Ben Lyons

Thu, Sep 8, 2011, 11:15pm

Ten years later, 9/11 continues to have a significant impact on our lives.

Thu, Sep 8, 2011, 10:26pm

The 9/11 attacks greatly affected the Columbia campus.

Mon, Apr 4, 2011, 9:00pm

We have the power to prevent Columbia's ill-advised architectural pursuits.

Sun, Apr 11, 2010, 7:43pm

Step out the gates and down to Broadway and 120th, however, and you will behold a bona fide architectural tort. Immense steel girders and corrugated plates clash with the modest turn-of-the-nineteenth-century buildings that cower under their gaze.

Tue, Nov 3, 2009, 7:01pm

Social justice is not the John Wayne style of justice in which one ferrets out bad guys with a Winchester or a Colt-45 and throws them in jail.

Tue, Sep 20, 2005, 12:00am

It was about twelve days ago that a young man handing out anti-Bush leaflets near Lerner was accosted by Columbia Security and then hauled away in handcuffs.

Thu, Feb 17, 2005, 12:00am

Asked why she didn’t want to have pre-marital sex, Jasmine, a teenager from the Bronx, told The New York Times, “If I do ... then the honeymoon won’t be all exciting like you see on TV, so romantic and like a big deal.” Jasmine is only in high school.

Fri, Feb 13, 2004, 12:00am

Three weeks ago, in a lecture entitled "Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design: What Can Public Schools Teach about the Development of Life?" University Professor Kent Greenawalt made this audacious claim: "Teaching either creationism or intelligent design, either in place of or as the pr

Thu, Nov 6, 2003, 12:00am

"There are few things more precious on any university campus than freedom of thought and expression. That is the teaching of the First Amendment and I believe it should be the principle we live by at Columbia University."--President Lee C. Bollinger

Tue, Oct 22, 2002, 12:00am

It was the loudest sound I had ever heard. Just five minutes earlier, I stood in that cafeteria deciding whether to eat a hot, sit-down meal, or take a sandwich out into the brutally hot but quiet courtyard.