Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Why Grad School?

by Steph Jurusz

This past week I had the pleasure of meeting some of the newly admitted students in the next cohort of Nonfiction MFA students at Columbia. One of the questions prospective …

Why Grad School?

This past week I had the pleasure of meeting some of the newly admitted students in the next cohort of Nonfiction MFA students at Columbia. One of the questions prospective …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

WRAPPING UP IN WARP SPEED: AWP & PREPARING FOR THE JUMP

by Daniel Scott Parker

Whoever said you can only yolo once was wrong. Last Tuesday morning I missed my flight to Seattle. The United Airlines attendant told me the next available flight wasn’t until …

WRAPPING UP IN WARP SPEED: AWP & PREPARING FOR THE JUMP

Whoever said you can only yolo once was wrong. Last Tuesday morning I missed my flight to Seattle. The United Airlines attendant told me the next available flight wasn’t until …

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

The Beginning of the End

by Conor O'Farrell

It’s a rousing time; two weeks of class remain before the move to Los Angeles; we’ve made a breakthrough in drafting one of my feature projects; we’re about to enter …

The Beginning of the End

It’s a rousing time; two weeks of class remain before the move to Los Angeles; we’ve made a breakthrough in drafting one of my feature projects; we’re about to enter …

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

Goodbye and thank you from one ambassador

by Katie Kather

Well, this is my last post for Marginalia, so I’m sending you with this giant selfie. It’s a strangely sentimental selfie because I took one very similar my first day …

Goodbye and thank you from one ambassador

Well, this is my last post for Marginalia, so I’m sending you with this giant selfie. It’s a strangely sentimental selfie because I took one very similar my first day …

Journalism MA Katie Kather, kathryn.kather@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

A whole lot of life: what’s happened since I finished the Journalism program

by Katie Kather

In my last post, I wrapped up what a great program it had been for my cohort. I think I ended the post by saying that I was taking a …

A whole lot of life: what’s happened since I finished the Journalism program

In my last post, I wrapped up what a great program it had been for my cohort. I think I ended the post by saying that I was taking a …

Journalism MA Katie Kather, kathryn.kather@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Nearing the end…

by Katie Kather

It feels so strange that I’ll be done with the Journalism, MA program exactly one month after posting this. Mostly, I feel panic when I think about it.  Thesis!  Final …

Nearing the end…

It feels so strange that I’ll be done with the Journalism, MA program exactly one month after posting this. Mostly, I feel panic when I think about it.  Thesis!  Final …

Journalism MA Katie Kather, kathryn.kather@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Goodbye from an AEMM Grad Ambassador

by Ali Porter

Dear Past, Present, and Future Columbia Grad Students, Well this is it. A year has flown by and this is my last blog post as Graduate Ambassador for the Arts, …

Goodbye from an AEMM Grad Ambassador

Dear Past, Present, and Future Columbia Grad Students, Well this is it. A year has flown by and this is my last blog post as Graduate Ambassador for the Arts, …

Arts, Entertainment & Media Management MAM Ali Porter, alistair.porter@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Goodbyes and Hellos: My Last Marginalia Post

by Ashley Saunders

This post is bittersweet for me because it will be my last time writing to you, Marginalia readers! Now that I’ve graduated the program and handed in my thesis, it’s …

Goodbyes and Hellos: My Last Marginalia Post

This post is bittersweet for me because it will be my last time writing to you, Marginalia readers! Now that I’ve graduated the program and handed in my thesis, it’s …

Art Education (K-12) MAT Ashley Saunders, ashley.saunders@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Conclusions II

by Monica Brown

I finished my last class at Columbia and have completed my MA in Interdisciplinary Arts. At the beginning of the year, I was looking forward to this moment. To the …

Conclusions II

I finished my last class at Columbia and have completed my MA in Interdisciplinary Arts. At the beginning of the year, I was looking forward to this moment. To the …

Interdisciplinary Arts MA Monica Brown, monica.brown@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

School’s out forever!

by Danielle Holtz

Graduation weekend at Columbia is always a raucous, joyful time. Manifest takes over almost the entirety of the South Loop, and you can feel the pride radiating off the students, …

School’s out forever!

Graduation weekend at Columbia is always a raucous, joyful time. Manifest takes over almost the entirety of the South Loop, and you can feel the pride radiating off the students, …

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

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