• Columbia College film professor Ron Falzone

I was late to notice, but Columbia College president Warrick Carter recently decided to maintain cinema studies classes at the private arts school. The decision, announced at the end of June, marks a reversal of Carter’s earlier recommendation that the college cut such classes from the film and video department (I reported on the situation in May). This is certainly good news for the tenured professors who teach the college’s cinema studies courses. More importantly, it’s a boon for Columbia’s film students, who will continue to benefit from a program that balances technical instruction with lessons in film theory and history.