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Epiphany Center for the Arts to open as ‘community hub’ in West Loop

December 18, 2019

Beams of light shone through stained glass windows of the former Church of the Epiphany as Kimberly Rachal, who studied journalism at Columbia, showcased the space made of towering dark blue organs pip...

‘Our Whole Lives’ improves lacking sex-ed curriculum

By Operations Assistant

February 8, 2016

Sexual education in the United States has been a highly contested issue since the 1970s, when widespread concerns about teen pregnancy—and subsequently the HIV/AIDS epidemic—ignited public support for a mandatory curriculum.However, the content of the curriculum and the extent of its use lags behind that of many other countries. While sexual education in the Netherlands begins as early as kindergarten and persists throughou...

Alumni not paid for Story Week

Alumni not paid for Story Week

December 14, 2015

As one of the alumni quoted in “R.I.P Story Week,” I need to address an issue raised by the letter to the editor from Courtney Zellars regarding Story Week (Nov. 3).  Ms. Zellars states: “T...

Lights go dark at Epworth Church to host vampire thriller

Writer Stuart Bousel originally wrote “Gone Dark” in college but filed it away because it seemed too difficult to produce on stage, said Brendan Stallings, who plays the role of Ned Dalton in “Gone Dark.”

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 26, 2015

The Otherworld Theatre Company, a group dedicated exclusively to science fiction and fantasy productions, will bring the world premiere of writer Stuart Bousel’s gothic thriller “Gone Dark” to Epworth Un...

Faculty Senate met on Oct. 9 joined by Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications to discuss a new communication and fundraising plan.

Faculty Senate pushes for better communication and fundraising initiatives

October 12, 2015

Deborah Maue, vice president of Strategic Marketing and Communications who joined Columbia at the end of April 2015, attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 9 with her team to discuss her role in h...

Noah born to win

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 10, 2014

It seems like a lifetime ago that Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose went down with another season-ending injury and fans and analysts began to count the Bulls out for the season. Some even wanted the te...

Career initiatives director of 24 years retires

Career initiatives director of 24 years retires

February 3, 2014

After 24 years at Columbia, Tim Long, executive director of the Portfolio Center, has decided to leave the college, effective Jan. 31. Long said he plans to relocate to Wisconsin to pursue photography and travel across the country to shoot landscapes he thinks deserve more notor...

The Golden Temple

By James Foster

September 28, 2012

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Health care act sparks moral debate

By Tim Shaunnessey

April 23, 2012

Separation of church and state has long been a contentious issue. Recently, issues of religious freedom versus the prevention of discrimination have resulted in conflicts between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Catholic Church.During an April 16 forum about the separation of church and state in an age of health care reform, Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, spoke at the Union League Cl...

Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Fashion program finds a home

By CiaraShook

October 26, 2009

Almost 1,000 fashion students attend Columbia and even more alumni have influenced fashion in the U.S. and abroad. The college is recognized as a beacon of fashion studies in the Midwest. The only problem is that fashion majors don’t have a real home.Students now enrolled in the Art & Design and Arts, Entertainment and Media Management departments comprise the largest fashion program in the Midwest.Eliza Nichols, dean o...

Church not just for choirs and hymns


By Meryl Fulinara

September 22, 2008

Rock ‘n' roll is here to stay and church is no longer just for Sunday services.Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Westen Ave. , which got its start in 1992 as a bar in Chicago's Ukrainian Village, is expanding its num...

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