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Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

Marcella David on her first year at Columbia, the Black Lives Matter movement and the fall semester

September 3, 2020

Senior Vice President and Provost Marcella David began working at Columbia during what were thought, at the time, to be the biggest challenges the college ever faced, including staff layoffs, union tensions,...

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

Politics and religion: Student poems published in anthology series

May 29, 2020

Most of Victoria Chávez Peralta's professors encouraged them to share their poetry with the world. Peralta had published work before, but this time was different. This time, it was for the Latinx cult...

Brigid Kosgei, 25, poses after breaking the women's marathon world record at the 2019 Chicago Marathon Oct. 13.

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...

Cast members of the play “HOME/LAND” alleged the director made racially insensitive comments and ignored their concerns about casting white actors in Latinx and Palestinian roles.

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 touted her endorsements from Chance the Rapper and The Chicago Teachers Union.

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...

Vaun Monroe, a former professor in what was then known as the Film and Video Department, alleged his tenure denial was influenced by racial discrimination and has filed a suit against Columbia. 

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...

Senior cultural studies major Alexis Franklin said she created “Political Warfare: An Invasion of Immigrant Motherland,” which will be featured until Nov. 24, to showcase her message of politics and race in a physical form.  

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...

2016 Annual Ball Chicago Sinfonietta - 6/4/16 Photo by Chris Ocken Copyright 2016 -

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...

Filmmakers and audience members alike were able to discuss topics the mainstream film scene did not often cover, such as immigration, female fertility and mental illness, at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival on April 21 and 22 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

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-...

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