Search Results for "university" : 155

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

**Events March 24-30**

…f New Media, 2011. In 2011, Simon was named Best UK Internet Journalist by the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University and won the inaugural XCity award from City University.   Wednesday, March 26 Our Daily Bread: Feeding New York’s Hungry” Film Screening & Discussion 12:15pm - 1:40pm Columbia University Morningside Campus School of Social Work Bldg. Room C03 “Our Daily Bread: Feeding New York’s Hungry”…

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

*Events* March 10th-14th

…inuum to Examine the Short-Term Effects of Affirmative Action in Higher Education  6:00pm - 8:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, 802 In 2004, the University of Brasilia established racial quotas reserving 20% of available admissions slots for students who self-identified as black. A number of features of Brazil, including the nature of the university system and the existence of a racial continuum, mak…

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

*Updated* Exciting Events March 3rd-9th

…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 the Univers…

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

Columbia, The Socially Irresponsible Investor

…In fact, students at Columbia seem to be far more ethically-minded than the institution itself. I argue that the University’s longstanding orientation towards profit and bureaucracy has come at the cost of more principled and moral institutional aims. In the past two years, Columbia students have called out the administration for its dissolute practices, demanding increased transparency and social responsibility in the University’s financia…

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by / on April 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion

As the Crow Flies

…mpus between 1965 and 1968. In 1967, some members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) discovered that the university was working with the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), which was a think tank for the Department of Defense. This was part of the reason for the 1968 protests on campus. In the same year as the IDA discovery, the university planned to construct a gym in Morningside Park that offended the Harlem community by providing a &…

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

Oiled Up and Ready To Go

…s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing to request that the committee disclose information on the University’s fossil fuel holdings, publish their meeting minutes, and participate in a public forum on divestment. With 73.7 percent of voting Columbia College students in favor of fossil fuel divestment alongside a coalition of alumni and students at other schools within the university, Columbia has received a mandate to divest from f…

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

The Tenure Question

…committee of professors from outside his or her discipline, the provost, the president, and finally the Columbia University Board of Trustees. (At Barnard College, the professor must go through the similar Barnard process as well as the Columbia process.) Interactions with so many members of the Columbia community who comprise so many different divisions of the Columbia hierarchy provide the possibility of politics of the university or of the ten…

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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

…revention is symptomatic of a greater administrative disregard for student safety and wellbeing that riddles the University’s official policy on sexual assault. So, now we recognize the issue, but what is actually being done to combat the bureaucratic complacency and indifference towards the plight of its students? The Coalition Against Sexual Violence (an alliance formed between various student groups) is currently reviewing University policy on…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:28 am / in Business, Domestic

Points for Participation

…een very successful in these endeavors. A study conducted by Carew Boulding and Brian Wampler, professors at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Boise State University, respectively, comparing Brazilian cities that implement PB to those that have not has shown that the program is correlated with small – but statistically significant – decreases in extreme poverty and increases in municipal spending on health and education. PB also has succe…

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Cashing In On Columbia?

…mpetition from all corners of the globe. All four factors support the value of a liberal arts education at a top university, like Columbia. Martin Chalfie, Biological Sciences  I hope that what students learn during their time at Columbia (from their classes, from their classmates, and from the experience of living for four years in New York City) enriches their lives and will continue to do so. I am not sure that the job of the university is to…

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