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  • Career development
  • Happy hours and/or mixers
  • Screenings
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    Chronicle Reunion

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM
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    You're invited to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Columbia Chronicle. Join us in honoring the past and celebrating the future of one of the highest-rated student-produced newspapers of its kind. Reminisce with alumni spanning the decades and connect with current Chronicle students, faculty, staff, and special guests.

    Featured Alumni Speakers:

    Mary Mitchell ’91, HDR '18, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
    Mary Mitchell is an editorial board member and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. She joined the Sun-Times in 1991 as an education writer, and has covered city hall, the federal courts and authored several award-winning series before becoming a columnist in 1995. Mitchell has received numerous journalism and civic awards, including the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Studs Terkel Award from the Community Media Workshop; and the Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club. In 2004, Crain’s Chicago Business honored her as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the city. In 2012, Mitchell received the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Headline Club.

    Hunter Clauss '08, Digital Editor, WBEZ

    Hunter Clauss joined WBEZ as a digital editor in 2016, almost a decade after he interned at the station. Between that timespan, he freelanced for the Chicago Reader, covered city hall for the Chicago News Cooperative, and followed breaking news for the Chicago Sun-Times. He won an Investigative Reporters and Editors award in 2007 for his reporting on nepotism in the Chicago City Council. He is also a four time Lisagor Award loser.

    Saturday, September 22, 2018
    6–9 p.m.
    Chronicle HQ at Columbia College Chicago
    33 E. Congress Pkwy., 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60605

    $45 anniversary registration includes dinner, drinks, entertainment, and more. Alum spouse and/or guests are welcome to register.

    Register today to ensure your grad year is represented!
    All years at the Chronicle are important to the history of the newspaper! Join us and share your story. See who's coming below:

    Dennis Anderson '85
    Begina Armstrong '16
    Sal Barry '01
    Esther Bell ('18)
    Bonnie Booth '89
    Tyra Bosnic '17
    Tiffany Breyne '07
    Erin Brown ('18)
    Tessa Brubaker ('20)
    Andrea Cannon '15
    Maria Cardona '18
    Robert Chiarito '97
    Hunter Clauss '08
    Angela Conners Treimer '14
    Santiago Covarrubias '16
    Natalie Craig '15
    Katherine Davis '16
    Tyler Davis '13
    Brian Dukerschein '13
    James Ewert '07
    Georgia Garvey '03
    Stephanie Goldberg
    Hayley Graham Slefo '07
    Max Green '15
    Jesse Hinchcliffe '16
    Sarah Impola '17
    Cyryl Jakubowski '07
    Charles Jefferson '14
    Vincent Johnson '99
    Jeff Justman '75
    Debbie Justman '75
    Suzanne Kopoulos '85
    Brent Lewis '12
    Mary Mattucci '80
    Suzanne McBride
    Amber Meade '12
    Blaise Mesa ('20)
    Deborah Mihm '76
    Mary Mitchell ’91, HDR '18
    Maryanne O'Dowd '83
    Ariana Portalatin ('19)
    Chris Richert '99
    Andrea Salcedo '18
    Heather Schröering '13
    Michel Schwartz '96
    Kyra Senese '16
    George Slefo '07
    Len Strazewski
    Gretchen Sterba '17
    Peggi Terzakis '81
    Carleigh Turner
    Rudy Vorkapic '88
    Tatiana Walk-Morris '14
    Molly Walsh ('19)
    Brianna Wellen '12
    Lukasz Wilusz '12
    Jake Wittich '17
    Alice Werley '13
    Jennifer Wolan '16

    If you do not wish to have your name published in this list, please email us at

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    Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 05:30 PM through October 20, 2019
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    OCTOBER 19-20, 2018


    The Theatre Reunion Weekend features a special performance of our 2018-19 Mainstage season opener, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, as well as receptions, panel discussions with distinguished alumni, building tours, and a keynote talk by alum Anna Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre.

    Registration is required.


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