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Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

Student competitions to enhance Manifest campus rejuvenation

February 18, 2016

The Wabash Arts Corridor is scheduled to host two competitions for current students to display their work, along with new projects to rejuvenate the campus, to be displayed at Manifest on May 13.“Colu...

Chicago Socialist Party fights gentrification

February 3, 2016

The Chicago Socialist Party held a community meeting Jan. 30 in the Pilsen neighborhood at 1805 S. Loomis St. The party gathered at the Lozano library to teach families and single mothers how to combat t...

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...

Street artist gives campus building a new facade

Street artist gives campus building a new facade

December 14, 2015

The Wabash Arts Corridor has hosted 18 art installations from Columbia alumni, esteemed street artists and Chicago’s art community this year, including recent work from Los Angeles-based street artist Mor...

Campus network update is long overdue

By Editorial Board

November 23, 2015

Columbia’s website promises prospective students they will be immersed in an innovative environment with “leading-edge” programs that boast “state-of-the-art technology.” It is true that professional equipment and digitally-integrated classrooms are readily available, but one technological failure continually holds students, faculty and staff back—Columbia’s Internet network.Students frequently struggle to conn...

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

Wabash Arts Corridor goes WAC with new color

September 14, 2015

Students will notice new color and vibrancy across campus, as several new murals now line Wabash Avenue between East Van Buren Street and Roosevelt Road. Various artists, including Columbia alumni, ha...

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

Kokopelli brings flavor to Chicago

December 8, 2014

The fact that Kokopelli, 1324 N. Milwaukee Ave, is named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief makes sense in light of its spicy offerings, a refreshing warmth in the looming Chicago winter.Kokope...

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

‘You are beautiful’ creator seeks to inspire people worldwide

October 20, 2014

Matthew Hoffman, a Chicago-based artist who displays his poetic public art pieces throughout the city, wants to tell the world “You are beautiful.”Hoffman is best known for his series of murals tha...

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

Few students turn out for 9/11 commemoration

September 15, 2014

“Never Forget,” a term often used when discussing the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people and led to years of military engagement in Iraq and Afgha...

Hilton partnership furthers Wabash Arts Corridor

By Tyler Eagle

January 28, 2013

Columbia and Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., have partnered to display student art on the back of the hotel.The partnership is part of the Wabash Arts Corridor project, an initiative dedicated to transforming the seven blocks worth of buildings on South Wabash Avenue, between Congress Parkway and Roosevelt Road, into a gallery of student work, according to Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs.Kelly said he select...

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