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George Takei to speak on WWII internment camps

Alphawood Gallery curated photographs that preserve the history of the Japanese-American incarceration during World War II, which reminds the audience what has happened and what could happen.

By Alexa Rixon

September 5, 2017

“Then They Came For Me,” Alphawood Gallery’s current free exhibit, relates the story of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II. To add another perspective, actor George Takei is sche...

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

Kim: We need to keep pushing forward

May 8, 2017

In a final interview of the 2016–2017 academic year, The Chronicle sat down with President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim to reflect on the year’s ups and downs, the college’s continuously falling enrollment and Columbia’s future in a tense state and national political climate. THE CHR...

Obama discusses vision, designs for Presidential Center

By Eric Bradach

May 3, 2017

In his second public appearance since leaving the Oval Office, former President Barack Obama discussed the upcoming Obama Presidential Center.The 44th president unveiled conceptual designs for the center—set to be built in Jackson Park by 2021–on May 3 along with Dina Griffin, an architect with Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which designed the center. While at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore...

Committees propose new  curriculum requirements, additions

Committees propose new curriculum requirements, additions

February 20, 2017

New required courses—including a “Creative World” course for transfer students, and a business course required for all upperclassmen—as well as the opportunity to declare a “pathway”—were among the curriculum proposals announced in a Feb. 8 email from the Office of the Pr...

Chance the Rapper spurs millennial voters

By Arts & Culture Reporter

November 14, 2016

Amid cheers of “F--k Donald Trump” and singalongs to the hit song “No Problem,” Chance the Rapper led thousands of young voters to the Loop’s early voting super site at 15 W. Washington St. in his Parade to the Polls event Nov. 7. Chance the Rapper, a Chicago native, hosted a free concert event featuring DJ Odd Couple, rock band Twin Peaks, rapper Malcolm London and more at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park. Tho...

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

Historical walking tour reveals unknown, spooky side of Chicago

By Arts and Culture Reporter

October 24, 2016

Lincoln Park is now one of Chicago’s premier North Side neighborhoods, but in the 19th century, it was known as City Cemetery. A series of tours explores the history of the neighborhood as a home for...

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

SUE reveals answers millions of years after death

October 17, 2016

SUE, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found, had her right arm removed Oct. 6 to help scientists discover more about what T. rex’s arms were used for, and why they were so small.Carmen...

Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 alumnus, based his recently published novel ‘Hey Liberal!’ on personal experiences in a predominantly black school during the 1960s.

Professor ‘reverses roles’ of 1960s Chicago with new novel

September 19, 2016

With parents involved in the Civil Rights Movement and his experience of being the minority white person at his school, Shawn Shiflett, associate professor in the Creative Writing Department and 1976 C...

Filmmakers and audience members alike were able to discuss topics the mainstream film scene did not often cover, such as immigration, female fertility and mental illness, at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival on April 21 and 22 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

‘Green Room’ director Jeremy Saulnier talks Nazi punks

April 18, 2016

Punk-rock thriller “Green Room” is the third feature film from writer-director Jeremy Saulnier. The ensemble cast of fresh-faced newcomers plays off veteran actor Patrick Stewart as Darcy, the owner...

Aiden Weber, a 2014 creative writing alumnus and director and curator of Polycephaly, printed posters advertising the literary journal’s April 10 launch party. 

Columbia alums launch international literary journal

April 11, 2016

What started as a conversation about literature over beers has snowballed into the formation of a new graphic literary journal, Polycephaly, which launched April 10.Aiden Weber, director and producer o...

Priest and a social activist Michael Pfleger speaking during the opening event of the African-American heritage month on Feb. 3 at 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building’s Ferguson Hall.

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

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