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From alleyways to galleries

By Arts & Culture Editor

March 14, 2016

A crumpled bag of Cheetos, some balled-up t-shirts and maybe a PlayStation. In the mess of a student’s dirty dorm room, one icon shines through the clutter: a concert poster from a favorite band.“The concert poster represents a tangible connection to part of their identity,” said Dan MacAdam, illustrator and founder of Crosshair Silkscreen Printing and Design. “They can put it up in their room and display it to their frie...

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

New DePaul basketball arena, Marriott hotel move to McCormick Place

By Metro Reporter

March 2, 2015

McCormick Place may be seeing the beginning construction of two adjacent neighbors this summer. Construction of the new DePaul University basketball arena and Marriott hotel, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will begin in July. The arena and hotel are being built along with the new Green Line stop at Cermak Road, and the event center will open in the fall of 2016, according to a Sept. 13, 2013, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Autho...

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

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...

U of M program successfully addresses mental illness

By Multimedia Editor

November 17, 2014

There has been much talk about illness on college campuses, and colleges are slowly adjusting to combat these issues. However, there is one sector that needs more attention—student athletes.In a 2014 survey of approximately 7,000 students from nine colleges and universities, only 10 percent of athletes used mental health services compared to the 30 percent of nonathletic students, according to the Healthy Bodies Study. Wi...

Art + Design Department slated to split in two

Art + Design Department slated to split in two

October 6, 2014

In an effort to properly allocate resources and better address art + design students’ needs, the college will begin to separate the Art + Design Department into two separate entities—the Design Department and the Art + Art History Department. During a faculty senate meeting Oct...

Columbia programs coalesce, provide real-world experience

Columbia programs coalesce, provide real-world experience

September 15, 2014

After more than five years of planning, a group of faculty members from across the college have created a foundations program for incoming freshmen pursuing a degree in the Art + Design, Fashion Studies or Photography departments. Amy Mooney, associate professor of ar...

Students design condom dispensers for CPS

Students design condom dispensers for CPS

May 5, 2014

To promote safe sex among adolescents, a group of Columbia students are using their design skills to create free condom dispensers for high school students. Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Department of Public Health received a federal grant of $19.7 million in 2010 for ...

Studying abroad broadens horizons

By Lisa Schulz

April 15, 2012

In three weeks, the spring 2012 semester will be history. Summer 2012, on the other hand, a time to study history—the foundation of Columbia’s overseas study program’s curriculum.For the program’s annual summer trips, approximately 12 students will pack up their bags and check Prague and Florence off their study destination wish lists. The Florence trip lasts from June 28–July 28 and is hosted by the Fiction Writing ...

Final stages of prioritization process

By Heather Scroering

April 1, 2012

With the final recommendations from the Support and Operations and Academic teams submitted, the prioritization process is winding down to its final stages.The Academic Team’s recommendations, which will affect student and faculty life most, are on their way to President Warrick L. Carter, who will discuss them with the Board of Trustees and have the final say on the fate of Columbia’s departments and programs. Though ...

Developing a critical eye

By Katy Nielsen

November 29, 2010

After its debut this fall, a visual-literacy education session offered by the Museum of Contemporary Photography will continue this spring for Columbia students taking First-Year Seminar.Corinne Rose, manager of education at the MoCP and instructor for the viewing sessions offered by the museum, said her class essentially teaches critical thinking—something students from all disciplines should learn.“I think we could all...

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