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Len Amato, board of trustees member and president of HBO Films, presented an April 5 advance screening of HBO’s most recent film, “Confirmation,” and encouraged the audience to look at the story from many sides.

‘Confirmation’: Clarence Thomas 2.0

April 11, 2016

Board of trustees member and President of HBO Films Len Amato is back at Columbia with “Confirmation,” a multidimensional film that will sway opposing characters, even if they had previously picked sides, h...

Students Amanda Hamrick (left)and Cameron Hubert (right) represented the college’s Student Government Associaton and briefly led the crowd outside the Thompson Center Feb. 16.

Students stand up, demand their MAP

February 22, 2016

“Hear our chatter! MAP matters!” “Money doesn’t grow on trees, sign SB2043!” “Rauner, don’t be a downer! Sign SB2043!” Chanting slogans loudly, a group of students from more than 10 Chi...

Len Amato, president of HBO Films, gave students advice on the film industry at Film Row Cinema at the 1104 S. Wabash Building. 

Columbia welcomes home alumni filmmakers

February 8, 2016

They once scraped paint off the then-new Columbia 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building as a summer job to earn extra cash. Later, they became successful filmmakers in their industries.Len Amato, a 1975 alumnus an...

Oppression inspires art in new exhibit

By Arts & Culture Reporter

December 4, 2015

“I can’t breathe,” were the last words of Eric Garner, who was killed by New York City Police officers on July 17, 2014, and served as a rallying cry adopted by protesters of police brutality. Ho...

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files  federal complaints against college

Two lawsuits in two weeks: P-Fac files federal complaints against college

November 2, 2015

P-Fac, Columbia’s part-time faculty union, filed a federal lawsuit against the college Oct. 21—the union’s second filing within a two week period.                  The union’s latest s...

Len Amato, president of HBO Films and a 1975 film alumnus, is just one of the new members inducted into Columbia’s board of trustees.

New trustees bring diverse experience to Columbia

November 2, 2015

Columbia’s board of trustees has inducted four new members recruited by President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim, including two alumni, Len Amato, president of HBO Films, and Luis de la Parra, senior vice preside...

Cafe and Peaks at Grindelwald

US ranks low on list of happiest countries

May 11, 2015

The U.S. is known as a leader in many areas, but as International Happiness Day approaches on May 20, Gallup Global Analytics has revealed that the U.S. did not make the list of the world’s top 10 happie...

College honors 5 alumni with honorary degrees

Chester Gregory is one of the five alumni to receive an honorary degree from the college at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies. 

By Campus Reporter

April 27, 2015

After graduating seniors cross the stage at the 2015 Commencement ceremonies, they will have something in common with the recently announced honorary degree recipients: they are all alumni. This year’...

Real estate wars

By Amanda Murphy

March 19, 2012

It’s a Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Portage Park neighborhood and the streets are quiet. But inside the area’s local cineplex, the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave., children from North Park Elementary happily buzz around, spilling popcorn in their wake. The interior’s ornate decoration and vintage architecture call to mind the theater’s glory days in the 1920’s. But no matter the evident wear and te...

Four alumni recognized at Sundance

By Alexandra Kukulka

February 6, 2012

Lights, camera, action! Each February, thousands of people rush to Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah, to experience the film festival of the year. Those who attend discover the newest talent in documentary, dramatic and short films, while sitting in on panel discussions according to the festival website.This year, four Columbia alumni were recognized at Sundance. Zak Zeman, 2008 film and video graduate, was t...

Columbia alumni create documentary about students’ Sundance Film Festival journey

By Shardae Smith

January 31, 2011

The largest independent film festival in the United States always welcomes the film industry’s bigwigs and top professionals, but this year it also introduced a few of Columbia’s own.The college’s presence was fully apparent at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as alumni, college trustees and staff mingled during a three-day span of events in Park City, Utah, Jan. 21 -24.While at the festival, a 30-minute documentary ti...

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