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Michael Fry on the wall of 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Television professor resigns, cites racial discrimination

February 20, 2017

Michael Fry, An associate professor in the Television Department who is known collegewide as one of the faces of Columbia in its advertising campaign on campus buildings, resigned Jan. 20, citing...

Fans of Classic Album Sundays, a music listening party that started in 2010, enjoy listening to classic albums with professional audio equipment every month. CAS now hosts parties worldwide, including a local chapter in Chicago hosted by Sam Willett, Chicago music nerd and journalist.

Intimate listening experience celebrates timeless albums

October 31, 2016

Music lovers of all ages visited Saturday Audio Exchange Oct. 23, to listen to Billie Holiday’s Lady in Satin in its entirety—without cell phones or verbal distractions—on professional audio equipment wit...

HBO actress and executive producer Issa Rae participated in a Q&A with students and staff after a screening of her upcoming show, “Insecure” on Sept. 26.

HBO’s Issa Rae: ‘No one can tell the stories you can tell’

October 3, 2016

During a discussion she held with Columbia students Sept. 26, HBO actress and producer Issa Rae shared what she said was the best advice she received about working in the television industry.“Never b...

Ex-felons’ voting rights must be protected

May 2, 2016

Virginia just added 200,000 newly eligible voters to its voting population right in time for the 2016 presidential election, according to an April 22 NPR article.An executive order by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe restored the voting rights of felons who have served their time in prison and are now on parole or probation. The order also allows released felons to run for public office and serve on a jury or as notaries, accordi...

Columbia has partnered with South Loop Strength & Conditioning to offer CrossFit, a hybrid exercise program.

Columbia gets ‘CrossFit’

February 23, 2015

CrossFit is in the running to be offered as a new fitness program for Columbia students this semester.The college is entering a trial partnership with the South Loop Strength & Conditioning CrossFit...

Four of Columbia’s choral groups performed, including the pop orchestra, gospel repertory ensemble, gospel choir and jazz pop choir. The concert concluded with a collaborative performance from all groups.

Choirs sing to help All Chicago

December 8, 2014

More than $5,000 was raised for All Chicago, a nonprofit organization helping the homeless, at Columbia’s Hope, Help & Humanity benefit concert Dec. 2 at Jones College Prep High School, 700 S. Stat...

TV alumnus creates Super Bowl Commercial

By Alyssa Medina

February 19, 2014

For Mike Cullen, a 2013 television alumnus, Super Bowl Sunday was more than just a game; it was a stepping stone in his career all because of a 30 second Doritos commercial, viewed by 111.5 million football fans.Doritos’ “Crash the Super Bowl” is an annual contest that encourages consumers to submit their own 30-second commercial advertising the brand of nacho cheese-flavored tortilla chips. Contestants have the chance to wi...

City puts breaks on ride-share companies

By Metro Editor

February 17, 2014

Ride-share companies, such as Uber and Lyft, are facing roadblocks because of regulations pro- posed by the mayor and a lawsuit filed by major cab companies. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Emma Mitts (37th Ward) introduced a draft ordinance to City Council Feb. 5 to standardize the currently unregulated ride-share companies. If the ordinance passes, ride-share companies would be required to pay an annual fee of $25,0...

Cook County allocates $2 million to violence prevention

By Hallie Zolkower-Kutz

November 5, 2012

Cook County officials will not pursue a tax on bullets, as Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle suggested in her Oct. 18 budget proposal. Instead, the county will allocate $2 million to health care and nonprofits with experience in violence prevention and community outreach.The updated proposal, presented Oct. 31, still contains the $25 firearm tax that was in the original proposal, but the 5-cent bullet tax that c...

Skatalites continue to jam

By Alex Stedman

October 22, 2012

Band breakups are all too common, but some bands stay active for decades.Since its formation in 1964, Jamaican ska band The Skatalites has released 15 studio albums and had a number of lineup changes after a few band members died.The current members—Lester Sterling, alto saxophone; Doreen Shaffer, vocals; Azemobo Audu, tenor saxophone; Andrae Murchison, trombone; Kevin Batchelor, trumpet; Val Douglas, bass guitar; Natty ...

‘The British are coming’ to ‘Freq Out’

By Lisa Schulz

April 23, 2012

Harrison O’Neal sits cross-legged in a leather chair with an old book in hand, his hair styled in a greased comb-over and fake rotten teeth in his mouth. A fireplace, statue and a painting mimicking his formal posture surround him in an odd scene introducing four exchange students from Bath Spa University in England to satirical American humor.Columbia’s Television Department dipped its toes in British humor during its seco...

Studying abroad broadens horizons

By Lisa Schulz

April 16, 2012

In three weeks, the spring 2012 semester will be history. Summer 2012, on the other hand, a time to study history—the foundation of Columbia’s overseas study program’s curriculum.For the program’s annual summer trips, approximately 12 students will pack up their bags and check Prague and Florence off their study destination wish lists. The Florence trip lasts from June 28–July 28 and is hosted by the Fiction Writing ...

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