March 12, 2014


Former Associate General Counsel for the City University of New York Joan C. Waters has been hired as Columbia’s new ombuds officer.

UPDATED: Barnard's decision to remove a Students for Justice in Palestine banner has sparked debate about banner display policies and student groups' right to free expression.

Ten members of the Caribbean Students Association will travel to St. Lucia over spring break to volunteer at a local primary school.

Approval from the New York State Senate will be necessary before the city is able to reduce speed limits—a measure proposed by many traffic safety advocates and one that is mentioned in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to improve pedestrian safety.

E.E. Cruz & Co. and Nicholson Construction Company, subcontractors for the Manhattanville expansion, are suing Lend Lease Construction, a general contractor for the expansion, for $23.6 million.


Daniel Radov says that Kyle Smith is a big reason why the Lions had their best season in decades.

The path to a top-half finish was rocky, but that's where the men's basketball team stands at the end of the regular season.

The Light Blue didn't improve much in terms of record, but they did start getting blown out a little less frequently—which is a start.


During midterms, let's salute the efforts of our peers and remember that we will get through this.

Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy thanks the Spirit Groups and ardent fans who supported the Lions through this record-breaking season of men's basketball.

Banners on Barnard Hall are the wrong place to display divisive political messages.

Cecile Richards is a poor choice for graduation speaker not because of the divisiveness of the issue of abortion, but because the controversy will overshadow a day intended to celebrate graduating seniors.

Arts and Entertainment

The latest installation in Dodge’s art gallery has all the elements of an edgy show, but still doesn’t shock or delight.

Sovern’s new book, “An Improbable Life: My Sixty Years at Columbia and Other Adventures,” was commemorated with an event in Low Library Tuesday night.

First-year musician says he wishes there were more possibilities to perform on campus.