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Notable Native: Jessica Droste Yagan

Jessica Droste Yagan

By Sarah Martinson

March 16, 2015

Jessica Droste Yagan, CEO of Impact Engine, is all about changing the world.Impact Engine is a tech company that helps startups earn a profit by solving environmental and social issues. In a 16-week accel...

Chicago citizens primed for ‘Amazon Tax’

Amazon

By Metro Reporter

February 9, 2015

With the grace period for a new law having ended Feb. 1, Amazon will now be collecting sales tax from Illinois customers. Revisions made to the state Use Tax Act now mandate that out-of-state retaile...

The rebirth of Columbia’s Record Label

November 3, 2014

Junior Business & Entrepreneurship Damian Keehn speaks about the “Arts & Entertainment Media Management”, class and Columbia’s record label. He said he hopes to bring awareness of the label and...

Give your input on Strategic Plan

By Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2014

For those of us at Columbia whose academic existence was touched even minutely by Prioritization, being wary of the new Strategic Plan is a natural response. Years later, faculty, staff and students still feel the bitter pinch of former President Warrick Carter’s failed attempt at something similar. But the new initiative, spearheaded by President Kwang-Wu Kim and Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden, is far from...

Aaron Firestein, chief artist and co-founder of BucketFeet shoe company, speaks to student entrepreneurs about his experiences starting a business in a creative community.

Creative business owners counsel student entrepreneurs

October 20, 2014

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business in a creative industry is even harder. Two Chicago-based creative business owners spoke to students about those industries. Columbia students were introduced to the pitfalls and perks of creative entrepreneurship when Mark Dow, presi...

DanceSpire: More Than An Artist

September 22, 2014

Senior Deavondre Jones presents the debut of his motivational speaking company DanceSpire during this years Wabash Arts Corridor Crawl on Sept, 19 at Stage Two, 618 S Michigan Ave. Jones explains what “...

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