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New department chairs bring  fresh energy to programs

New department chairs bring fresh energy to programs

September 15, 2019

English and Creative Writing, Design and Theatre students should expect to see new faces running their departments this year, as the college begins to fill its empty chair positions. One new face on the Cha...

State department to probe visa seekers’ social media

State department to probe  visa seekers’ social media

By Blaise Mesa

April 9, 2018

International visitors who are seeking to reside in the U.S. but not immediately immigrate may soon have to turn over huge amounts of personal information, including social media handles, old phone numbe...

Hamilton's Education Program kicked off its second year in Chicago Oct. 18 at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St., where 1,900 students gathered for a matinee performance and a Q&A with the cast.

CPS students get a “shot” with Hamilton Education Program

October 25, 2017

Chicago Public Schools did not "throw away their shot" at being "in the room where it happens," to quote lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton"--the show that offers select students history les...

Dawoud Bey, a professor at the college, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work in photography.

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

Ilya Levinson (third from right), an associate professor in the Music Department and acting coordinator of the Composition Studies Program, is the music director, pianist and arranger of the New Budapest Orpheum Society, an ensemble-in-residence that received a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Compendium.

Music professors honored with nominations

January 25, 2016

Two members of Columbia’s Music Department are nominees for awards at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb. 15.Ilya Levinson, an associate professor in the Music Department and acting coordinator of the Compositi...

Christie Andersen Asif, executive director of Career Initiatives at the Portfolio Center, said approximately 50 percent of interns nationwide are hired by the company they interned for.

College to offer scholarships to unpaid interns

November 16, 2015

Columbia is encouraging its students to pursue internship opportunities with the launch of its “Columbia Internships Challenge,” which will award a $2,500 scholarship to 140 students with unpaid internshi...

Rachel Horton, an advisor at the College Advising Center, discussed spring 2016 classes with Sandi Woods, a freshman cinema art + science major.

Faculty clearance no longer required for registration

November 2, 2015

To ease the registration process for continuing students, they will no longer be required to meet with faculty advisors before they can sign up for classes.Brian Marth, director of the College Advising...

Steppenwolf Theatre celebrates 40th anniversary with ‘East of Eden’

By Dana Mack Contributing Writer

October 5, 2015

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company is celebrating its 40th anniversary with an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel “East of Eden” that is scheduled to run through Nov. 17 at 1650 N. Halsted St.Frank Galati, the adaptor of “East of Eden,” and a Steppenwolf ensemble member, said there are difficulties that come with adapting a novel to the stage. Galati said the main challenge of adapting a novel is the fact that nove...

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Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

Team captains Daniel Olesen (left), Asher Kline (center) and Morgan Braastad (right) will take the ice for the first time Dec. 7 when the COHL season kicks off.

Renegades on ice: Columbia gets a hockey team

November 24, 2014

For the first time in Columbia’s history, the college will see a Renegades ice hockey team debut later this semester. The team will play its first competitive game Dec. 7 at the B-Level for advanced ...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Students speak with industry professionals at the Theatre Department internship fair on Sept. 29 in Studio 404 at the 72 E. 11th St. Building, in hopes of getting an internship opportunity with the participating companies. 

October 6, 2014

Students and members of Chicago’s theater community descended on Studio 404 in the 72 E. 11th St. Building for the college’s annual theater Fall Internship Fair on Sept. 29. The fair included about ...

Students attend the first Spectacle event part of a series of screenings of student films, on Sept. 23 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. The Spectacle aims to feature students’ work and help students to network with other filmmakers. 

The Spectacle takes student films out of classroom

September 29, 2014

Students, filmmakers and fans packed Film Row Cinema at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., as The Spectacle, a screening series of short films made by Columbia students, kicked off its run on Sep...

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