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Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

Overall crime and liquor issues decrease in 2015-2016 report

October 10, 2016

The college’s most recent annual crime and safety reports saw a decrease in crime collegewide, including a 40.9 percent drop in liquor violation referrals and a 35.6 percent drop in drug violation refe...

Leah Zeiger, a senior dance major, spreads awareness about sexual assault and dating violence through her project called The Sunflower Project.  

Student project combats sexual assault violence

October 10, 2016

Leah Zeiger, a senior dance major, along with other college students, founded a project intended to bring attention to sexual assault and dating violence that some experience in middle school, high school ...

The Old Town School of Folk Music is coming back to I Grow Chicago in Englewood after a summer partnership that brought drumming and poetry workshops to the nonprofit. 

Old Town School of Folk Music coming to Englewood

October 3, 2016

After a successful summer partnership, a North Side music school is collaborating with an Englewood nonprofit for an after-school program starting Tuesday, Oct. 4.Robin Carroll, founder and president of I Grow...

Students, alumni, faculty ‘ban together’ against censorship

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

In a small room in the back of Wicker Park’s Davenport Piano Bar Sept. 26, performers, including Columbia students and alumni, squeezed onto the small stage to act out 14 scenes with censored content previously deemed unworthy for theater. The censored content performed at the bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., is part of “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” and was chosen after being challenged or banned by schools and...

Courses, like those offered at Chicago’s Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., teach students safety measures and techniques to portray believable onstage violence, according to SAFD Representative Aaron Preusse.

Course teaches actors how to safely deliver punches

September 26, 2016

To Promote safety as well as suspense and action in stage combat, the Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., will offer a weekly course on unarmed stage combat starting Oct. 1.According t...

Astronomer ties art inspiration to cosmological data

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

An immense telescope being built in the Cerro Pachón Mountains of Chile, which will house the world’s largest digital camera and gather about 20 terabytes of data per night, was the subject of a colloquium arranged by the Science & Mathematics Department Sept. 21.The main functions of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope outlined in the presentation, held at the Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Buildi...

Students’ services affected by department cuts

Students’ services affected by department cuts

By Campus Reporter

September 26, 2016

Department budget cuts caused reductions to staff and cuts to student services in the Television, Art & Art History, Design and Photography departments.According to Sharon Ross, interim chair of th...

On-campus jobs are popular students because of their flexible schedules, according to Cindy Allen, student assistant at the Learning Center.  

Columbia debuts job fair for on-campus work

September 19, 2016

The first job fair for on-campus jobs held Sept. 15 allowed students to meet faculty from 14 college departments and discuss employment opportunities.Student Employment, now housed in the college’s Ca...

A multi-panel seminar hosted at Columbia, was aimed at educating students and members of the public about problems in Illinois, according to Sarah Brune, Executive Director of Illinois Campaign for Political Reform.  

Political panels urge student involvement in politics

September 19, 2016

Students and members of various political organizations learned about issues affecting Illinois, including inadequate youth participation in politics and the effects that campaign contributions have on candi...

Ervin Johnson, a 2012 photography  alumnus and creator of “#InHonor”, held a reception for his gallery show on Sept. 8.  

‘#InHonor’ publicizes national race issues

September 12, 2016

Photos and names of individuals who lost their lives in nationally recognized incidents protested by the Black Lives Matter movement—including Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant—line th...

Columbia’s “Skillshot” exhibit allows students and artists to play pinball and display work that shows the machines’ functions and  artistic value according to Mark Porter, exhibition coordinator. 

Campus gallery turns arcade into art

September 12, 2016

Pinball machines are shown as kinetic sculptures and installation pieces throughout Columbia’s exhibit “Skillshot,” which will be running Sept. 6–Nov. 5.The exhibit, held at the Glass Curtain Gallery in ...

Columbia’s largest dorm for sale

By Campus Reporter

September 10, 2016

The University Center, Columbia’s largest dorm building shared with DePaul, Roosevelt and Robert Morris universities, has been posted for sale on the website for CBRE—a multi-national real estate company.Though the building may have a new owner, its function will most likely remain the same, according to a Sept. 9 statement from Columbia spokeswoman Cara Birch.“Columbia, along with other institutions, has chosen the ...

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