In accordance with a New York state law passed this summer, Columbia’s new sexual assault policy includes changes to the appeals process and clarifications of existing procedures.
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The free laundry service announced by Columbia Housing yesterday was not paid for by an increase in student housing fees.
Columbia is revising its sexual assault policy after the passage of a new state law regarding campus sexual assault policy and a year of experience implementing the current policy, which was announced last August.
Columbia is under a second investigation by the Department of Education for violation of Title IX, a federal gender discrimination law that applies to sexual assault.
Columbia Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services announced that it will hire six new staff members and open new office space in Lerner Hall this summer to reduce wait times in the coming academic year.
A New York state law will require Columbia to release data for the first time on the punishments given to students found responsible of sexual assault, along with several other changes to the University’s gender-based misconduct policy.
Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, added claims to his case against Columbia University as it simultaneously moved to dismiss the suit in a joint letter from each party’s respective lawyers filed on Wednesday.
A new art project by Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, titled “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol,” depicts her having sex with a man on video in an attempt to engage the viewer and their decision to watch it.
Paul Nungesser’s parents said a statement sent to the Washington Examiner that Columbia turned their son’s life into a nightmare and made a special exception for Emma Sulkowicz, CC ‘15, by allowing her to carry her mattress at graduation.