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Evan Bartlett (right) senior cinema art + science major and president of Young at Heart Adventures will bike from Chicago to Los Angeles with Tim Jacks (middle) senior cinema art + science major and Zack Cieslak (left) cinema art + science alumnus.

Students ‘Ride the Battle’ for hope

April 28, 2014

After driving cross-country in 2012 to inspire cancer patients, one Columbia student is at it again. But this time, instead of going in a car or van, he is traveling on two wheels. In the summer of 2012, Evan Bartlett, senior cinema art + science major, and two of his friends d...

Transitioning Transfers

By Campus News Editor

September 23, 2013

AN ADMINISTRATION CLAIM that this year’s freshman class is the largest in years may merely reflect the school’s new method of defining who is a freshman and who is a transfer student.What amounts to a semantic change in calculation may also account for the dramatic 25 percent decrease in transfer enrollment, a figure released by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.Keri Walters, assistant dean for faculty advising f...

Blood, babes in zombie burlesque

By Alex Stedman

October 15, 2012

Decaying flesh and rancid smells are usually the first things that come to mind when thinking of zombies. The last would be beautiful, scantily clad women.“Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque” is the newest show at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave. Writer and director K Leo is a fan of “The Walking Dead,” and decided to write a parody based on the TV show. His burlesque runs through October and plays...

Bringing ‘Odd Folk’ to the big city

By Alex Stedman

October 1, 2012

When some think of folk or bluegrass music, they might think of wide open pastures, farms and other bucolic sites. The big city hardly comes to mind, but Odd Folk is bringing folk-bluegrass, or “Newgrass” as they describe it, to Chicago. Since March, the group of three Columbia undergraduates and one Columbia alumnus has built a fan base with its album “Die Young,” released Aug. 6, and a recent summerMidwest tour.Sin...

J-Term courses seek evaluation

By Lisa Schulz

January 17, 2012

For some, the holiday break means migrating home for hibernation. For others, it means nestling inside Columbia’s buildings to analyze zombie movies and experience other peculiar annual courses for spring semester credit.J-Term courses, held from Jan. 3–14—one week shorter this year than previously—are “disarrayed” and in need of re-evaluation, according to Pan Papacosta, professor in the Science and Mathematics Department. Papacosta, ch...

Zombies make list, but not the cut

By Alexandra Kukulka

September 19, 2011

Columbia’s Zombies in Popular Media class ranked eighth on CNN’s Mental_Floss magazine’s “22 Fascinating and Bizarre College Classes” list, beating The Joy of Garbage taught at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.This J-Term course explores the history and depiction of zombies in popular media over the last century, according to Brendan Riley, creator and professor of Zombies in Popular Media. However, this cou...

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