Marginalia, Graduate Blog

From Commencement to Capstone

by Jeni Crone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

From Commencement to Capstone

Last Weekend Cohort 22 graduated…symbolically. Our families came into town, we put on caps and gowns and walked across a stage, but we still have a little bit more work …

Education - Visual Arts MAT Jeni Crone, jennifer.crone@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

We Did It!

by Kaity Sinke

I can’t even believe we’ve come to the end. Research Celebration, Manifest, and Commencement truly made for one of the most beautiful and emotional weeks I’ve ever had. I am …

We Did It!

I can’t even believe we’ve come to the end. Research Celebration, Manifest, and Commencement truly made for one of the most beautiful and emotional weeks I’ve ever had. I am …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

30 weeks, Blink…

by Jennifer Ligaya

Year One…This school year FLEW by. I remember everything, in colorful bursting blurs. I have been smacked around in the gentlest way. The lifted moments shared the heart ache. I …

30 weeks, Blink…

Year One…This school year FLEW by. I remember everything, in colorful bursting blurs. I have been smacked around in the gentlest way. The lifted moments shared the heart ache. I …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Jennifer Ligaya, jennifer.ligaya@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Goodbye, MarginAliens!

by Parker Stockman

Goodbye, my friends. It is with a light heart that I leave you in the capable hands of the new ambassador, Brittany! I say “light heart” because I am so …

Goodbye, MarginAliens!

Goodbye, my friends. It is with a light heart that I leave you in the capable hands of the new ambassador, Brittany! I say “light heart” because I am so …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Parker Stockman, parker.stockman@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The end is near

by Kaity Sinke

I cannot believe that my journey of graduate school is coming to a close. I have made so many incredible memories here in Chicago and I have grown tremendously. Now …

The end is near

I cannot believe that my journey of graduate school is coming to a close. I have made so many incredible memories here in Chicago and I have grown tremendously. Now …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Kaity Sinke, kaitysinke@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Business Cards of Inspiring Filmmakers

by Katie Sponseller

I got new business cards this week. I’ve had the same ones for two years now and since it’s time to network and look for the next opportunity, I figured …

The Business Cards of Inspiring Filmmakers

I got new business cards this week. I’ve had the same ones for two years now and since it’s time to network and look for the next opportunity, I figured …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing MFA Katie Sponseller, katie.sponseller@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Soon-Soon Monsoon

by Justin Grogan

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

Soon-Soon Monsoon

I was recently speaking with my thesis advisor, Michael Robins, when he mentioned that it is common for manuscripts to end where the next book picks up. I hadn’t really …

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

The Job Search Begins

by Justin Botz

Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school …

The Job Search Begins

Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
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: Javier Delgado

by Conor O'Farrell

“So, like right now, for example the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, ‘What about the strain on our resources?’ Well it’s like when I …

Student Spotlight: Javier Delgado

“So, like right now, for example the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all, ‘What about the strain on our resources?’ Well it’s like when I …

Cinema Art + Science - Creative Producing Conor O'Farrell, conor.ofarrell@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605