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Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

February 26, 2020

Raymond "Terry" Tatum, an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art History Department, Chicago historian and preservationist died Friday, Jan. 31 at the age of 64. “He had a pretty active life a...

Former Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter, Sunday, Jan. 26.

Opinion: Dear, Kobe…

January 29, 2020

Dear Kobe, I was 11 years old when I first saw you. I had just moved to my first foster home and was a nervous wreck. I didn’t know what to make of my situation. I was angry, frightened and had no...

OPINION: We need to deal with death

OPINION: We need to deal with death

By Jay Berghuis

February 28, 2019

The average funeral cost in 2017 was $7,360, and the funeral industry itself is worth roughly $16 billion, according to the National Funeral Directors Association. These numbers have been increasing for dec...

Robert Manis, ‘05 audio arts & acoustics alumnus and founder of Moniker Records, helped the ‘70s punk band Death release its best-selling album in 2009. 

Alumnus donates record to Smithsonian, reminisces on punk band

October 17, 2016

A rare, 7-inch record, donated by 2005 audio arts & acoustics alumnus Robert Manis, now hangs in the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washin...

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...

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

Nana Shineflug was a long-time professor in both the Interdisciplinary Art and Theatre departments. 

By Senior Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Nana Shineflug, a professor in the Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts departments, died Jan. 15 after battling cancer for four years. In addition to teaching at Columbia, Shineflug founded, directed ...

News of student deaths a necessity

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Quinn Kyles, a sophomore radio major, died in a tragic car accident in Indiana on Dec. 22, 2014, according to a Dec. 24 Chicago Tribune article. The college did not announce Kyles’ death until the afternoon of Jan. 8, and the announcement only notified the Radio Department of the student’s death, not the Columbia community at large. The announcement was short and simple, with little said of Kyles. Regardless of whether ...

Lloyd Degrane

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

October 13, 2014

The DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., opened its new exhibit “Within It - Poetry. Image. Fiction.” Oct. 3 as part of Chicago Artists Month, a five-week celebration of creativity presented by the Chicago...

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

Faculty remember Kim McCarthy’s life and legacy

September 15, 2014

Kimberly McCarthy, an associate professor in the Humanities, History and Social Sciences department, died Labor Day weekend after succumbing to a long battle with an illness. McCarthy died in hospice care in her home town of Santa Barbara, California, she was granted a medical leav...

Michelle Nance, the president of Common Ground, Columbia's LGBTQ student organization, decorates a T-shirt for the June 29 Gay Pride Parade in Chicago in preparation for Common Ground's participation in the event.

Common Ground to participate in Pride Parade

June 26, 2014

While most of Columbia’s student organizations are inactive during the summer semester, Common Ground, the college’s LGBTQ-interest organization, is still planning events.Common Ground will participat...

‘ Israeli / Palestinian Conflict ’ section reinstated

By Associate Editor

April 7, 2014

The second section of adjunct professor Iymen Chehade’s “The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict” course has been reinstated after an American Association of University Professors report concluded the college violated Chehade’s academic freedom. However, the college disputes the report’s findings and denies the class was reinstated in response to the report. Prompting a petition that led to the March 25 AAUP investiga...

Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles performed at the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park July 21, 2013. Knuckles—known as the father of house music—died March 31 at age 59.

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...

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