March 3, 2014


The Smoking Policy Implementation Task Force presented its long-awaited report at Friday’s University Senate plenary, outlining how the senate’s smoking ban will be enforced throughout campus.

Administrators who work closely with the Office for Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct policy told Spectator that while they had concerns about the content of some of the stories, they believe the press attention has ultimately moved campus dialogue forward in a positive direction.

On Thursday, Spectator sat down with administrators who work with the Office for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct at Columbia to discuss recent policy changes, how students are chosen for hearing panels, and why investigators don’t record interviews.

Thirteen Columbia students protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C. were arrested in front of the White House Sunday. The students were part of XL Dissent, a student-organized protest that drew more than 1,000 students from 100 schools.

Political science and history professors, along with students from or with an interest in Eastern Europe, are united in their uncertainty and concern for the situation.


Columbia's women's basketball program has made significant strides under first-year head coach Stephanie Glance.

The Lions got their season started with a pair of wins, but dropped their next two games to the Bulls.

Members of both the men’s and women’s squash teams competed at the season-ending CSA Individual Nationals this weekend, posting a number of high finishes.

The Columbia men’s and women’s swimming teams finished their seasons with a busy weekend, both swimming at the ECAC Championships in Maryland while the men also competed at the Ivy League Championships.

The Lions earned a solid 5-2 home victory over Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.

The track and field teams were not quite up to snuff at the Ivy Heptagonal Championships in Hanover, N.H.


In today's TV, we can pretend to be consumers of the thought-provoking.

Homelessness is a growing problem—one that often seems impossible to combat. But there is an easy way for college students to help.

Risks of egg donation are greatly played down even while huge handouts are dangled in front of unsuspecting undergrads.