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April 17, 2015, 8:37 AM

Chants like "Rape is a felony, even with CUID," and "University silence perpetuates the violence” rung across Morningside Heights on Thursday night as a crowd of around 200 students and local residents marched across the neighborhood for Columbia’s annual Take Back the Night.

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Apr 16, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Compared to other neighborhoods in the city, Central Harlem has far fewer city-recognized historic landmarks, a discrepancy that advocates of preservation say is driven by real estate interests, lack of resources, and alleged discrimination against African-American neighborhoods.

Apr 16, 2015, 8:04 AM

 According to a Spectator analysis, of the retail properties that have been vacant on Broadway, Amsterdam, and Morningside Avenues between 106th Street and 124th Street in the past five years, 64 percent were vacant for longer than a year. Forty-four percent were vacant for longer than two.

Apr 16, 2015, 12:05 AM
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Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers, the group of graduate students attempting to gain union recognition from the National Labor Relations Board, has consistently cited late pay as a serious grievance it plans to address if it achieves this goal.

Apr 16, 2015, 12:08 AM
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While the national Fight for $15 campaign focuses on raising the federal minimum wage, the 300 students and professors from Columbia and other universities who gathered on Low Plaza on Wednesday also demanded an increase in the minimum wage and salaries for adjunct professors.

Student Life

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Apr 17, 2015, 8:37 AM
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Chants like "Rape is a felony, even with CUID," and "University silence perpetuates the violence” rung across Morningside Heights on Thursday night as a crowd of around 200 students and local residents marched across the neighborhood for Columbia’s annual Take Back the Night.

Apr 16, 2015, 12:08 AM
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While the national Fight for $15 campaign focuses on raising the federal minimum wage, the 300 students and professors from Columbia and other universities who gathered on Low Plaza on Wednesday also demanded an increase in the minimum wage and salaries for adjunct professors.

Apr 13, 2015, 4:57 AM
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While prospective students moved between events during Sunday’s Days on Campus programming, No Red Tape projected phrases like “Rape happens here” and “Columbia protects rapists” onto Low Library.

Apr 12, 2015, 11:09 PM

This year’s candidate pool for SGA Executive Board consists primarily of council veterans, with their prior involvement ranging from committee member to current E-Board member.

Morningside Heights

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Apr 16, 2015, 8:04 AM

 According to a Spectator analysis, of the retail properties that have been vacant on Broadway, Amsterdam, and Morningside Avenues between 106th Street and 124th Street in the past five years, 64 percent were vacant for longer than a year. Forty-four percent were vacant for longer than two.

Apr 3, 2015, 10:15 AM
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The owner of Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grille says the future of his restaurant remains uncertain as he waits for Barnard to extend his lease.

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.

Administration

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Apr 16, 2015, 12:05 AM
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Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers, the group of graduate students attempting to gain union recognition from the National Labor Relations Board, has consistently cited late pay as a serious grievance it plans to address if it achieves this goal.

Apr 14, 2015, 9:24 PM
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The first draft of revisions to the Rules of University Conduct were quietly released by the rules committee on the University Senate website Tuesday, three days prior to the town hall on April 17.

Apr 10, 2015, 9:53 AM
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The Office of Undergraduate Admissions destroys records used to assess students’ applications prior to their matriculation.

Apr 9, 2015, 10:21 PM
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In the third NLRB hearing, Columbia’s lawyer framed teaching Core courses as part of graduate students doctoral education, while the union’s lawyer framed it as professional. Montás, director of the Center for the Core Curriculum, testified.

West Harlem

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Apr 16, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Compared to other neighborhoods in the city, Central Harlem has far fewer city-recognized historic landmarks, a discrepancy that advocates of preservation say is driven by real estate interests, lack of resources, and alleged discrimination against African-American neighborhoods.

Apr 14, 2015, 1:30 AM
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A longstanding plan to transform a storefront on Old Broadway into a crisis intervention center is finally coming together.  

 
Apr 13, 2015, 12:05 AM

Local politicians say they hope that Participatory Budgeting—a program that lets West Harlem residents vote on neighborhood improvement projects—will increase voter participation.

 
Apr 8, 2015, 10:11 PM

A lawsuit filed against Dinosaur Bar-B-Que alleges that the restaurant treats its tipped workers unfairly.

Academics

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Apr 15, 2015, 11:57 PM

The Barnard psychology department, which is comprised of more than 60 percent adjuncts, cannot hire more full-time faculty until it is allotted more physical space, according to psychology department chair Robert Remez.

Apr 12, 2015, 8:09 PM
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According to a recent Spectator analysis of undergraduate courses for the fall 2015 semester, 57 percent of the courses for the 15 most popular majors at Columbi

Apr 9, 2015, 10:08 PM
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Brian Trippe, CC ’16, and Ritish Patnaik, SEAS ’16, were awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, while Cam Buzard, BC ’16, and Sarah Berlinger, SEAS ’16, notched honorable mentions.

Apr 9, 2015, 10:32 PM
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Barnard’s curricular review committee is recommending that Barnard’s general education requirements include 10 foundation courses and six new Barnard-specific modes of thinking.

 

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.