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The Future Of Chicago’s Columbia College

Chicago’s Columbia College has a list of distinguished alums from rapper Common to SNL cast member Aidy Bryant to Len Amato, president of HBO Films. The arts-centered school is also the South Loop’s biggest property owner with 17 buildings. The cache of Columbia as a cultural and economic power has never been higher, so why then, is enrollment down? 

Morning Shift talks to writer and journalist Ted Fishman about the future of the school. His recent piece in Chicago Magazine is called “Columbia’s Identity Crisis.”


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