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Online Commencement and Manifest 'RISE' to the occasion

Online Commencement and Manifest ‘RISE’ to the occasion

May 21, 2020

Donned in her high school graduation cap, Heather Davies sat awkwardly on a Zoom call with teachers and classmates as she graduated from college. The momentous occasion was not quite how she imagin...

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

Chronicle Headlines: Difficult to Transfer and commencement

May 12, 2020

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff recaps its "Difficult to Transfer" series that looked at how departments transfer instruction from the classroom to online. Then, Managing Ed...

Columbia's 2020 graduates will be honored in May 2021 commencement ceremonies due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Seniors torn on commencement postponement until 2021: ‘At the end of the day, it’s the four years that you put in’

April 20, 2020

As a 31-year-old senior radio major, Eva Eig’s college experience has been different than most. She worked hard to get her education back on track after taking a few years off from school. What ...

Columbia College Chicago's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Students in uproar after graduation ceremony canceled: ‘Canceling commencement is letting this pandemic defeat us’

March 24, 2020

Updated 03/24/2020 at 8:30 p.m. with additional comments from Lambrini Lukidis on graduation fees and the college's decision to cancel commencement.    President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim ann...

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

March 23, 2020

Columbia's commencement ceremony has become the latest in a long line of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced. “Please believe me when I tell ...

Columbia students scramble for commencement tickets

Columbia students scramble for commencement tickets

May 7, 2019

Guest tickets for commencement this year are in high demand among graduating seniors, with some students turning to social media to make sure friends and family can attend. This year's ceremonies wi...

Mary Mitchell, of the Zebra Sisters podcast, in the Chicago Sun-Times studio, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

2018 Honorary Degree Recipients recognized for success, helping community

May 7, 2018

Three Columbia alumni and one professor, all noted for their successes within their fields, will receive the college’s 2018 honorary degrees. Mary Mitchell, 1991 journalism alumna and col...

Prominent commencement speakers, honorary degrees invaluable to college

By Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

As the Spring 2015 Semester comes to an end, students, faculty and staff are buzzing about this year’s commencement ceremonies, which are set for May 16 and 17.While neighboring colleges tout celebrated honorary degree recipients and revered commencement speakers, Columbia has yet to announce this year’s speakers or degree recipients. Kanye West, who did not graduate from Columbia despite many rumors but whose late m...

Garcia not done yet, runoff brings six more weeks of campaigning

By Metro Reporter

February 25, 2015

The work is not over for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia supporters who danced the night away to blaring basses and saxophones.With 34 percent of the vote Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff that will take place on April 7.For Garcia supporters at the Albambra Palace Resturant, the news comes as no surprise. Foreseeing the runoff, supporters wore buttons urging voters to turn out on April 7. S...

Fall grads deserve commencement

By Editorial Board

December 8, 2014

Hundreds of seniors graduate at the end of each fall semester without a ceremony dedicated specifically to them. These seniors must choose to walk the spring before or wait for the next ceremonies the following spring or not walk across the stage at all.Hosting a fall commencement ceremony is a worthwhile venture that the administration should consider because of the significant number of students who graduate in December.In Spring...

Monique Doron's winning design and the brand of Manifest 2015. 

Students elect sophomore as Manifest 2015 creative director

December 8, 2014

Monique Doron, a sophomore art + design major who submitted her artwork on a whim, has been named Manifest’s 2015 creative director.Each year, students are able to submit designs that may determine t...

Columbia students and exchange students from Beijing Film Academy worked together last year during Global Digital City Phase I to expand their network internationally.

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

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