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Jim DeRogatis uses his experience as a journalist and music critic to teach one of Columbia's

Jim DeRogatis receives Lifetime Achievement Award: ‘I’m not quite dead yet’

May 19, 2020

After receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, all Jim DeRogatis had on his mind was the next story he planned to write, the latest episode of Sound Opinions and the next great album to be released.  ...

Defenders of R&B musician R. Kelly show their support for him after his hearing at the Dirksen Federal Building in downtown Chicago, Thursday, March 5.

R. Kelly pleads not guilty during hearing, new trial date set for October

March 5, 2020

In a hushed courtroom filled with dozens of fans and supporters, R&B artist R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to an updated, superseding federal indictment as investigators revealed the seizure of appro...

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Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

March 5, 2018

Students have powerful voices, whether they are in college or high school. This isn’t a secret, but it seems to still surprise people when students get angry, protest and march for what they believe in. Young people hav...

Margaret Cho shares personal stories and confronts social issues in her comedy special “psyCHO.”

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

Big Chicago

One student, big city: First-semester program to engage students with college, Chicago

June 22, 2015

Getting acquainted with other students, as well as the college and the city, are all key components to the First-Semester Experience, and this fall, Columbia is launching a brand new first-semester fresh...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

Professor Louis Silverstein raised questions at the fourth roundtable discussion Nov. 17 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Retooling curricula for the 21st century

November 24, 2014

The idea of creating a curriculum for the 21st century took center stage Nov. 17 at the fourth roundtable discussion hosted by the college during the drafting process of its Strategic Plan.Students and staf...

Lloyd Degrane

DreamBox’s ‘Within It’ exhibit crosses art’s multicultural borders

October 13, 2014

The DreamBox Gallery, 2415 W. North Ave., opened its new exhibit “Within It - Poetry. Image. Fiction.” Oct. 3 as part of Chicago Artists Month, a five-week celebration of creativity presented by the Chicago...

After shutting down in May 2013, the Congress Theater in Logan Square has signed an agreement with the city to ban EDM shows permanently from the historic  venue.

Historic Congress Theater bans EDM shows from venue

September 2, 2014

The Congress Theater, 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Local Liquor Control Commission, recently announced a ban on electronic dance music shows at the venue. The i...

Chicago DJ Frankie Knuckles performed at the Lovebox Weekender in London's Victoria Park July 21, 2013. Knuckles—known as the father of house music—died March 31 at age 59.

Father of house music Frankie Knuckles dies

April 7, 2014

Frankie Knuckles, a Chicago DJ whose work gave life to house music and earned him the nickname “The Godfather of House,” has died.Knuckles died March 31 at 59 years old after a long battle with diabete...

Undead and fully armed

By Amanda Murphy

April 23, 2012

It’s common knowledge to zombie lovers that shotguns aren’t the best defensive weapons. Similarly, the loud, “in your face” band known as Shotgun Zombie will not save your life in an undead apocalypse, if one were to occur, but they can put on a great show. Just ask them.With Brian Rowe as the band’s new lead vocalist, Brian Sanchez and Marko Preradovic on guitars and Zack Porter on drums, Zombie Shotgun is creati...

Fiction faculty gets down to business

By Lisa Schulz

October 24, 2011

An accomplished fiction writing instructor, Andrew Micheli demonstrated that an artistic vocation and a managerial career can be combined when he landed his new position as executive director at the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.He was promoted on Sept. 15 from program coordinator in the council. ABCC provides management, consulting, board training and development for arts-nonprofits—small-and mid-sized—across Ch...

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