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Cinema students get new set walls after eight years

November 5, 2018

For the first time in eight years, students in the Cinema and Television Arts Department have new lightweight structures called “flats” that will allow them to replicate interior spaces and create scenes for their film productions. The department spent $10,000 to c...

We cannot allow the Trump administration to erase identities

EDITORIAL: We cannot allow the Trump administration to erase identities

November 1, 2018

According to an Oct. 21 report by the New York Times, the Trump   administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth in a crue...

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

Kim reimagines innovation as a group-think

May 5, 2014

President Kwang-Wu Kim’s State of the College address, presented to the Columbia College community on April 18, was a careful blending of innovative plans and practical considerations about the ...

College should audit its own affairs

April 14, 2014

Columbia has examined its internal structure several times during the last year. Since President Kwang-Wu Kim took office in July 2013, various top administrators have come and gone, two large departments have been restructured and renamed, the college has launched a national advertising campaign to rebrand its image and it has hired a new provost. The latest analysis will come courtesy of two consulting firms that have b...

Colleges must provide food for thought

March 17, 2014

One of the popular stereotypes of college students is that they are starving, but it turns out that many actually do go hungry, giving the cliché a serious edge.A study conducted at Western Oregon University and published Jan. 9 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that 59 percent of the university’s students struggled with limited access to food at some point in 2013. When students are unsure of where t...

Cook County allocates $2 million to violence prevention

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Cook County officials will not pursue a tax on bullets, as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested in her Oct. 18 budget proposal. Instead, the county will allocate $2 million to health care and nonprofits with experience in violence prevention and community outreach.The updated proposal, presented Oct. 31, still contains the $25 firearm tax that was in the original proposal, but the 5-cent bullet tax that c...

Columbia creates culture of sustainability

By Ivana Hester

November 5, 2012

Columbia’s Sustainability Task Force welcomed student input during an open meeting Oct. 30 at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building.One of the topics discussed at the meeting, which three students attended, was the updated Sustainability Roadmap published by the college Oct. 15. The original plan, which was published in August 2011, outlined a five-year strategy to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The revised map upd...

From reel to real

By Senah Yeboah-Sampong

October 29, 2012

Although the 48th annual Chicago International Film Festival ended Oct. 25, Columbia’s involvement with festival organizer Cinema/Chicago continues.Bruce Sheridan, Film & Video Department chair, said the college is involved with Cinema/Chicago’s year-round efforts, in part because of both entities’ nonprofit status. Cinema/Chicago’s  mission is to facilitate communication among people from diverse cultures through film.“When [...

Fundraising, showcasing talent at Fashion Columbia

By Sophia Coleman

June 12, 2012

Flashing lights and gleaming runways were the setting as 15 graduates of Columbia’s fashion studies program displayed their handcrafted garments June 8 at Fashion Columbia, a fundraising event that benefits the program.The annual extravaganza, staged for the first time at the Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St., was held in honor of Eunice W. Johnson, a fashion pioneer who co-founded Ebony Magazine with her husband ...

Administration Frustration

By Alexandra Kukulka

April 23, 2012

A witness has alleged that she heard a top college official announce that he would like to “beat the s--t out of that girl” after a fractious confrontation in his office with a student seeking to get the college to install a green roof atop the Media Production Center, 1600 S. State St.Sophomore marketing communication major Toni Andreina said she was meeting with John Kavouris, associate vice president of Facilities &a...

CFO candidate collecting salary, pension at Northeastern Illinois

By Samuel Charles

April 16, 2012

The search for Columbia’s next Chief Financial Officer was expected to conclude during summer 2011. Patricia Heath, interim CFO and vice president of business affairs, has been temporary steward of Columbia’s finances since January 2011 when former CFO Michael DeSalle stepped down.In an April 10 email to the college community, President Warrick L. Carter said offers were made to other candidates but none were accepted.“...

‘Freq Out,’ ‘Felony Franks’ honored

By Lisa Schulz

November 21, 2011

The producers of the Chicago and Midwest Emmy Awards, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented the Student Achievement Award to students in the Television and Journalism departments on Nov. 6. Five alumni also won an award for Outstanding Achievement.“Freq Out,” an hour-long live comedy sketch made for the Television Department’s channel, Frequency TV, won first place in the “Long Format: Fict...

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