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Award-winning literary publication Hair Trigger pulls away from print

Award-winning literary publication Hair Trigger pulls away from print

October 24, 2019

Forty-one years of thumbing through stimulating storytelling, empowering narratives and illuminating images in the award-winning Hair Trigger magazine will soon be over. The Gold-Medalist 41st edition ...

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

Enrollment drives changes to English and creative writing classes

November 13, 2017

Columbia’s declining enrollment has forced elective courses in the English and Creative Writing Department to only be offered to students every other semester instead of year-round, according to faculty in the department. “The number of classes that a number of depar...

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

Fall 2017 Reading Series participants announced

September 25, 2017

Josh Corson, senior English and creative writing major, said he used to feel pressure to produce the next great piece of literature, but he has learned that writing is more about expression fro...

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

Don’t forget the walls that came before Trump’s

By Arabella Breck

January 30, 2017

"A physical wall between two seemingly different groups of people that in theory would have brought peace, but instead exacerbated conflict."This is more than a description of President Donald Trump's...

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

September 19, 2016

With parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement and his experience of being the minority white person at his school, Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 C...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Chicago ‘to be’ part of  Shakespeare 400 celebration

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

Professor delivers with latest novel: ‘Marvel and a Wonder’

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 9, 2015

"Over the low-lying fields, over the wide meadows, the sun—rampant, galloping westward—beating back the night. On and on across the white hills, the dun-colored hills, the hills ripening with green....

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

Klosterman speaks candidly at Columbia

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 27, 2014

When many aspiring writers ask a favorite author how to make it as a writer, they receive the usual answers. When famed bestselling author and magazine columnist Chuck Klosterman answers, he tells them t...

Studies suggest link between plastics and obesity

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

January 28, 2013

A link between obesity and exposure to chemicals found in some plastics has been documented in several recent animal studies, including one released Jan. 15 by the University ofCalifornia, Irvine.The studies, most performed on mice, examined the effect of obesogens—chemicals in the environment that are foreign to the body that can affect how it metabolizes fat—as well as other chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system, ...

Carter announces final recommendations, holds listening forum

By Lindsey Woods

May 25, 2012

By Heather Schroering and Lindsey WoodsWith only one step left in the year-long prioritization process before implementation, President Warrick L. Carter published his program recommendations in a 98 page document called "Blueprint for Action" to Columbia's website on May 22.While some of the document was similar to the previous Academic Team's "One Columbia" recommendations, some of Carter's suggestions were incongruent ...

Graduates’ blog welcomes students

By Lisa Schulz

December 5, 2011

Fourteen current Columbia graduate students are opening doors for new students by sharing their words, vibrant photos and videos of personal experiences through Marginalia, a blog that speaks for 487 other grad students.Marginalia—which is defined as the stray notes scribbled in the margin of a paper—began in September 2011 to convey the Columbia experience to prospective students. Each representative of a graduate pro...

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