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Darius Hampton (left) and Neil Tesser (right) host a virtual session for The Jazz Institute of Chicago's Straight Ahead Jazz Exchange.

Jazz Institute of Chicago hosts annual summer conference online amid pandemic

July 23, 2020

Chicago’s jazz scene has found itself at a standstill the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prominent venues such as The California Clipper in Humboldt Park have shut down, musician...

More than 70 events throughout the city are being held in April to celebrate Chicago Dance Month, hosted by See Chicago Dance. 

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

Columbia, who hosted panels for the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival, has partnered with the organization for more than a decade, according to CIFF’s Managing Director Vivian Teng.

Students meet international filmmakers at CIFF panels

October 24, 2016

Columbia partnered with the 52nd annual Chicago International Film Festival to host panels with directors and filmmakers for audiences of students, faculty and the general public. The Columbia-hosted panels i...

The college recently announced the launch of a new software platform for its job board, ColumbiaWorks, to enhance the site and increase efficiency as students search for jobs and internships.

ColumbiaWorks revamped to increase student employment

June 23, 2016

ColumbiaWorks, the college's job board that students use to find various work opportunities, transitioned to a new software platform called Handshake on June 1 to improve student use and job searching.Columbia...

Blonde Redhead sway Bottom Lounge audience

Kazu Makino, rhythm guitarist/vocalist of Blonde Redhead, plays at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St., while on tour for the band's ninth album Barragán. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

November 10, 2014

Before the dawn of large stadium rock shows and corporate-sponsored outdoor festivals, fans could go to local bars or small clubs to see the barrier broken between the audience and the band. Blonde Red...

Members of the Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative Committee raised money for scholarships during the pub crawl on Oct. 17 at Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk St.

Scholarship crawl raises funds, fosters faculty communication

October 20, 2014

Columbia’s Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative Committee hosted a pub crawl on Oct. 17 that toured three bars in the South Loop with all admission proceeds going toward a student scholarship fund. Faculty and staff members had drinks, dinner and conversation at the South L...

Talk about a HAUS Party

Talk about a HAUS Party

September 29, 2014

Students packed the HAUS, 623 S. Wabash Ave., Sept. 25 for the annual HAUS party. The event, hosted by the Business & Entrepreneurship Department’s Club Management class, was open to all Columbia students, staff and faculty and featured an acoustic lineup of artists...

Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

A delectable dessert

Funfetti Brownies

January 27, 2014

There are many choices to be made throughout the day: cream or sugar, paper or plastic, cake or brownies. To me, the latter decision is the hardest. But thanks to YouTube personality Grace Helbig, forme...

Economic circumstances weigh on cultural events in Chicago

By Chris Loeber

April 30, 2012

Residents and visitors alike will enjoy live music in Chicago’s parks and sample the city’s culinary prowess at local food festivals this summer, but a tight budget might thwart the continuity of some events coordinated by the city.As the city evaluates its festival and event programming as part of an initiative set forth by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2011, “challenging times” may influence which special events will cont...

Recycling Program cuts events

By Heather Scroering

January 30, 2012

You may have seen them cleaning out paper, plastic and aluminum can collection bins. You may have purchased one of their recycled, screen-printed T-shirts. Those who work for the Recycling Program are doing the dirty work and educating students all over campus.But with the prioritization process cracking down on programs, some, including recycling, could be restructured, reorganized or consolidated, according to the Progra...

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