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CCC In the News - Friday, May 2, 2014

This daily digest of Columbia College story highlights and related news from local and national media sources is compiled by the Public Relations staff of Institutional Marketing and Communication. If someone in your office would like to be added to/removed from the email distribution, please send a request to mediarelations@colum.edu.

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COLUMBIA COLLEGE STORIES

Slate – Exploring Race With Photos of White Friends
Photography associate professor Myra Greene is featured for her collaborative portraits in My White Friends, a book of her works that continue to explore questions of race and its representations.
 
DNAinfo Chicago – Red Hook Grad Launches Fundraising Campaign for Film on Transfer Schools
Cinema Art + Science student Stephanie Gaweda is featured as a filmmaker “seeking to clear up some of the misconceptions about transfer schools” through a documentary project.
 
Broadway World Chicago – Tarell Alvin McCraney Set as Keynote Speaker for Arts Alliance Illinois’ Benefit Luncheon Today
President and CEO Kwang-Wu Kim is highlighted for presenting the Arts Alliance Illinois’ Citizen Advocate Award to Richard and Susan Kiphart at the second annual Arts Alliance Illinois benefit luncheon.
 
Chicago Tribune –
Eddie Shaw Puts the Notes Together Just Right
Blues Musician Eddie Shaw is featured for his life’s accomplishments as an inductee in the Memphis-based Blues Hall of Fame. Music adjunct faculty member Fernando Jones’s Blues Kids program is noted for teaching the history of Shaw’s legacy to young musicians.
 
Chicago Magazine – The 25 Best Things to Do in Chicago This Month
Columbia College’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival is highlighted in a list of events to attend around the city this month, adding “who knows which act might break out at this year’s shindig.”
 
Crain’s Chicago Business – 10 Things to Do This Weekend
Student fashion designers from the Fashion Studies department are mentioned for showcasing work at the upcoming 27th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show.

TRENDING STORIES

Education

New York Times – 55 Colleges Named in Federal Inquiry Into Handling of Sexual Assault Cases
The Department of Education makes public a comprehensive list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for potential violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This story received widespread national coverage, including: Washington Post, CNN, Inside Higher Ed, Slate Magazine, NPR and Huffington Post.

Arts, Media and Entertainment

Robert Feder – The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Journalism: 2014 Edition
Robert Feder publishes his list of the 21 women he considers to be the most powerful in Chicago journalism with managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, Jane Hirt, taking the top spot.