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Metra looking into changes to proposed Metra Electric schedule

Metra looking into changes to proposed Metra Electric schedule

March 4, 2020

Electric will have to change its train schedule to accommodate the federally-mandated installation of Positive Train Control, or PTC. But Metra has already received complaints from some riders caus...

Bobbi Wilsyn, voice and choral ensemble coordinator, will “redesign” her career by focusing more on vocal performance when she retires from the college in May, after nearly 40 years as an educator.

Final bow: Bobbi Wilsyn, ‘heart’ of the Music Department, exits the Columbia stage

March 2, 2020

  Pointing to an array of framed photos along the walls of her office capturing faces of various Columbia faculty, Bobbi Wilsyn recalled the first time she had a hand in one of the college’s perf...

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

Tarot next trend in self-love culture

By Alexandra Yetter

February 2, 2019

With over 30,000 followers on Instagram, yoga instructor and intuitive healer Kate Van Horn is part of a growing social media trend of spirituality intersecting with health and wellness.What some may ...

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

March 5, 2018

Students have powerful voices, whether they are in college or high school. This isn’t a secret, but it seems to still surprise people when students get angry, protest and march for what they believe in. Young people hav...

Chicago Voices and the Lyric Opera of Chicago will be hosting master classes for aspiring vocalists at Columbia Feb. 2–4.

Columbia to host Chicago Voices, Lyric Opera master classes

January 23, 2017

Columbia will be hosting a weekend of music events reflecting the diversity of Chicago’s communities and produced by Chicago Voices, a collaborative initiative of the Lyric Opera of Chicago for students a...

Peace process can be effective

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 10, 2016

Despite citizens' rejection Oct. 2 of the peace accord Colombia has been working on since 2011 to end the 52-year civil war, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was named the winner of the 2016 Nobel ...

At the Jazz Initiative’s event, Bobbi Wilsyn, the coordinator for voice and choral ensembles at the college, spoke about influential women in jazz. 

Women in jazz celebrated by college community

October 19, 2015

Students, faculty and staff gathered Oct. 15 to listen to and discuss jazz artists at the Center for Black Music Research in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. The event was the second in a series coor...

Initiative benefits students across gender spectrum

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known by its students for its diversity and inclusiveness—a reputation the college will strengthen this fall as the Office of Multicultural Affairs launches its Gender Inclusive Initiative across campus.Some parts of the initiative existed prior to this academic year, such as allowing informal name change requests and providing a limited number of all-gender restrooms on campus, but the initiative will expand tho...

Columbia’s Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Kiphart will be interim president and CEO of Lyric Opera until June.       

Chairman takes over as Lyric Opera CEO

March 2, 2015

Richard Kiphart, chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees, is taking center stage as the interim president and CEO of Lyric Opera of Chicago.The Lyric Opera’s former president and CEO Kenneth Pi...

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