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Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe were awarded an Emmy in the outstanding comedy writing for a television series category for co-writing an episode in the “Master of None” Netflix original series called “Thanksgiving”—an autobiographical episode depicting a young woman coming forward to her family about her sexuality. 

Making history: Lena Waithe talks her Emmy win

September 25, 2017

History was made as a young, black Chicago native received national recognition for her work writing a television episode that gives voice and representation to both the LGBTQ and black communities. ...

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

Millennials need proper education on opioid crisis

By Brooke Pawling Stennett

September 5, 2017

An Aug. 30 study by the American Society of Anesthesiologists concluded that while opioid use among millennials is declining, young people are unaware of all the repercussions of drug abuse and need a be...

Apna Ghar, whose administrative offices showed above are located at 4350 N. Broadway in Uptown, recently expanded from the 15-bed shelter it previously operated.

Domestic violence shelter revamped, others face uncertainty

February 6, 2017

Despite financial setbacks, an Uptown domestic violence shelter specializing in assisting Asian immigrants has recently expanded to offer services to more women and children.Apna Ghar,meaning “our home” in ...

‘Stills’ move Art Institute

Sarah Charlesworth. Patricia Cawlings, Los Angeles, 1980, printed 2012, No. 10 of 14 from the series Stills. The Art Institute of Chicago, Krueck Foundation and Photography Gala Funds,2013.129. © Estate of Sarah Charlesworth. Courtesy the Estate of Sarah Charlesworth and Maccarone.

By Arts & Culture Editor

December 8, 2014

Conceptual artist and photographer Sarah Charlesworth’s series “Stills” is being shown in its entirety for the first time at The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave., and is evoking a var...

Lena Waithe offers tips for success

Lena Waithe returns to Columbia to offer aspiring film students advice about how the industry works.

By Assistant Campus Editor

October 27, 2014

Lena Waithe, a 2006 Columbia alumna and screenplay writer based in Los Angeles, returned from L.A. to her hometown for the premiere of “Dear White People,”- which she produced, at the Chicago Intern...

Alumni films debut at Sundance Film Festival

By Lauren Tussey

February 19, 2014

As Columbia’s Television Department and Cinema Art + Science Department continues to gather accolades, it can now add two students’ success at the Sundance Film Festival, an annual film festival hosted in Park City, Utah Jan. 22–Feb. 1.Lena Waithe, an 2006 Television Department alumna, and Gary Michael Schultz, a 2001 alumnus and former faculty member of the Cinema Art + Science Department, each had films screened at thi...

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