Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

by Justin Grogan

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Last Days of the Penultimate Semester

I remember watching the poetry cohort before me hit the last semester of their MFA Poetry lives, and I hadn’t yet comprehended the emotions that would come. Now, in the …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Justin Grogan, jgrogan@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

That’s a wrap!

by Chelsea Rowan

Yesterday (Dec 11)  was the final day of classes for the Cinema Arts & Science, MFA first years. The day was marked with the screening of the Directors’ final films. …

That’s a wrap!

Yesterday (Dec 11)  was the final day of classes for the Cinema Arts & Science, MFA first years. The day was marked with the screening of the Directors’ final films. …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Why filmmaking? A talk with Marie Ullrich

by Chelsea Rowan

Why do I want to be a filmmaker? That’s a hard question to answer, nearly impossible. I have millions of reasons, both personal and collective. Being a filmmaker means a …

Why filmmaking? A talk with Marie Ullrich

Why do I want to be a filmmaker? That’s a hard question to answer, nearly impossible. I have millions of reasons, both personal and collective. Being a filmmaker means a …

Cinema Art + Science - Cinema Directing MFA Chelsea Rowan, chelsea.rowan@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Faculty Spotlight: Dawoud Bey

by Evan Baden

Working with Dawoud Bey is a pretty amazing experience. I suppose it depends on your working method or style how much some of his advice can direct you, but like …

Faculty Spotlight: Dawoud Bey

Working with Dawoud Bey is a pretty amazing experience. I suppose it depends on your working method or style how much some of his advice can direct you, but like …

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Faculty Spotlight: Tony Trigilio

by Daniel Scott Parker

My thesis, on the surface level, concerns a double murder that happened outside of my hometown in Georgia in 1930, and the bodies were found buried under a pea patch. …

Faculty Spotlight: Tony Trigilio

My thesis, on the surface level, concerns a double murder that happened outside of my hometown in Georgia in 1930, and the bodies were found buried under a pea patch. …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: Jess Dugan

by Evan Baden

Jess Dugan recently completed her MFA at Columbia and she is already well on her way to having success in the field of photography.

Student Spotlight: Jess Dugan

Jess Dugan recently completed her MFA at Columbia and she is already well on her way to having success in the field of photography.

Photography MFA Evan Baden, evan.baden@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: James Eidson

by Daniel Scott Parker

In a class of 11 poets, we get close. But not always close enough. With the maelstrom of putting together a thesis, teaching, and working, getting time to hang out …

Student Spotlight: James Eidson

In a class of 11 poets, we get close. But not always close enough. With the maelstrom of putting together a thesis, teaching, and working, getting time to hang out …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Student Spotlight: Kelsey Hayenga

by Joshua C. Robinson

An educator, photo company founder, and now a Masters Candidate, Kelsey Hayenga has been all over the world, and she brings a world of experience to Columbia College Chicago. Kelsey …

Student Spotlight: Kelsey Hayenga

An educator, photo company founder, and now a Masters Candidate, Kelsey Hayenga has been all over the world, and she brings a world of experience to Columbia College Chicago. Kelsey …

Business & Entrepreneurship MAM Joshua C. Robinson, JoshuaCDRobinson@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

by Christine Reed

Camp is over and school is (almost) in.  I have been spending the better part of August preparing to start a new dance program at Ravenswood Elementary School.  Along with all …

Goodbyes and New Beginnings

Camp is over and school is (almost) in.  I have been spending the better part of August preparing to start a new dance program at Ravenswood Elementary School.  Along with all …

Elementary Education MAT Christine Reed, christine.reed1@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS

by Daniel Scott Parker

It’s hard to believe that my year as ambassador is coming to a close. It’s been a terrifically exciting, prolific, and rewarding year, and serving as ambassador has only made …

THAT’S ALL, FOLKS

It’s hard to believe that my year as ambassador is coming to a close. It’s been a terrifically exciting, prolific, and rewarding year, and serving as ambassador has only made …

Daniel Scott Parker MFA Poetry Daniel Scott Parker, danielsparker@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605