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

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 ...

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

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

Social media censorship is lazy, dangerous

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...

Dance, Theatre departments merge as chair steps down

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

Students use Facebook to voice college concerns

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....

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

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...

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

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...

Pop-up alley parties to return to Loop in May

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 discusses resurrecting age-old terror in ‘The Witch’

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...

Cinespace founder’s  legacy lives on

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...

Theater dedicated in remembrance of Sheldon Patinkin

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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