January 21, 2014


The Core equips us with the necessary weaponry—it’s our responsibility to keep it from going to waste.

It’s 2014, and just like all of you, we here at the Columbia Daily Spectator are beginning another year with high hopes and big expectations.

The opposition to the ASA boycott should not be misinterpreted as support for Israel's policies.

Our editorials are intended not only to respond to news but also to introduce what’s on the minds of students and other members of the community.


Lindsay Kuhn, BC/SEAS ’03, is currently developing and raising funds for The Inventing Heron Project, which will allow users to read stories about professionals’ careers and what they did to be successful in their professional lives. Kuhn plans to launch the website this summer.

Earth Institute director Jeffrey Sachs will launch an online course on Tuesday, while Vincent Racaniello, a professor of microbiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, began teaching an online course Jan. 9.

After last week's six-alarm fire, neither Citibank nor the building’s owners have commented on whether the bank plans on returning to the location or if the building needs to be demolished.

Local preservationists are unsatisfied with a Community Board resolution requesting landmark status to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine’s campus.

The latest in a spate of pedestrian deaths near West 96th Street took place Sunday with the death of Samantha Lee, 26, an anesthesiology resident at Columbia University Medical Center.

Arts and Entertainment

A new exhibit was curated by undergraduates, master’s students, and doctoral candidates.

The Heights remains closed for repairs after sustaining damage from the recent fire at Citibank

The CC junior will make debut as Mattheu with Brooklyn show and forthcoming EP.

The lives of minor characters are difficult ones. They are at the mercy of higher powers—such as the narrative of the protagonist and the schemes of the antagonist—or they are simply caught in the swirling chaos of action.