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January 29, 2015, 10:32 AM

The number of undergraduate American history courses taught by tenured professors has declined 44 percent over the past three years, resulting in increased reliance on visiting and adjunct professors to maintain course offerings.

Top Stories

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Jan 29, 2015, 5:13 AM

West Harlem community radio host and anti-violence activist Iesha Sekou has a plan to remedy one of the most persistent problems she has noticed in the lives of the young people she knows—a lack of digital resources.

Jan 30, 2015, 1:59 AM

St. Nicholas Playground North, located at 130th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, is slated to undergo a number of renovations from 2015 to 2016.

Jan 29, 2015, 5:37 AM
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Columbia University Medical Center and Biogen Idec, a global biotechnology company, have entered into a $30 million alliance.

Jan 29, 2015, 5:38 AM

Columbia University Medical Center and Biogen Idec, a global biotechnology company, have entered into a $30 million alliance.

Student Life

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Jan 28, 2015, 2:25 AM
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Campus wellness groups say flyers posted by the Kingsmen, a campus a cappella group, trigger body insecurities.

 
Jan 27, 2015, 12:49 AM
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Just before winter break, Columbia College Student Council approved project grant funding for the creation of Aware, a student-designed app that allows students to self-report instances of sexual assault. The app is meant to provide a platform for students to anonymously report where they experience sexual harassment or sexual assault, but experts say that the app has the potential to raise multiple legal issues for its users and student groups, including defamation and libel.

Jan 26, 2015, 1:31 PM
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Cristen Kromm, the associate dean of Residential Life, will be the new dean of Undergraduate Student Life.

Jan 26, 2015, 12:50 AM

Last semester’s key policy, which punished students for losing their keys with disciplinary action being marked on their permanent records, has been eliminated and replaced with an interim policy.

Morningside Heights

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Jan 26, 2015, 2:44 AM
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The two students said that the bouncer, known only as “Magic,” regularly made crude comments, touched patrons in a sexual manner without their consent, and abused his role as a bouncer.

Dec 4, 2014, 1:42 AM
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The nearly 500-strong group was partly broken up after a convoy of cops, bearing batons and zip ties, penned protesters on Amsterdam Avenue between 112th and 114th streets. 

Nov 17, 2014, 2:47 AM
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Despite extensive outreach by event organizers on campus, a discussion on the role of religion in revolution between Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West and Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian was mainly attended by out of towners.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:37 PM
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No Red Tape Columbia is bringing the fight against sexual assault off campus and into local bars.

Administration

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Jan 28, 2015, 2:15 AM

Students and faculty hailed the creation of a student-faculty advisory committee on race, ethnicity, and equal justice.

 
Jan 27, 2015, 12:38 AM
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Columbia University Medical Center announced Friday that the Mesothelioma Center would be absorbed into the Division of Hematology/Oncology and that Dr. Robert Taub has resigned as its director.

Jan 26, 2015, 2:17 AM
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Suzanne Goldberg, the newly appointed executive vice president for University life, brings five months of experience as special advisor to the president on sexual assault to her new role—a tenure marked by a string of policy changes and tepid reviews from student activists.

Jan 23, 2015, 7:20 AM
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Almost 400 Barnard students and alumni attended the first of four community-wide town hall meetings Thursday to discuss adopting a trans enrollment policy that would admit students who were assigned male at birth.

West Harlem

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Jan 30, 2015, 1:59 AM

St. Nicholas Playground North, located at 130th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, is slated to undergo a number of renovations from 2015 to 2016.

Jan 29, 2015, 5:13 AM

West Harlem community radio host and anti-violence activist Iesha Sekou has a plan to remedy one of the most persistent problems she has noticed in the lives of the young people she knows—a lack of digital resources.

Jan 22, 2015, 4:20 AM
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Since the creation of the M60 Select Bus Service last spring, residents along the bus route in West Harlem and Manhattanville have criticized the service for unevenly dispersed ticket stations locations and limited disability access.

Jan 21, 2015, 2:24 AM
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Columbia has hired Winick Realty Group to find businesses to fill three retail spaces on its new Manhattanville campus—a move neighbors hope will boost, not hurt, local business.

Academics

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Jan 29, 2015, 10:32 AM
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The number of undergraduate American history courses taught by tenured professors has declined 44 percent over the past three years, resulting in increased reliance on visiting and adjunct professors to maintain course offerings.

Jan 29, 2015, 5:37 AM
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Columbia University Medical Center and Biogen Idec, a global biotechnology company, have entered into a $30 million alliance.

Jan 29, 2015, 5:38 AM

Columbia University Medical Center and Biogen Idec, a global biotechnology company, have entered into a $30 million alliance.

Jan 26, 2015, 12:42 AM
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Colleagues remember Braine, who was the director of what was then known as the women’s studies department from 1977 to 1978, for her wisdom and lifelong dedication to feminism and racial equality.

Upper West Side

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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.

Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 PM
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After arriving at Rose Sanders’ home on 100th Street and Manhattan Avenue on Saturday morning, police found the infant “unconscious and unresponsive.”

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.