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Alumni bring style back for Big Walls

Justus Roe, a 2008 interactive arts & media alumnus; Don’t Fret, a photography alumnus; and Ruben Aguirre, a 2002 art + design alumnus, all said they are excited to return to Columbia to create murals on a large scale for Big Walls. 

By Campus Reporter

May 7, 2016

Three alumni have been invited to bring their unique styles to campus with their abstract, graffiti-like and cartoon-inspired styles as a part of Columbia’s Big Walls mural initiative. Justus Roe, a 2008 i...

President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim said the college is awaiting further assistance with Monetary Award Program funding.

Students still without MAP for upcoming academic year

May 2, 2016

Illinois’ legislature announced April 22 that state funding would be allocated for higher education, but it is still unclear whether the money budgeted for Monetary Award Program funding could affect ...

Wicker Park staple Rapid Transit Cycleshop closed after more than 21 years last February due to financial problems. 

Cosmic Bikes gives cycling duo fresh start

April 11, 2016

The closing of Rapid Transit Cycleshop last February deflated the city’s cycling community like air rushing out of a flat tire.However, just weeks later, Justyna Frank and Chris Stodder, the husband an...

A capella group The Filharmonic gained national attention after competing on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and being featured in “Pitch Perfect 2.” 

The Filharmonic to be ‘Pitch Perfect’ on tour

April 11, 2016

The Filharmonic, an a capella group best-known for its fourth-place run on NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and cameo in “Pitch Perfect 2,” is currently on its “Get Up and Go” headlining tour.  The ...

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