Around 350 Teachers College office employees, Columbia office workers, and graduate students protested the proposed elimination of pension and health care coverage outside Teachers College Thursday afternoon in a rally organized by the United Auto Workers Local 2110 union.
Barnard administrators hope to decide in the next two weeks if the college will spend approximately $300,000 to replace the piping in the Barnard dorm 600 W. 116th St., which has been without gas since a two-alarm fire earlier this month.
For the first time since 1993, the Rules of University Conduct are under review with the first draft of revised rules due for public release in April. Throughout the rules’ complex and tumultuous history, 11 common concerns are identifiable.
The Graduate Workers of Columbia University, a group of graduate students hoping its union will be recognized by the University, says that Columbia does not provide adequate teaching training—an issue it hopes can be resolved through collective bargaining power.
The New York regional office of the National Labor Relations Board will hold a hearing to review whether graduate student teaching and research assistants at Columbia have the right to unionize on March 31, a representative from the group of Columbia graduate students seeking union recognition confirmed to Spectator on Friday.
The National Labor Relations Board decided to review the current precedent that denies recognition for graduate student unions at private universities on Friday afternoon.
Since the program was unveiled in February, a number of issues have surfaced with the program’s implementation, from technical difficulties with signing up for workshops to student complaints about the content of some workshop options.
Some faculty members of the Earth Institute—a research institute devoted to addressing issues related to sustainable development and the protection of the earth’s environment—chose not to sign an open letter from faculty asking University President Lee Bollinger to divest the University’s endowment from fossil fuels.
Spectator sat down with University President Lee Bollinger on Friday. Here’s what you need to know.
As the new Quality of Life survey is being conducted, the University is still in the process of implementing policy recommendations from the inaugural version of the survey in 2013.