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Professor Dominic Calabrese doubled the amount of the scholarship he created to $10,000 ($5,000 each) in honor of his late mother Elizabeth Frances Calabrese.

Mother’s dreams take flight

October 12, 2019

Following the death of his mother in February, Dominic Calabrese is renaming a scholarship to honor her, calling it the Elizabeth Frances Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Award. He is also doubling th...

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

Four Columbia teachers achieve excellence

June 17, 2019

An instructor who combines his command of the Italian language with his love of cinematography and another who captures students' imaginations by teaching marine biology to creatives were this year's...

‘The Beach’ splashes onto Navy Pier

January 18, 2019

While the cold months may be here, Navy Pier has introduced a free escape. “The Beach Chicago,” which opened Jan. 19, is a free interactive public art installation designed to emulate being at a b...

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

January 18, 2019

Four Columbia students spent the Spring 2018 semester working on a case study about global retail expansion, and after months of research and a semester of peer review, their work resulted in each of them winning a $5,000 scholarship. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non...

The 3Arts Award is given annually to Chicago women artists, artists of color and artists with disabilities. Adjunct Professor Tosha Alston (far left) is a 2018 recipent.  

Dance Department faculty member Tosha Alston receives 3Arts grant

November 13, 2018

The dance world may emphasize classical styles such as ballet, but Dance Department adjunct professor Tosha Alston teaches young dancers the West African style. Alston’s artistry has earned her a $25,000 grant. Alston received a 2018 3Arts Award and the cash grant for achievem...

Director Sean Anders, Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer on the set of Instant Family from Paramount Pictures.

Sean Anders brings instant humor to ‘Instant Family’

November 10, 2018

A husband and wife make the big decision to foster a child. What they do not expect is to end up with three, especially when one is a sassy, strong-willed teenager.“Instant Family” is a comedy abo...

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill, taxes become treacherous

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill,  taxes become treacherous

By Editorial Board

December 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill Dec. 2, bringing with it drastic changes that many will struggle to grasp. Tax code’s complexity isn’t what makes the bill or its consequences baffling. Th...

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

No Trespassing: The Dangers and thrills of urban exploration

November 6, 2017

As a curious child, Michael Kinsch was fascinated with hopping over fences to see what was on the other side. He often hung out at Chicago’s Damen Silos, an abandoned site encompassing multiple 15-st...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Dawoud Bey, a professor at the college, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work in photography.

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Cynthia Grunden, assistant vice president of Student Financial Services, said she encourages students to reach out to their state-level elected officials to solve the Monetary Award Program grant funding issues.

SFS reaches out to address student concerns

April 25, 2016

While students wait for Illinois government to fund delayed Monetary Award Program grants, Columbia’s office of Student Financial Services is readying new financial advising services to help student...

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