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6,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in cook county

March 9, 2015

COOK COUNTY HAS issued more than 6,500 marriage licenses to same- sex couples since the Marriage Equality Act went into effect in June 2014, according to a Feb. 23 Progress Illinois report. Cook County ...

New DePaul basketball arena, Marriott hotel move to McCormick Place

By Metro Reporter

March 2, 2015

McCormick Place may be seeing the beginning construction of two adjacent neighbors this summer. Construction of the new DePaul University basketball arena and Marriott hotel, 625 S. Ashland Ave., will begin in July. The arena and hotel are being built along with the new Green Line stop at Cermak Road, and the event center will open in the fall of 2016, according to a Sept. 13, 2013, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Autho...

The Portfolio Center, 623 S. Wabash Ave., gave the 2015 Weisman Award to 15 winners. Each recipient is given $2,000 as support to fund and finish current projects.

Projects kickstarted with Weisman Award

February 16, 2015

Fifteen Columbia students were named recipients on Feb. 6 of the annual prestigious Weisman Award, a financial assistance award given to fund media projects.The recipients included both graduate and u...

New program connects students with jobs

New program connects students with jobs

By Campus Reporter

February 16, 2015

Many Students often dread the thought of employment after graduation, but a new program offered by the Portfolio Center may help alleviate such concerns.On-the-spot hiring and recruiting will be made po...

Industry Events out, Portfolio Day in: College redefines networking events

By Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Industry Events, the college’s annual series of networking events geared toward introducing graduating seniors to industry professionals, has seen its last day.In its place, Columbia is set to debut Portfolio Day, an event that will give students time to review portfolios with professionals, on April 30. Instead of several events occurring over the course of several weeks like Industry Events, Portfolio Day will only oc...

Snow melts, flood policy floats to surface

March 3, 2014

A record-breaking winter snowfall that is steadily melting has left many streets flooded and clogged gutters citywide. As warm weather arrives and spring rains begin, flooding could become a serious threat and cause expensive property damage.Flood prevention is not the city’s most pressing concern, but it is one officials should start preparing for. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made an awkward overture during a Feb. 19 press conferen...

Students endured Chi-beria Jan. 27 & 28

Conquering Chi-beria

February 3, 2014

Dangerously cold temperatures greeted students on the first two days of the spring semester, forcing some to stay home and others to endure delayed commutes. Although neighboring institutions such as Roosevelt and Robert Morris universities cancelled some classes Jan....

Illinois receives failing marks for tobacco reform

By Elizabeth Earl

January 28, 2013

While Illinois has received praise from public health groups for raising its cigarette excise tax by a dollar last year, one expert predicts the tax hike will spur out-of-state purchases and possibly even promote smuggling.In its State of Tobacco Control 2013 report released Jan. 16, the American Lung Association gave  Illinois low scores in some categories, including a C in cigarette taxes on an A–F scale, but the state...

Bubble campaign bursts onto campus

By Ivana Hester

September 17, 2012

Columbia students might have noticed a colorful addition to the campus’s hallways, stairwells and street level windows, courtesy of a new effort to help them connect to each other and potential employers and internships.The Portfolio Center has launched a campaign to pique student curiosity in Talent Pool, a website that helps students and alumni collaborate and share their portfolios. Nearly every campus building now has...

Student projects awarded Weisman

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 20, 2012

The student film you have been working on is almost complete.  All that is left to shoot is the final scene and then edit. Then you realize you don’t have enough money to hire an editing team to help you. After all the hard work you put into the project, giving up is not an option.In an effort to support academic endeavors like this, the Albert P. Weisman Award funds student projects up to $4,000. The award was established...

ColumCollab brings ideas together

By Contributing Writer

December 5, 2011

by Chris LoeberContributing WriterIn media production, collaboration is as important as skill. For example, a musician who wants to shoot a music video might work with filmmakers but may first want audio engineers to record the music in a studio designed by acousticians and built by a general contractor on the dime of studio executives.Columbia educates 11,138 undergraduates in 19 different academic programs as of fall 2011, a...

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