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Orlando Pinder (left), director  for the 2019 practicum production of “Pegasus,” reviews footage on-set alongside student collaborators for the project. Practicum productions allow Cinema and Television Arts Department students to experience film sets similar to the industry before graduation, from production meetings to location scouting and set design.

Practicum film projects mimic showbiz, so don’t ‘expect a cakewalk’

January 31, 2020

The set of a practicum film at the college is fairly standard—under hot lights mounted six feet off the ground, production assistants zip through a jungle of cables, as production designers, occasio...

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Global PR course engages students in citizen diplomacy

December 19, 2019

Students in Columbia's "Global PR" course honed in on one unique client this semester: WorldChicago, a nonprofit that fosters worldwide collaboration. In the course—taught by Anne Marie Mitchell,...

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

November 18, 2019

A rendition of the classic Mary Wells song "My Guy" is revisioned more than 50 years after its original release through a powerful queer narrative, and it was all made possible through the "Falcon...

Junior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton and sophomore cinema art and science major Grant Osum created a project called

Columbia filmmakers raise $1,000 in 10 days for web series

February 22, 2019

Junior cinema art and science major Corbin Eaton had an idea for a web series when he was in high school. It was not until he pitched the idea to sophomore cinema art and science major Grant Osum while ...

Students and faculty participated in the Stencil Project, held at the 33 E. Congress Parkway Building on April 6, to help raise awareness of sexual assault.

Sexual assault awareness to expand through creative displays

April 11, 2016

Student Activities and the Office of Student Health and Support are working together to foster awareness of sexual assault across campus throughout April with student-produced creative films, poems and ga...

‘Transphobic’ Rebel Wilson joke misunderstood

By Managing Editor

February 22, 2016

Comedian Rebel Wilson has recently been under fire for jokes she told during the 2016 British Academy Film Awards on Feb. 14, which some viewers have perceived as transphobic.While presenting the award for “Best Supporting Actor,” Wilson addressed the diversity controversy plaguing this year’s Oscars ceremony with a slew of jokes mocking the situation.“I’ve never been invited to the Oscars before because, as you...

About fUGGin’ time

By Sophia Coleman

November 5, 2012

Sorry sorority girls, but I’ve heard glorious news: The era of UGG boots may finally be coming to an end.The company reported Oct. 25 that sales are down 31 percent and it plans to slash prices. A pair of the sheepskin atrocities currently costs between $135–$200, a hefty price for marshmallow-shaped feet soaked in winter slush.“The worst is yet to come,” Sam Poser, an analyst at brokerage firm Sterne Agee, told the Huffington Post ...

The Meta

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

By Spencer Allan Readchronicle@colum.eduSpencer Allan Read, 19, grew up in a suburb of Austin, Texas. He is a fiction/playwriting student in his junior year at Columbia. He enjoys video games, punk music, reading and playing bass. Read’s work “The Meta”  is a structural parody of Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis.” In class, his teacher told him to make sure humans transform, but Read decided to turn the idea of a human ...

‘Detropia’s’ decline with dark global focus

By Sam Flancher

September 14, 2012

It’s no secret that the global economy is in shambles. The slow destruction of the middle class illuminates the disparity between the wealthiest and everyone else, calling into question the very economic system responsible for such destruction. “Detropia,” the latest film from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, the filmmakers behind 2006’s “Jesus Camp,” examines the city of Detroit and its decline in relatio...

Democrats embrace alum’s logo design

By Lisa Schulz

March 5, 2012

Some would say the skyline of Charlotte, N.C., could evoke a thousand words. One Columbia alumna took the challenge, translating those thoughts into a campaign logo that will eventually meet President Barack Obama’s eye.Kelly Koeppel, a 1997 Art & Design alumna, submitted a proposal to work with the Charlotte 2012 Convention Host Committee to design its logo for the upcoming Democratic National Convention through k2form...

Student exhibit ‘Empathic Evolution’ targets inner emotion

By Lisa Schulz

January 30, 2012

Shreds of soft, ceiling-to-floor curtain surrounded by a pod of four cushions paired with headphones playing ambient music hung just inside a window shutting out downtown traffic and constant horn honks.This is one of the many interactive art displays in the “Empathic Evolution” exhibit, which offers viewers a chance to explore their place in the artwork and experience a connection with artists through their oeuvre, accord...

Earth, worms, rats feed off compost

By Lisa Schulz

November 14, 2011

Earth wasn’t the only consumer benefiting from Columbia’s compost project launch in August 2011. Rats were also curious to explore the mix of fresh sandwich scraps, apple cores, leaves, soil and coffee grounds. But as winter arrives, critters shouldn’t.The Recycling Outreach Program’s new compost project was first put into action at Columbia events, like new student Convocation. College cafes were added to the food wa...

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