Search Results for ""CU Democrats"" : 6

by / on March 31, 2012 at 5:48 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Campus Groups Debate Unions

by On Tuesday, March 27, the Columbia Democrats and the Columbia University College Republicans held their final debate of the year, hosted and moderated by the Columbia Political Union.  Representing the Democrats were Sejal Singh, CC ’15, and Austin Heyroth, CC ’15, while Jamie Boothe, CC ’15 argued alone on behalf of CUCR.  Capping off an academic year that has seen wide-ranging CPU debates on the minimum wage, religion in the publi…

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by / on November 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

Indus Valley Restaurant Workers Protest

by by George Joseph Political clubs across campus decry human rights violations just about as often as Columbia tries to destroy Harlem. Republicans, Democrats, and everyone in between rail on Iran, China, and Russia for their dehumanizing working conditions because they are easy targets. It’s easy to have speakers, discussions, and co-sponsorships on international labor issues no one can do anything about. A lot of chatter and yellin…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:52 am / in Domestic, Election, Judicial, Student Stump

Citizens United, Columbians Divided

by Illustration by Kaela Chambers In 2010, the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission held that corporations and unions could not be prohibited from broadcasting electioneering communications (ads that mention a candidate) within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, which had previously been the restriction of the McCain-Feingold Act since 2002. What does this mean for the way campaigns and p…

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by / on February 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm / in Campus, Julia Ghahramani, Uncategorized, Web Columnists

The Cruel Reality of Columbia’s Sexual Assault Policy

by In an oblique email sent out on January 29th, President Bollinger assured students that “gender-based misconduct and sexual assault have no place in [the Columbia] community. Period.” Bollinger’s statement came on the heels of widespread calls for reform by various student groups asking for a review of the administrative processes regarding sexual assault. The campus buzz over sexual assault at Columbia is the effect of several seme…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:08 am / in Domestic, Student Stump, Women's Rights

Righting Women’s Rights

by Do You Believe Women’s Rights Includes the Right to Terminate a Pregnancy? Illustration by Alison Cohen C U Democrats  By Sarah Gitlin: Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. It may sound like a trite bumper-sticker slogan, but given that so many inourgeneration claim, “I’m not a feminist, but I believe in women’s equality,” maybe we need to reflect on what exactly feminists believe, and what we do not. Let’s start w…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:45 am / in Uncategorized

Editor’s Note

by Much to the chagrin of the people around us, managing editor Ayushi Roy and I have been persistently arguing throughout this entire layout weekend. We’ve finally come to the point at which we’ve realized that neither of us is going to relent; nothing she says is going to convince me that stability should trump civil liberties (or the other way around, in her case). This type of ideological disagreement and debate is what makes me lo…

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