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Literature collection exposes Chicago’s dark history

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 28, 2015

"Chicago Noir: The Classics," a compilation of reprinted stories chronicling the often dark and corrupt nature of Chicago's history, was released Sept. 1 by Akashic Books in New York.The anthology is ...

Israeli elections demonstrate democracy despite final outcomes

By Sports & Health Reporter

March 30, 2015

Israelis visited the polls on March 17 to exercise their right to vote as citizens of the only true democracy in the Middle East. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel’s right-wing Likud Party, was elected for a fourth term as prime minister, much to the dismay of progressive Israelis and Jews worldwide, though the left-leaning Zionist Union and its leader Isaac Herzog—Netanyahu’s main opposition—...

Columbia students and exchange students from Beijing Film Academy worked together last year during Global Digital City Phase I to expand their network internationally.

Global Digital City Phase II to begin in January

December 8, 2014

Cinema art + science students are partnering with the Beijing Film Academy during J-Term and spring break to create a documentary through the Global Digital City Interactive Documentary Project Phase II ...

Viola Davis at the 48th festival

Columbia sponsors Chicago International Film Festival

September 22, 2014

The college is helping sponsor the Chicago International Film Festival for the fifth consecutive year. The festival, now in its 50th year of continuous growth, is set to take place Oct. 9–23 and feature more than 200 films from more than 60 countries with an expected attendance o...

In an effort to establish the college’s brand identity, the Communications & Marketing Department has launched a city-wide ad campaign that highlights distinguished faculty members. The advertisements will run through September while on-campus ads remain.

Faculty faces light up city amid new ad campaign

September 8, 2014

Wenhwa Ts’ao, an associate professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department, was surprised to see her face plastered around the city after friends started tagging her on Facebook with photos of her on b...

News coverage must extend to all countries

By Copy Editor

March 17, 2014

As headlines describing the civil unrest in Ukraine appear worldwide, Western media sources have given little attention to the desperate situation in Venezuela, which is seeing increasingly shocking homicide rates. With front-page space in Western news outlets almost entirely dedicated to the situation in Ukraine, major news sources are ignoring their journalistic responsibility: to report on all important world events.If gl...

Ukraine requires diplomatic balance

March 10, 2014

Ukraine, a country currently in the midst of an internal conflict, got an unwelcome visitor March 2 when neighboring Russia sent troops into its Crimea region, a strategic military hub. While no fighting has occurred between the two countries, the move has attracted criticism from foreign powers for the threat it poses to Ukrainian independence.President Barack Obama made a statement Feb. 28 supporting Ukrainian independence and condemning Russia’...

Exonerated inmate sues city, police

Exonerated inmate sues city, police

February 10, 2014

After spending 20 years in prison for a double homicide he did not commit, Daniel Taylor is suing the city and members of the Chicago Police Department, claiming he was a victim of police brutality an...

McCormick Place, Obama supporters rejoice

By Kaley Fowler

November 6, 2012

President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term in the White House, beating opponent Mitt Romney after a lengthy and heated battle.Screams erupted from the crowd at McCormick Place as several news organizations pegged Obama victorious in Ohio, a key swing state, which gave him enough electoral votes to secure the presidency.According to network projections, the only swing state Romney won was North Carolina, despite making Election Day...

Daily Schedule/ Scores

By Nader Ihmoud

October 16, 2012

10/15MLB playoffsGame 2National League Championship SeriesSan Francisco Giants 7 St. Louis Cardinals 1WP: Ryan Vogelsong LP: Chris CarpenterSeries: Tied 1-1Oct. 16MLB playoffsAmerican League Championship SeriesNew York Yankees @ Detroit TigersYankees SP: Pat HughesTigers SP: Justin VerlanderSeries: Tigers lead 2-0...

Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 Town hall held at Columbia

By Heather Scroering

February 20, 2012

Imagine a Chicago where art classes are taught daily in public schools. Picture it as a European capital of culture, an even more robust and vivacious city. Ideas such as these are what the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 seeks to turn into reality.The cultural plan is an initiative launched by the city to heighten public interest in art and culture around Chicago by developing communities and cultural leadership. Columbia kicke...

Meeting of Styles changes the face of graffiti

By Sophia Coleman

October 10, 2011

The monotonous daily commute downtown consists of gray buildings, steely skies and nothing for the eye to feast on. But then, a pop of neon color, bold words and too-true caricatures greet the senses. This is graffiti, the art that brings energy to a city so bogged down by stagnant hues. As soon as graffiti is spotted by ignorant minds, the color is whitewashed and the city becomes stale again. To some, graffiti is a crime...

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