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College, chair accused of employment discrimination

College, chair accused of employment discrimination

May 11, 2015

Philippe Ravanas, chair of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department, and the college are defending discrimination charges brought by a professor whose employment at the college was terminated after the S...

Chi-town becomes Draft Town

Chi-town becomes Draft Town

May 6, 2015

The excitement builds, the pick is in. Commissioner Roger Goodell walks to the podium as fans cheer—finally, the 2015 NFL Draft has begun.For the first time since 1964, the draft returned to the Win...

Television Department chair steps down

By Arabella Breck

April 27, 2015

After serving as the Television Department chair for 15 years, Michael Niederman will step down from his role at the end of the semester.“Contrary to the rumors, I am neither dying nor retiring [from Columbia],” Niederman said. Niederman will return as a full-time faculty member in the Fall 2016 Semester.Before becoming the chair of the department, Niederman worked at the college for 15 years as a faculty member. He said he ...

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

High 6-figure gift donated for photography fellowship

April 20, 2015

Columbia’s trend of declining enrollment and its dependence on tuition as its primary source of revenue makes attracting philanthropic donors an essential goal.The college recently made strides towa...

Theatre students take on classic ‘Oklahoma!’

Theatre students take on classic ‘Oklahoma!’

March 16, 2015

The college’s Theatre Department debuted its production of renowned American musical “Oklahoma!” March 11 at the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St. The production runs through March 21.Ashton Byrum, director...

Budget cuts: When does it end and where is the line?

By Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2015

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council approved an ordinance last December to progressively raise the minimum wage to $13 by 2019, it seemed like a historic move toward providing a living wage. But what Emanuel and the aldermen seemed to have misjudged is whether all institutions—particularly centers of higher education that employ more than a thousand student workers, such as Columbia—would be willing to fork ov...

Marina’s new album shines brighter than early releases

By Managing Editor

March 16, 2015

Marina Diamandis, better known by her stage name Marina & the Diamonds, has seen many ups and downs in her career as a pop singer, but it seems she will soon gain the recognition she has been seeking.Despite the recent years she’s spent feeling misunderstood by listeners, the record labels she’s been signed to and the music industry in general, her March 16 album release, FROOT, has shaped up to be the versatile and understandable al...

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ not worth second dip

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ not worth second dip

March 9, 2015

“If you could get a second chance, would you do it all again?” wonders “Hot Tub Time Machine 2”’s balding, immodest lead character Lou, played by Rob Corddry (“Childrens Hospital”) at a party ...

InterVarsity presents: Night of Worship

March 9, 2015

Columbia's art ministry, InterVarsity Arts held its first Night of Worship March 5 in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building at Stage Two. Columbia's own Jonathan McReynolds, Kristen Heard, Leland Philpot,...

Panelists discuss going ‘all in’ within artistic community

Panelists discuss going ‘all in’ within artistic community

February 23, 2015

Local artists from a wide range of disciplines and members of the campus community gathered to discuss the importance of creating art and fostering an artistic community in Chicago.A panel titled “All In:...

Entertainment attorney talks film, fair use

Entertainment attorney talks film, fair use

February 16, 2015

The subject of fair use and how filmmakers can make use of copyrighted material took center stage on Feb. 10 at Film Row Cinema in the 1104 S. Wabash Ave. Building.Michael Donaldson, an acclaimed enter...

Group therapy brings students more support

Group therapy brings students more support

February 16, 2015

Plymouth Court’s Fitness Studio hosts a wide range of athletic activities during the week, but the room takes a break for an hour each afternoon, becoming a haven for students seeking support.Counselin...

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