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March 28, 2015, 12:01 PM

There are two types of grants available from WHDC: one-year grants and multiyear grants. One-year grants will now only be available to organizations that are based within the area served by Community Board 9.

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Mar 27, 2015, 8:27 AM
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Sexual Violence Response, an on-campus resource for sexual violence, opened a new office on the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

Mar 27, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Around 350 Teachers College office employees, Columbia office workers, and graduate students protested the proposed elimination of pension and health care coverage outside Teachers College Thursday afternoon in a rally organized by the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union.

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.

Mar 26, 2015, 8:27 AM
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Barnard administrators hope to decide in the next two weeks if the college will spend approximately $300,000 to replace the piping in the Barnard dorm 600 W. 116th St., which has been without gas since a two-alarm fire earlier this month.

Student Life

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Mar 27, 2015, 8:27 AM
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Sexual Violence Response, an on-campus resource for sexual violence, opened a new office on the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

Mar 26, 2015, 8:09 AM
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After some students said that Columbia’s responses to national instances of alleged police brutality and racial violence fell short, the Mental Health Task Force will propose a standardized protocol to administrators, outlining steps to respond to similar incidents in the future.

Mar 23, 2015, 11:14 PM
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A group of Columbia students is looking to draw attention on campus to a national campaign to raise the minimum wage. 

Mar 23, 2015, 7:11 PM
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Over 450 graduate students sent administrators a “letter of noncompliance” earlier this month expressing their objections with Columbia’s sexual respect education requirement.

Morningside Heights

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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.

Feb 9, 2015, 3:25 AM
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Protesters said that they hoped to use Brewer’s speech as a chance to demand that she take action against what they view as a lack of transparency and turnover on the Community Board 7 Transportation Committee.

 
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.

Administration

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Mar 27, 2015, 12:53 PM
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Around 350 Teachers College office employees, Columbia office workers, and graduate students protested the proposed elimination of pension and health care coverage outside Teachers College Thursday afternoon in a rally organized by the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union.

Mar 26, 2015, 8:27 AM
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Barnard administrators hope to decide in the next two weeks if the college will spend approximately $300,000 to replace the piping in the Barnard dorm 600 W. 116th St., which has been without gas since a two-alarm fire earlier this month.

Mar 25, 2015, 8:47 AM
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For the first time since 1993, the Rules of University Conduct are under review with the first draft of revised rules due for public release in April. Throughout the rules’ complex and tumultuous history, 11 common concerns are identifiable.

Mar 22, 2015, 8:57 PM
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The New York regional office of the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing to review whether graduate student teaching and research assistants at Columbia have the right to unionize on March 31, a representative from the group of Columbia graduate students seeking union recognition confirmed to Spectator on Friday.

West Harlem

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Mar 28, 2015, 12:01 PM
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There are two types of grants available from WHDC: one-year grants and multiyear grants. One-year grants will now only be available to organizations that are based within the area served by Community Board 9.

Mar 26, 2015, 1:15 AM
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In June, a review of New York State’s rent control laws will affect the fate of thousands of Harlem families living in rent-controlled apartments, lawyers say.

Mar 10, 2015, 2:02 AM
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As Harlem and Upper West Side community boards consider new traffic calming measures proposed by the city’s Department of Transportation, local traffic safety activists say that community boards’ historic resistance to DOT proposals comes from a focus on driver concerns that is out of pace with community priorities.

Mar 6, 2015, 3:45 PM

The 28th Precinct of the New York Police Department announced Wednesday that Captain Gilbert Morales will transfer to the 26th Precinct to serve as its new Commanding Officer.

Academics

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Mar 26, 2015, 8:19 AM
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As the December start date for construction on Barnard’s new Teaching and Learning Center approaches, some residents of Claremont Avenue are concerned about how the project will alter and affect their street.

Mar 25, 2015, 8:40 AM
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When not teaching classes, Columbia computer science assistant professor Allison Lewko works to create unbreakable algorithms in order to protect information through cryptography.     

 
Mar 23, 2015, 11:51 PM
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Barnard professor and Columbia alumna Catharine Nepomnyashchy died on Saturday morning after battling lung cancer. She was 64.

Mar 9, 2015, 11:18 PM
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Students who are not transfers or studying abroad will no longer be able to petition to have classes count towards Columbia’s Global Core requirement, despite student concerns that the current list of acceptable classes is not comprehensive.

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.