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Hackers beware: women are coding

Hackers beware: women are coding

March 4, 2019

The cybersecurity field is made up of only 20 percent women, but a Chicago-based training program is dedicated to changing that.  Due to the increase in cyber crimes from September 2017 to August 2018, there were 313,735 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S., according to a study by Cy...

The 30 E. Balbo Dr. building stands at the corner of Wabash Ave. and Balbo Dr. Fully furnished apartments with in-unit laundry will be available for Columbia students next fall through Residence Life. 

Residence Life adds 30 East to on-campus housing lineup

March 4, 2019

From its bright colors, to the height of the building itself, it's hard to miss 30 East when walking through the South Loop. Residence Life determined the building that hugs the corners of Balbo Drive a...

Smollett cannot discredit victims

Smollett cannot discredit victims

March 1, 2019

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett’s name has been splashed across headlines for more than a month following his alleged attack in Chicago. Since Jan. 22, when a homophobic death threat letter was deli...

Colleges names new vice president of Enrollment Management

College names new vice president of Enrollment Management

July 31, 2018

Michael A. Joseph has been appointed vice president of Enrollment Management, according to a July 31 email announcement from President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim. According to the email announcement, Joseph will manage several areas of the college, including freshman and tra...

3L Real Estate purchases Plymouth dorm for $20 million

3L Real Estate purchases Plymouth dorm for $20 million

July 19, 2018

Columbia’s Plymouth Court Building, its only wholly-owned dormitory, was sold to 3L Real Estate in a deal valued at more than $20 million, according to a July 18 article from Bisnow, a commercial real estate news service. Columbia will continue to lease the building,...

Dawoud Bey, a professor at the college, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work in photography.

Columbia professor receives MacArthur Fellowship

October 11, 2017

Dawoud Bey, a professor in the Photography Department, has been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for his work. The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded annually by the MacArthur Foundation to individuals with self-direction in their creative work. To become a fellow, candidates must be except...

Tremeka North, a freshman creative writing major, performed her spoken word piece, “Incandescent Flower” at RL Cafe on Jan. 21 at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court.

Residence Life celebrates Welcome Week with RL Cafe

January 25, 2016

Students gathered for hot drinks, doughnuts and daring performances in the lobby of the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, Jan. 21 for RL Cafe, an annual event in honor of Weeks of Welcome.Jessica...

The “Creative Properties: Columbia’s South Loop Sidewalk Campus Since 1977” exhibit, located on the second floor of the library, located at 624 S. Michigan Ave., gives Columbia a glimpse of how it became part of the South Loop through historical and current photos of the buildings.

College’s South Loop history unfolds with exhibit

December 14, 2015

Students in this semester’s “Public History: Presenting and Interpreting the Past” course gathered on the second floor of the library, 624 S. Michigan Ave., for the Dec. 9 opening of the students...

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

Graduate student searches for Paris’ untold stories

By Campus Editor

November 23, 2015

By the night of Nov. 13, the terrorist attacks on Paris that killed at least 129 people that day were known worldwide. Within two days, Michael Esparza, a graduate journalism student, was on a plane o...

Notable Native: Anthony Nielsen

Nielsen poses for a picture with a polar bear on his trip with Polar Bears  International’s Climate Alliance. 

By metro reporter

November 23, 2015

Anthony Nielsen has worked as lead keeper of carnivores at Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., since 2010, but has worked at the zoo since 2000. Nielsen said his favorite parts of the job include inte...

Scott Wilson, Mike Sempek and Ryan Miller discuss future Renegades budgeting plans at an April 17 meeting.

Renegades battle static budget

April 20, 2015

Budget cuts may be sweeping across campus, but the Renegades organization has yet to take a hit. However, the growth the organization has experienced throughout the last school year—including the addition...

High Interval Intensity Training

March 16, 2015

Every Thursday at 3:30 p.m., the gym at the Residence Center, 731 S. Plymouth Court, offers a High Interval Intensity Training (HIIT) class taught by Columbia's Coordinator of Fitness, Athletics and Recreati...

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