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Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

Brigid Kosegi breaks women’s marathon world record

October 15, 2019

Brigid Kosegei won this year's Chicago Marathon Sunday, running a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds, smashing the women's marathon world record by a full 81 seconds. The previous world recor...

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

April 29, 2019

During the first table read for the Columbia production “HOME/LAND,” cast members looked at each other and wondered, “What the hell is this?” Cast members alleged Associate Professor in the Theatr...

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

Toni Preckwinkle: ‘I know the energy of young people’

March 22, 2019

Toni Preckwinkle wants to continue delivering progressive change to Chicagoans, if elected mayor in the April 2 runoff. Preckwinkle said she pushed to revamp ailing communites during her 28 years in civi...

Racial discrimination case against college continues

Racial discrimination case against college continues

October 23, 2017

Vaun Monroe, Former professor in the then-Film and Video Department sued the school Aug. 10, claiming racial discrimination played a role in his 2013 tenure denial. The complaint, which also names former Department Chair Bruce Sheridan as a defendant, alleges discriminatory treatment...

Majors, programs merged in School of Media Arts proposal

By Ariana Portalatin, Campus Editor

February 21, 2017

Proposals to merge several departments and programs were recently announced for the School of Media Arts in response to student input regarding obstacles to interdisciplinary study, according to a Feb. 7 email from Dean Eric Freedman. According to the emailed announcement to students, the departmental mergers currently would be scheduled to begin in the Fall 2017 Semester and include consolidation of the Communication...

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

Spoken word poet spreads ideas with physical space

November 14, 2016

Alexis Franklin, a senior cultural studies major who specializes in spoken word poetry, created a visual exhibition to inform viewers of a black woman's perspective about politics, status and injustice in America. “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Space On Immigrant  Mother...

Project Inclusion combats bias in classical music

Project Inclusion combats bias in classical music

September 19, 2016

The Chicago Sinfonietta’s Project Inclusion, which received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in May, will use the award to further its goal of bringing diversity to classica...

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

The Rational Dress Society jumpsuits to race and gender| The Columbia Chronicle

April 11, 2016

The Rational Dress Society hosted a session about reimagining fashion April 5 in the Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Fashion Manager Jacqueline WayneGuite hosted the lecture and co-...

Natalie Y. Moore debuts her newest book | The Columbia Chronicle

April 4, 2016

WBEZ reporter Natalie Y. Moore hosted a book reading and discussion of her latest book, “The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation,” March 20 at Columbia’s 33 E. Congress Parkway B...

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

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