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June 30, 2015, 3:20 PM

Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, added claims to his case against Columbia University as it simultaneously moved to dismiss the suit in a joint letter from each party’s respective lawyers filed on Wednesday.

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Jun 23, 2015, 7:56 PM
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Former teaching assistant Longxi Zhao said he was wrongfully fired for inappropriate email communication, an unapproved vacation day taken on the Friday before spring break, failure to proctor a makeup quiz, and incorrect implementation of homework policy.

Jun 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
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The graduate student unionization effort may be stalled if the New York regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determines she does not have the power to overrule a current NLRB precedent.

Jun 22, 2015, 2:54 PM
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Columbia will divest from the private prison industry after the board of trustees voted to support divestment. 

Jun 17, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Dean for International and Intercultural Student Programs Gretchen Young will be leaving Barnard at the end of this month.

Student Life

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Jun 30, 2015, 3:20 PM
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Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, added claims to his case against Columbia University as it simultaneously moved to dismiss the suit in a joint letter from each party’s respective lawyers filed on Wednesday.

Jun 5, 2015, 10:40 AM
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A new art project by Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, titled “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol,” depicts her having sex with a man on video in an attempt to engage the viewer and their decision to watch it.

May 21, 2015, 10:03 AM
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Paul Nungesser’s parents said a statement sent to the Washington Examiner that Columbia turned their son’s life into a nightmare and made a special exception for Emma Sulkowicz, CC ‘15, by allowing her to carry her mattress at graduation.

May 19, 2015, 3:16 PM
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A native of Minnesota and the eldest of five, Robbie Lyman, CC ’15, dedicated four years to facilitating conversation on queer identity and trans admissions at Columbia and beyond.

Morningside Heights

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Apr 16, 2015, 8:04 AM

 According to a Spectator analysis, of the retail properties that have been vacant on Broadway, Amsterdam, and Morningside Avenues between 106th Street and 124th Street in the past five years, 64 percent were vacant for longer than a year. Forty-four percent were vacant for longer than two.

Apr 3, 2015, 10:15 AM
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The owner of Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grille says the future of his restaurant remains uncertain as he waits for Barnard to extend his lease.

Mar 27, 2015, 8:36 AM
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Spectator confirmed Thursday that no new renters have secured the space on the corner of 112th Street and Broadway that beloved children’s bookseller Bank Street Bookstore vacated earlier this year.

Feb 27, 2015, 1:41 AM
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In an attempt to increase Columbia students’ involvement with local politics, the Roosevelt Institute hosted a participatory budgeting session last week to give students a chance to voice their opinions on what city discretionary funds should be spent on.

Administration

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Jun 25, 2015, 8:27 PM
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The graduate student unionization effort may be stalled if the New York regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determines she does not have the power to overrule a current NLRB precedent.

Jun 23, 2015, 7:56 PM
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Former teaching assistant Longxi Zhao said he was wrongfully fired for inappropriate email communication, an unapproved vacation day taken on the Friday before spring break, failure to proctor a makeup quiz, and incorrect implementation of homework policy.

Jun 22, 2015, 2:54 PM
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Columbia will divest from the private prison industry after the board of trustees voted to support divestment. 

Jun 17, 2015, 10:05 AM
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Dean for International and Intercultural Student Programs Gretchen Young will be leaving Barnard at the end of this month.

West Harlem

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Apr 30, 2015, 3:24 AM

The Textbook Stipends Project, an initiative of a Harlem-based nonprofit called Project Brownstone, selects a handful of West Harlem high school seniors to receive a $250 stipend at the beginning of each semester of college. 

Apr 24, 2015, 1:42 AM
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As they continue the process of distributing $76 million to the West Harlem community, representatives of the West Harlem Development Corporation said that while their current outreach has been successful, local residents need more programs that can teach them how to effectively apply for grants.

Apr 22, 2015, 8:39 PM
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Carlton Davis does more than just live in the Grant Houses. He hosts Halloween parties for its children, dreams of organizing a baseball team for its teenagers, and, as of Sunday, is the president of its tenant association.

Apr 21, 2015, 9:59 AM
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Graciela Seda recited her name, birth date, and address aloud before writing them on the sign-in sheet at the Jackie Robinson Senior Center in West Harlem. Volunteer Jean Green Dorsey held the page down and passed her a ballot.

Academics

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Jun 12, 2015, 9:06 AM
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The Columbia University Medical Center doctor and tenured professor embroiled in former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s corruption case filed a lawsuit against the University last Wednesday for allegedly firing him without following due process.

Jun 11, 2015, 8:40 PM
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A group of Barnard contingent faculty members—defined as both full-time and part-time non-tenure track faculty, including adjuncts—is moving to unionize.

May 4, 2015, 9:42 PM
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Barnard administrators unveiled the final renderings for Barnard’s new Teaching & Learning Center on Monday evening.

May 4, 2015, 9:19 AM

Barnard’s new Teaching and Learning Center is slated to begin construction this December and to be completed by August 2018. But the project made noise even before demolition.

Upper West Side

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Feb 12, 2015, 3:27 AM
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Local cycling advocates have expressed concern that West Harlem and the Upper West Side do not have enough bike lanes to accommodate the recently announced expansion of New York City’s bike-sharing program into Upper Manhattan.

Jan 20, 2015, 3:14 AM
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As residents of the Frederick Douglass Houses await a response to their lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority, housing lawyers say the efficacy of their action, which cited unacceptable living conditions, is uncertain.

Dec 5, 2014, 4:06 AM
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Harper’s Publisher John “Rick” MacArthur, CC ’78 and a former Spectator trustee, is investing in the new store on Columbus Avenue as part of what both sides hope will be a mutually beneficial partnership.

Nov 25, 2014, 4:01 AM
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Custom-designed to fit under Central Park’s bridges, the ambulances cost $150,000 to $175,000 apiece. Two of the unit’s three vehicles were destroyed in a fire last Thursday.

Uptown

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Feb 13, 2015, 3:07 AM
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The Jewish Theological Seminary plans to sell two of its three dormitory buildings this summer to fund campus renovations, including the construction of a new library.  

Feb 5, 2015, 2:36 AM

Three schools sharing one building on W. 123rd Street continue to work toward overcoming logistic difficulties with spatial constraints.

Oct 23, 2014, 4:26 PM
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At a press conference at Bellevue Thursday night, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett said although Spencer returned to New York City on Oct. 17 and travelled on the subway, he did not develop a fever until Thursday morning.

 
Sep 10, 2014, 3:20 AM

With 99.5 percent of precincts reporting as of early Wednesday morning, Espaillat received 50.3 percent of the vote. Jackson received 42.7 percent of the vote, while Tejada received 7 percent.