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'Jazz Kitchen,' a livestream exploration of jazz and food

‘Jazz Kitchen,’ a livestream exploration of jazz and food

October 9, 2020

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival organization has launched a new virtual livestream series, “Jazz Kitchen,” which explores the intersection of jazz music and food and how that relationship played a ...

Marissa Jo Cerar, a 2002 Columbia film and video alum and writer for the series

Q&A: Columbia alum Marissa Jo Cerar on writing for ABC series ‘Women of the Movement’

October 6, 2020

Before the rise of streaming services, Marissa Jo Cerar, then a broke college student, would look for character-driven writing in the small budget movies she saw three times a week. ...

POLITICO live hosts a virtual town hall confronting inequality within the American education system.

POLITICO’s virtual town hall series takes on the A, B, C’s of racial inequities

September 25, 2020

Appearing on screen sporting a purple button-down shirt and red dress coat, POLITICO video reporter Eugene Daniels said what some people likely consider old news: "Racial inequality permeates every asp...

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

Dance Center reinvents itself remotely while celebrating Chicago artists

August 14, 2020

From virtual residencies to online classes and livestreamed performances, the Dance Center is embracing what it means to adapt and create during the coronavirus pandemic. “This season it feel...

The first dance and performance Between Gestures festival, which connects European dance to the Midwest, takes place Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with two performances at Columbia’s Dance Center, Oct.24-25.

Dance Center begins to intertwine cultural dance and performance

October 7, 2019

Tanguy Accart moved to Chicago two years ago with one goal in mind—to build cultural connections between the Midwest and Europe, particularly France. Accart said there was barely any connection between them regarding contemp...

Loren Toney, 2019 photography graduate from Columbia, sets up her prints before the event starts Sept. 9.

Nonprofit creates ‘comfort’ space for black visual artists

September 13, 2019

What appears to be a small, one-room house in the middle of Logan Square is actually a nonprofit called Comfort Station, and during the month of September, the inconspicuous little building becomes ho...

Editor's Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

Editor’s Note: College tries to give students voice in DEI talks, why won’t they take it?

February 13, 2017

Columbia’s leaders in diversity, equity and inclusion are taking steps to try to receive student feedback. This would be an effective strategy to ensure all voices are heard, but students are not t...

Laura Jane Grace precedes tour with intimate show

By James Firkins

February 8, 2017

Laura Jane Grace steps onto the stage to rapturous applause. Then, a silence hushes the room as she picks up her guitar—a gloss-black Rickenbacker—and begins to tune. “Tuning is a European luxury,” she says to modest laughter. The crowd is patient, though, because she will undoubtedly offer something incredible in just a few short moments.Grace is the lead singer of Floridian band Against Me!, which she started in the ...

Enrollment at 20-year low, Provost says, ‘Keep the faith’

Final enrollment numbers for the Fall 2016 Semester published on the Office of Institutional Effectiveness’ website revealed a 9.4 percent decrease in last year’s total—down from 8,961 students to 8,120 students.

By Campus Editor

October 3, 2016

Despite predictions that 2016 would be the year of enrollment “turnaround,” official figures showed a net loss of nearly 850 students, marking one of Columbia’s largest drops during its seventh cons...

Two men watch from the window of an apartment as Jennifer Hudson performs at Chicago Pride Fest in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Ill., on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Pride Parade may see its final year in Lakeview

May 11, 2015

The 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade, scheduled for June 28, may leave its usual Lakeview location after this year. The mayor’s office, Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward) and Alderman James Cappleman (46th Ward) have ...

Halftime from the Sideline

Road to the Eastern Conference Finals

April 20, 2015

I’ve been saying it all year and I’ll say it again: The Chicago Bulls are ready to win a championship this year, and it looks like they will.The Eastern Conference is full of teams that everyone e...

Halftime from the Sideline

Opening Day exiled to Wrigley Field

April 6, 2015

It’s hard enough to catch a home run ball, and it’s even harder to catch one in the middle of a construction zone.It’s too bad this is the inconvenient truth that is the Chicago Cubs—one disappo...

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