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October 30, 2014, 5:11 AM

Billed as a National Day of Action to “Help Carry the Weight,” the event was inspired by the senior art thesis of Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15.

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Oct 30, 2014, 4:51 AM

Responding to rumors of a potential renovation, the 122nd Street Block Association is trying to make the Second Friendship Baptist Church—a 19th-century, Victorian-style carriage house—a city landmark. But too many unanswered questions have kept progress slow. 

Oct 31, 2014, 4:54 PM

Community leaders and politicians in Harlem held two meetings this week to inform locals about and combat stigmatization caused by the deadly disease.

Oct 31, 2014, 4:46 PM

Tom Maniatis, chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Columbia University Medical Center, will be the director of Columbia’s new initiative on precision medicine, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Thursday.

Oct 30, 2014, 5:14 AM
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If Columbia agrees to BCD’s demands for divestment, the Fund for a Responsible Columbia will be deposited into the University’s endowment. If Columbia doesn’t, the money will be used to fund environmental student groups on campus.

Student Life

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Oct 30, 2014, 5:11 AM
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Billed as a National Day of Action to “Help Carry the Weight,” the event was inspired by the senior art thesis of Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15.

Oct 29, 2014, 12:52 AM
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The Columbia University Marching Band has revised its sexual assault policy following feedback from the Office of Judicial Affairs.

Oct 28, 2014, 11:52 PM

Barnard’s supplemental financial aid program will be getting much-needed funding next year, thanks to the class of 2015.

Oct 28, 2014, 4:04 PM
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The fire broke out around 2 p.m. in the building’s trash compactor room, just next to the steps leading to 114th Street. The building was evacuated and the fire department responded shortly after.

Morningside Heights

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Oct 26, 2014, 11:33 PM

Called MoSAIC—Mathematics of Science, Art, Industry, Culture—the festival was an offshoot of the annual Bridges Organization international conference dedicated to the connections between art and mathematics. 

Oct 23, 2014, 5:26 AM

Wednesday’s on-and-off rain and winds didn’t stop a crowd of fans, comedians, politicians, and curious passersby from gathering to witness the unveiling of a new sign declaring part of 121st Street George Carlin Way.

Oct 7, 2014, 12:00 AM
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After arriving on the scene around 10 p.m., police arrested and removed the alleged assaulter, while paramedics carried the cart operator—whose name is Manan, according to the cart owner—into an ambulance.

Oct 2, 2014, 1:17 AM
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On the third annual Love An Elder Day—a day of events organized by Morningside Village to celebrate Morningside Heights’ elderly population—Spectator sat down with three longtime residents to discuss how Morningside Heights has changed over the years and their favorite things about the neighborhood they call home.

Administration

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Oct 30, 2014, 5:14 AM
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If Columbia agrees to BCD’s demands for divestment, the Fund for a Responsible Columbia will be deposited into the University’s endowment. If Columbia doesn’t, the money will be used to fund environmental student groups on campus.

Oct 30, 2014, 5:50 AM
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With a total of 10,452 gifts to 19 Columbia schools and programs, the Columbia Alumni Association proudly declared on its website that “Your gifts will help us change lives that change the world. From all of us at Columbia: Thank you.”

Oct 29, 2014, 1:38 AM
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Wednesday marks the third annual Columbia Giving Day, Columbia Alumni Association’s day-long fundraising competition for the University’s 25 schools and programs.

Oct 27, 2014, 1:14 AM

Thirty years—and two trips to space—later, Massimino, SEAS ’84, is working with Columbia’s admissions office to attract science and engineering students who think just like how he thought to the University.

West Harlem

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Oct 31, 2014, 4:54 PM

Community leaders and politicians in Harlem held two meetings this week to inform locals about and combat stigmatization caused by the deadly disease.

Oct 30, 2014, 4:51 AM

Responding to rumors of a potential renovation, the 122nd Street Block Association is trying to make the Second Friendship Baptist Church—a 19th-century, Victorian-style carriage house—a city landmark. But too many unanswered questions have kept progress slow. 

Oct 28, 2014, 12:39 AM
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A boutique hotel and luxury private residence is set to open its doors in Manhattanville in 2016.

Oct 27, 2014, 9:29 PM

An elderly man was hit by a taxi at the intersection of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 116th Street on Monday night, witnesses said.

Academics

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Oct 31, 2014, 4:46 PM

Tom Maniatis, chair of the department of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Columbia University Medical Center, will be the director of Columbia’s new initiative on precision medicine, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Thursday.

Oct 30, 2014, 5:02 AM

The proposed solutions to the challenge, a joint effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Mailman School of Public Health, range from a colored bleach mist to methods for decontaminating electronic equipment. 

Oct 29, 2014, 2:04 AM

Over 80 students discussed the Nine Ways of Knowing and course requirements at the second Academic Curricular Review session Tuesday afternoon.

Oct 28, 2014, 11:42 PM

Reuters reported Tuesday that Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bahara, Law ’93, announced Columbia will pay more than $9 million to settle a lawsuit brought against it by the U.S Government.

Upper West Side

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Oct 29, 2014, 2:18 AM

Nearly 400 proposals were offered up as part of City Council member Helen Rosenthal’s participatory budgeting project over the course of seven meetings held since late September.

Oct 28, 2014, 12:51 AM
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A group of city elected officials and student activists gathered on the steps of City Hall on Monday morning to discuss proposed legislation to address sexual assault on campus in advance of a public hearing in the City Council.

Oct 22, 2014, 2:08 AM
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During what would normally be a bustling 45 minutes of parents dropping students off at school, a crowd of concerned parents and students gathered in front of P.S. 163 Tuesday morning to rally against the proposed construction of a new Jewish Home Lifecare facility next to the school.

Oct 12, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Set to open in the fall of 2015 in District 3, the 675-seat, K-5 School is one of the 14 new Success Academies approved by the state, and will join the five other Success Academy charter schools currently in the district.

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, 3:26 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.