In an attempt to increase Columbia students’ involvement with local politics, the Roosevelt Institute hosted a participatory budgeting session last week to give students a chance to voice their opinions on what city discretionary funds should be spent on.
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Protesters said that they hoped to use Brewer’s speech as a chance to demand that she take action against what they view as a lack of transparency and turnover on the Community Board 7 Transportation Committee.
The two students said that the bouncer, known only as “Magic,” regularly made crude comments, touched patrons in a sexual manner without their consent, and abused his role as a bouncer.
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.
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.
No Red Tape Columbia is bringing the fight against sexual assault off campus and into local bars.
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.
The Morningside Heights and West Harlem council member released the statement before the NYPD announced Monday afternoon that it will no longer make arrests for low-level marijuana possession.
Local Democratic candidates for Congress, State Senate, and State Assembly swept Tuesday’s elections, with many candidates earning more than 80 percent of the vote.
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.