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Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Disney star transforms into gay porn star in new biopic

Justin Kelly (director, writer) and Garrett Clayton (actor) appear at the film's screening at the Reeling Film Festival that highlights international LGBTQ+ movies. Landmark Theatre, 2828 N. Clark St. Sept. 29.


October 17, 2016

When “King Cobra” director Justin Kelly first learned that Garrett Clayton used to be a Disney Channel actor, he said he assumed Clayton would not fit the movie’s gay porn star lead role. But Kelly...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Final enrollment numbers for the Fall 2016 Semester published on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ website revealed a 9.4 percent decrease in last year’s total—down from 8,961 students to 8,120 students.

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

Notable Native: Joyce Percel

Joyce Percel, who works for Chicago Cares, said its annual Serve-a-thon will take place on June 25. She said it is estimated to bring in 5,000 volunteers. 

By metro editor

May 9, 2016

Joyce Percel realized shortly before graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that she did not want to pursue a career with her degree in chemistry, but wanted to make a career out...

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

Hired then un-hired: students lose on-campus job offers, workers get reduced hours

September 21, 2015

Hadley Hendon, a junior cinema art + science major, walked out of the Office of Student Employment on Sept. 1 having just finished the necessary paperwork to begin working at Columbia’s Film Cage seve...

Chicago hits deadliest day in over a decade

Crime Statistics

By Gretchen Sterba Metro Reporter

September 14, 2015

On Sept. 2, Chicago notched the highest number of deadly shootings in a single day for the first time in more than a decade with nine gun-related fatalities. Murder rates had been down by more than 13...

Families enjoy treats and entertainment during the April 11 debut event for a monthly Uptown series called Uptown Saturday Nights, which will run through December.

Monthly entertainment event brings Saturday night fever to Uptown

April 20, 2015

Saturday night fever is alive in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood thanks to Uptown Saturday Nights, a monthly entertainment event.In an effort to make Uptown one of Chicago’s go-to entertainment districts in the...

Alum recognized for innovative company

Kyle Heller’s company, Cinematique, was listed as one of the world’s most innovative video companies in 2015.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 2, 2015

Kyle Heller, a 2008 film + video alumnus, is the co-founder of start-up company Cinematique, an online screening platform that has been identified as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Compan...

Multicultural Programs add Korean Cultural Organization | The Columbia Chronicle

September 22, 2014

Despite the wide variety of cultural organizations at Columbia, Korean students did not have their own until this semester. Hangook, had it’s first meeting on Sept 22. Group organizers and members disc...

College should audit its own affairs

April 14, 2014

Columbia has examined its internal structure several times during the last year. Since President Kwang-Wu Kim took office in July 2013, various top administrators have come and gone, two large departments have been restructured and renamed, the college has launched a national advertising campaign to rebrand its image and it has hired a new provost. The latest analysis will come courtesy of two consulting firms that have b...

How-to: Be Funny

March 3, 2014

Ask anyone what they look for in a significant other and they'll probably say a sense of humor. But how does one develop comedic chops? Sophomore theater major Sarah Perry shared six key steps to being ...

The Black Film Society hosted a screening Feb. 26 to address the lack of diversity in the Cinema Art + Science Department. Andre Richardson Hogan II, a 2001 liberal arts alumnus, commented on the lack of diversity he experienced at Columbia during the post-screening Q-and-A session.

Student doc targets diversity

March 3, 2014

More than 50 people gathered Feb. 26 in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., to attend a third and fourth screenings of “Black Sheep,” a new documentary detailing the lack of diversity in the curriculum of Columbia’s Cinema Art + Science Department. After hearing complain...

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