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The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. houses the college's dance majors. 

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

August 5, 2016

The Dance and Theatre departments will be combining this fall as John Green, chair of the Theatre Department for several years steps down and Peter Carpenter, acting chair of the Dance Department, becom...

Columbia to sell vacant, historical Johnson Building

Columbia is in the preliminary processes of selling the 820 S. Michigan Ave. Building, which was purchased by the college in 2010 after serving as Ebony and Jet magazines' headquarters for several decades. 

By Campus Reporter

June 22, 2016

A year after deciding against using the 820 S. Michigan Ave. Building as a library or new student center, the college has decided to sell the 11-story-building, said college spokeswoman Cara Birch.The buildi...

'Solidarity trumps bigotry' at Boystown's Orlando shooting vigil

‘Solidarity trumps bigotry’ at Boystown’s Orlando shooting vigil

June 13, 2016

David Sotomayor—better known as Jade Sotomayor, a contestant from season one of "RuPaul’s Drag Race"—met his cousin Edward Sotomayor almost a decade ago, after his time on the show ended.The mor...

A group of students from Columbia's advertising workshop course won first place at the 2016 Collegiate Effies competition, a national competition meant to test students' marketing skills.

Columbia students win Collegiate Effies with V8+ ‘Outlast your kid’ campaign

June 1, 2016

A group of students from the college's advertising workshop course were awarded first place at the 2016 Collegiate Effies for their campaign for vegetable juice drink V8, aimed at millennial parents.The c...

The Chronicle sits down for an exclusive interview with the 2016 commencement speakers

May 20, 2016

The Columbia Chronicle sat down with three of the five 2016 commencement speakers May 13 in the 916 S. Wabash Ave. Building to discuss their thoughts about life as an artist and what college students should ex...

The Second City e.t.c. A Red Line Runs Through It. Lisa Beasley Aasia Bullock Peter Kim Katie Klein Julie Marchiano Scott Morehead. 

Second City’s ‘Red Line Runs Through’ select stations

May 9, 2016

The Second City e.t.c.’s 40th Revue opened May 5 with a refreshing change—a predominantly female cast for the second time in company history—but only a few belly laughs.“A Red Line Runs Through It...

Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden said the Strategic Plan’s implementation involves prioritizing and reassessing goals at the April 25 assembly at Collins Hall auditorium in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Assembly recaps Strategic Plan Committee’s work

May 2, 2016

Faculty, staff and administration convened April 25 at the Collins Hall auditorium in the 624 S. Michigan Ave. Building to update the college community on the progress of the Strategic Plan’s implem...

‘Images of Health’ gallery celebrates art therapy | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

A Collaboration between the Creative Arts Therapies Department and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, “Images of Health”, examines the importance of self-expression through art. The opening recepti...

Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on April 18 after winning the 2016 “Eyes of History” photography contest.

Photojournalism: From protests to war zones

April 19, 2016

 Senior journalism major Alex Wroblewski was in Madison, Wisconsin, doing homework, when he got a call from the White House announcing he had been named Student Photographer of the Year. He had won first plac...

Onye Ozuzu, chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and  dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, announced the committee’s progress and future plans at the April 11 college Assembly at the Stage Two Auditorium in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Assembly asks to imagine Columbia’s diversity thriving

April 18, 2016

Acknowledging that its work is still in the preliminary stages following the committee’s Jan. 8 formation, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee discussed its mission at an April 11 assembly ...

Len Amato, board of trustees member and president of HBO Films, presented an April 5 advance screening of HBO’s most recent film, “Confirmation,” and encouraged the audience to look at the story from many sides.

‘Confirmation’: Clarence Thomas 2.0

April 11, 2016

Board of trustees member and President of HBO Films Len Amato is back at Columbia with “Confirmation,” a multidimensional film that will sway opposing characters, even if they had previously picked sides, h...

Alumnae Edye Deloch-Hughes, Maggie Ness, Skye Rust and Lauren McGrady presented at a business panel on March 30 at HAUS, 623 S. Wabash Ave.

Alumnae panel: From classrooms to startups

April 4, 2016

Columbia never prepared Lauren McGrady to work for a big corporation—it was preparing her to start and operate her own business. The lessons she learned paid off. Today, she decides every product her co...

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