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Jeff Awards recognizes Columbia talent

Laurel Vogel, a senior theatre major, was nominated for the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards for her role in the ensemble of the Hypocrite Theater's production of

By Campus Reporter

October 2, 2015

More than a dozen alumni and faculty and a current student from Columbia's Theatre Department have been nominated for this year's Equity Jeff Awards, an annual award that recognizes excellence in Chicago...

‘Jurassic World’ finds balance with new, old elements

By Office Assistant

June 17, 2015

No one goes to see a “Jurassic Park” sequel expecting it to outshine the sheer awe and glory of the original—It just doesn’t seem possible.With that being said, if a record-breaking $511.8 million global opening weekend at the box-office is anything to go by, naysayers may find themselves dumbfounded.After a slew of disconcerting trailers, die-hard fans of the series like myself wondered whether “Jurassic World...

New leadership to shape next academic year

By Managing Editor

May 28, 2015

Several faculty and staff members at the college will assume new leadership positions for the 2015–2016 academic year.According to a May 15 collegewide email from Stan Wearden, senior vice president and provost, several college members’ roles will be shifted as of July 1 to further various initiatives geared toward improving the college’s operations.John Green, current interim dean of the School of Fine & Performi...

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Airbnb subjected to Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax

February 16, 2015

Airbnb–a website that allows people to rent out apartments for short or extended stays–will start charging customers the Chicago Hotel Accommodations Tax on Feb. 15 to meet revised regulations. Airbnb...

Jack Greenleaf (right) primarily works alone on New York City-based Sharpless, occasionally bringing in friend Montana Levy (left) for backup vocals and musical support.

Sharpless crosses gap from one-man project to stage

November 19, 2014

Jack Greenleaf is not afraid to admit his admiration for Taylor Swift.When Swift released Red in 2012, she left the country genre for the pop sphere. Some saw this as a betrayal of her roots, but Greenle...

Students, faculty and administrators contributed opinions on Nov. 5 at Ferguson Auditorium in the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building at the first of six roundtable discussions.

Strategic Plan sessions kick off at Columbia

November 10, 2014

A series of roundtable discussions designed to attract input from students, staff and faculty kicked off Nov. 5 when attendees began weighing in on issues the college faces as it drafts its strategic plan. More faculty and staff members than students filled Ferguson Auditorium ...

Beloved professor Sheldon Patinkin dies at 79

Beloved professor Sheldon Patinkin dies at 79

September 29, 2014

Sheldon Patinkin, an influential figure in Chicago’s theater community and former chair of Columbia’s Theatre Department, died Sept. 21 at the age of 79. Patinkin was an original member of the Playwrights Theatre Club, which helped found the Second City Theater Company, 161...

Zaena Cherif and Jason Sizer will drop the first–ever electronic music visual album released by an independent label on Oct. 6. Viewing parties will be held at colleges around the world to honor the release.

Independent record label making history with first electronic visual album

September 29, 2014

Jason Sizer and Zaena Cherif, electronic artists with the Chicago-based independent record label Maek, are gearing up for the Oct. 6 release of their collaborative visual album, Maek Pandamonium.Visual al...

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Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

May 5, 2014

Let’s face it: The Chicago Bulls had a slim chance of hoisting the NBA trophy in June, so I’m somewhat grateful the team exited the playoffs sooner than expected.Chicagoans were put out of their misery...

The Plant, 1400 W. 46th St., which hosts a diverse array of businesses, uniformly operates with urban sustainability in mind, taking advantage of aquaponics facilities and hydroponic food growers.

Green oasis sprouts in gray town

March 17, 2014

Inside the shell of a former meat-packing facility, the gurgle of rushing water, rich scent of tilled earth and bright green glow of new seedlings fill a small room. The plants, tended by South Side na...

New major offers students hands-on approach to ASL

March 10, 2014

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department added a Deaf Studies major this semester, the only program of its kind in the Midwest.Unlike the department’s current ASL-English I...

Rivers delivers trademark snark to standing ovation

By Associate Editor

March 3, 2014

Snarky jabs laced with Hollywood wisdom flew as veteran comedienne Joan Rivers made a highly anticipated appearance at Columbia.Rivers’ Feb. 25 sold-out performance at Film Row Cinema in the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., was the final act in the annual Conversations in the Arts series. Horatio Sanz, former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, appeared as part of the series in October 2013.Rivers entered Film Row...

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