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Online Commencement and Manifest 'RISE' to the occasion

Online Commencement and Manifest ‘RISE’ to the occasion

May 21, 2020

Donned in her high school graduation cap, Heather Davies sat awkwardly on a Zoom call with teachers and classmates as she graduated from college. The momentous occasion was not quite how she imagin...

Columbia 'authors the culture of its time' with plans for digital Manifest

Columbia ‘authors the culture of its time’ with plans for digital Manifest

March 31, 2020

Emma Young was studying abroad in Germany during the Fall 2019 semester when she spent more than a month focused on writing and producing a song for Manifest’s song competition—something she has been looking ...

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

Breaking: Commencement canceled; Manifest may go virtual

March 23, 2020

Columbia's commencement ceremony has become the latest in a long line of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus epidemic, President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim announced. “Please believe me when I tell ...

Pritzker to prioritize education in 2020 budget

Pritzker to prioritize  education in 2020 budget

By Katherine Savage

March 4, 2019

Financial relief could be on the way for a greater number of Columbia students. The troubled and under-funded state Monetary Award Program is scheduled to get a $50 million boost under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s...

Audience members watch as bands perform on the Biggest Mouth 2018 stage at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on April 19.

Biggest Mouth: ‘Weird Kids’ invited to Manifest

April 23, 2018

Confetti was matted on the floor while speakers blared original music and lyrics from students on the stage above. From hip-hop, soul and screaming rock, the 11 groups that performed at Columbi...

Manifest creative director resigns following sexual assault allegations

Manifest creative director resigns following sexual assault allegations

January 5, 2018

After multiple sexual assault allegations made on social media, senior theatre major Evan Louis Szewc resigned as the creative director of the college’s 2018 Manifest Urban Arts Festival in a Dec. 28 Facebook post. Szewc acknowledged and apologized for his actions before announ...

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

Home rehab project could bring hope to Chicago neighborhoods

September 25, 2017

Recapturing a house on a block of vacant properties can give a community a sense of hope, said La Shone Kelly, housing counselor for Garfield Park Community Council. Garfield Park, along with two other...

“What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?” a summit of artists around the world, will be held at Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., April 29-May 1.

Summit uses art to bring human rights issues to light

April 24, 2017

Film, performance art, video installation and lectures will put a focus on human rights issues around the world at the upcoming University of Chicago Summit. The summit,“What is an Artistic Practice of ...

Columbia’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival will be held this year along Wabash Avenue between 9th and 11th streets.

New location chosen for Manifest 2017

February 27, 2017

To improve the Manifest experience and avoid potential construction, Columbia has chosen a new location for its annual Manifest Urban Arts festival, as announced in a Feb. 21 email to students. The college’s largest annual gathering, scheduled for May 13, is typically held between...

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced Dec. 6 as Manifest creative director for 2017. McLuckie said he hopes to carry the torch for illustrators as creative directors and bring his abstract design style to the annual art festival.

Manifest Creative Director hopes to make 2017 festival ‘crazy’

December 12, 2016

JJ McLuckie, senior design major, was announced as creative director of Manifest 2017 on Dec. 6 after Columbia faculty, staff and students voted and chose the winner from three student finalists. Following a longstaning tradition of Manifest, the college’s end-of-the-year urban art...

Isolationism causes more hate crimes in UK

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

October 17, 2016

When "Brexit," or the U.K.'s exit from the European Union, was passed by popular vote June 23, many people expressed concern about how this referendum could increase racism and xenophobia in the U.K., and n...

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