Search Results for "Reconstruction" : 5

by / on December 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm / in Issue, Main Menu, World

Liberia’s Next Top Model?

by In July 2005, less than two years into its tenure, members of NGTL, Liberia’s post-conflict transitional government, were found traveling the impoverished streets of Monrovia in brand new Jeep Grand Cherokees. When civil servants, whose salaries had been frozen for the past 18 months due to lack of government funds, found that the NGTL had spent $2 million buying each of its members a new Jeep, they held a strike that lasted t…

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

*Events* March 10th-14th

by Monday, March 10, 2014 Pizza With Your Prof: Professor Mila Rosenthal 5:00pm - 6:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus Lerner Hall, East Ramp Lounge Pizza with your Prof: Mila Rosenthal, “My Experience Working for Rights, Justice, and Less Awfulness”Join us for our Professor Speakers Series! Professor Mila Rosenthal will discuss her experiences working in the field of human rights and development particularly on…

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by / on February 5, 2013 at 12:04 am / in Domestic, Opinion

Inauguration Speech

by Obama speaks at his inauguration, 2013 Most likely any high school student enrolled in a US history course across the country has written an essay on one of the many great speeches delivered—typically at inaugurations—by past presidents. Washington, in his farewell address, warned of foreign entanglements. Lincoln called for reconstruction along equal lines between northern and southern states.  Franklin D. Roosevelt declared “war”…

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 2:41 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Affirmative Action On And Off Campus

by The African Students Association hosted its final political round table of the year on Monday, April 16, in Lerner Hall. The event, titled “Affirmative Action Past, Present, and Future: What it is, What it isn’t, and Why it matters,” featured media watchdog Janine Jackson, Columbia Law School professor Ted Shaw, history professor Eric Foner, and Columbia president Lee Bollinger. The topic of affirmative action, and the many ways in…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 2:58 am / in Cover Story, Issue, World

Five Lessons in Cultural Studies

by Illustration by Maria Insalaco Borges, Cervantes, Neruda, García Márquez—these were the canonical legends of Hispanic literature whom I expected to encounter in my Introduction to Hispanic Cultures course last fall. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the expected books were almost entirely absent from our syllabus. In lieu of these Spanish and Latin American authors, the class focused on works by the likes of Raymond Willia…

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