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The pandemic’s impact on cities has been enormous: people have fled crowded urban living for more space in the suburbs and rural areas. Key elements of city life - including […]

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Introducing Invasive Species

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Invasive species often cause imbalances in existing ecosystems, leading to harmful changes in the environment they come to inhabit. As a result, the arrival of these species is often met […]

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Introducing Invasive Species

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Invasive species often cause imbalances in existing ecosystems, leading to harmful changes in the environment they come to inhabit. As a result, the arrival of these species is often met […]

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Sutton Foster on How Crafting Saved her Life

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Sutton Foster is a star when it comes to our favorite pandemic pastimes: crafting, television, and showtunes. In addition to her leading roles in hits like Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie […]

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Chris Hedges on America’s Prison System

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges has taught college courses in drama, literature, philosophy, and history within New Jersey’s prison system. In his latest book Our Class, […]

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Amitav Ghosh: The Nutmeg’s Curse Parables for a Climate in Crisis

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

What does nutmeg have to do with climate change? Quite a lot, says award-winning author Amitav Ghosh in his latest book The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Climate in Crisis, […]

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American Framing

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

In 1832, Chicago was the site of an innovation that would revolutionize architecture and democratize housing. Timber framing—also known as “Chicago construction”—used softwood to create frames that were simple and […]

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Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist […]

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Debbie Millman: Why Design Matters

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

Debbie Millman hosts the popular and award-winning podcast Design Matters, where she talks to writers, artists, curators, musicians, and of course—designers, about why their creative disciplines are so important. Her […]

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Eli Saslow: Voices from the Pandemic

Columbia College Chicago Student Center 754 S Wabash Ave,, Chicago,

First responder, doctor, patient, grocery store owner, restaurateur, teacher, retail worker—these are the voices from the pandemic. When the global Covid-19 outbreak started, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow began interviewing […]

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Kal Penn: You Can’t Be Serious

Harris Theater for Music and Dance 205 E RANDOLPH ST, Chicago

You probably know Kal Penn from his successful acting career in hits like How I Met Your Mother, Designated Survivor, and the Harold and Kumar franchise, or as White House […]

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