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Mother’s dreams take flight

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...

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

New scholarship offered to students in honor of Chip Hooper

July 9, 2019

As a photographer and music agent, the late, Chicago-raised Chip Hooper exemplified Columbia students' interdisciplinary nature. Now, a $50,000 scholarship fund in Hooper's name will award selecte...

‘The Beach’ splashes onto Navy Pier

January 18, 2019

While the cold months may be here, Navy Pier has introduced a free escape. “The Beach Chicago,” which opened Jan. 19, is a free interactive public art installation designed to emulate being at a b...

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

$5,000 Scholarship takes Columbia students to the Big Apple

January 18, 2019

Four Columbia students spent the Spring 2018 semester working on a case study about global retail expansion, and after months of research and a semester of peer review, their work resulted in each of them winning a $5,000 scholarship. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a non...

Professor creates scholarship to mark his Columbia anniversary

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 ...

President Kim discusses goals, challenges for upcoming year

President Kim discusses goals, challenges for upcoming year

September 9, 2018

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim has big plans for Columbia's 2018-2019 academic year, including increased security measures, continued construction of the student center and beginning the search for a new provost. Kim discussed these goals, along with some of the challenges he s...

Chicagoland Transfer Award offers students opportunities for success

Chicagoland Transfer Award offers students opportunities for success

September 4, 2018

Columbia is trying  to strengthen relationships with local community colleges with the new Chicagoland Transfer Award, which was awarded to 11 incoming students this fall. Students transferring to Columbia from nearby community colleges were able to apply for one full-...

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

Faculty, staff scholarship initiative back with new goals

February 19, 2018

With faculty and staff eager to financially assist students, the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Initiative has reemerged on campus, led by supporters from various departments with assistance from the Development and Alumni Relations Office. Since its inception in 2009 during the na...

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

Students take home national retail competition scholarships

February 5, 2018

Two Columbia student teams won first and second place in the National Retail Federation student competition, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarships. The NRF collaborates with STORY, a retail company in Manhattan that likens itself to a magazine, continually reinventing it...

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill, taxes become treacherous

GOP approves ‘reform’ bill,  taxes become treacherous

By Editorial Board

December 11, 2017

The U.S. Senate passed a tax reform bill Dec. 2, bringing with it drastic changes that many will struggle to grasp. Tax code’s complexity isn’t what makes the bill or its consequences baffling. Th...

Program reminds kids reading is cool

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...

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