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by / on March 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Events

*Updated* Exciting Events March 3rd-9th

…  A New Balkans? Challenges of Democratization in the Former Yugoslavia Time:  5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 707 Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a panel discussion on the Balkans. Participants: Dario Čepo is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and a senior research assistant at th…

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by / on February 19, 2014 at 9:33 pm / in Campus, Julia Ghahramani, Web Columnists

Columbia, The Socially Irresponsible Investor

…t “highly ideal life-and society-changing consequences” as the result of pursuing an undergraduate degree. As a Columbia community member, you might scoff at this finding, as the Columbia situation is antithetical to the one depicted above: both recent and historical events have suggested Columbia’s institutional goals to be anything but idealistic. In fact, students at Columbia seem to be far more ethically-minded than the institution itself. I…

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by / on March 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm / in Campus, Events

**Events March 24-30**

…ikelihood of mass violence in the Niger Delta. Book Talk: Democracy Disfigured by Nadia Urbinati 4:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Second Floor A panel discussion and reception on the occasion of a new publication by Prof. Nadia Urbinati: Democracy Disfigured Panelists: Nadia Urbinati, author and Professor of Political Theory, Columbia University Federico Finchelstein, Associate Professor…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 5:07 am / in Content, Education, Issue

The Tenure Question

…inst her tenure, threats of withdrawal of private donations, and constant media coverage. The intricacies of the Columbia tenure process and its relationship to the media, private funding, and politics of individual professors have been thrust into a contentious and lengthy debate. This debate is part of a larger question regarding the state of academic freedom in the American University. Tenure at Columbia and Barnard The Columbia tenure proces…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Oiled Up and Ready To Go

by In October, 73.7 percent of voting Columbia College students supported a ballot initiative to divest from fossil fuels. “Divestment” refers to a process of withdrawing funds from a company or sector, usually to make a political statement. In 1985, under overwhelming pressure from students, Columbia’s trustees agreed to divest from corporations operating in South Africa in protest of the country’s apartheid regime. Today…

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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

…9th, 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 semesters worth of activism on the part of various student…

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by / on March 9, 2014 at 11:56 am / in Campus, Events

*Events* March 10th-14th

…. “Memory for the Future: Collaborative Witnessing in Post-Dictatorship Chile” 7:00pm - 9:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Faculty House In December 2013, a transnational group of scholars, artists, and activists came together at Columbias Global Center in Santiago de Chile to reflect on the manifold ways in which cultural memory of the Pinochet dictatorship has been and can be mobilized in the service of different v…

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by / on December 7, 2012 at 4:45 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

Barnard Columbia Divest and the Resurgence of the Left

…edia Commons Something exciting is happening on campus. Though students sleeping in Butler may not have noticed, Columbia’s once proud tradition of activism is starting to revive itself. Student Worker Solidarity, after helping win a new contract for the Barnard clerical workers, has been working on many new campaigns at the request of workers, both on and off campus. Before launching a massive get-out-the-vote operation in Ohio, the Columbia Dem…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm / in Campus, Domestic, Education, Fall 2013

Par For The Cores

…, but in revenue disparities between school districts. In such an environment, it is irresponsible to assume, as Columbia’s Core Curriculum does, that students will pull lifelong lessons from the material that is set before them. Such an approach allows the school to leave its graduates’ achievements undefined. At Columbia, this means that students determine their own way of thinking, but outside the gates of 116th and Broadway, it is not the stu…

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by / on March 17, 2012 at 10:52 am / in Congress, Domestic, Election, Interview, New York

Running in the 15th District

…initiatives and job training programs for Harlem residents in an effort to usher in a new era for the community. Columbia Political Review sat down with Williams to discuss Columbia, its relationship with the surrounding area and community, and how his election would be of particular interest to students. Columbia Political Review: Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion is a 50-year undertaking that will certainly have effects on the local Harlem co…

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