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Theatre Department students attended an Oct. 26 forum held by Peter Carpenter, interim chair of the Theatre and Dance departments, to discuss an Oct. 19 email announcing students participating in a mainstage production in the Spring 2017 Semester must enroll in a three-credit course.  

Theatre mainstage productions to include Spring 2017 class, students voice concerns

October 31, 2016

A group of more than 30 students gathered at a forum to voice concerns and raise questions after receiving a Theatre Department email Oct. 19. The email stated that students must enroll in a course if they ...

Conceptual renderings for the Getz Theater renovations show designs for both the theater and lobby area at 72 E. 11 St.

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

October 10, 2016

Columbia's Getz Theater will be redesigned into a courtyard-style theater as a part of a 2-year renovation plan announced by the college Oct. 4.The renovations for the theater, 72 E. 11th St., were ann...

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

Young adult fiction gets its own coming-of-age story

September 26, 2016

Sandie Angulo Chen is not the reader who comes to mind when literary critics dismiss young adult fiction as childish or second rate. A graduate of Columbia University, 40-year-old Chen has been a prof...

Social media censorship is lazy, dangerous

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

September 19, 2016

The internet is the primary outlet for media and innovative content, whether it’s political or artistic, and censorship is threatening it from remaining this way. The free-for-all atmosphere and att...

The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. houses the college's dance majors. 

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

August 5, 2016

The Dance and Theatre departments will be combining this fall as John Green, chair of the Theatre Department for several years steps down and Peter Carpenter, acting chair of the Dance Department, becom...

Students use Facebook to voice college concerns

The closed Facebook group 

By Managing Editor

June 10, 2016

Following the news of multiple staff layoffs at the college, a new Facebook group of concerned students, alumni and faculty titled “Columbia is Falling! Revolution is Beginning!” went live June 1....

Dennis Hastert, former U.S. speaker of the House, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for violating federal banking laws on April 27. 

Former U.S. speaker of the House sentenced for hush money payments

May 2, 2016

Former Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert was sentenced April 27 to 15 months in prison and ordered to pay $250,000 to a victims’ fund after pleading guilty to withdrawals of hush money that wen...

Paintings of Chance the Rapper and Common are plastered on buildings on 79th and Evans streets in the Chatham neighborhood to boost positive imaging.

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

April 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Common are returning to their native neighborhood but in a different way: through art.The new murals at the northeast corner of 79th and Evans streets in Chatham display the two ico...

Members of the art community will be able to engage in art related to this year's ACTIVATE shows theme: the five senses.

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

April 11, 2016

Interactive art and music that appeal to all five senses will soon come to uncommon Chicago gathering places—alleys.ACTIVATE, the popular Chicago Loop Alliance’s arts series, is returning for a third y...

Robert Eggers discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

Robert Eggers

By Film Critic

February 15, 2016

Writer and director Robert Eggers' debut feature, "The Witch," painstakingly recollects the destruction of a puritan New England family after having been banished to the edge of the wilderness by their comm...

The late Nikolaos Mirkopoulos gets a street named after him for his legacy of establishing Cinespace. 

Cinespace founder’s legacy lives on

October 26, 2015

The City of Chicago held a street- naming ceremony Oct. 22 honoring the life of Cinespace Chicago Film Studios founder Nikolaos Mirkopoulos, who died of cancer at 71 in 2013. Cinespace, located at 2621...

Theatre Department faculty members share stories of the late Sheldon Patinkin, a former chair of Columbia’s Theatre Department and an influential figure in Chicago's theater community who died at the age of 79 on Sept. 21, 2014. 

Theater dedicated in remembrance of Sheldon Patinkin

October 2, 2015

Members of the college community dedicated the “black box” in the lower-level of the Getz Theatre, 62–72 E. 11th St., on Sept. 28 to the late Sheldon Patinkin, a former chair of Columbia’s The...

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