News

Student Life

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Aug 28, 2014, 7:35 PM
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Barnard and Columbia first-years were the first to attend a new, two-part workshop on sexual violence and gender-based misconduct on Thursday, which administrators reworked following criticism from student activists, as a mandatory part of this year’s NSOP.

Aug 23, 2014, 3:44 PM

Following the organization of a student-led task force to examine Columbia’s leave of absence policies, the Center for Student Advising announced several changes in August to the medical leave policies for Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science—but students say there’s still more to do.

Aug 23, 2014, 3:50 PM

Though several changes were made last semester and through the summer, the battle to improve the way Columbia deals with cases of sexual assault will likely stretch throughout much of this year, as student activists continue to draw attention to the issue.

Aug 23, 2014, 3:53 PM

Though several changes were made last semester and through the summer, the battle to improve the way Columbia deals with cases of sexual assault will likely stretch throughout much of this year, as student activists continue to draw attention to the issue.

Morningside Heights

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Aug 23, 2014, 4:43 PM

Morningside Heights has seen its fair share of labor issues over the past year, and more contract negotiations are expected throughout the academic year.

Aug 23, 2014, 4:57 PM

Welcome to Morningside Heights, the neighborhood that Columbia and Barnard call home.

Aug 12, 2014, 5:59 PM
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A Columbia Public Safety officer is in critical condition at St. Luke’s Hospital after being hit by a car over the weekend.

Jul 3, 2014, 1:04 PM
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Book Culture has rehired four store managers who were terminated after last week’s vote to unionize, store owners Chris Doeblin and Annie Hedrick announced on Thursday.

Administration

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Aug 30, 2014, 1:36 PM

During contract negotiations last month, Student Worker Solidarity sent a letter administrators urging them not to sign with Command Security, another company that the University was considering, calling the firm “irresponsible and non-union.”

Aug 15, 2014, 10:53 AM
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A new gender-based misconduct policy unveiled Friday addresses some long-held student concerns about how Columbia handles cases of sexual assault.

Aug 12, 2014, 2:15 PM

Amale Andraos will become the new dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on Sept. 1, University President Lee Bollinger announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Aug 6, 2014, 4:11 PM

Kristine Billmyer will step down as dean of the School of Continuing Education at the end of the academic year, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Wednesday.

West Harlem

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Aug 23, 2014, 5:02 PM

To the east of Morningside Park lies the legendary neighborhood of Harlem, a neighborhood lined with an eclectic mix of big-box stores, boutique restaurants, immigrant centers, and bodegas.

Jun 25, 2014, 2:22 AM
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Rangel received 47.4 percent of the vote, a 3.8 percent and 1,800-vote lead over Espaillat. On Thursday, Espaillat conceded defeat and announced his reelection campaign for State Senate.

Jun 11, 2014, 11:13 PM
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After last week's police raid on gangs in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects, anti-violence advocates are seeking to defuse tensions and direct more funding to community organizations.

Jun 5, 2014, 11:44 PM
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Under the plan, first introduced in September 2013, the DOT will reduce lanes and create medians along Morningside Avenue between 116th and 126th streets in an attempt to reduce traffic speeds and improve safety for pedestrians.

Academics

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Aug 15, 2014, 9:45 PM
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David Rosand, CC ’59, GSAS ’62, and GSAS ’65, a longtime Columbia professor who chaired the art history and archaeology department for seven years, died on August 8. He was 75.

Jul 10, 2014, 10:43 AM
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Barnard received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund an academic initiative geared toward digital photography, design, and visual storytelling.

Jun 5, 2014, 8:00 PM

Colleagues remember Morton Friedman, a longtime professor and former vice dean at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, as a mentor and a repository of knowledge about Columbia.

May 11, 2014, 12:30 PM

A new Core science course to replace Frontiers of Science is on its way, but it won’t be ready for the fall.

Upper West Side

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Aug 23, 2014, 5:05 PM

The Upper West Side is full of trendy cafés, restaurants, bookstores, and shops up and down the main thoroughfares: Broadway, Amsterdam, and Columbus avenues.

Jul 10, 2014, 9:28 PM
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Jean Chambers was hit Thursday afternoon at 95th Street and West End Avenue when a 2004 Ford Expedition made a left turn.

May 27, 2014, 11:36 AM

The taxi driver who hit and killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock in January will not be criminally charged and instead receive a ticket and fine, Stock’s mother

May 17, 2014, 8:53 PM
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After two nights of impassioned and well-attended public hearings last week, locals against the proposed Jewish Home Lifecare building on West 97th Street are counting the weeks until a final environmental impact statement is released later this summer.

Uptown

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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.

Feb 26, 2014, 3:52 AM
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Members of the recently formed Housing Coalition Against Downsizing gathered Tuesday night to discuss a potential lawsuit against the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to prevent the downsizing of Section 8 housing.