendition of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Marriott Theatre. ...


ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

Midnight Circus performed for an audience in their little big top. Youngest member Samantha Jenkins held a banner while an acrobat leapt over it.

Chicago’s Midnight Circus to visit 8 parks during next two months

September 14, 2015

Circuses are not limited to big tops or Las Vegas stages anymore—they are now taking over the Chicago Park District. Midnight Circus, a Chicago-born circus act troupe, is scheduled to travel around Chicago ...

Rachel Angres, a 2013 Columbia alumna, completed an interdisciplinary degree in journalism and English. 

College remembers alumna

July 29, 2015

The death of Rachel Mary Angres, a 2013 Columbia alumna with an interdisciplinary major in journalism and English, has saddened friends and faculty alike.  Angres, 29, died July 15 of a fall from the Par...

YouTube boosts accessibility of interactive music videos

By Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

Artists like Kanye West and Arcade Fire have dabbled with interactive music videos in the past, but You- Tube is taking steps to make such videos much more common. The video-sharing website announced the creation of a new user-friendly tool on Feb. 4 that will allow visitors the ability to interact more directly with artist music videos, according to a same-day Billboard report. Effective immediately, users who upload...

Confessions of an irrepressibly curious optimist

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

It was a painfully cold day in early March 2013 when I first swore I would never be a journalist. The demands were too much—I could never reasonably have a life, a family, hobbies or a vacation with this schedule. It was my first semester writing for The Chronicle and I swore it would be my last.I stayed on for another three semesters and now believe I cannot do anything with my life other than journalism. Obviously, so...

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