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The Pulse app is “the old fashioned way of dating people with a touch of technology,” by matching people in real-time with others based on the locations they have

It’s a match: Columbia students create campaign for dating app

May 11, 2020

One night while Ricardo Alvarado was out dancing at Persona Lounge, he wanted to approach a group of women but was not sure if they were looking to meet other singles or just out with friends. It became an ...

Professor Dominic Calabrese doubled the amount of the scholarship he created to $10,000 ($5,000 each) in honor of his late mother Elizabeth Frances Calabrese.

Mother’s dreams take flight

October 12, 2019

Following the death of his mother in February, Dominic Calabrese is renaming a scholarship to honor her, calling it the Elizabeth Frances Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Award. He is also doubling th...

Post-grad to poltergeist: Alumni produce haunted house

Post-grad to poltergeist: Alumni produce haunted house

October 23, 2018

HellsGate Haunted House and Statesville Haunted Prison have opened for their 2018 season in Lockport and Crest Hill, Illinois. Both haunted houses are produced by Zombie Army Productions and open to the public Thursday through Sunday from Oct. 4 until Oct. 28 and on Halloween Oct. ...

The First of its Kind, Digital Art Installation on theMart

October 9, 2018

Art on the Mart is a project rooted in collaboration. The installation is privately funded through Vornado Realty trust, owner of theMart building, and is estimated at about $8 million.By working with th...

Applications for the Dominic Calabrese Publicity Club of Chicago Scholarship Awards are available online for all Columbia public relations majors now through Nov. 1.

Professor creates scholarship to mark his Columbia anniversary

October 8, 2018

An adjunct professor in the Communication Department is celebrating his 20th teaching anniversary in a unique way: creating a scholarship for public relations students. Dominic Calabrese said he donated personal money to create two $2,500 scholarships for public relations stude...

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

October 1, 2018

Tess Holliday, a size-22 model, will grace the October cover of Cosmopolitan UK. Noted commentator Piers Morgan criticized Holliday Aug. 30 after the cover’s preview release, stating the magazine’s ...

And the Oscar goes to...

And the Oscar goes to…

February 28, 2018

As the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony is right around the corner, Timothée Chalamet, Meryl Streep, Margot Robbie and Fionn Whitehead will prepare to walk down the iconic red carpet March 4. But The Chronicle is gettin...

Anne Marie Mitchell, associate chair and professor in the Communication Department, spoke to students in the combined Agency and PR Campaigns course at 33 E. Congress Pkwy. on Feb. 22.

Partnership with 1871 advertises opportunities

February 25, 2018

Columbia and technology center 1871 have partnered for an advertising and public relations course designed to provide students with professional experience and samples for their portfolios. 1871, located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, was founded in 2012 to support Chicago’s...

Teaching children to appreciate the arts, Cool Classics! was one of 12 after-school programs given the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. 

Program reminds kids reading is cool

November 20, 2017

As a proud parent of two Chicago Public School graduates and as a respected journalist, Mara Tapp knows literary arts are crucial to children’s education. While substitute teaching at CPS schools, Ta...

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

November 6, 2017

The journalism, advertising and public relations programs in the Communication Department participated in program reviews Oct. 19–20 and await the final report. The programs were evaluated by external reviewers to ensure the programs remain up to date with curriculum, ...

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Satirists fight fake news, give people something to laugh at

May 2, 2017

“We are the antidote to fake news,” said Alan Miller, president of the News Literacy Project, explaining its mission and noting its founding in 2008 preceded the coining of the term “fake news.” NLP, a nonpartisan nonprofit that creates software and other materials to educ...

#SaveColumbia stages sit-in to protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

May 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty—staged a sit-in in the fifth floor hallway of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building where the Office of the President is located. The coalition, which was protesting the impending...

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