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Alexander Perez, director of operations at ACTV, works with Columbia students, enjoying the opportunity to show students work outside of the college. 

TV partnership creates opportunities for students

September 18, 2017

Aurora Community Television, a public and municipal access station in Aurora, Illinois, has announced a partnership with Columbia that allows student work to be featured on local TV. Eric Scholl, interim chair and associate professor for the Cinema and Television Arts Department, ...

Former assistant professor Kelly Page filed lawsuits against the college and Philippe Ravanas, chair of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, on Feb. 13, alleging employment discrimination.

College, chair accused of employment discrimination

May 11, 2015

Philippe Ravanas, chair of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, and the college are defending discrimination charges brought by a professor whose employment at the college was terminated after the S...

Television Department chair steps down

By Arabella Breck

April 27, 2015

After serving as the Television Department chair for 15 years, Michael Niederman will step down from his role at the end of the semester.“Contrary to the rumors, I am neither dying nor retiring [from Columbia],” Niederman said. Niederman will return as a full-time faculty member in the Fall 2016 Semester.Before becoming the chair of the department, Niederman worked at the college for 15 years as a faculty member. He said he ...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

Cook County allocates $2 million to violence prevention

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Cook County officials will not pursue a tax on bullets, as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested in her Oct. 18 budget proposal. Instead, the county will allocate $2 million to health care and nonprofits with experience in violence prevention and community outreach.The updated proposal, presented Oct. 31, still contains the $25 firearm tax that was in the original proposal, but the 5-cent bullet tax that c...

“Chicago Rot” begins filming its dark love-letter

By Sophia Coleman

November 21, 2011

A brute force tragedy is brewing in the gritty depths of our beloved city.As previously reported by The Chronicle on Sept. 6, “Chicago Rot,” an indie horror-thriller, vowed to deliver a “dark love-letter” that the “Rot” crew said will break the preconceived boundaries of the independent film scene.Three filmmakers—director Dorian Weinzimmer, producer Jeremy Vranich and Brant McCrea, co-writer and lead actor—have rounded up...

‘Freq Out,’ ‘Felony Franks’ honored

By Lisa Schulz

November 21, 2011

The producers of the Chicago and Midwest Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented the Student Achievement Award to students in the Television and Journalism departments on Nov. 6. Five alumni also won an award for Outstanding Achievement.“Freq Out,” an hour-long live comedy sketch made for the Television Department’s channel, Frequency TV, won first place in the “Long Format: Fict...

Healthy plan for city budget

By Editorial Board

September 26, 2011

The term “belt-tightening” took on a double meaning on Sept. 15, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his plan to implement a wellness program intended to reduce both the costs of health care and the waist size of city employees. Emanuel, taking another private sector solution to alleviate government budget problems, offered city unions a choice: participate in coached fitness regimens and diet plans, or pay an extra $50 a m...

Recollections of original Chicago Playboy Club; new club plans to open next year

By Sophia Coleman

September 19, 2011

A velvety red carpet trails up from the street and under the color-stacked canopy surrounding the entrance of the sexy, swanky Playboy Club. A heavy layer of cigar smoke clogs the senses and induces a dream-like state, while scantily clad Bunnies serve up drinks, food and games. This was the original Playboy Club of the 1960s—the place where sex and sophistication combined to create an atmosphere that transcended the prudis...

Classroom productions lead to Emmy nominations

By Katy Nielsen

October 11, 2010

Approximately 90 Columbia students received Student Emmy nominations for their work last semester. Ten student productions received recognition in every student category with Columbia receiving more nominations than any other college or university in the country.The announcement was made on Sept. 28 at the 2010 Chicago/Midwest Emmy nominations.Alejandra Silva, senior journalism major, said she was surprised to be nominate...

Changes encourage retention, commitment

By BenitaZepeda

May 10, 2010

Just as in years past, incoming freshman and transfer students starting in the 2010-2011 academic year will be required to attend new student orientation. However, this year the office of New Student Programs and Orientation has revamped orientation to tailor the experience to students’ individual interests and needs.Emily Easton, director of New Student Programs and Orientation, said this year’s orientations, which begin J...

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