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Professors will register students to vote in class

September 4, 2019

A year after a successful voter registration pilot program within the Communication Department, Associate Professor Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin was at a "point of despair" over how to broaden student registration...

Creative Writing, English departments merged

Creative Writing, English departments merged

June 21, 2017

Columbia’s Creative Writing Department has merged with the English Department under former Chair of the English Department Kenneth Daley as the soon-to-be-renamed department's chair. Steven Corey, interim dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor in the Huma...

Stan West, journalist and adjunct faculty in the English department, spoke about the similarities of blues musicians from Chicago and Cuba during his May 1 presentation at the Center for Black Music Research, 618 S. Michigan Ave. 

Faculty member explores Cuban, American blues music

May 8, 2017

In an international music exchange program, Chicago blues musicians traveled to the El Oriente region of Cuba, often called “Cuba’s Mississippi,” to perform with and learn from local artists who practice their own style of the blues called changüí. Stan West, an adjunct f...

Deborah Holdstein, a professor in the English Department and former dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, said she is excited to return to teaching literature and film to undergraduates and graduates.

Former dean settles into life after administration

October 5, 2015

Deborah Holdstein, a professor in the English Department and former dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has returned to the campus after a year-long sabbatical during which she traveled ...

The topics of discussion at each meeting are dependent on the needs of its attendees, said Michael Goode, career development coordinator at the Portfolio Center.

Portfolio Center plans ‘tWork’ to prepare students for careers

September 21, 2015

In alignment with the collegewide Strategic Plan’s goal of better preparing students for the workforce, The Portfolio Center has created a series of group discussions focusing on students’ transitions from...

‘Captain America’ ends brutal winter with summer blockbuster action

Captain America

By Josh Weitzel

April 14, 2014

Marvel Comics’ ever-expanding movieverse has been impressive since its arrival on the big screen six years ago and what makes “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” successful is its contribution t...

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

Liberal arts degrees contribute billions to US economy

March 31, 2014

Just when you were beginning to think your liberal arts degree was useless in the current economy, new statistics suggest otherwise. Data from the National Endowment of the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis show that the arts and cultural production industry added a...

News coverage must extend to all countries

By Copy Editor

March 17, 2014

As headlines describing the civil unrest in Ukraine appear worldwide, Western media sources have given little attention to the desperate situation in Venezuela, which is seeing increasingly shocking homicide rates. With front-page space in Western news outlets almost entirely dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, major news sources are ignoring their journalistic responsibility: to report on all important world events.If gl...

New major offers students hands-on approach to ASL

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department added a Deaf Studies major this semester, the only program of its kind in the Midwest.Unlike the department’s current ASL-English I...

Notable Native: Vanessa Buccella

Vanessa Buccella

By Assistant Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Vanessa Buccella grew up in a small Arkansas town and always dreamed of living in a big city. After she was accepted to New York University’s film school, she realized she could not attend because of fina...

West Side rapper Bella Bahhs (left) sits in on the “The Benchwarmers,” hosted by Chronicle Media Relations Editor Nader Ihmoud (front) and Eduardo Saldana (rear). The Monday night radio show is broadcast on Columbia’s WCRX 88.1. Host Ihmoud praised Bahh’s song “Good Loud” and pleaded with her to release a clean version that he could play on air. 

Rapper handles injustice like a Bahhs

February 17, 2014

You may not know it by looking at her, but petite, soft-spoken Ambrelle Gambrelle, a West Side rapper who performs under the moniker Bella Bahhs, is tough. Bahhs, a spoken word artist, made her rap debut...

Recession takes toll on Metra

Recession takes toll on Metra

February 17, 2014

More commuters than ever are turning to public transit, although Metra was left out in the cold during the Great Recession as commuters heavily relied on the Chicago Transit Authority, according to a Fe...

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