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Jon Stern, the college’s former vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, departed from the college May 17.

Development, Alumni Relations VP out after nearly two years

May 19, 2016

Jon Stern, the college’s vice president of Alumni Relations and Development, left the college May 17, holding the position for less than two years.Stern is leaving to “pursue other opportunities,...

Student Financial Services invests in art students’ future | The Columbia Chronicle

May 13, 2016

As part of Manifest, Columbia's Student Financial Services Office conducted an art contest, where seven students competed for their mural to be displayed on the third floor of the 600 S. Michigan Ave. B...

El Salvador’s pregnancy ban is Catch 22

By ARTS & CULTURE REPORTER

April 29, 2016

A world in which women have no reproductive rights and are ordered not to become pregnant sounds like bad science fiction, but it exists in El Salvador. The country's pregnancy ban ties the hands of women, leaving them with a choice of life without reproductive rights or life behind bars, according to an April 25 Marie Claire article.In response to the escalating Zika virus and its affects on babies across Latin America, El...

Laura Collins finds artistic inspiration in celebrity culture

Chicago-based artist Laura Collins’ paintings depicting Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will be featured in “The Olsen Twins Hiding From The Paparazzi” at the Tonya Harding Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum in New York City from April 22–May 1. 

By Arts & Culture Editor

April 18, 2016

The time is 4:15 p.m. Matt Harkins and Viviana Olen are a bit scatterbrained as they answer the phone for an interview.Why? Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have posted their first-ever public selfie.“We’re freaking out ri...

Old theater paper gets digital reboot

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By Arts & Culture Reporter

April 11, 2016

Before it ceased publishing in 2011, the Chicago theater community newspaper PerformInk was known as a resource for anyone in the local entertainment industry or looking to break into it.Now it’s bac...

Spring enrollment 2016

Enrollment low, despite retention spike

February 21, 2016

Columbia’s total enrollment has dropped to 8,100 students, a 9.6 percent decrease of 861 students from the Fall 2015 Semester and a 5.1 percent decline of 433 students from the previous spring. This i...

The cast of About Face Theatre’s world premiere ‘Le Switch,’ perform at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., as the show examines the antiquated stereotypes of gay marriage after its legalization in the United States. 

Theater Wit brings gay marriage to center stage

January 25, 2016

In honor of its 20th anniversary, About Face Theatre is premiering “Le Switch,” a play about a gay couple exploring the meaning of  commitment amid nationwide marriage equality.“Le Switch” wa...

“Krampus!” actors performed a short scene from the play at Christkindlmarket in Daley Plaza Dec. 1, next to the Grand Timber Haus.

He knows when you’ve been naughty—Krampus is coming to town

December 7, 2015

Instead of receiving coal, naughty kids this Christmas season will face being terrorized by the monster Krampus, thanks to a holiday production the Strangeloop Theatre is scheduled to run Dec. 7–8 and Dec....

Phoebe Pryce (Jessica) and Jonathan Pryce (Shylock) will perform in Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre’s production of “The Merchant of Venice,” featured at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago in 2016.

Chicago ‘to be’ part of Shakespeare 400 celebration

November 23, 2015

It seems this is not the “winter of our discontent” because Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Nov. 13 a yearlong festival, which is scheduled to take place in Chicago during 2016, in honor of the 400th ...

Playwright John Logan’s “Never The Sinner” premiered  in Chicago in 1985 to critical acclaim.

‘Never The Sinner’ examines ‘Crime of the Century’

November 9, 2015

“Never The Sinner,” a play by Tony Award winner John Logan detailing the 1924 murder trial of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began its run at the Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., o...

‘Chi-raq’ trailer spikes concern

By Opinions Editor

November 9, 2015

Filmmaker Spike Lee has devoted his career to making socially conscious films examining race relations and urban issues. Lee’s upcoming film, “Chi-raq,” set to be released Dec. 4, is a fictional tale about the gang and gun violence plaguing Chicago’s South and West Sides. Set in the Englewood neighborhood, the story is based on the Greek play “Lysistrata,” by Aristophanes, in which women withhold sex from their husbands ...

Narciso Lobo has been playing the ukelele for nine years and has drawn in viewers and subscribers for his songs on YouTube and at ukelele festivals.

Virtuoso grad shares theatre with ukulele

November 2, 2015

Columbia has always been a place where students can be themselves and express their art freely, said alumnus Narciso Lobo, a singer/songwriter, ukulele player, actor and 1995 graduate with a bachelor’s ...

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