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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...

Kim: ‘I don’t lose my enthusiasm for Columbia’

Kim: ‘I don’t lose my enthusiasm for Columbia’

May 7, 2018

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim has experienced what he sees as a year of triumphs and challenges. In his final interview with The Chronicle for the 2017–2018 academic year, Kim discussed the new stu...

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

How will you decorate your graduation cap?

May 5, 2018

Graduation is a time for students to be recognized for academic, creative and collegiate achievements by receiving their degrees. Some students will also celebrate the occasion by decorating their graduation caps to show families and peers the significance of this achievement. Tra...

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

Professor explores Chicago with adult coloring book

November 28, 2016

A Columbia faculty member's new adult coloring book was designed to bring Chicago's historic architecture and landmarks to life by venturing into a new art form. Chris Arnold, an associate professor in the Design Department, began creating “The Chicago Coloring Book: Iconic Landm...

Notable Native: Liz Nicholson Sullivan talks need for NFL concussion awareness

Notable Native: Liz Nicholson Sullivan talks need for NFL concussion awareness

By Metro Reporter

September 19, 2016

Liz Nicholson Sullivan, wife of retired professional football player Gerry Sullivan, who played for the Cleveland Browns 1974–1981, knows from personal experience the issues faced by retired athletes w...

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

April 11, 2016

What started as a conversation about literature over beers has snowballed into the formation of a new graphic literary journal, Polycephaly, which launched April 10.Aiden Weber, director and producer o...

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

CHIRP Radio set to join FM family

February 15, 2016

lovers of broadcast radio and music culture may soon find a new local indie radio station on the airwaves at 107.1 FM. The Federal Communications Commission granted the Chicago Independent Radio Proj...

Dean finalist proposes more collaboration between college’s media fields

By Campus Reporter

February 15, 2016

Eric Freedman, a finalist for the position of dean of the School of Media Arts, spoke to the college community Feb. 10 about his intentions to make connections and inspire collaboration in his potential position.According to a Feb. 12 emailed statement from Cara Birch,  the college’s spokeswoman, there were eight semi-finalists and two finalists for the position; only Freedman was invited to provide a public forum.Freedman...

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

Columbia finds creative director to ‘animate’ Manifest 2016

December 7, 2015

Cassidy Kapson, a senior design major, has been named the creative director of the 2016 Manifest Urban Arts Festival, Columbia’s annual end-of-the-year showcase celebrating student work set for May 13, 2...

Statute for teen sexting necessary

By Opinions Editor

November 23, 2015

Young adults were once scolded for making out at drive-in movies, but now middle and high schoolers have smartphones and social media offering new ways to explore sex at a younger age. Teenagers who distribute or obtain nude photos of peers and sexual partners who are under the age of 18 can face child pornography charges. States each have their own penalties, but child pornography possession, distribution and production ty...

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

Notable Native: Jahmal Cole

November 2, 2015

Jahmal Cole likes to say he was raised on a Greyhound bus. Born in North Chicago, but having family in the southern part of the United States, Cole spent much of his childhood traveling between his hom...

Product design program faces uncertain future

Product design program faces uncertain future

October 19, 2015

Columbia’s product design program, created in 1998, appears to be coming to a close, according to Kevin Henry, the program’s coordinator and associate professor in the Design Department.About 55 stu...

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