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March 5, 2015, 4:09 AM

Since a two-alarm fire forced hundreds of Barnard students from their dorm rooms Tuesday night, residents of the affected dorms have criticized administrators’ response, citing disorganization and a lack of communication.

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Mar 6, 2015, 3:58 AM
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Longstanding community opposition to a homophobic sign at a church on 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue may soon result in action on the issue, as city politicians and local activists become increasingly involved.

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.

Mar 4, 2015, 3:30 PM
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will address graduates at Barnard’s Commencement at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the College announced on Wednesday.

Mar 4, 2015, 2:10 AM
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The University Senate executive committee will vote on March 27 to approve a proposed committee on the status of underrepresented minorities at the University. If passed, the committee would begin student outreach by the end of the semester.

Student Life

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Mar 5, 2015, 4:09 AM
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Since a two-alarm fire forced hundreds of Barnard students from their dorm rooms Tuesday night, residents of the affected dorms have criticized administrators’ response, citing disorganization and a lack of communication.

Mar 4, 2015, 3:30 PM
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power will address graduates at Barnard’s Commencement at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the College announced on Wednesday.

Mar 4, 2015, 2:10 AM
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The University Senate executive committee will vote on March 27 to approve a proposed committee on the status of underrepresented minorities at the University. If passed, the committee would begin student outreach by the end of the semester.

Mar 3, 2015, 11:48 PM
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No students have been injured in an ongoing fire at a Barnard dorm at 116th Street and Broadway, according to New York Fire Department officials.

Morningside Heights

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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.

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. 

Administration

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Mar 3, 2015, 4:14 AM
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A two-year study will look at Columbia’s undergraduate climate and attempt to identify factors that correlate with sexual violence on campus.

Feb 28, 2015, 2:03 PM
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The Student Affairs Committee reported that over 2,500 students have completed the Quality of Life survey released Thursday. The timeline for the revisions to the Rules of Conduct has been pushed back a week.

Feb 27, 2015, 2:46 AM
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Over 150 Columbia University faculty members, including history professor Eric Foner and political science department chair Page Fortna, in the past week have signed and circulated an open letter to President Bollinger and the board of trustees asking that the University divest from holdings in fossil fuel corporations as soon as practicable.

Feb 25, 2015, 3:15 AM
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Bollinger talks prison divestment at fireside chat.

West Harlem

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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.

Mar 6, 2015, 3:58 AM
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Longstanding community opposition to a homophobic sign at a church on 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue may soon result in action on the issue, as city politicians and local activists become increasingly involved.

Mar 4, 2015, 1:49 AM
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As Columbia students join Fight for 15, a national movement to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, low-wage workers in Harlem are hoping the campaign will succeed.

 
Mar 3, 2015, 4:07 AM
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Tenant organizers in West Harlem launched the Tenant Empowerment Program on Saturday, which aims to connect tenants with legal services and create and strengthen tenant associations in the neighborhood.

Academics

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Mar 2, 2015, 2:45 AM
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Columbia College Student Council voted unanimously at its general body meeting on Sunday to submit a proposal to extend the drop deadline.

Mar 2, 2015, 12:28 AM
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Elizabeth Walsh, GS ’14, and Yuntong Ma, CC ’12, will head to Cambridge University next fall as two of the 40 U.S. recipients of this year’s Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Feb 27, 2015, 2:57 AM
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Members of the committee informed Spectator on Thursday of a new set of proposed revisions, which include reducing the number of general education requirements, no longer permitting Advanced Placement credits to fulfill requirements, and allowing courses to count toward multiple requirements.

 
Feb 25, 2015, 12:23 PM

The final installment of Columbia history professor Eric Foner’s Civil War and Reconstruction Era course will be released on the non-profit massive open online course platform edX on  Wednesday.

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.