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October 20, 2014, 12:56 AM

Columbia College Student Council has streamlined its project grant application process in an effort to make the program more successful.

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Oct 20, 2014, 12:26 AM

Columbia’s Mental Health Task Force is circulating a survey focused on identity-based concerns with Counseling and Psychological Services and Furman Counseling Center.

Oct 19, 2014, 1:22 PM
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The two students who allegedly contributed to a “Strategy Document” circulated among activist groups before and during Friday’s Rules of University Conduct town hall will not be dismissed from the rules committee, a senate statement said on Sunday.

Oct 18, 2014, 6:24 PM
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At a town hall to discuss potential revisions to the University Rules of Conduct on Friday afternoon, students voiced concerns on issues ranging from a lack of clarity with the current rules to the extent of student involvement with the revision process.

Oct 17, 2014, 5:53 PM

Amelia Alverson was appointed the permanent Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Friday.

 

Student Life

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Oct 20, 2014, 12:26 AM

Columbia’s Mental Health Task Force is circulating a survey focused on identity-based concerns with Counseling and Psychological Services and Furman Counseling Center.

Oct 20, 2014, 12:56 AM
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Columbia College Student Council has streamlined its project grant application process in an effort to make the program more successful.

Oct 18, 2014, 6:24 PM
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At a town hall to discuss potential revisions to the University Rules of Conduct on Friday afternoon, students voiced concerns on issues ranging from a lack of clarity with the current rules to the extent of student involvement with the revision process.

Oct 17, 2014, 2:44 AM
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Students at Thursday’s Got Gender? forum on Thursday tackled issues on how gender and feminism are presented at Barnard.

Morningside Heights

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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.

Sep 28, 2014, 9:35 PM

One civilian was seriously injured in an apartment building fire on West 113th Street and Riverside Drive on Sunday night.

Administration

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Oct 19, 2014, 1:22 PM
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The two students who allegedly contributed to a “Strategy Document” circulated among activist groups before and during Friday’s Rules of University Conduct town hall will not be dismissed from the rules committee, a senate statement said on Sunday.

Oct 17, 2014, 5:53 PM

Amelia Alverson was appointed the permanent Executive Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Friday.

 
Oct 17, 2014, 1:57 AM
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Colleagues remember Columbia Advising Dean Dahlia Adu-Peasah as a generous person with a strong sense of adventure.

Oct 15, 2014, 1:25 AM
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Since the Columbia Ombuds Office opened in 1991, it had only seen one officer—until Joan Waters was appointed by University President Lee Bollinger in March of this year.

West Harlem

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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.

Oct 12, 2014, 11:45 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council announced a $130 million plan last week that will address some issues in parks around the city.

Academics

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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.

Oct 10, 2014, 1:05 AM
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The goal of the program is to help address issues of newsroom diversity in media organizations around the country, Mark Schoofs, Investigations and Projects Editor at BuzzFeed, said.

Oct 9, 2014, 5:21 AM
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Formed 18 months ago as a solution for longstanding problems of faculty retention, outdated space, and limited research and academic programming for students in the natural science departments, the Science Initative has yet to begin fundraising in any significant capacity.

Upper West Side

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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.

Oct 6, 2014, 12:11 AM

Residents of the Frederick Douglass Houses say that the rat infestation on the property has gotten worse in recent months and are calling on the New York City Housing Authority to address the problem.

Uptown

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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.

Mar 26, 2014, 3:26 AM

In a statement circulated by incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel’s campaign last week, former City Council member Robert Jackson said Espaillat should not run for State Senate if he loses the congressional primary.