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Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

Alumnus cast as ‘Narcos’ series regular

December 12, 2016

A Columbia alumnus will have a starring role on the Netflix original series, “Narcos,” the popular crime drama , which centered the last two seasons on the takedown of cartel leader Pablo Escobar. 2005 theatre alumnus Michael Stahl-David was cast as Season 3 regular Chr...

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

‘Giving Tree’ gives back to CPS classrooms

‘Giving Tree’ gives back to CPS classrooms

December 12, 2016

Classrooms at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School will receive new school and art supplies from Columbia’s Center for Community Arts Partnership and the Library as part of its annual Giving Tree gift-giving project. In the past, the Giving Tree—which has taken place for the past si...

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

November 28, 2016

A Columbia faculty member's new adult coloring book was designed to bring Chicago's historic architecture and landmarks to life by venturing into a new art form. Chris Arnold, an associate professor in the Design Department, began creating “The Chicago Coloring Book: Iconic Landm...

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

Four years in the making: staff says ‘yes’ to new contract

November 28, 2016

After nearly four years of negotiations that left Columbia’s union feeling underappreciated, the college and United Staff of Columbia College have come to a contract agreement, which will now take effect following its Nov. 22 ratification vote.  US of CC, the college’s staff un...

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

Students to debut Columbia’s first late night show

November 28, 2016

Drawing inspiration from other colleges and several popular late night shows, students created Columbia’s first late night style talk show, showcasing student talent and entertainment, according to the show’s creators. Kate McDermott, a sophomore television major, and Natalie T...

Columbia ranked in top 10 most liberal colleges

Columbia ranked in top 10 most liberal colleges

November 21, 2016

In a new ranking from Niche, an education institution data company, Columbia was ranked one of the most liberal colleges in the country. The college was ninth in the nation and came in directly above the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The ranking, which included colleges s...

IT Department acquires new endpoint security

IT Department acquires new endpoint security

November 21, 2016

Columbia students will now be safer and more secure while browsing the internet with college computers, according to Information Technology officials who acquired new a endpoint security software system. A Nov. 3 collegewide email from the Infrastructure Team stated that it is replac...

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

MSI aims to increase youth climate change education

By Eric Bradach

November 21, 2016

To help inform a younger generation on the effects of climate change, the Museum of Science and Industry received a 3-year grant of approximately $500,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrat...

Campus community offers support after election results

By Amelia Garza, Campus Reporter

November 14, 2016

Following the shock of the Nov. 9 announcement of President-elect Donald Trump’s win, department members looking to help students who were struggling with the  Election Day outcome provided support to students. Claire Olszewski, junior business & entrepreneurship major, skipped three classes due to her feelings about the election, but she said she was glad to know her professors understood. “I got an email from...

Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

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