House music’s birthplace in Chicago’s West Loop at risk of demolition

The Warehouse, an iconic nightclub that opened its doors in 1977 in Chicago’s West Loop, is considered the birthplace of house music. Under direction from Robert Williams and DJ Frankie Knuckles, the Warehouse was a place for the city’s Black gay community to dance freely and create music in a vibrant environment.

MCA exhibit showcases exploration of home amid diaspora

The exhibit, titled “Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora, 1990s-Today,” includes the work of 37 different artists. Curated by researcher and art critic Carla Acevedo-Yates, it opened in November of 2022 and will close in late April this year.

Professors hold panel to push for more accessible classrooms

Rottier was on a Columbia-hosted panel on Wednesday, March 15 about the best practices for teaching neurodiverse students. The discussion was organized by assistant professors Grace Overbeke and Melissa Gamble and associate professor Jackie Spinner. The three were awarded a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming grant in 2022 to support interdisciplinary collaborative public programming across the college.

One year into Russia’s invasion, hundreds gather in Ukrainian Village

Dozens of Ukrainian flags rippled in the sky Friday evening as community members gathered in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village to commemorate the somber one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

MSU mass shooting stirs safety reflection on campus

As students at Michigan State University returned to classes today following a deadly mass shooting a week ago, Dave Palazzolo, a first-year film major, said he is not sure he feels any safer at Columbia, even though the college’s campus is generally not open to the public.

#TreatmentNotTrauma demands mental health services over proposed CPD budget increases

Dressed in Halloween costumes and carrying jack-o-lanterns full of candy, community organizers and students marched into the lobby of City Hall Friday to protest against the proposed increased police budget.