August 21, 3:05 PM

Columbia can be a confusing place. There are acronyms to learn and places to explore. Many traditions you’ll discover on your own, but Spectator’s here to help get you started. Check out our guide to all things Columbia, and you’ll be prepared for your first year as a Lion.


August 28, 7:35 PM

Barnard and Columbia first-years were the first to attend a new, two-part workshop on sexual violence and gender-based misconduct on Thursday, which administrators reworked following criticism from student activists, as a mandatory part of this year’s NSOP.

July 24, 6:06 PM

A new fundraising campaign is in the works to raise money for Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences after faculty members appealed to University President Lee Bollinger in May to address growing concerns about financial constraints.

August 12, 5:59 PM

A Columbia Public Safety officer is in critical condition at St. Luke’s Hospital after being hit by a car over the weekend.

August 15, 9:45 PM

David Rosand, CC ’59, GSAS ’62, and GSAS ’65, a longtime Columbia professor who chaired the art history and archaeology department for seven years, died on August 8. He was 75.

Arts & Entertainment

August 11, 8:58 PM

Bacchanal announced that a planned concert for Sept. 14 had been canceled, which will cost $55,000.

August 4, 11:49 AM

Hoping to replicate the success of the business' East Village location, the Halal Guys have set their sights on the Upper West Side.

July 28, 12:06 PM

Director Anton Corbijn talks about his latest film, “A Most Wanted Man,” which is the last film actor Philip Seymour Hoffman finished before his death.

June 23, 7:12 PM

The location will be similar to Heartland’s beer halls and pay tribute to a pre-Prohibition brewery.


July 31, 12:07 AM

Al Paul, Director of Athletics at Columbia during the creation of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic consortium, died Monday at 88.

June 7, 5:20 PM

Lefty ace David Speer was selected by Cleveland Saturday after an impressive senior season.

May 20, 5:31 PM

Seniors Mike Fischer and David Speer helped Columbia become an Ivy baseball powerhouse during their time in Light Blue.

May 20, 6:01 PM

Despite an inauspicious first two years, John Gregorek will leave Columbia as an All-American and Ivy champion.


April 11, 1:08 AM
As part of the third annual Random Acts of Kindness Week, which immediately follows Mental Health awareness week, SWP and CU Active Minds invited the “What I Be” project to Columbia University for the second consecutive year. Read more about this spring's Random Acts of Kindness Week here.

The Eye

May 1, 4:18 AM

Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.

May 1, 3:29 AM

Former Eye art director Suze Myers chats with artist Mickalene Thomas about her creative process, her inspiration, and her unique choice of materials.

May 1, 3:40 AM

How much can a hashtag really accomplish? Ella Every-Wartman examines the way that the Internet has changed activist culture.

May 1, 5:07 AM

Tal Fortgang fundamentally misunderstands the meaning of "white privilege"