The Columbia Chronicle

College should audit its own affairs

April 14, 2014

Columbia has examined its internal structure several times during the last year. Since President Kwang-Wu Kim took office in July 2013, various top administrators have come and gone, two large departments have been restructured and renamed, the college has launched a national advertising campaign to rebrand its image and it has hired a new provost. The latest analysis will come courtesy of two consulting firms that have b...

Rideshare regulations prove unfare

April 7, 2014

Smartphones have enabled many businesses to pitch directly to consumers, and ridesharing companies Lyft, Uber and Sidecar have taken full advantage of the technology. These car-sharing apps are wildly popular in Chicago, but legislation presented at the March 27 meeting of the Committee on License and Consumer Protection would unduly regulate rideshares at consumers’ expense.The legislation follows complaints from taxi ...

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

Someone you should know: Lara Marie Schoenhals

March 31, 2014

Lara Marie Schoenhals, a 2008 film & video alumna, never thought she would graduate and go onto become a New York Times best-selling author. But one night in 2010 spurred a series of events that would lead her to do just that. Schoenhals’ good friend Tanner Cohen came up...

First-year film students ‘Take 1’

By Ivana Hester

November 12, 2012

From a story about the life of a mortician to one about an obsessive-compulsive young man, the 23rd semiannual Take 1 Student Film Festival had it all.The festival celebrates the work of students in Moving Image Production I and II courses, according to Jill Sultz, an adjunct faculty member in the Film & Video Department and coordinator of the festival. Of the 40 films submitted last semester, 11 were selected to be sho...

Animation program recognized

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Tyler Eagle, Contributing WriterColumbia’s animation program has alumni who have gone on to work for Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. Now the program has received recognition and added anew degree.The program was recently ranked 18th on the Animation Career Review’s list of the top 20 animation schools in the Midwest. The title follows the first time the Film & Video Department has offered an animation concentration.“I’m very proud,” said Ron Flei...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 29, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

Let conversations begin

By Ivana Hester

October 1, 2012

Columbia’s Conversations in the Arts, will kick off Oct. 16 with a reunion of “La Bamba” cast members Esai Morales, Elizabeth Peña and Lou Diamond Phillips as part of Columbia Night at the Chicago International Film Festival the evening is presented on behalf of the School of Media Arts.This year’s CITA keynote speakers also include Debbie Allen, noted for her work on the TV show “Fame;” and broadcast journalis...

Film, video professor retires after 33 years

By Lisa Schulz

April 2, 2012

Traditional retirements are often sad occasions with teary send-off speeches. At Columbia, however, they involve a review of 33 years of accomplishments in a 45-minute film of award-winning clips ranging from 1970s documentaries to comedy sketches starring Stephen Colbert.Dan Dinello, professor in the Film & Video Department, and a distinguished scholar, journalist and author, showcased his work March 22 for faculty, sta...

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