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Joan Giroux, Associate Professor in the Art and Art History Department, spoke at the Faculty Senate meeting that took place in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. building on April 13.

Faculty Senate continues discussion on program discontinuations

April 17, 2018

Columbia's Faculty Senate disagreed with the provost's decision to discontinue the college's education and creative arts therapies programs and proposed the first pay raise—5 percent—for all...

Work by Juliana Huxtable(above) and other artists will be featured April 27 at Gallery 400 at the UIC, 400 S. Peoria St. 

Art exhibition highlights underrepresented voices

April 15, 2018

Chicagoans will soon have the opportunity to take a dive into the abstract works of women of color with “Out of Easy Reach.”This multi-venue exhibition opens April 26 and will display the abstract w...

A member of Arawak'Opia, the Bomba dance group at the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, performed at the Emergency Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Fundraiser Sept. 22.

“With Our Pockets Full, and Our Hearts Wide Open”: Locals offer relief for those affected by recent hurricane string

October 11, 2017

Hurricane Harvey hit Southeastern Texas Aug. 25, ravaging the state with record-breaking flood levels and displacing tens of thousands of residents. Then, Hurricane Irma crashed into the Caribbean before st...

Exhibit explores closed schools’ futures

Exhibit explores closed schools' futures

By Alexa Rixon

September 18, 2017

Almost four years later, only six of 43 Chicago Public Schools closed in 2013 have been repurposed.To spark conversation, Creative Grounds and 360 Nation’s Freedom Summer School collaborated to create a...

Geoffrey Curley from Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates, the company that helped put “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” together, said the costumes in “Downton Abbey” range from Victorian era to flapper style.

Museum to take a trip ‘Downton’

January 25, 2016

Chicagoans can take a trip back in time into the world of ITV and PBS’ popular show “Downton Abbey” through the traveling exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.” The e...

From left, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight met at Western Washington University and formed ODESZA to stand out from the indie music they were used to hearing.

ODESZA talks electronic takeover

November 16, 2015

Electronic duo ODESZA has made waves since forming in 2012 while its members, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, also known as CatacombKid and BeachesBeaches, were attending Western Washington Univers...

Police lack comprehensive training, use excessive force

By Managing Editor

December 1, 2014

Having been raised by a police officer, I heard of numerous encounters my father faced as a sergeant in the Anaheim Police Department in Orange County, California. I grew up fearing and despising the men and women I saw behind bars while idolizing every police officer I came across.I was taught that officers are often put in situations where they have to defend themselves or the public with little time to think and react. However,...

Veteran-run organization aims to support businesses

By Assistant Metro Editor

November 24, 2014

A new veteran-run organization founded in June and officially launched in November, was created with the intent of helping veterans become entrepreneurs.The Bunker is dedicated to growing veteran-owned digital businesses and is part of the newest technology incubator from 1871, an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. “The Bunker is an incubator for veteran-owned,predominately...

Schmelling shows Chicago music scene from different perspective

October 13, 2014

While amateur photographers are busy taking pictures of their lunches, there are still artists such as Chicagoan Michael Schmelling documenting cultural events. His show “Michael Schmelling: Your Blue...

“Solace” by Jaq Belcher is featured in the “Papercuts” exhibition that runs September 19th–November 8th.

Traveling exhibition ‘Papercuts’ opens at Columbia

September 22, 2014

“Papercuts,” a traveling paper art exhibition that has been to six cities, including Atlanta and Nashville, is making its last stop at Columbia.The exhibition, organized by artist Reni Gower, open...

Chicago casinos gamble on South Loop

Chicago casinos gamble on South Loop

April 21, 2014

Chicago’s decades-old casino debate is resurfacing as lawmakers push to create a state-owned gambling facility in the South Loop. During an April 15 public hearing, Rep. Bob Rita (D–Blue Island) testifi...

Alumni films debut at Sundance Film Festival

By Lauren Tussey

February 19, 2014

As Columbia’s Television Department and Cinema Art + Science Department continues to gather accolades, it can now add two students’ success at the Sundance Film Festival, an annual film festival hosted in Park City, Utah Jan. 22–Feb. 1.Lena Waithe, an 2006 Television Department alumna, and Gary Michael Schultz, a 2001 alumnus and former faculty member of the Cinema Art + Science Department, each had films screened at thi...

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