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The altercation began at Pritzker Park, 310 S. State St., then continued to the nearby Jackson Red Line CTA station. Tuesday, Aug. 29.

CTA shooting stirs concern, campus security confident incident was isolated

September 5, 2017

A 23-year-old man was shot twice at the Jackson Red Line station about 7:45 p.m. Aug. 17, once each in the arm and ankle. The victim was transported to Northwestern Hospital and was reported to be in stable condition. The Chicago Police Department announced Aug. 30 that 24-year-old K...

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 5, 2017

An Aug. 30 study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists concluded that while opioid use among millennials is declining, young people are unaware of all the repercussions of drug abuse and need a be...

New campus community comes together over Convocation

By Connor Carynski, News Editor

September 5, 2017

White balloons hanging in the air lead groups of newly acquainted students into the green fields of Grant Park. Students entered into South President’s Court as strangers and left with new friends and connections bound to last throughout their college careers. After an orientation loaded with schedules and paperwork, students were given the opportunity to dance, meet peers and eat a free hot dog or two during the an...

Stan West, journalist and adjunct faculty in the English department, spoke about the similarities of blues musicians from Chicago and Cuba during his May 1 presentation at the Center for Black Music Research, 618 S. Michigan Ave. 

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

May 8, 2017

In an international music exchange program, Chicago blues musicians traveled to the El Oriente region of Cuba, often called “Cuba’s Mississippi,” to perform with and learn from local artists who practice their own style of the blues called changüí. Stan West, an adjunct f...

Kelsie Johnson, lead vocalist for band JuiiX who won second place at the 2017 Biggest Mouth Competition, energized the crowd with her upbeat music and dance moves. 

Biggest Mouth brings fresh fusion of sound

April 24, 2017

R&B soul artist and junior music major Anna Agosta took home first place after an electric performance for the nearly 400 people who attended Columbia’s Biggest Mouth competition on April 2...

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation educator Milton Coronado spoke about the young men who have changed their negative attitudes toward women after taking his course during the April 10 “Let’s Talk About Sex” assembly.  

Students talk sex safety during college assembly

April 17, 2017

Columbia should send an annual email to students solely devoted to basic information about Title IX, said two student speakers at a college assembly in honor of Sexual Awareness Month. Panelists, sophomore journalism major Mia DiSanto and junior theatre major Natalie Toland, discuss...

Summer courses offered through new online platform

Summer courses offered through new online platform

April 10, 2017

Five online summer courses will be the first to use Canvas, the college’s new Learning Management System, which will replace Moodle completely in the Fall 2018 Semester.   Vice Provost for Digital Learning, Robert Green said the summer courses are priced at a discounted rate to rem...

New business program  assists international students

New business program assists international students

April 3, 2017

Columbia and four other Chicago-based higher education institutions are developing programs to give international students the chance to be accepted for H-1B visas  The Global Entrepreneur in Residence program allows international students to partner with a college while they build ...

College official quits after eight weeks

College official quits after eight weeks

April 3, 2017

Less than two months after filling the newly established faculty ombudsperson position, Connie Meyer has resigned, forcing the college to initiate another search to fill the vacancy, according to a March 28 emailed statement from Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden. Meyer,...

The new Chicago Blues Experience museum, to be built at 25 E. Washington St. by 2019, will pay tribute to the city’s contribution to blues history.

New museum to bring blues history, live music to Loop

April 3, 2017

Chicagoans will soon be able to experience live music at any time of day at the 50,000-square-foot Chicago Blues Experience museum, set to be completed in the Loop by 2019.Originally planned to be locat...

Bethany Brownholtz, author of “What Was Your Country: A Refugee Story,” said she chose a butterfly to represent her story because it symbolizes refugee Asaddullah Rahimi’s transformation from a struggle in Afghanistan to success in America.

Staff member documents Afghan refugee’s story

March 27, 2017

In the midst of the current debate involving refugees entering the U.S., a Columbia staff member wrote about an Afghan refugee’s emotions and struggles in a recently published essay. In “What Was Your Country: A Refugee Story,” published online  Feb. 25, Bethany Brownholtz, an ...

Artist Laura Anderson Barbata contributed to the “Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist at Point Zero” gallery with an exhibit titled, “La Extraordinaria Historia de la Julia Pastrana,” which will be on display until April 24. 

Artists explore feminist elements in new gallery

March 27, 2017

Dedicated to the promotion of feminist ideals and beliefs, the multimedia and performance-oriented “Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice” gallery is now open to the public. The installation, curated by Neysa Page-Leiberman, director of Configuration Spaces, and Meli...

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