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'It puts us at a disadvantage': Fashion students grapple with online classes, lack of resources

‘It puts us at a disadvantage’: Fashion students grapple with online classes, lack of resources

April 24, 2020

When the college announced all classes would transition online in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, faculty in the Fashion Studies Department had a question: How do you teach fashion design courses ...

Colbey Reid, chair of the Fashion Studies Department, and other attendees are given the name and age of a transgender woman of color by quilter Melissa Blount to learn more about the circumstances in which they were killed, and to embroider their names and ages into the fabric for Blount’s quilt.

Fashion students get a lesson in the fabric of activism

February 13, 2020

Melissa Blount began making quilts in 2017 after her husband, Ben Blount, began his art project “275 Holidays” to memorialize black men who lost their lives to violence in Chicago during 2016. Her ...

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Hoda Katebi, a famous Iranian fashion blogger, talks to Columbia students about Eastern fashion influences and rejecting cultural limits in style, held at 618 S. Michigan Ave. on Sept. 12.

Hoda Katebi talks Iranian fashion, politics and imperialism with Columbia students

September 19, 2019

A Chicago-based author, activist and fashion blogger, whose profile was raised by a notorious WGN-TV interview, delivered a blunt message to Columbia students on Iranian fashion, racism and voiceles...

Fashion studies students create candy couture

A dress made entirely of SweeTARTS wrappers is on display at the Candyality museum, 835 N. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor.

By Lauren Kostiuk

November 9, 2015

Five Fashion Studies students were selected as finalists in Candyality’s first-everUnconventional Candy Wrapper Dress Competition. The competition, sponsored by Water Tower Place, will display students’ final designs...

Columbia students show off their embroidery skills | The Columbia Chronicle

October 26, 2015

Columbia’s Fashion Study Collection, contains more than 6,000 pieces of fashion history and ethnic culture garments. Throughout October, it is displaying a mixture of embroidered garments curated by senior f...

Ruins like these represent the rise and fall of great human ideas, said Allison Grant, assistant curator and education coordinator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

‘Grace of Intention’ is photographic, monumental

October 19, 2015

“Grace of Intention,” an exhibit  featuring photographs from eight international artists at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave., opened Oct. 15 and will continue through ...

College addresses enrollment decline

College addresses enrollment decline

By Campus Editor

October 5, 2015

In light of the college’s net loss of nearly 500 students and Columbia’s fall enrollment declining for the sixth consecutive year, as reported Sept. 28 by The Chronicle, the administration is creating p...

Communication and Media Innovation

Department merger spawns search for new chair

January 26, 2015

Nearly a year after the college’s announcement of the merger of the Advertising and Public Relations programs and the Journalism Department, an interdisciplinary committee has selected a name for the new ...

U of M program successfully addresses mental illness

By Multimedia Editor

November 17, 2014

There has been much talk about illness on college campuses, and colleges are slowly adjusting to combat these issues. However, there is one sector that needs more attention—student athletes.In a 2014 survey of approximately 7,000 students from nine colleges and universities, only 10 percent of athletes used mental health services compared to the 30 percent of nonathletic students, according to the Healthy Bodies Study. Wi...

RAW VIDEO: Illinois grants Columbia $6.2 million | The Columbia Chronicle

November 3, 2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Pres. Kwang-Wu Kim announced on Tuesday, Oct. 28 that Columbia would receive $6.2 million from the state. $1 million will be used for a new film studio, while the other $5 million will...

Columbia style-maven sweeps Chicago Fashion Week

Columbia style-maven sweeps Chicago Fashion Week

October 20, 2014

Nena Ivon, a veteran adjunct faculty member in the Fashion Studies Department knows what it takes to survive in the fashion industry. Ivon served on the college’s Fashion Advisory Board when Columbia first started designing the fashion studies program and has also worked as t...

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