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Rebecca Hallstedt, senior interactive arts & media major, held a discussion Nov. 3 in the 916 S. Wabash building, to help students prepare for the annual Game Developers Conference held in February.

Students prepare for annual gaming conference

November 7, 2016

Interactive arts & media students got the opportunity to learn about the world's largest professional game industry event and how they can make the best of their experience at a Nov. 3 student discussion hosted by senior interactive arts & media major Becca Hallstedt. The...

Mark Las, director of infrastructure services in the Information Technology Department, said the department doubled the number of access points in 22 campus buildings to improve internet connection.

IT launches new network, expands Wi-Fi across campus

September 26, 2016

As of this semester, students, faculty and staff no longer have to login each time they connect to internet on campus as part of multi-million dollar network improvements launched by the Information Tec...

Christopher Chraca, a senior in the Music Technology Program, showed prospective students what people in the program have been creating in their classes during an open house event on Nov. 9 in the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.

New program combines music, science

November 16, 2015

The college’s graduation ceremony in May 2016 will include Columbia’s first student to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in music technology. The degree is granted through the recently establi...

Fashion Focus CHICago

Fashion Focus CHICago stimulates creative sector, promotes diversity

October 5, 2015

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will join the Council of Fashion Designers of America for Fashion Focus CHICago, a nine-day series of runway shows, community shopping events and ...

Adding students adds no benefits

By Editorial Board

March 30, 2015

In the Front Page article about class sizes, Senior Vice President and Provost Stan Wearden states that increasing average class sizes by one student could save the college $1 million. In the grand scheme of things, $1 million is not a lot of money, and although fundraising and cutting administrative positions is the answer to most of the problems the administration has made for itself, the convenient tagline of “one stu...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Lead singer Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin form the Brooklyn-based rock trio Slothrust, who draws its influence from bands like Nirvana.

Slothrust brings ‘Juice’ to grunge sound

February 16, 2015

Slothrust, a Brooklyn-based trio consisting of lead singer and guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin, infuses Nirvana-like raw emotion while putting its own original spin on the g...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

High score for video game programs

Information Courtesy successfulstudent.org

By Campus Reporter

February 9, 2015

Columbia is receiving recognition as one of the best game design and game programming colleges in the country. Successful Student, a website that provides college rankings and other higher education inform...

Can Columbia keep gaming’s sexism out of the classroom?

By Features Editor

December 1, 2014

Amanda Hamrick addressed the panel at the Nov. 12 Columbia College Assembly matter-of-factly. As student senator from the Interactive Arts & Media Department, she wanted to know what the college was doing to prepare female students in gaming for the gender discrimination they are likely to experience in the historically male-dominated industry.The panel, which included Vice President of Student Success, Mark Kelly, and dis...

Bottlefork, 441 N. Clark St., operated by Rockit Ranch Productions, focuses on perfecting smoked meats and creatively mixed drinks. The Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger ($17) is smoked in-house.

Bottlefork a smokin’ success

April 7, 2014

In what looks like a cross between a tavern and a cooking show, business-casual twenty and thirty-somethings sit at crowded tables and giant booths divided between two bars—one for the drinks and the other for ...

Creating music with new IAM chair

Creating music with new IAM chair

February 17, 2014

When Joseph Cancellaro began teaching at Columbia, he never expected to rise to the top, but on Feb. 4, he was officially named chair of the Interactive Arts & Media Department. Cancellaro was named acting chair of the IAM Department in 2012 when previous chair Annette Barbier ...

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