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New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

July 9, 2019

As a photographer and music agent, the late, Chicago-raised Chip Hooper exemplified Columbia students' interdisciplinary nature. Now, a $50,000 scholarship fund in Hooper's name will award selecte...

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

SFS to work more closely with students on financial plans

April 18, 2016

The Office of Student Financial Services will launch a series of programs later this year designed to promote financial literacy.The office plans to launch a peer coaching program with the help of American Stu...

Columbia to spread ‘SALT’ across college campus

Columbia to spread ‘SALT’ across college campus

February 29, 2016

SALT, a new program designed to give students a taste for better financial management, became available to Columbia students via email in January of the Spring 2016 Semester.The program, developed by Ameri...

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

Illinois college students may be forced to drop out

February 1, 2016

College students across Illinois may face an academic halt if Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to pass the education bill that would allow students who rely on state-funded aid to continue their education.  Col...

CHI-TOWN LOW DOWN: Light pollution threatens Chicago’s health

By Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

Chicago may be the best-lit city in the U.S., as more than 250,000 sodium vapor lights create orange, ribbon-like patterns throughout the streets extending from the South Side to the North Side. The view from the top of the Willis Tower or flying into O’Hare International Airport at night showcases views of the city’s orange grid-like structure, which can also be seen clearly from space.The city uses a number of different ...

Da three Bears of Christmas

Da three Bears of Christmas

March 16, 2015

On the second day of free agency, my Bears brought to me: One Pernell McPhee, one Eddie Royal and one safety.The Bears may not have been part of Ndamukong Suh’s record-breaking $114 million deal, and they ma...

‘Mastodon’ guitarist goes ‘West’

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Brent Hinds is best known for shredding guitar in the heavy metal band Mastodon, but his side project, West End Motel, presents a whole new sound. The Atlanta-based band, which has been described as country/punk, is the product of a 20-year friendship between guitarist Hinds and vocalist Tom Cheshire.The group also includes Mike Shina, piano/guitar; Ben Thrower, acoustic guitar/background vocals; Stiff Penalty, bass guitar ...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

New mission for AEMM

By Heather Scroering

November 28, 2011

With fully functioning film, music, marketing and other departments, and an endless supply of creative minds, Columbia has the potential to run mini-industries right out of its campus buildings. With every industry, an ambitious management team is a necessity for success, and with the transformation of the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department, the college is already developing more opportunities for the cross...

Negotiations with P-Fac make progress

By Lisa Schulz

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s part-time faculty union, P-Fac, and representatives of the administration have been negotiating a new contract since March 2010 and are streamlining their teams so that only two members are representing each side to simplify the decision-making process.“Progress is being made in the negotiations,” said Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, who became part of the college’s large...

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