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Student Orientation leaders greeted students at the Aug. 29 Orientation during the welcoming ceremony at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.  

New elements introduced to Orientation this year

September 6, 2016

Changes made to the Orientation program are offering students a more valuable introduction experience this year.More than 15 changes were made to this year’s Campus Orientation sessions, held June through Septem...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

“Hamilton” begins its national tour to Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., Sept. 27.

‘Hamilton’ brings revolution to Chicago

May 9, 2016

Chicago theater fans “will not throw away their shot” when the groundbreaking blockbuster musical “Hamilton” starts its national tour in the Windy City Sept. 27 at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Mon...

Chasing the dream at 30

By Multimedia Editor

May 9, 2016

My journey to becoming a journalist started four-and-a-half years ago. I was working at an Employee Assistance Program as a gambling addiction counselor on LaSalle Street for corporate America. I won’t say how much money I was making at that job, but it was more than the minimum wage that I make today.I was so burned out by counseling this person for substance abuse and that person for depression that I said, “This i...

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper was recently featured on the Viceland show “Balls Deep.” 

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 2, 2016

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper seems to share physical attributes with a hip-hop star like Rick Ross: a hefty build, big chains, busty video vixens and hyper-sexualized lyrics. But the similarities end ther...

Hunt for ‘Becky with the good hair’ must end

By Copy Chief

May 2, 2016

Beyoncé’s latest creative work, Lemonade, a visual album released April 23 on HBO and streaming service Tidal, is all anyone seems to be able to talk about. This comes as no surprise, as Beyoncé is arguably one of the most famous pop stars on the scene and the album is her most ambitious project to date, showing a more emotionally vulnerable side of the artist that has not been explored through her art in recent years.On the al...

Columbia celebrates Earth Day through meditation | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Columbia celebrated Earth Day April 22 in the HAUS at the Quincy Wong Center in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Student host Lauren Moore, senior and business & entrepreneurship major, welcomed st...

Global Girls unite girls and boys ages 8 to 18 and teaches them theatrical performance, communication and emotional maturity skills. 

South Side after-school program promotes positive youth learning

April 18, 2016

A small, old white building with a maroon awning on Chicago’s South Side appears to be vacant from the street view. But a look behind its closed doors reveals a bustling interior.Walls are lined with pi...

South Africa’s Jesse Clegg leaves ‘Souvenir’ on USA tour

Jesse Clegg, who will open for his father, Johnny Clegg, on April 14 and 15 at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St., said playing some shows with his father is like being on a family road trip. 


April 11, 2016

Jesse Clegg’s first memory of Chicago’s harsh winds will not stop the South African musician from performing in the Windy City as part of his Spring 2016 North America Tour. The rock-pop singer is...

Students from Chicago-area institutions, including Columbia, have lobbied for MAP grant funding from the budget-stymied state. The most recent rally (above) was on Feb. 16.

Lost without a MAP: College unable to fund monetary awards for 2016– 2017

April 4, 2016

Columbia will not fund student Monetary Award Program grants for the 2016–2017 academic year, according to President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim.The decision announced on April 4, two days after more than 3,000 pro...

The Center for Black Music Research will be more closely integrated with the curriculum and the library and will introduce archival material to students as a source of inspiration for creative works, according to CBMR librarian Janet Harper. 

Center for Black Music Research to fortify resources through curricular merge

April 4, 2016

After layoffs and other downsizing measures, the Center for Black Music Research will be smaller and be combined with Columbia’s library, archives and curriculum, according to Senior Associate Provost...

Interim Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course students said they were able to better understand objective political reporting.  

‘Covering Politics’ students talk caucuses, primaries

April 1, 2016

Journalism students from Chair of the Communication and Media Innovation Department Suzanne McBride’s “Covering Politics: 2016 Presidential Election” course were able to report in the shoes of politi...

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