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Grammy award-winning musician Isaiah Sharkey performs at a residency concert for Columbia's Music Department to share his journey with burgeoning artists through the artist-in-residence program.

Isaiah Sharkey delivers ‘magical’ performance in Columbia residency concert

March 4, 2020

In a dimly lit concert hall on the south end of Columbia's campus, 29-year-old musical virtuoso Isaiah Sharkey played his guitar for a packed room with passion and vigor. As a 4-year-old boy growing...

During his presentation, held at 600 S. Michigan Ave., nine-time Emmy award-winning Director Don Roy King questions the importance of awards, saying the judges used to spend an entire weekend watching every nominated show vote for whatever interests them rather than which show had the best direction.

Director Don Roy King on the day he became a jerk and the legacy of SNL

February 19, 2020

At the age of 26 Don Roy King received his first Emmy for directing the Mike Douglas Show in 1976, which would become the first of nine in his career—so far. "The very next day, I became a jerk," he said...

Cinematagrapher of Handmaids Tale, Collin Watkinson, runs workshop to teach aspring film students lighting Wed, May 1.

Film students work with Emmy-award winning cinematographer

May 8, 2019

Video recording has never been easier or as accessible as it is today. Colin Watkinson, 2017 Emmy-award winner and 2018 nominee for his cinematography work in “The Handmaid’s Tale,” advises peo...

Back to basics

By Features Editor

September 29, 2014

When CBS tweeted, “Stephen Colbert to be next host of ‘The Late Show’” in April, it was a bittersweet moment for fans. The wry comedic powerhouse will shift to CBS from his long-time home on Comedy Central in 2015, but something will be lost in the process: Stephen Colbert, the character. The bombastic, conservative pundit who started as a correspondent on “The Daily Show” in 1997 and hosted the Emmy Award-wi...

Administration must be more direct

May 12, 2014

Ten months is not a lot of time, but President Kwang-Wu Kim has made his mark on Columbia. While some of his actions have increased transparency, others have shaken up the college.Kim mended bridges with P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union and has made an admirable attempt to reach out to students, breaking down barriers. However, replacing office doors with glass and sending out frequent memos are symbolic gestures,...

March work less

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 31, 2014

March may be ending, but the madness will continue for the rest of the week. The NCAA national championship game is scheduled for April 7 and fans everywhere are probably wondering how their brackets be...

It’s the Great Exhibit, Charlie Brown

By Trevor Ballanger

November 19, 2012

Since its debut in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers in 1950, “Peanuts,” written and illustrated by Charles Schulz, has become one of the most beloved and recognizable comic strips in history. Over time, “Peanuts” characters have come to life through animated TV specials and theater productions. Now, nearly 70 years later, a new generation of Chicagoans can experience Charlie Brown and the gang in an exhibit th...

Have some school spirit

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2012

My high school, an all-girls Catholic school, was often joked about by the all-boys schools in my hometown as being a “daycare” equipped with coloring books and crayons to keep us gals occupied. In reality, it was a challenging college prep school that truly pushed women who later became Ivy-Leaguers, Broadway actresses, accomplished sports players and more.Now, as a student at Columbia, I find myself hearing both insider...

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