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Members of the Chicago Tap Theatre perform in

Columbia alumnus featured in Sweet Tap Chicago show

March 1, 2019

Uniquely choreographed tap dancing is set to a mix of rock, soul and R&B for Chicago Tap Theatre's Sweet Tap Chicago show.Taylor Mallory, a 2010 music business alumnus, is the main vocalist and emce...

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

Textbooks or lunch? College students struggle for daily meals

April 16, 2018

In the nation’s higher education institutions, some students use their free time harnessing their creativity to craft art projects, music or films. Others try various ways to earn money for food by sel...

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

Education Program moving to HHSS Department with suspended admissions

October 2, 2017

The Early Childhood Education program and Teaching Artist and Education minors have been moved to the Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department—dissolving the Education Department—and will no longer accept applications for the Fall 2018 Semester. Carol Rozansky, forme...

Junior cultural studies major Emily Hodshire started a petition calling for the LGBTQ Office of Culture and Community coordinator position to be filled. It became vacant after former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016.

Students push for quicker replacement of LGBTQ Coordinator

February 3, 2017

A petition calls for Columbia to fill the position of Office of LGBTQ Culture and Community coordinator, following former coordinator Lex Lawson’s departure in September 2016 and a lack of response from college administrators. A total of 148 supporters have already sign...

Student Orientation leaders greeted students at the Aug. 29 Orientation during the welcoming ceremony at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.  

New elements introduced to Orientation this year

September 6, 2016

Changes made to the Orientation program are offering students a more valuable introduction experience this year.More than 15 changes were made to this year’s Campus Orientation sessions, held June through Septem...

Domestic violence shelter opens, provides South Side refuge

Domestic violence shelter opens, provides South Side refuge

February 22, 2016

Domestic violence victims on the South Side now have access to nearby help from a two-story, 40-bed shelter that opened Feb. 14.The shelter is funded by the city as well as community and nonprofit org...

Approach to campus safety should reach all students

By Editorial Board

October 19, 2015

Freshman year is many students’ first time living alone in a major city, presenting a unique set of challenges.Staying safe in Chicago goes beyond walking with a group of friends after dark and keeping valuables out of sight. In the past, first-year and transfer orientation sessions included an optional 20–30 minute lecture that provided information about staying safe while navigating city life. This year, the college t...

A sample of saffron, the spice sold at Rumi Spice.

Army veterans sell Afghan saffron in Chicago

October 12, 2015

Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller have a lot in common­­—U.S. Army service in Afghanistan, education at West Point and Harvard—and are now business partners.Jung and Miller are two of the co-founders of...

Manifest 2015

Marching toward Manifest 2015

May 4, 2015

Graduating students, led by Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Success, and the Jones College Prep High School marching band will march down Wabash Avenue on May 15, chanting, “Hell yeah, I did it!...

Lott Hill, executive director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (left) and Precious Davis, assistant director of diversity recruitment in the Office of Admissions, (right), opened the discussion at the Nov. 18 LGBTQ Forum, setting the tone for attendees to contribute. 

Course reductions unite LGBTQ community

November 24, 2014

Following weeks of outrage from the LGBTQ community and its allies on campus over the planned reduction in section offerings of the Gay and Lesbian Studies I and II classes, the college administration hosted...

A box had already been filled with non-perishable goods donated by students during the first stretch of the Library’s Food For Fines campaign, a program to collect food for nonprofit organization Chicago Lights in exchange for late fee credit. 

Late fees help feed those in need in winter

November 24, 2014

In an effort to gather food donations for Chicago Lights, a nonprofit social advocacy group at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Columbia’s library has created a fine forgiveness program c...

Festival brings barrels of ale to Grant Park

By Contributing Writer

September 15, 2014

Though Chicago is already a big brewing city, it is raring to taste ale from all over the country.The city is hosting its first Chicago Ale Festival in Grant Park Sept. 19–20, showcasing more than 200 beers from more than 100 American craft breweries including Chicago’s own Goose Island and Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Company.“This [festival] makes it for us because it’s really in our backyard,” said Curtis Tarver, co-owne...

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