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Elio Leturia, associate professor in the Communication Department, wrote the book

Columbia professor celebrates Aguijón Theater’s 30th anniversary with illustrated historical book

September 6, 2019

When the Aguijón Theater opened in 1989, it was going against the grain by showing a culture that many people did not know about. “Anything Latino was strange, people didn't know what cilantro ...

Study abroad updates underway

Study abroad updates underway

October 8, 2018

Columbia’s Global Education office is trying to diversify travel opportunities for education abroad to better integrate global experiences into curriculum. Global Education is responsible for all centralized international activity, including the Education Abroad prog...

Editor's Note: Columbia seeking ‘accomplished, progressive’ new provost

Editor’s Note: Columbia seeking ‘accomplished, progressive’ new provost

October 1, 2018

According to a new job description posted on multiple sites Sept. 26, Columbia and national search firm Isaacson, Miller, are looking for an “accomplished, progressive” leader as the college’s n...

Matthew Shenoda, Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will step down from his position July 15 to join the Rhode Island School of Design as Vice President of Social Equity and Inclusion.

College plans next steps after dean departures

June 19, 2018

Following announcements of the departure of two deans in one week, the college is preparing to make changes in its school leadership and curriculum to continue Strategic Plan initiatives. T...

Paul Chiaravalle, executive producer of “The Letter,” said filming will start on Nov. 13 in a LaSalle, Illinois mansion that was originally built in the 1800s. 

Former administrator, alumni produce ‘The Letter’

November 6, 2017

Mixed-genre film “The Letter,” set for a February 2018 release, starts production this month in LaSalle, Illinois, with several Columbia affiliates working on the project. The plot follows a young man in the 1920s inheriting a mansion with sinister occurrences. P...

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

Higher taxes called on to drive city improvements

October 30, 2017

Chicagoans Could soon be seeing increased fees when riding in an Uber or paying their cell phone bill if the mayor has his way.Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2018 budget proposal asks that cell phones and lan...

The college community voiced their critiques of Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s recently drafted mission statement at an Oct. 31 forum.

DEI open forum welcomes mission statement feedback

November 7, 2016

The majority of recently collected feedback on Columbia’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s drafted mission statement asked for definitions of the key terms “diversity, equity and inclusion,” according to Peter Carpenter, DEI committee member and Dance and Theatre De...

Cubs make history after 108 years

By Metro Reporter

November 7, 2016

After 10 innings, seven games and 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are finally World Series Champions. During the Nov. 2 game, the team defeated the Cleveland Indians with a Game Seven score of 8-7.Lifelong Cubs fans Mike Cameron, 66, and his wife Chris Atkins, 64, of Wrigleyville joined celebrations in their neighborhood while watching the game outside of a bar on Addison Street after the victory. They said the title win was a ...

Axe throwing brings buzz, concern to West Loop

Participants at Bad Axe Throwing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, learn how to throw axes  with help from the axe throwing coach, which acts as the host of the party group.


September 8, 2016

When Chris Bowles found out he was expected to throw axes for amusement, he was terrified. But after getting trained by an axe throwing coach and learning the safety rules, the fun began at Bad Axe Throwing...

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

Diversity Part II: Lack of progress hurts employee recruitment, retention

April 11, 2016

According to recently reported racial and gender demographics, Columbia’s faculty, staff and administration reflect far less diversity than that of its student body.The data, which shows that approximately 50 pe...

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

College’s endowment sees substantial increase

November 30, 2015

The college’s endowment balance increased about 12 percent during the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, 2014, and increased about 48 percent throughout the five fiscal years prior, according to the colle...

Professor Pepper spices up the campus

By Ivana Hester

September 4, 2012

After several years spent in the laboratory, adjunct faculty member Koch Unni’s creation has come alive. And it’s hot.The KOCHTERRII™, named after Unni and his partner, Terri Reardon, a floriculturist-propagator at the Chicago Park District, is now ready for consumption. According to the Garfield Park Conservatory, which owns the trademarked product, the pepper is hotter than a jalapeño but tamer than cayenne. Howe...

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