Fall 2010 / Spring 2011

Profiles and Stories


(Not-So-) Old School(Not-So-) Old School

Thirty-six years ago, Columbia left its mark on him. Now, with a School of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarship established in his name, Jay Boersma is leaving his mark on Columbia.

Waxing Poetic Waxing Poetic

Becca Klaver’s journey from her back yard to the Big Time.


A Long Road to ColumbiaA Long Road to Columbia

In 2008, Celeste Peterson did something she’d wanted to do since graduating from high school: she became a student at Columbia College Chicago.

Say Hello to DeRoSay Hello to DeRo

Author. Critic. Music industry loudmouth. Jim DeRogatis Joins the Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


The ‘Self-Styled Ombudsman’The ‘Self-Styled Ombudsman’

A conversation with Dr. George Bailey of the Department of English.

Science, Snails, and Video GamesScience, Snails, and Video Games

Dr. Beth Davis-Berg combines her love of science with her interest in games for students in the Department of Science and Mathematics.