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Riad Ismat, prolific writer and scholar with 'invaluable' knowledge

Riad Ismat, prolific writer and scholar with ‘invaluable’ knowledge

May 27, 2020

For Sami Hussain Ismat, his father will be remembered as determined and honest, with a love for humor, weekend morning sports games and being among others. Writer, theatre scholar and former adju...

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Former Columbia student Alexandria “Alexa” Baute shot and killed in Logan Square

April 21, 2020

Alexandria "Alexa" Baute, an outgoing Logan Square resident and former Columbia student known for being "unapologetically herself," was shot dead while waiting in line outside a 7-Eleven. Baute, 27, kn...

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

Fiction lover Keturah Shaw-Poulos spread her passion for writing until the last day

March 6, 2020

Keturah Shaw-Poulos, 51, an adjunct faculty member in the English and Creative Writing Department, died in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 12 from illness, according to her husband Tony Poulos. "She had ...

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

Preservationist and faculty member Raymond ‘Terry’ Tatum dead at 64

February 26, 2020

Raymond "Terry" Tatum, an adjunct faculty member in the Art and Art History Department, Chicago historian and preservationist died Friday, Jan. 31 at the age of 64. “He had a pretty active life a...

Charles Castle’s legacy remembered

Charles Castle’s legacy remembered

March 31, 2018

Assistant Dean of the School of Media Arts Charles Castle passed away March 21 at age 60 after fighting cancer. Castle is survived by his partner, Kelley Wright; his mother, Lucy Ann Matz; three siblings; and his nieces and nephews. Castle joined Columbia in 2001 as ...

Jordan Gillespie and Jacob Schmidt hug after being announced as Blood Ball Queen and King at Dec'ed Out: A Dance Through the Decades Mar. 9 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Renegade Royalty: ‘Dec’ed Out’ for Blood Ball

March 12, 2018

Jacob Schmidt, sophomore music major, and Jordan Gillespie, senior education major, were named 2018’s Blood Ball King and Queen at Dec’ed Out: A Dance Through the Decades March 9 at the Conaway Center...

Former President Warrick Carter dies at 75

Former President Warrick Carter dies at 75

July 17, 2017

Former president of Columbia Warrick L. Carter passed away July 15. Carter, who joined Columbia in 2000, served as president until his retirement in 2013. He is attributed for numerous developments at the college, including expanding the college’s campus, increasing student...

‘Don’t you forget about’ Hughes: festival celebrates filmmaker

‘Don’t you forget about’ Hughes: festival celebrates filmmaker

By Blair Paddock

May 8, 2017

John Hughes fans will be sent to detention with the “Breakfast Club,” take a “sick day” with Ferris  Bueller and celebrate a sweet 16 with Samantha this summer. The creators of last year’s “...

Alumnus filmmaker, activist  remembered for passion projects

Alumnus filmmaker, activist remembered for passion projects

January 23, 2017

David Steiner, philanthropist, educator, mediator, social activist, filmmaker and Columbia alumnus died Dec. 26, 2016, in Uganda in a bus crash with another vehicle. Steiner, remembered for his impact and commitment to his projects around the world, is survived by his fiancée, Diane ...

Businessman and former board of trustees chairman Richard Kiphart was known by his colleagues and family members as being very energetic and in love with his work.

‘Enthusiastic,’ ‘thoughtful’ former board of trustees chairman dies at 75

September 19, 2016

Richard Kiphart, renowned Chicago businessman and Columbia’s former board of trustees chairman of seven years, died Sept. 10 at the age of 75, according to an email sent Sept. 13 from President and CE...

Trustee Arthur M. Sussman dies at 73, always ‘caring and compassionate’

Arthur M. Sussman joined Columbia's board of trustees in 2009. During his time at the college, Sussman was a part of both the Executive and Finance Committees and also served as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee.

By Campus Editor

August 21, 2016

Arthur M. Sussman, a Columbia board of trustees member since 2009, died Aug. 10 due to cancer complications, according to his wife Rita P. Sussman and son Eric H. Sussman. He was 73.Chester T. Kamin, vice cha...

CBMR founder, provost remembered for work, kindness, legacy

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean, and founder and director of the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11.

By Managing Editor

July 21, 2016

Samuel A. Floyd Jr., former interim vice president of Student Affairs and provost, academic dean and most notable for founding the Center for Black Music Research, died July 11 after suffering from secon...

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