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'A sterling example of what journalism should be': Ida B. Wells wins Pulitzer Prize

‘A sterling example of what journalism should be’: Ida B. Wells wins Pulitzer Prize

May 8, 2020

For Michelle Duster, great-granddaughter of legendary activist and journalist Ida B. Wells, the recent award of a posthumous Pulitzer Prize is another vindication of her great-grandmother's contribut...

The public should give a ‘DAMN.’ about black artists

By Editorial Board

April 30, 2018

From Ella Mae “Big Mama” Thornton’s “Hound Dog” to Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.,” black musicians have created much of what we know as American music and culture. For decades, their contributions to music have largely been erased. Take, for example, the millions of people who think of Elvis Presley’s 1956 version of “Hound Dog” as iconic but have no idea of Thornton’s original or the shades of meaning s...

No Crying In the House

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

Students and student organization representatives painted messages and images on the new mural wall as a part of the office's unveiling on the fourth floor of 618 S. Michigan Ave. Sept. 7.

Student Diversity and Inclusion opens new office

September 11, 2017

Student Diversity and Inclusion, formerly Multicultural Affairs, opened a newly renovated, multipurpose space with a Sept. 7 housewarming party. The Student Diversity and Inclusion office, 618 S. Michigan Ave. on the fourth floor, includes student lounge spaces and areas to read ...

‘Hamilton’ creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, talked about his writing and applauded Chicago’s theater scene in a conversation with Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones at the Lyric Opera House Sept. 23.

Chicago welcomes ‘Hamilton’ creator to theater family

September 26, 2016

Shedding his sneakers because “I tell the truth more with my shoes off,” Lin-Manuel Miranda walked onstage at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, for a conversation with The Chicago Tribune...

Social media censorship is lazy, dangerous

Selena Cotte

By Opinions Editor

September 19, 2016

The internet is the primary outlet for media and innovative content, whether it’s political or artistic, and censorship is threatening it from remaining this way. The free-for-all atmosphere and att...

Paintings of Chance the Rapper and Common are plastered on buildings on 79th and Evans streets in the Chatham neighborhood to boost positive imaging.

Imagery of Chance the Rapper and Common boosts Chatham

April 11, 2016

Chance the Rapper and Common are returning to their native neighborhood but in a different way: through art.The new murals at the northeast corner of 79th and Evans streets in Chatham display the two ico...

Cate Blanchett stars as ‘Nancy’ and Christian Bale as ‘Rick’ in Terrence Malick's drama

Terrence Malick Producers raise their glasses to “Knight of Cups”

March 14, 2016

Between 1973 and 2005, celebrated Hollywood heavyweight Terrence Malick only directed four films: "Badlands," "Days of Heaven," "The Thin Red Line" and "The New World." However, despite this scant output, ...

Student’s big idea creates Big Ideas Columbia

Senior public relations major Kathryn Walters, along with the Office of Student Communications, organized Big Ideas Columbia, an event for students to learn what it means to be successful during and after college.

By Senior Campus Reporter

February 23, 2015

The office of Student Communications is teaming up with senior public relations major Kathryn Walters to produce Big Ideas Columbia. Big Ideas Columbia will be held Feb. 26 from 4–6 p.m. at Film Row ...

'One century minus a baker's dozen:' Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

‘One century minus a baker’s dozen:’ Finding the forest for the trees in the translation of literature

November 17, 2014

“Fourscore and seven years ago” is a phrase every American knows. Abraham Lincoln began his Gettysburg Address to a war-weary crowd of Pennsylvanians with those five words on a Thursday afternoon in Novembe...

March work less

Ihmoud's Moods

By Media Relations Editor

March 31, 2014

March may be ending, but the madness will continue for the rest of the week. The NCAA national championship game is scheduled for April 7 and fans everywhere are probably wondering how their brackets be...

Have some school spirit

By Heather Scroering

September 25, 2012

My high school, an all-girls Catholic school, was often joked about by the all-boys schools in my hometown as being a “daycare” equipped with coloring books and crayons to keep us gals occupied. In reality, it was a challenging college prep school that truly pushed women who later became Ivy-Leaguers, Broadway actresses, accomplished sports players and more.Now, as a student at Columbia, I find myself hearing both insider...

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