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October 24, 2014, 1:36 AM

Alumni and recent fellowship winners say that Columbia’s Fellowships Office is understaffed and overworked.

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Oct 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

The University Senate’s second plenary of the semester featured presentations from Suzanne Goldberg, special advisor to University President Lee Bollinger on sexual assault prevention and response, and Melissa Rooker, Columbia’s Title IX coordinator, and an update on the Columbia University Medical Center fellow diagnosed with Ebola. Here’s what you need to know.

Oct 23, 2014, 7:51 PM

The open-but-off-the-record event on Wednesday night, which drew around 25 students, provided an opportunity for students of all sexual orientations to be open about their feelings regarding society’s image of bisexuality.

 

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.

 
Oct 23, 2014, 1:01 PM

Spectator talked with Erica Jong, Christy Carlson Romano, Ntozake Shange, and other Barnard alumni about their experiences at a women's college.

Student Life

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Oct 23, 2014, 7:51 PM

The open-but-off-the-record event on Wednesday night, which drew around 25 students, provided an opportunity for students of all sexual orientations to be open about their feelings regarding society’s image of bisexuality.

 

Oct 23, 2014, 1:01 PM

Spectator talked with Erica Jong, Christy Carlson Romano, Ntozake Shange, and other Barnard alumni about their experiences at a women's college.

Oct 23, 2014, 6:16 AM

Frances Sadler, BC ’72, said that if you asked her or anyone at Barnard at the time she was a student, few would believe that she would be a trustee of the college today.

Oct 23, 2014, 5:10 AM
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Women’s colleges are reexamining their stance on transgender students, but Barnard still lacks a formal policy. Students are working to change this.

Morningside Heights

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Oct 23, 2014, 5:26 AM

Wednesday’s on-and-off rain and winds didn’t stop a crowd of fans, comedians, politicians, and curious passersby from gathering to witness the unveiling of a new sign declaring part of 121st Street George Carlin Way.

Oct 7, 2014, 12:00 AM
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After arriving on the scene around 10 p.m., police arrested and removed the alleged assaulter, while paramedics carried the cart operator—whose name is Manan, according to the cart owner—into an ambulance.

Oct 2, 2014, 1:17 AM
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On the third annual Love An Elder Day—a day of events organized by Morningside Village to celebrate Morningside Heights’ elderly population—Spectator sat down with three longtime residents to discuss how Morningside Heights has changed over the years and their favorite things about the neighborhood they call home.

Sep 29, 2014, 6:50 PM

The STA Travel agency, which has been in Morningside Heights for 18 years, closed last week. Its sole retail location in New York City is now in the East Village.

Administration

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Oct 24, 2014, 10:05 PM

The University Senate’s second plenary of the semester featured presentations from Suzanne Goldberg, special advisor to University President Lee Bollinger on sexual assault prevention and response, and Melissa Rooker, Columbia’s Title IX coordinator, and an update on the Columbia University Medical Center fellow diagnosed with Ebola. Here’s what you need to know.

Oct 24, 2014, 1:36 AM
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Alumni and recent fellowship winners say that Columbia’s Fellowships Office is understaffed and overworked.

Oct 23, 2014, 3:30 AM

As Barnard turns 125, administrators and educators discuss why women’s colleges are still necessary in the 21st century.

Oct 21, 2014, 3:31 AM

What goes on behind the counter at the Lerner Hall Package Center? How can you avoid waiting in line for an hour? Spectator followed the path of a package and examined data from recent years to find out.

West Harlem

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Oct 23, 2014, 5:53 AM
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Nonprofit Housing Partnership is proposing to transfer the air rights over Amtrak’s rail lines along the West Side Highway to buildings along Broadway between 123rd and 158th streets to allow them to be built taller and with more units.

Oct 17, 2014, 2:32 AM
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Five months after June’s massive police raids at the Grant and Manhattanville Houses, the families of those arrested stood in a crowded eleventh floor hallway on Thursday morning, waiting to be let into the courtroom where their sons and daughters would appear.

Oct 16, 2014, 3:19 AM
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Located on Lenox Avenue and West 123rd Street, the part food pantry, part community center opened on Wednesday and aims to promote healthy eating and nutrition education in Harlem.

Oct 15, 2014, 1:34 AM

Patrons and neighbors said they will miss south Harlem bike store MODSquad Cycles when its owners close up shop and move to Luxembourg at the end of the month.

Academics

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Oct 23, 2014, 5:15 AM

Barnard is working to boost its offerings in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to assure that women remain represented in these fields.

Oct 22, 2014, 2:08 AM

Law professor and former lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu celebrated his appointment as the head of the Journalism School’s Poliak Center for the Study of First Amendment Issues Tuesday night with a discussion about political corruption and the First Amendment.

Oct 16, 2014, 3:34 AM

Architecture graduate Alok Shetty is using an innovative approach to solving housing problems in the slums of Bangalore, India.

Oct 14, 2014, 1:38 AM
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After Fellowships Office Director Paul Bohlmann left unceremoniously on Oct. 3, a new Fellowships Program Coordinator, Jodie Zaffino, joined the office on Oct. 13.

Upper West Side

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Oct 22, 2014, 2:08 AM
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During what would normally be a bustling 45 minutes of parents dropping students off at school, a crowd of concerned parents and students gathered in front of P.S. 163 Tuesday morning to rally against the proposed construction of a new Jewish Home Lifecare facility next to the school.

Oct 12, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Set to open in the fall of 2015 in District 3, the 675-seat, K-5 School is one of the 14 new Success Academies approved by the state, and will join the five other Success Academy charter schools currently in the district.

Oct 10, 2014, 2:04 AM
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Introduced by Upper West Side City Council member Helen Rosenthal and Morningside Heights and Manhattanville City Council member Mark Levine on Wednesday, the bill proposes a three-month ban on all cars in the Central Park loop to study how a more permanent ban would affect traffic.

Oct 9, 2014, 4:26 AM

The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group is run by about a dozen residents who host free conversations and walks to promote the history of the Bloomingdale neighborhood.

Uptown

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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.

Aug 23, 2014, 4:53 PM

Manhattanville sits on a low, flat plane just north of Morningside Heights. This former industrial neighborhood will soon house Columbia’s new campus expansion, which will feature graduate school facilities in the arts, sciences, and business.

Mar 26, 2014, 3:17 AM

The Columbia University Medical Center filed a set of permits on Monday and Tuesday with the Department of Buildings for the School of Nursing’s $34.4 million expansion.