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Mikayla Delson, 2019 arts management alumna, at her first showcase, “Acclimate Not Assimilate.”

Alumna dresses up photo series of Filipino American culture

October 26, 2019

After graduating from Columbia in May, Mikayla Delson, an arts management major, had mixed feelings about what she wanted to do next. While trying to figure it out, Delson received a number of freelance oppor...

Local author strikes Netflix deal

Local author strikes Netflix deal

April 5, 2019

Mary Kubica, a suburban Chicago resident, is taking her work to the big screen with her upcoming novel “The Other Mrs.,” which has been acquired by Netflix for a film to be released in 2020. Kubica is a N...

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

Provost finalists to visit campus, Kim announces first candidate

February 4, 2019

Lourdes María Alvarez will visit campus this week as one of two finalists for the position of senior vice president and provost. During her two-day visit at Columbia, Alvarez will take part in a pub...

Notable Native: Rodney

Notable Native : Rodney “HotRod” Washington

October 29, 2018

Chicago native Rodney “HotRod” Washington has a voice the  windy city is familiar with. He is a radio personality at Chicago’s Power 92.3 WPWX and the home DJ for University of Notre Dame’s foo...

Maggie Baczkowski founded Strides for Peace in 2014 to help fund existing organizations that work to put an end to gun violence in Chicago. 

Notable Native: Maggie Baczkowski

October 15, 2018

Chicagoan Maggie Baczkowski decided in 2014 to do her part to end gun violence in the city she calls home.Baczkowski created Strides for Peace, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to existing organization...

Notable Native: Grace Hou

Grace Hou, president of Woods Fund Chicago, 35 E Wacker Place. 

By Kaci Watt

September 19, 2018

When Grace Hou started college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she had her heart set on a career in journalism. She said she never expected to one day devote herself to social justice.Ho...

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

Amid Hurricane Florence, response to Hurricane Maria still lacking

September 17, 2018

The White House is being tested on its response to Hurricane Florence, which made landfall in the Carolinas Sept. 17 with widespread damage. Will the government respond better than it did with Hurrica...

Notable Native: Neha Gill

Neha Gill, executive director of Apna Ghar, Inc., poses for a photograph Jan. 17 in the organization's offices at 4350 N. Broadway.

By Savannah Eadens

January 20, 2018

Neha Gill was working on a women’s empowerment initiative with the University of Minnesota in Kenya when the group learned that gender violence can prevent women from becoming leaders. Gill came back to...

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

Is a P-Fac strike really the right move?

November 27, 2017

Columbia’s part-time faculty union is planning a walk-out as I write this. P-Fac members in good standing voted Nov. 20–21 whether to strike, and by the time this paper hits stands Nov. 27, the results will be in. Students like m...

Chicago couple Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft operate Working Bikes, a nonprofit that has donated more than 50,000 bikes worldwide since 1999. Bikes give residents of impoverished countries mobility and independence, Little said. 

Notable Native: Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft

November 27, 2017

Amy Little and Lee Ravenscroft started Working Bikes in 1999, a nonprofit dedicated to recycling bicycles as well as supporting culture and both international and local bicycle projects. The married c...

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

DNAinfo dissolved unexpectedly

By Zoë Eitel

November 2, 2017

As of Nov. 2, the online publication and newspaper DNAinfo has been disbanded, according to a 4 p.m. message from Chief Executive Officer Joe Ricketts left on an automatic redirect page that has replace...

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

The Chronicle wins prestigious awards

October 31, 2017

Working in journalism is not about the awards, but it is still exciting when it happens. The Chronicle won multiple honors in the Associated Collegiate Press 2017 Awards, announced Oct. 28, including the organization's most prestigious award—the Pacemakers, which are awarded t...

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