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Year in Review

Year in Review

May 7, 2018

This year brought change in many forms to Columbia, Chicago and the entire country. Students and Chicagoans celebrated triumphs, mourned losses, demonstrated support and disapproval and helped de...

Chicago calls for 311 system update

Chicago calls for 311 system update

May 6, 2018

Chicago’s 311 service request system will soon be revamped to provide residents with more options to report complaints and communicate with the city.Chicagoans will be able to take pictures of problems...

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Front and center: Getz Theatre renovations completed

Front and center: Getz Theatre renovations completed

February 19, 2018

The Getz Theatre commanded the spotlight as the curtains opened on the newly renovated building at the start of the new semester. After almost a year of renovations overseen by Gensler, an international architectural firm, the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St., now has a modern space avai...

Building on Burnham renovates South Side museum

By Blaise Mesa

September 11, 2017

The Building on Burnham program is one step closer to its goal of increasing the city’s recreational spaces with the opening of an outdoor plaza adjacent to the Roundhouse building at the DuSable Museum in Hyde Park.Announced in March 2016 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the program is a comprehensive plan to invest in the Lakefront, the Chicago River, natural areas and recreational opportunities in neighborhoods across the city...

Getz Theatre renovations  continue despite asbestos

Getz Theatre renovations continue despite asbestos

September 5, 2017

A $1 million budget increase for the renovation to the Getz Theatre was needed after a large amount of asbestos was found over the summer, requiring additional painting in the upper floors of the bu...

Alumna reshapes Englewood  perception through photography

Alumna reshapes Englewood perception through photography

April 17, 2017

Young Englewood artist  Tonika Johnson is working to change the perception of her neighborhood, which has a national reputation for being plagued with crime and violence. The 2003 journalism alumna and street photographer documents the positive aspects of Englewood that are often ov...

P-Fac seeks injunction to enforce arbitration award

P-Fac seeks injunction to enforce arbitration award

February 20, 2017

A Feb. 6 federal court motion filed by Columbia’s part-time faculty union asks for a preliminary injunction requiring the college to comply with compensation awarded in a Jan. 11 arbitration ruling. The arbitration, which decided the union’s collective bargaining agreement preve...

Resistance against Trump must be done right

By Editorial Board

February 6, 2017

Thousands of people showed up at Battery Park in New York City Jan. 29 to protest Trump’s immigration ban that also indefinitely suspends the admission of Syrian refugees to shout one word in tandem: Resist.The days following this executive order—which blocks citizens and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S.— have been harrowing for many. However, the refugees, non-refugee immigra...

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

Show goes on—renovation plan announced for Getz Theater

October 10, 2016

Columbia's Getz Theater will be redesigned into a courtyard-style theater as a part of a 2-year renovation plan announced by the college Oct. 4.The renovations for the theater, 72 E. 11th St., were ann...

Davis Theater renovates, expands

Davis Theater renovates, expands

November 30, 2015

Bigger screens, new sound systems and varied food options will be part of the movie-going experience at Lincoln Square’s historic Davis Theater, 4614 N. Lincoln Ave., after ongoing renovations are compl...

20th Annual Hokin Honors Exhibition

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

The Hokin Honors Exhibition opened for its 20th year Thursday, Nov. 1, at Columbia’s C33 Gallery in the Congress building.“The Honors show is always a highlight of our entire exhibition year here,” said Neysa Page-Lieberman, director of the Department of Exhibition & Performance Spaces. “We do over a dozen exhibitions every year and this is one we always look forward to.”To get in the exhibition, students have ...

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