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Producer Ted Hardin (left) and co-director Elizabeth Coffman (right) hold their winning trophy for

‘Flannery’: a stroll through the mind of writer Flannery O’Connor

July 21, 2020

Growing up, Flannery O'Connor was shy. The few images that exist of O'Connor show her on crutches surrounded by peacocks—farmland in the background, not looking at the camera, but looking down. ...

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

The pandemic in pictures: Coronavirus sends photography students to a collaborative final project

May 28, 2020

Masked individuals walk down vacant sidewalks—in one photo a woman carries an abundance of groceries, and a man crosses the street in his work uniform in another. The images, made by senior Lud...

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

January 28, 2020

While arid conditions in the desert are characteristic, climate reports have raised concern over an accelerated rate of desertification—the process by which fertile land becomes desert—in the Sahara....

Documentary photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank died in Novia Scotia Sept. 9 at 94 years old.

OPINION: Thank you, Robert Frank

September 14, 2019

In vision and in practice, there has never been, and never will be, another Robert Frank. A documentary photographer and filmmaker, Frank died Sept. 9 in Inverness, Nova Scotia. He was 94 years old...

Documentary 'hillbilly' challenges media cliches

Documentary ‘hillbilly’ challenges media cliches

April 23, 2019

In the media, a hillbilly is often portrayed as someone who is unintelligent, missing teeth, always barefoot and who speaks with a thick accent. In the documentary, "hillbilly," co-director Ash...

Editor's Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

February 13, 2017

Columbia’s leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are taking steps to try to receive student feedback. This would be an effective strategy to ensure all voices are heard, but students are not t...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Margaret Bryne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, shares the seven-year story of African-American men growing up in the rural south in documentary, “Raising Bertie.”

Professor’s film tells multi-year tale of young black lives

December 5, 2016

Margaret Byrne, adjunct professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, spent seven years creating her recent documentary, “Raising Bertie,” which follows three young African-American men growing up in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Completed in March, the film recently f...

CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was placed in a men’s prison after a manslaughter conviction, is the subject of the documentary, “FREE CeCe!” 

‘FREE CeCe!’ to debut at Music Box

October 31, 2016

The new documentary “FREE CeCe!” will make its Chicago debut Nov. 5  as part of the third annual TransReelization event benefitting Chicago House, an organization that assists members of the LGBT comm...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Final enrollment numbers for the Fall 2016 Semester published on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ website revealed a 9.4 percent decrease in last year’s total—down from 8,961 students to 8,120 students.

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

Olivia Renteria, center, and Erin McGrath, right, star as Marcia Brady and Laurie Partridge in “The Bardy Bunch,” which will open in Chicago on Sept. 15.

To ‘Brady’ or not to ‘Brady?: Show crossing Shakespeare themes, ‘70s TV to make Chicago debut

September 12, 2016

Chicago will soon be the only place where two beloved families brutally murder each other in hilarious fashion, all while singing sappy love songs.“The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and B...

Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, introduced the “Big Walls” panel May 5. 

‘Big Walls’ artists talk street art

May 9, 2016

Six white stools, microphones and a large gong set the scene for the first ever “street style” panel discussion held by the Wabash Arts Corridor committee May 5 at the Conaway Center in the 1104 S. ...

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