Barnard and the union of contingent faculty—defined as all non-tenure track faculty—reached an agreement late Thursday night that will exclude some full-time non-tenure track faculty from the union.
The graduate student unionization effort may be stalled if the New York regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determines she does not have the power to overrule a current NLRB precedent.
Former teaching assistant Longxi Zhao said he was wrongfully fired for inappropriate email communication, an unapproved vacation day taken on the Friday before spring break, failure to proctor a makeup quiz, and incorrect implementation of homework policy.
Columbia will divest from the private prison industry after the board of trustees voted to support divestment.
Dean for International and Intercultural Student Programs Gretchen Young will be leaving Barnard at the end of this month.
It’s unclear how trans men and gender non-binary students—who have a visible presence in the campus community—will now fit into a women’s college that requires its applicants to ‘consistently live and identify as women.’ And administrators don’t have a clear answer yet, either.
Barnard will admit trans women, starting with the class of 2020.
Barnard’s board of trustees is expected to vote on the College’s transgender admissions policy this Wednesday.
As University commencement came to a close Wednesday, the opening notes of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” made it official: the class of 2015 had graduated.