Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Apartment Searching in the City

by Jenn Tatum

It’s that time of year again. My lease is up, and I’m looking for new digs. And, since the deadline for accepting Columbia’s offer is just right around the corner, …

Apartment Searching in the City

It’s that time of year again. My lease is up, and I’m looking for new digs. And, since the deadline for accepting Columbia’s offer is just right around the corner, …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

FAQ: Part 2

by Steven Spiel

If you checked out my last FAQ and you’ve still got questions, I’m here to the rescue. I’ve got part 2 ready for you today. Hopefully it helps as you …

FAQ: Part 2

If you checked out my last FAQ and you’ve still got questions, I’m here to the rescue. I’ve got part 2 ready for you today. Hopefully it helps as you …

Music Composition for the Screen MFA Steven Spiel, steven.spiel@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

I’m moving to Chicago…but where?!

by Katie Kather

Chicago can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t from the area. Thankfully, it’s a city of neighborhoods, which makes exploring easy. Below are some excerpts about various Chicago neighborhoods …

I’m moving to Chicago…but where?!

Chicago can be a bit overwhelming if you aren’t from the area. Thankfully, it’s a city of neighborhoods, which makes exploring easy. Below are some excerpts about various Chicago neighborhoods …

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

Neighborhood Observations

by Danielle Holtz

Our final assignment from our Dimensions of Multicultural/Global Awareness class reads as follows: “Chicago and its collar suburbs are an amalgam of various ethnic neighborhoods—from Bridgeport to Little Italy, Pilsen, …

Neighborhood Observations

Our final assignment from our Dimensions of Multicultural/Global Awareness class reads as follows: “Chicago and its collar suburbs are an amalgam of various ethnic neighborhoods—from Bridgeport to Little Italy, Pilsen, …

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

Meet The Teachers: Rachel Bernkopf

by Danielle Holtz

Every now and again I mention on Marginalia how diverse and unique my classmates are. Columbia’s teaching program seems to attract a really interesting blend of people. One of the …

Meet The Teachers: Rachel Bernkopf

Every now and again I mention on Marginalia how diverse and unique my classmates are. Columbia’s teaching program seems to attract a really interesting blend of people. One of the …

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

Adventures in Reporting: Shadowing Sanitation Engineers

by Stephanie Ewing

I firmly believe in both paying it forward and giving back. So when Amanda Sims, an undergrad student and classmate from my Echo magazine workshop, needed a ride for her …

Adventures in Reporting: Shadowing Sanitation Engineers

I firmly believe in both paying it forward and giving back. So when Amanda Sims, an undergrad student and classmate from my Echo magazine workshop, needed a ride for her …

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

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Patrick Thornton

by Jenn Tatum

This is the last installment of the Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight. Le sigh. This week, I interview Patrick Thornton, a first-year MFA candidate, who answers the most frequently asked prospective …

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Patrick Thornton

This is the last installment of the Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight. Le sigh. This week, I interview Patrick Thornton, a first-year MFA candidate, who answers the most frequently asked prospective …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Ingrid Sagor

by Jenn Tatum

As promised, I continue my interviews with current MFA candidates in the Creative Writing – Nonfiction program, in order answer FAQs from the Graduate Open House and Preview Days events …

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Ingrid Sagor

As promised, I continue my interviews with current MFA candidates in the Creative Writing – Nonfiction program, in order answer FAQs from the Graduate Open House and Preview Days events …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Toni Nealie

by Jenn Tatum

During the Graduate Open House and Preview Days, I am often asked why I applied to Columbia, what neighborhood I live in, and what my writing style is, amongst other …

Nonfiction MFA Student Spotlight: Toni Nealie

During the Graduate Open House and Preview Days, I am often asked why I applied to Columbia, what neighborhood I live in, and what my writing style is, amongst other …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Remember to Recuperate

by Chelsie Batko

As I had mentioned in an earlier blog post, entering into the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA program at Columbia College Chicago has not only taught me more about how to …

Remember to Recuperate

As I had mentioned in an earlier blog post, entering into the Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA program at Columbia College Chicago has not only taught me more about how to …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Chelsie Batko, chelsie.batko@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605