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Alumnus filmmaker, activist  remembered for passion projects

Alumnus filmmaker, activist remembered for passion projects

January 23, 2017

David Steiner, philanthropist, educator, mediator, social activist, filmmaker and Columbia alumnus died Dec. 26, 2016, in Uganda in a bus crash with another vehicle. Steiner, remembered for his impact and commitment to his projects around the world, is survived by his fiancée, Diane ...

Podcast Vinyl Emergency celebrates first year

Vinyl Emergency’s host and creator, Jim Hanke, celebrated his podcast’s first anniversary Jan 15.

By Michelle Lopez

January 23, 2017

Music enthusiast Jim Hanke is living the dream with a job he loves so much that it doesn’t feel like work. His podcast, Vinyl Emergency explores the excitement of records and features guests that in...

Suburb ‘Parties On’ for ‘Wayne’s World’ celebration

Suburb ‘Parties On’ for ‘Wayne’s World’ celebration

January 23, 2017

“Schwing!” In honor of the “Saturday Night Live” sketch-turned-movie “Wayne’s World’s” 25th anniversary, Chicagoland suburb and Wayne’s hometown Aurora, Illinois is throwing a six-month long celebr...

The ‘Children Connecting to the City: A Study of People, Places and Relationships’ exhibit, showcased at the Union Church of Hinsdale with help from Columbia’s Education Department, uses work made by preschool students throughout Chicago

Innovative teaching methods used in gallery creation

December 12, 2016

A gallery featuring work by preschool students throughout the city, organized with help from Columbia’s Education Department, will be featured in the Union Church of Hinsdale until late January. “Children Connecting to the City: A Study of People, Places and Relationships” ...

Mandatory minimums have not worked before, will not work now

December 12, 2016

One day after Noel Sanchez, commander of the South Chicago police district, was shot at while on duty Dec. 1, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson called for increased penalties for gun offenses.It is not difficult to understand where Johnson is coming from or why he said people think violent crimes are a “joke.” Unfortunately, gun-related crimes are commonplace in Chicago. The total number of shooting victims in...

Jerry Tarrer, who will assume the senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO position on Jan. 17, 2017, will replace Richard Dowsek, who held the position on an interim level during Columbia’s national search. 

College hires new CFO after national search

December 12, 2016

Following a series of short-term chief financial officers and a nearly eight-month national search, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced in a Dec. 6 email that Jerry Tarrer is the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO. Tarrer is currently the associate vice chanc...

Fleetmac Wood will play at the Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Dec 3. 

Fleetmac Wood shows off its ‘Crystal Vision’

December 2, 2016

A DJ duo who remix Fleetwood Mac songs exclusively will host an unofficial, late-night after-party at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave. on Dec. 3, after Stevie Nicks makes a tour stop at the United Center.A...

Alumna, Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador advocates for mental health among youth

Alumna, Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador advocates for mental health among youth

November 28, 2016

Angel Simmons, Englewood native and 2009 alumna, said she applied for the Live Out Loud Charity Ms. Worldwide USA Ambassador pageant thinking it would be a typical pageant experience. But after learning about the organization’s campaign to advocate suicide prevention i...

Faculty’s art installation to  be featured in CTA station

Faculty’s art installation to be featured in CTA station

November 28, 2016

As one offour artists selected by the Chicago Transit Authority, a Columbia adjunct professor will participate in the creation of new art installations for several train stops across the city. Matthew Wilson, adjunct professor in the Art & Art History Department was assigne...

Rasul Freelain, senior Audio Arts & Acoustics major, received the student laureate title at a ceremony in Springfield from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.  

Student receives state award for academic achievement

November 21, 2016

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a nonprofit group that recognizes individuals who have made exceptional accomplishments in the state, has inducted senior audio arts & acoustics major Rasul Freelain as a 2016 student laureate. Every year, the LAI gives the award to students...

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

New DEI committee members, student advisory group announced

By Campus Reporter

November 21, 2016

The newest additions to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, as well as a new student advisory group, were announced to the college community in a Nov. 11 email from President and CEO Kwang-W...

Andrea De Fraga’s Evolve Planner is designed to help students organize their schedules and finances by tracking their yearly, monthly and weekly goals and spending.  

Faculty member’s planner to promote student financial literacy

November 21, 2016

Recognizing the financial issues students face throughout their college careers, Andrea De Fraga, a professor in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, is raising funds to produce a planner to ...

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