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JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced Dec. 6 as Manifest creative director for 2017. McLuckie said he hopes to carry the torch for illustrators as creative directors and bring his abstract design style to the annual art festival.

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

Local arts collective Birch Reincliff has sold more than 300 Donnie the Poo dog toys on its website, which represent a Trump head sitting atop a pile of feces. 

Shock over Trump presidency sparks political artwork

November 14, 2016

As the country adjusts to a new president-elect, art has a lot to say about the new political reality.Local arts collective Birch Reincliff planted an elephant sculpture at Water Tower Plaza Nov. 1 emblaz...

Designer Matthew Hoffman began the “You Are Beautiful” project in 2002, which has since  spread to every continent. 

‘You Are Beautiful’ artist tells students not to fear failure

November 9, 2015

Matthew Hoffman, creator of the “You Are Beautiful” project, visited Columbia’s Design Department  in the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building on Nov. 5 for his talk, titled “Putting Yourself Out There....

Students in a product design class display a collaborative project using solar energy that they have been working on with the Science & Mathematics Department. 

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...

Fans make their way to Wrigley Field to watch the Cubs and the Cardinals play Tuesday Oct. 13. 

Cubs’ success rubs off on Wrigleyville businesses

October 19, 2015

The Cubs are not the only ones hitting home runs this baseball season. Businesses in the Wrigleyville area are cleaning up as the Cubs’ continue to win.                  Michael Gajos, a ma...

Art Institute partnership to allow students greater access to museum resources

By Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2015

With a simple flash of their school I.D., all Columbia students now have year-round free access to the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Complimentary admission to the museum, which was rated the No. 1 museum in the world in 2014 by TripAdvisor, an American travel website that offers reviews of travel-related facilities and institutions, officially began June 15 for all current students.Free access to th...

Confessions of an irrepressibly curious optimist

By Copy Chief

December 9, 2014

It was a painfully cold day in early March 2013 when I first swore I would never be a journalist. The demands were too much—I could never reasonably have a life, a family, hobbies or a vacation with this schedule. It was my first semester writing for The Chronicle and I swore it would be my last.I stayed on for another three semesters and now believe I cannot do anything with my life other than journalism. Obviously, so...

Administrators, including John Green, interim dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and vice president and provost Stan Wearden, attended the Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 3 during which the senate discussed its concerns surrounding the restructuring of the Art + Design Department and the senate’s provost appointment policy. 

Art + Design Department slated to split in two

October 6, 2014

In an effort to properly allocate resources and better address art + design students’ needs, the college will begin to separate the Art + Design Department into two separate entities—the Design Department and the Art + Art History Department. During a faculty senate meeting Oct...

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