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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...

Disney star transforms into gay porn star in new biopic

Disney star transforms into gay porn star in new biopic

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

October 17, 2016

When “King Cobra” director Justin Kelly first learned that Garrett Clayton used to be a Disney Channel actor, he said he assumed Clayton would not fit the movie’s gay porn star lead role. But Kelly...

Chicago businessman hopeful to open city’s first gun shop

Chicago businessman hopeful to open city’s first gun shop

January 25, 2016

A Chicago businessman is pushing  forward with plans to open the city’s first gun store and shooting range despite resistance from community members andan alderman.The brainchild of Irving Park resident C...

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

Faculty Senate approves new major proposals

December 14, 2015

The Faculty Senate at its Dec. 11 meeting approved proposals for three new majors and a new minor, which will be sent to the Office of the Provost for approval.Previously, the Academic Affairs Committee...

Exhibit spending “A Charlie Brown Christmas”in Chicago

Exhibit spending “A Charlie Brown Christmas”in Chicago

November 30, 2015

  “Scary Stories” documentary to be released for 35th anniversary » Page 16THE PEGGY NOTEBAERT Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, is the current home of the “Peanuts…Naturally” exhibit....

Budget transparency goes digital

Budget transparency goes digital

March 30, 2015

Students wondering what their tens of thousands of tuition dollars are doing within the college’s budget can now know with the launch of the college’s new budget web pages. Developed by Michelle Gat...

Enrollment declines, national average rises

Enrollment declines, national average rises

February 16, 2015

While the national enrollment of students at four-year private, nonprofit colleges has increased in recent years, Columbia, like other private colleges in Illinois, has suffered continuous enrollment ...

Department merger spawns search for new chair

Department merger spawns search for new chair

January 26, 2015

Nearly a year after the college’s announcement of the merger of the Advertising and Public Relations programs and the Journalism Department, an interdisciplinary committee has selected a name for the new ...

School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Department shuffling shortchanges students

February 24, 2014

The Marketing Communication Department will be disbanded and its three concentrations will merge into other departments in the fall 2014 semester, according to a Feb. 17 memo from Robin Bargar, dean of the School of Media Arts. Current marketing students will be allowed to complete their degrees.Nevertheless, dissolving the Marketing Communications Department could have serious repercussions for the two that absorb its students....

Creating music with new IAM chair

Creating music with new IAM chair

February 17, 2014

When Joseph Cancellaro began teaching at Columbia, he never expected to rise to the top, but on Feb. 4, he was officially named chair of the Interactive Arts & Media Department. Cancellaro was named acting chair of the IAM Department in 2012 when previous chair Annette Barbier ...

MacBooks catch a few rays

By Assistant Sports & Health Editor

February 10, 2014

The panic triggered by a dying laptop when there is no outlet in sight may be a thing of the past with the implementation of a possible new solar-powered feature in Apple’s MacBooks.Apple briefly detailed the potential features of a future MacBook in a patent approved Jan. 28 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. One of the new features is a rear plate on the back of the MacBook with solar cells underneath t...

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