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December 18, 2014, 10:05 AM

A crowd of 150 people came together at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to honor those lost in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed at least 140 people. 

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Dec 12, 2014, 11:57 PM
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After two discussions on recent grand jury decisions this week, students criticized the lag time between the start of the national protests and Columbia’s response to the issue.

Dec 12, 2014, 3:55 AM
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Over 60 protesters staged a sit-in at LeFrak Gymnasium in Barnard Hall on Thursday night during Barnard’s annual Midnight Breakfast to protest what students characterized as a lack of administrative response to recent grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. 

Dec 12, 2014, 2:32 AM
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At Thursday's University Senate plenary, senators discussed University protocol for police presence on campus, the decision to open the Rules of Conduct for review, MOOCs, and the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.

Dec 9, 2014, 1:35 AM
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Columbia College Dean James Valentini said he was not aware of the images posted to his Facebook page when reached for comment early Tuesday morning.

Student Life

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Dec 18, 2014, 10:05 AM
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A crowd of 150 people came together at a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to honor those lost in a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, that killed at least 140 people. 

Dec 12, 2014, 3:55 AM
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Over 60 protesters staged a sit-in at LeFrak Gymnasium in Barnard Hall on Thursday night during Barnard’s annual Midnight Breakfast to protest what students characterized as a lack of administrative response to recent grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases. 

Dec 7, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Whether he was leading a Columbia Queer Alliance meeting, speaking at his high school graduation, or sending silly Snapchats to friends, Joshua Villa, CC ’18, approached life with positivity and compassion, friends and family said in interviews this weekend.

Dec 5, 2014, 2:06 PM
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Villa was from Azusa, California, and graduated in 2014 from Gladstone High School in Covina, California, near Los Angeles.

Morningside Heights

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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. 

Nov 17, 2014, 2:47 AM
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Despite extensive outreach by event organizers on campus, a discussion on the role of religion in revolution between Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West and Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian was mainly attended by out of towners.

Nov 16, 2014, 11:37 PM
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No Red Tape Columbia is bringing the fight against sexual assault off campus and into local bars.

Nov 13, 2014, 7:49 AM
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U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe gave Valle one year of supervised release for illegally using federal databases during his time as a police officer. The sentencing comes after the Southern District Court of New York threw out Valle’s first conviction—conspiracy to kidnap—in June.

Administration

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Dec 12, 2014, 11:57 PM
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After two discussions on recent grand jury decisions this week, students criticized the lag time between the start of the national protests and Columbia’s response to the issue.

Dec 12, 2014, 2:32 AM
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At Thursday's University Senate plenary, senators discussed University protocol for police presence on campus, the decision to open the Rules of Conduct for review, MOOCs, and the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing.

Dec 9, 2014, 1:35 AM
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Columbia College Dean James Valentini said he was not aware of the images posted to his Facebook page when reached for comment early Tuesday morning.

Dec 8, 2014, 1:58 AM
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Barnard’s faculty and staff claim they were shut out of the decision-making process for the new library, which faculty say also led to the resignation of the Dean of Barnard Library and Information Services Lisa Norberg.

 

West Harlem

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Dec 8, 2014, 2:01 AM

District 9 City Council member Inez Dickens and former New York State assemblymember Adam Clayton Powell IV said that community members should focus on eliminating racism and building relations with police.

Nov 26, 2014, 9:45 AM
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The Columbia students were in a group of 300 people that marched across Manhattan—from Union Square to FDR Drive, Times Square, and Columbus Circle before marching uptown along—and closing traffic on—the Henry Hudson Parkway.

Nov 24, 2014, 1:24 AM

The construction of a 7-Eleven is the latest sign of change in West Harlem’s Little Senegal, a neighborhood known for its high number of West African immigrants.

Nov 21, 2014, 2:05 AM
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Columbia students joined antiviolence activists in front of the Manhattan Criminal Court for the second time in two months on Thursday morning for the court appearances of 21 Manhattanville youth arrested in June on gang-related charges.

Academics

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Dec 8, 2014, 12:29 AM
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Starting this semester, Barnard students could receive free individual tutoring. Tutoring previously cost $15 a session.

Dec 7, 2014, 11:21 PM

Columbia Global, a new website launching on Monday, aims to promote debate about global education initiatives on campus.

Dec 4, 2014, 6:39 AM

The courses—seven undergraduate and nine graduate—will be available starting in the spring semester, the Office of the Provost announced Thursday morning.

Dec 1, 2014, 12:07 AM

Mailman School of Public Health researchers are forecasting the spread of Ebola in West Africa in an effort to help medical professionals better treat patients and contain the disease.

Upper West Side

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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.

Nov 24, 2014, 8:57 PM
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After arriving at Rose Sanders’ home on 100th Street and Manhattan Avenue on Saturday morning, police found the infant “unconscious and unresponsive.”

Nov 21, 2014, 1:53 AM
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Opponents of the proposed Jewish Home Lifecare building on 97th Street are planning to continue to fight the project.

Uptown

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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.

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.