Sarah Kerson

Fri, Nov 21, 2014, 2:05am
Columbia students joined antiviolence activists in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court for the second time in two months on Thursday morning for the court appearances of 21 Manhattanville youth arrested in June on gang-related charges.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 8:38pm
Students at the rally also discussed Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion and the recent police presence in the area. Students carried signs that said “Gentrification and mass incarceration  ≠ sustainability” and “Columbia is part of a police state.”
Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 1:24am
Approximately 20 parents and community members who were at a meeting Thursday said that the raids unfairly targeted their sons for violence that resulted from a chronic lack of resources.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 11:56pm
At a meeting meant to amplify the voices of residents of the Grant and Manhattanville houses on either side of Broadway and 125th Street, attendees said that what spoke loudest was the absence of the youth residents at the center of the ongoing violence between the developments.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014, 12:20pm
The former employees said that store co-owners Chris Doeblin and Annie Hedrick illegally fired them after they participated in votes to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 11:41pm
The rally was the latest development in an escalating battle between tenant groups and HPD, after U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development budget cuts forced HPD to reduce voucher sizes and ask residents to move into smaller apartments.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 1:04pm
This is the start of a semi-weekly series which will profile the prominent individuals of Morningside Heights, Harlem, and the Upper West Side. For today, Spec interviewed Iesha Sekou, the CEO of Street Corner Resources, an organization with aims to help kids re-think gang involvement and violence...
Tue, Feb 18, 2014, 1:25am
A local early childhood education program, long struggling with financial issues, is turning towards alternative methods to support itself.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 3:37am
Sarah Kerson examines the value of a Master of Fine Arts degree, talking to students, administrators, and artists about their experiences navigating the competitive New York City art world.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014, 3:37am
Women in Energy, a new program at the School of International and Public Affairs, aims to support women interested in working in the energy industry.