The University Senate discussed the potential implications that the fiscal cliff could have on Columbia if the budget cuts take effect next year.
Sixteen Barnard administrators are taking advantage of the college’s early retirement program, which is set to expand to faculty members in the hopes of saving the administration $700,000 each year.
Students will no longer be assigned to individual financial aid officers, the office has hired four additional staff members, and office hours will be expanded from six to 40 hours per week.
Jacques Barzun, a professor and then provost from 1932-1975, was memorialized for his contributions to the University.
Dirks, an anthropology professor who was hired in 1997 to rebuild the University's anthropology department, is stepping down effectively immediately to prepare for his new role as chancellor of UC Berkeley.
Ever since the infamous 1968 protests, America has seen Columbia as a bastion of liberalism, but today this activist presence has calmed down and Columbia's politics stand out less as most universities lean to the left.
The ROTC has set up offices and operation on campus, but some in the University community—unaware that the program has been established—are still concerned.
Four students are enrolled in the NROTC study at SUNY Maritime, while the program has established an office on the first floor of Lerner Hall and a committee determines how to award academic credit.
Giving Day, running from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, is an aggressive fundraising competition between Columbia’s 16 schools and five programs.
Some concerns remain about Columbia’s impending entry into the online marketplace, among them questions about intellectual property rights, grading, and Columbia’s brand.
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