Marginalia, Graduate Blog

The Blame Game

by Bubba Murray

Suppose you find yourself standing on the train because some guy refused to move his bag from the empty seat. That’s the time to get the old brain cage working.

The Blame Game

Suppose you find yourself standing on the train because some guy refused to move his bag from the empty seat. That’s the time to get the old brain cage working.

Film & Video - Cinema Directing MFA Bubba Murray, james.murray2@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Becoming a Producer

by Dan Mollison

As I started at Columbia last semester, I wrote in this blog quite honestly (and quite often) about the challenges I faced.  I talked about how tough being in grad …

Becoming a Producer

As I started at Columbia last semester, I wrote in this blog quite honestly (and quite often) about the challenges I faced.  I talked about how tough being in grad …

Film & Video - Creative Producing MFA Dan Mollison, dmollison@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Profiles in Gradliness: Kevin Kane

by Chris Terry

Kevin Kane has done a lot for Chicago writers, on-campus and off-, so interviewing him was a no-brainer. The fact that he’s a great guy, a master homebrewer, and the …

Profiles in Gradliness: Kevin Kane

Kevin Kane has done a lot for Chicago writers, on-campus and off-, so interviewing him was a no-brainer. The fact that he’s a great guy, a master homebrewer, and the …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

How to prepare for the movement interview.

by Emily D’Annunzio

If you’ve applied to any of the three movement-oriented graduate programs offered by Columbia College Chicago (Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, GL-CMA, MPACC), you have heard back by now whether or …

How to prepare for the movement interview.

If you’ve applied to any of the three movement-oriented graduate programs offered by Columbia College Chicago (Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling, GL-CMA, MPACC), you have heard back by now whether or …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Emily D’Annunzio, emilyadannunzio@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Elementary Education: On The Hunger Games

by Danielle Holtz

Our most recent assignment for our Methods and Materials for Social Studies course was to complete a book review in order to determine how to use the concepts in the …

Elementary Education: On The Hunger Games

Our most recent assignment for our Methods and Materials for Social Studies course was to complete a book review in order to determine how to use the concepts in the …

Elementary Education MAT Danielle Holtz, danielle.holtz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Just a Year Away: Journalism Jobs, Real and Hoped For

by Stephanie Ewing

For many would-be grad students, February is the month that brings an end to their long wait for admissions decisions from their most-wanted list of schools. For me, this week …

Just a Year Away: Journalism Jobs, Real and Hoped For

For many would-be grad students, February is the month that brings an end to their long wait for admissions decisions from their most-wanted list of schools. For me, this week …

Journalism MA Stephanie Ewing, stephanie.ewing@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Flip Flops in the Windy City: One of Many Reasons Why Chicago is Awesome

by Mason Kaye

I grew up in Portland, Oregon.  It is the greatest city ever [fact].  I had extremely high expectations when I moved to Chicago, and I am pleased to say they …

Flip Flops in the Windy City: One of Many Reasons Why Chicago is Awesome

I grew up in Portland, Oregon.  It is the greatest city ever [fact].  I had extremely high expectations when I moved to Chicago, and I am pleased to say they …

Music Composition for the Screen MFA Mason Kaye, mason.kaye@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

An Interview with MFA Candidate Joshua Young About His Book When the Wolves Quit

by Brian Miles

I recently sat down with MFA Candidate Joshua Young to talk about his new book, When the Wolves Quit: A Play-In-Verse, out from Gold Wake Press. We met at The …

An Interview with MFA Candidate Joshua Young About His Book When the Wolves Quit

I recently sat down with MFA Candidate Joshua Young to talk about his new book, When the Wolves Quit: A Play-In-Verse, out from Gold Wake Press. We met at The …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Brian Miles, brian.c.miles@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Elementary Education: On Curriculum Slams

by Danielle Holtz

A few weeks ago, I received an email from the Manager of Teacher Programs at the MCA Chicago inviting me to attend their annual Curriculum Slam. I was stoked to …

Elementary Education: On Curriculum Slams

A few weeks ago, I received an email from the Manager of Teacher Programs at the MCA Chicago inviting me to attend their annual Curriculum Slam. I was stoked to …

Elementary Education MAT Danielle Holtz, danielle.holtz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Working and Being a Full-Time Grad Student

by Emily D’Annunzio

One of the most common questions I receive from prospective dance/movement therapy and counseling students is, “Do you work?”  Although the answer to that question is yes (because I do), …

Working and Being a Full-Time Grad Student

One of the most common questions I receive from prospective dance/movement therapy and counseling students is, “Do you work?”  Although the answer to that question is yes (because I do), …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Emily D’Annunzio, emilyadannunzio@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605