This 1972 poster for Columbia depicts 540 N. Lake Shore Drive, the school’s then-headquarters, as a hive of creative energy and self-expre..
DEMO: You became president of Columbia in 2013. What has surprised you about the college?
PRESIDENT KIM: A wonderful surprise was comin..
As Chicago prepared for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, two orators and educators wisely chose the Windy City as the home of a n..
1927–1944: Columbia in Transition
Columbia College of Expression went through a period of great change following the deaths of its founde..
In the mid-20th century, Columbia became a hub for veterans eager to enter the rapidly growing fields of radio and television. Columbia ad..
The Columbia of the ’60s was the ultimate underdog. With flailing enrollment and few resources, the school could have folded. Instead, Pre..
An ever-increasing focus on the student experience and a permanent home in the South Loop continued to transform Columbia through the new ..
Over the years, support from alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends has propelled Columbia to the forefront of arts and media educati..
In this special anniversary issue, you’ll revisit former DEMO subjects, meet new ones and trace Columbia’s exciting last decade of histo..
For the second half of our anniversary issue, catch up with alumni who are hosting game shows, saving animals, snapping photos around the ..