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Hailee Steinfeld, who visited Columbia Oct. 24, said her new film, ‘The Edge of Seventeen,’ allowed her to express herself on camera more than any of her previous roles. 

Hailee Steinfeld hosts early screening for students

October 31, 2016

Home-schooled Film star Hailee Steinfeld never enjoyed an all-American high school experience. She chose instead to pursue an acting career that would eventually earn her an Oscar nomination. However, ...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

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...

Keri Walters, assistant provost of Academic Services, said students should talk to their instructors if they have questions about their progress after receiving the reports. 

New progress reports, financial aid policies aim to motivate student success

September 8, 2015

Changes in monitoring student attendance and evaluating academic progress for the 2015–2016 academic year are being introduced to flag at-risk students earlier in the semester. According to Ker...

So, You want to work at The Columbia Chronicle?

May 18, 2015

Still confused about working at The Columbia Chronicle? Perhaps this video will help. We talk to staff members, past and present who will share some of the reasons why you should join the ranks of our award-...

US of CC members gathered outside the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 to pass out informational flyers and ask students to write about the impact the college’s staff has had on their education. 

US of CC in negotiations for new contract

May 11, 2015

Members of the United Staff of Columbia College, the college’s staff union, assembled outside of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building on May 6 and passed out pizza slices to passersby, sending the messag...

At the Midwest Independent Film Festival on March 3, a Producers Panel spoke about their filmmaking experiences at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St.

College showcased at Midwest Independent Film Festival

April 13, 2015

Dan Rybicky, an associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, was recently recognized at the Midwest Independent Film Festival for “Almost There,” a documentary he co-directed with E...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Nick Puetz, co-founder, president and director of photography for Pink Hippo Productions operates one of the company’s cameras during production.

Alumni introduce Pink Hippo Productions as outlet for graduates

November 10, 2014

Two Columbia alumni have banded together to launch Pink Hippo Productions, a Chicago-based digital video and film production company. Pink Hippo Productions is not your average cinema company, as it prefers to hire recent grads of Chicago film schools, according to founders Nick Pue...

Alumni films debut at Sundance Film Festival

By Lauren Tussey

February 19, 2014

As Columbia’s Television Department and Cinema Art + Science Department continues to gather accolades, it can now add two students’ success at the Sundance Film Festival, an annual film festival hosted in Park City, Utah Jan. 22–Feb. 1.Lena Waithe, an 2006 Television Department alumna, and Gary Michael Schultz, a 2001 alumnus and former faculty member of the Cinema Art + Science Department, each had films screened at thi...

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