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

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...

2018 Honorary Degree Recipients recognized for success, helping community

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...

Students elect sophomore as Manifest 2015 creative director

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...

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

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 ...

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...

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

Therapy dogs to make finals less ‘ruff’

December 1, 2014

Puppies will be running, licking and rolling around in Columbia’s library during finals week to de-stress students  and alleviate academic anxiety.The college is collaborating with Canine Therapy Co...

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

Featured Athlete: Tom Ferstch

By Assistant Sports and Health Editor

December 1, 2014

Tom Fertsch picked up a guitar in fifth grade and never looked back. Nearly a decade later, Fertsch, a sophomore music major, spends his days mastering his craft. This year, Fertsch decided to take on a ...

Auditorium Theatre worthy commencement substitute

By Editorial Board

October 27, 2014

After hosting the annual commencement ceremony at the Chicago Theatre for three years, the college announced Oct. 16 that this year’s graduation ceremonies would be held at the historic Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway.The Chicago Theater opted not to pursue a multi-year contract with Columbia, forcing the administration to find an alternative location, as reported Oct. 20 by The Chronicle...

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