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West Virginia wide receiver Kevin White celebrates after being selected by the Chicago Bears as the seventh pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chi-town becomes Draft Town

May 6, 2015

The excitement builds, the pick is in. Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium as fans cheer—finally, the 2015 NFL Draft has begun.For the first time since 1964, the draft returned to the Win...

Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations Jonathan Stern said the department’s main goal is strengthening relationships with alumni and potential donors while also hiring a strong fundraising team.

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s trend of declining enrollment and its dependence on tuition as its primary source of revenue makes attracting philanthropic donors an essential goal.The college recently made strides towa...

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy


December 12, 2012

It was March, 1990, years before illegal file-sharing began compromising the music industry. According to a former Warner Bros. Records executive, a company representative was waiting to meet the dir...

Art’s last stand

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

According to the now infamous Mayan calendar, humanity’s days have been numbered since the dawn of time, and come Dec. 21, all life on Earth will cease. For several Chicago artists, the apocalypse is a subject that inspires them to create new works depicting the end of the world and how itwill happen.Richard Laurent, an illustrator and adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, said people today have a mor...

Donors recognized at luncheon

By Alexandra Kukulka

December 12, 2011

Scholarship recipients stood on every other step of the spiral staircase leading to the second floor, greeting visitors. On the second floor, a lunch was prepared for all to enjoy while students and administrators thanked and honored special guests.The first Students First Scholarship luncheon took place on Dec. 6 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building. Students, alumni, scholarship donors, administration and Columbia’s Bo...

First full-ride for Columbia

By Alexandra Kukulka

November 14, 2011

Columbia will be awarding its first full-ride scholarship to a current freshman student this spring. The scholarship will begin in the fall of his or her sophomore year.The Dammeyer Scholarship, which was named after Columbia alumna Diane Dammeyer, will pay for one student’s last three years of college. The scholarship is available to students of any major and will cover tuition, fees and on-campus housing.According to Nancy R...

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