All in the Family

Fresh from their Open House appearance, mother-daughter duo Roz Varon ’80 and Sara Janz ’18 reflect on their Columbia classroom experiences.

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Anna Shapiro Returns to Campus for Theatre Reunion Weekend

Before delivering the keynote address at Theatre Reunion Weekend, Anna Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15 talks to Columbia Connection about her college memories and why she doesn’t believe in disasters.

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Journalist Mary Mitchell Recalls Writing for the Columbia Chronicle

As The Columbia Chronicle turns 45, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell ’91, HDR ’18 recalls how working on the student paper set her on the path to become one of Chicago’s top journalists.

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New National Alumni Board member Bryan Smiley's Hollywood Stepping Stones

Bryan Smiley ’09 recalls the Hollywood path that led him to feature film development at Columbia Pictures—one that began at Columbia College Chicago. 

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Behind the Scenes with Shani Black and John Baldivia

Shani Black and John Baldivia ’05 dish on their entertainment industry careers before their appearances at CAAN Connect: LA.

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Natiya Reggans Expands on her Commencement 2018 Speech

As a 2018 commencement speaker, Natiya Reggans shared a simple and powerful message: You are enough.

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Buddha Jones Alumni Talk Trailers and More

Semester in LA Students got an up-close talk from Dan Asma ’92, Caitlin Nordigian ’11, Bryan Coleman ’07, and Mohamed Nazar ’16, who are currently employed at the trailer-crafting power player Buddha Jones. They talked with us about Columbia ties, their work, and what drew them to editing in the first place.

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered

Student Bronwyn Schlaefer is mapping out where ASL alumni end up—one postcard at a time.

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Behind the Scenes on My Block, My Hood, My City

Jason Polevoi '08 and Teddy Wachholz '10 follow three Chicago high school seniors in the documentary My Block, My Hood, My City. 

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Smitten in the South Loop

Love is in the air at Columbia College Chicago! Stock up on Valentine’s Day candy and sit down with these 12 alumni romances. 

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