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Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza. Left to right: Nihal Advani, CEO and founder, Herrman Taraporewala, marketing manager and Aaqib Usman, interactive producer. 

Georama, Lurie Children’s bring world to patients

February 2, 2015

Georama, an interactive virtual travel company, is partnering with Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave., to take patients who cannot leave the hospital on virtual adventures around the world....

Professor Louis Silverstein raised questions at the fourth roundtable discussion Nov. 17 at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building.

Retooling curricula for the 21st century

November 24, 2014

The idea of creating a curriculum for the 21st century took center stage Nov. 17 at the fourth roundtable discussion hosted by the college during the drafting process of its Strategic Plan.Students and staf...

Dale Tolosa, dressed as an X-wing pilot, poses for a photo shot by someone off screen with a scale model of the spacecraft during a sneak-preview of

George Lucas considers Chicago for museum

April 28, 2014

About 100 citizens interested in luring George Lucas’ collection of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago spoke at an April 23 public hearing held by a task force trying to find a local site for the mu...

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Garlic Sriracha wings

April 14, 2014

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The birds are finally thawed and chirping, and all the excess rain and snow is evaporating with the return of that big, orange, blinding thing in the sky. Yes, ...

Back to Ghoul Bash raises funds for scholarships

By Dannis Valera

November 5, 2012

Mark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to the undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid on a few items.This was the scene Nov. 1 when Columbia faculty and staff members gathered to raise money for scholarships at the second Back to Ghoul Bash at Stage Two in the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, where they listened to bands, bid in a silent auction and ...

Back to Ghoul Bash attracts faculty, scholarship funds

By Contributing Writer

November 5, 2012

by Elizabeth Earl, Contributing WriterMark Twain stopped drinking his soda to listen to an undead Miss Ohio announce that the silent auction would be ending soon, and a princess quickly went to bid.This was the scene at the second annual Back to Ghoul Bash on Nov. 1 at Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Ave. Faculty and staff, many in costume, gathered to raise money for scholarships.“We wanted a culmination of committed Columbi...

Columbia’s 24-Hour Night brings students together in Halloween fashion

By Ivana Hester

October 29, 2012

Skinny jeans weren’t the only thing that caused chafing at Columbia’s annual 24-Hour Night, held Oct. 25–26.The event, touted as “Halloween, Columbia style,” was hosted by several student organizations and included a mechanical bull riding competition, a pumpkin carving contest, scary movie screenings and the Creepy Coming Out Ball sponsored by Common Ground, Columbia’s LGBTQ club.Lynsey Mukomel, a marketing manager...

“Attack the Block” brings the goods

By Drew Hunt

July 28, 2011

One of the most practiced activities in the film geek community is predicting the next “cult classic.” Considering cult classics usually earn the title after years of obscurity and glacial word-of-mouth, predicting one is a difficult task—especially considering the influence of the Internet, which has effectively erased obscurity and word-of-mouth. But in a world where the Internet didn’t exist, “Attack the Block,...

Using turntables to make his mark

By Shardae Smith

November 1, 2010

Once a month, The Chronicle profiles people on campus who are doing interesting or important things. We’re always watching for faculty, staff and students with a story to tell. Here’s someone you should know.If you’ve attended a student event at Columbia within the last three years, then you have probably seen Olu Adelabi spinning on the turntables. Also known as DJ Continental, the Kalamazoo, Mich., native has been ...

Students put their best foot forward

By CiaraShook

April 19, 2010

Students and the public packed the seats in Stage Two,  of the 618 S. Michigan Ave. Building, on April 15 to see the Student Programming Board’s first dance competition to find out who really has the “biggest foot” on campus.This was Biggest Foot’s first year, and audience members brought as much of the party as the contestants with their dynamic enthusiasm for the dancers’ skills and creativity. Biggest Foot was present...

Performance pushes art, political boundary

By CiaraShook

October 26, 2009

La Pocha Nostra, performance troupe of artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña, will bring “Corpo Illicito: The Post-Human Society #69” to Columbia on Oct. 30 as part of the first installment in Critical Encounters’ Artists in Residence series.Gómez-Peña said the group is devoted to erasing the borders between art and politics. “Corpo Illicito” pushes boundaries of faith, culture, identity, race and how people perceive their ow...

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