In a landmark case, graduate students at private universities nationwide will now be able to unionize following the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in favor of graduate research and teaching assistants at Columbia.
Andrew Plaa was appointed Dean of Advising on Friday afternoon. Plaa will continue to oversee the Center for Student Advising, which serves undergraduates in Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science
After two years of legal back-and-forth, a Columbia student will be allowed to sue the University, which he claims violated his Title IX rights in an adjudication process that found him responsible for sexual assault.
An annual report on Columbia’s gender-based misconduct policy reveals that while students reported slightly more instances of sexual assault and sexual harassment, the University found fewer students responsible of violating that policy compared to the previous year.
Columbia will pay $9.5 million in a settlement to resolve claims from the U.S. government that it inappropriately sought excessive reimbursements for government-funded research grants, U.S. Attorney for Manhattan Preet Bharara announced Thursday.
Barnard has hired Judit Revesz as the college’s official ombuds officer, according to an email sent from Barnard President Debora Spar on Wednesday.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a University of Texas admissions policy, University President Lee Bollinger, long considered a leading voice in the national affirmative action debate, expressed optimism for the future of affirmative action but emphasized that the fight for racia
Barnard will no longer require SAT Subject Tests or SAT/ACT essay scores for its applications.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions announced on Thursday that it will no longer require applicants to submit SAT Subject Tests or writing portions of the SAT or ACT. Columbia will join the University of Pennsylvania as the only Ivy League schools without either requirement.
University President Lee Bollinger called on graduates from all 18 Columbia schools to participate in public dialogue and fight the hatred inherent in democracies at this year’s Commencement ceremony.