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Rasul Freelain, senior Audio Arts & Acoustics major, received the student laureate title at a ceremony in Springfield from the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.  

Student receives state award for academic achievement

November 21, 2016

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a nonprofit group that recognizes individuals who have made exceptional accomplishments in the state, has inducted senior audio arts & acoustics major Rasul Freelain as a 2016 student laureate. Every year, the LAI gives the award to students...

Courses, like those offered at Chicago’s Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., teach students safety measures and techniques to portray believable onstage violence, according to SAFD Representative Aaron Preusse.

Course teaches actors how to safely deliver punches

September 26, 2016

To Promote safety as well as suspense and action in stage combat, the Vagabond School of the Arts, 4001 N. Ravenswood Ave., will offer a weekly course on unarmed stage combat starting Oct. 1.According t...

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

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6,500 same-sex marriage licenses issued in cook county

March 9, 2015

COOK COUNTY HAS issued more than 6,500 marriage licenses to same- sex couples since the Marriage Equality Act went into effect in June 2014, according to a Feb. 23 Progress Illinois report. Cook County ...

Spring 2015 Enrollment

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Industry Events out, Portfolio Day in: College redefines networking events

By Campus Editor

February 9, 2015

Industry Events, the college’s annual series of networking events geared toward introducing graduating seniors to industry professionals, has seen its last day.In its place, Columbia is set to debut Portfolio Day, an event that will give students time to review portfolios with professionals, on April 30. Instead of several events occurring over the course of several weeks like Industry Events, Portfolio Day will only oc...

First Illinois appellate judge seeks to inspire

By Dannis Valera

December 10, 2012

For the first time in history a judge of Latino descent joined the Illinois Appellate Court bench.Judge Jesse Reyes won the seat earlier in March defeating four opponents. Before winning the seat, Reyes served as a judge on the Cook County Circuit Courts for a decade. He was fascinated by the work of appellate judges.“I realized that the appellate court really has an input in the law in this state,” said Reyes. “I wou...

Information Technology ensures faster Internet connection

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 24, 2012

Internet crashes are common in any office space with many users. Bruce Sheridan, chairman of the Film & Video Department, said his building has already experienced a wireless outage this year, something he said is a frequent occurrence.The Information Technology Department has figured out a way to solve this problem.The department has been working to update the college’s outdated infrastructure since January because of ...

‘Samsara’ impresses on surface

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

“Samsara” is the Sanskrit word meaning “the ever turning wheel of life.” The term describes a continuous cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth—states of being that flow together seamlessly. It is also a reference to the joy, suffering, struggle and triumph that occur daily all over the world.It is with this worldly mindset that filmmaker Ron Fricke presents his latest documentary, “Samsara.” Having premier...

Meet the 2012 honorary degree recipients

By Alexandra Kukulka

April 16, 2012

There are some celebrities, like Lady Gaga, whom everyone knows about. But there are also many people who do great things but less are familiar, such as the 2012 honorary degree recipients.As reported by The Chronicle on April 9, President Warrick L. Carter sent out an email April 2 announcing the 2012 Honorary Degree Recipients.  An honorary degree is given to an invidual whose life work embodies Columbia's mission. The foll...

Students defeat staff in semiannual volleyball match

By Lindsey Woods

November 21, 2011

Columbia padded their record against the staff team, 2-5, after the semiannual staff versus student volleyball match on Nov. 14.In three sets, the student team, which consisted of seven Renegades volleyball players and seven students not volleyball team members, defeated the staff team in a close competition. The match was played with volley scoring, and both teams had enough players to rotate in from the bench.The staff’s...

Sony should have told customers about hack on day 1

By Luke Wilusz

May 9, 2011

Sony was recently caught up in the largest and most severe online security disaster this generation has ever seen, and the company has only made things worse by poorly handling it almost every step of the way.The trouble started on April 20 when Sony’s PlayStation Network servers were taken offline. Sony said the network was “down for maintenance” at the time. Rumors of a security breach began to circulate on blogs ...

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