April 2016


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Damon Maloney Reports from Flint

Flint, Michigan’s ABC12 reporter Damon Maloney (BA ’08) talks with us about the city’s ongoing water crisis and what makes local TV so important in today’s media world.
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Alumni in the News: Brad Bischoff

The Chicago Tribune featured filmmaker Brad Bischoff’s (BA ’09) recent collaboration with the Music Box Theatre and IFP Chicago and his upcoming debut feature film, Grasshopper, which Bischoff describes as a “dark version of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”​
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LA Alumni Social & Networking Event

Join us on the private back patio of the historic Formosa Café for an evening with your fellow Los Angeles alumni! The first 40 people to arrive will receive a drink ticket. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Registration is required for this event.
7 – 10 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Formosa Café
7156 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
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D.C. Alumni Reception with President Kwang-Wu Kim

D.C. alumni, join us for a special alumni reception with President Kwang-Wu Kim. Enjoy beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres. You don’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity to reconnect with your fellow alumni in the nation’s capital.
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Pennsylvania 6
1350 I St. NW, Washington, D.C.
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2016 Manifest Alumni Party

Experience the extravagance and colorful energy of a Rio de Janeiro Carnival at the 2016 Manifest Alumni Party! Don your brightest outfit and let the beat of the music lead you to our exclusive alumni party as we celebrate Columbia’s annual urban arts festival. Enjoy food, drinks, music and more.
6 - 9 p.m.
Friday, May 13, 2016
1132 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
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San Franciso Alumni Social & Networking Event

Calling all Bay Area alumni! Join us for a fantastic evening of reconnecting with old friends and building new connections. Don’t miss this opportunity to reminisce, network and socialize with other creatives who once called Chicago home.

6:30 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Jones Restaurant
620 Jones St., San Francisco, CA
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The Chicago Video Game Law Summit 2016

Video games and law meet on this day of academic panels dedicated to the legal protections required in video game production. Game developers, industry representatives, legal experts and other professionals will explore, explain and debate the latest issues in video game law. This event requires a ticket.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
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Columbia Alumni Facebook Groups

Attention, LA and New York City alumni: connect with your fellow Columbia grads through the Columbia Grads in LA or Columbia College Chicago Alumni in NYC Facebook groups. Both are great places to connect, network and share job opportunities, social outings, housing leads and much more.


Seeking new job opportunities? Want to hire alumni or students? Check out ColumbiaWorks, the college's online job board, to connect with opportunities, view job openings, look for employees and more.
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2016 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

This year's commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients include Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning artists and creative leaders. The honorees will address students at commencement ceremonies throughout May 14 and 15.
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Eric Freedman Named New Dean for School of Media Arts

Eric Freedman will join Columbia College Chicago as new dean of the School of Media Arts on July 1. He'll also serve as a professor in the Cinema Art + Science department. 
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Art in the Library

Art in the Library showcases the creativity of student, faculty, staff and alumni artists. Check out the exhibits through May.
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