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Featured Artist: ‘Loving Vincent’ painter Dena Peterson

Featured Artist: ‘Loving Vincent’ painter Dena Peterson

October 20, 2017

Painter Dena Peterson was one of 125 selected artists out of 5,000 applicants to animate "Loving Vincent," the world's first oil-painted feature film, which explores the life and death of Vincent Van ...

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

Coming out in College: finding comfort on campus

October 16, 2017

On National Coming Out Day Oct. 11, junior advertising major Maddie LeCompte came out as pansexual—not limited in sexual attraction with regard to biological sex, gender or gender identity—via Twitter. LeCompte said the independence of living on your own and experimenting in c...

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

October 9, 2017

Cecil McDonald Jr., adjunct professor in the Photography Department and Columbia 2007 photography alumnus, has been nominated for the 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards for his book, “In the Company of Black,” competing in a pool of more than 900 oth...

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

Annual security survey: more reports or more crime?

October 9, 2017

On-campus rapes doubled last year while drug and liquor disciplinary referrals also increased, according to Columbia’s 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. Gathered during the 2016 calendar year reporting period and released Sept. 29 in a collegewide email, it listed six...

Web series takes students to emo days

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

Faculty members showcase short film at festivals

Faculty members showcase short film at festivals

October 2, 2017

Two professors from the Cinema and Television Arts Department are spending the fall showcasing a short film they created called “The Scary Ham” at festivals nationwide. Sue Mroz, associate professor of instruction in the Cinema and Television Arts Department, wrote and direct...

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...

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

Students to learn budgeting skills through Game of Life

September 25, 2017

Students will experiment with several budgeting strategies designed to prepare them for life outside of college during an Oct. 5 event adaptation of the Game of Life. Scheduled to be held at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., students will be given the equivalent of a starti...

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

Recent actions prove Columbia really cares

September 18, 2017

With disasters everywhere—two hurricanes, more possibly on the way and the potential deportation of 800,000 immigrants—Columbia has stepped up to show its students that it does care about them. ...

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

New treatment gives second chance to leukemia patients at U of Chicago

September 11, 2017

The University of Chicago Medical Center is one of the first hospitals to offer a new cancer treatment that is giving late-stage leukemia and lymphoma patients another chance for remission. A pediatric acu...

Changes to Semester in LA program appeal to motivated students

Changes to Semester in LA program appeal to motivated students

September 5, 2017

The Semester in LA Program is changing this fall, expanding from five to 15 weeks and focusing more than ever on internship opportunities. Karen Loop, the program’s associate dean, said the changes are in response to the school’s five-year Strategic Plan, “Achieving Our Gre...

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