November 22, 2013

News

Bollinger said he’d like to see some improvements to the Core that would shift it away from its western focus after students questioned Columbia’s approach to globalization.

Community Board 9 voted 23 to one to approve a long-awaited traffic calming plan for Morningside Avenue.

A Morningside Heights school building on 123rd Street, home to over 1,200 students in three co-located schools, is bursting at the seams.

In a panel event downtown, Levine joined other uptown politicians in outlining his hopes for Northern Manhattan neighborhoods during de Blasio’s first 100 days in New York.

Many Housing Development Fund Corporation buildings in the city, including ones that don't owe taxes or utility payments, are having difficulty with proper corporate governance.

Arts and Entertainment

Sarah Batchu reflects on finding the right clothes for her body.

Jay-Z has had a rough month. Just as he was getting ready to unveil his new fragrance line at Barneys, the store was caught racially profiling and falsely arresting its African-American customers.

Brace yourselves—finals are coming. If you’re going to do work in the city, at least do it at an exciting new place.

This weekend, Katie McMahon explored the Union Square Holiday Market—and found some great products.

Orange peel, radishes, and beetle wings all feature in Alexandra Warrick exploration of the kitsch fantasy world of jewelery designer JAR's retrospective exhibition at the Met.

Author James McBride, Journalism ’80, was awarded the National Book Award in fiction for his latest novel, “The Good Lord Bird.”

Bloodshed and body bags serve as a reminder of the oft-forgotten Mexican drug war in Shaul Schwarz's hard-hitting new documentary "Narco Cultura."

Peter Bogdanovich steps in front of the camera with his new holiday-themed film.

Filmmaker Roman Polanski is re-releasing a 1972 documentary with new footage.

Rebeka Cohan takes one for the team, going in search of the best craft beers around so that you don't have to.

Recently reopened Paris Café satisfies with its ambiance, food, and service.

The new musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” succeeds because of its actors, music, and book.

A new production of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Katzelmacher,” can't live up to its ambitions.

After student complaints, the Barnard theater department said it will seek to promote diversity in its shows.

Opinion

There's got to be more to post-grad life than being part of the 87 percent of people who are unfulfilled in a boring job.

Our battle against mental illness continues as long as depression is our greatest enemy. At Columbia, we need to start off with a new set of knowledge; we need to start off with the truth.

We must address the very culture that causes and normalizes sexual violence in order to affect any real and meaningful change.

Despite the debate surrounding the Athletics Department this week, Columbians should rally together in support of their teams this weekend.

Sports

Men's basketball will play two more games in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, facing Portland and Idaho.

The Light Blue women's basketball squad, 1-2 on the season, will face Cal State Fullerton and Fairleigh Dickinson this weekend.

Men's XC will compete in the NCAA National Championships this weekend. Waverly Neer will represent the women's team.

Light Blue fencing will open its collegiate season on Friday.

Columbia football will try to avoid its first winless season since 1987 against Brown on Saturday.

Men's and women's squash will kick of the program's fourth season on Saturday, as both squads face George Washington.

This weekend, women's swimming and diving will compete in the Frank Elm Invitational. The men's squad will host Harvard.