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by / on June 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm / in Interview, Opinion, World

Interview: #Yosoy132 Organizer Valeria Hamel

…ened when the presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) went to the Iberoamerican University. Thousands of students protested against him and then uploaded their videos on Youtube. Meanwhile, the media said that the people involved in the protest where “acarreados y porros” (recruited and paid participants to protest) and that his visit had actually been a success. In response, the students involved made a video in which 131 students showed…

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

Columbia, The Socially Irresponsible Investor

…cent 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 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…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 3:50 am / in Africa, Issue, Main Menu, World

Invisible Children

…ent takeovers of buildings, paralyzing strikes and destruction of property were visible forms of protest used by students to incite response from the outside world. Today’s student activists, more legally and operationally savvy, use quieter methods whose power often goes unnoticed. Protests still provide one vein of action, but administrators have seen a marked rise in the willingness of activists to comply with university security and rules. St…

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by / on October 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm / in Domestic, Opinion

An Incomprehensive Overview of CU Activism

…e to those who stood up and fought. This is absolutely not to say no one is doing this — there are and have been students working to create and sustain an institutional memory. However, this is to say we need more: More students, more memory, more protest. Why do we need an institutional memory? Perhaps most importantly, we need it so we know that we can win. As far back as 1932, Columbia and Barnard students took action to defend free speech. Re…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Barnard Workers at Founder’s Day

…de issues like sexual harassment arbitration and maternity leave. Given these uncertainties, a group of about 15 students from Students Support Barnard Workers dressed in black and joined the Founders’ Day celebrations at Barnard College to give out information on the crisis. Organizers felt Founders’ Day was the perfect venue for raising consciousness because it is day dedicated to the ostensible mission of Barnard-the empowerment of women. They…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm / in Domestic

Classroots Activism

…istently referred to its activity as a “social strike,” and from the beginning, the movement sought to transcend students’ immediate interests. Students formed alliances with mining and public sector workers facing layoffs and pay cuts; their participation in the protests was crucial to movement’s base of support. For American activists seeking inspiration, the Canadian strike illustrates that cooperation between students and labor is politically…

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

Five Lessons in Cultural Studies

…power-laden practice of mapping.” In this way, cultural studies also present a shift in perspective, encouraging students to enter into a constant state of interrogation of their object of study. University Professor Edward Said once commented, “[H]ow does one know that ‘things exist,’ and to what extent are the ‘things that exist’ constituted by the knower?” In this new method of inquiry, students of cultural studies scrutinize the history of kn…

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by / on March 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm / in

Achievement Gap

…of the achievement gap frame does have the inescapable consequence of shifting our focus onto poor and minority students. While those who talk about the achievement gap do not intend to lay blame on disadvantaged communities and students, the frame has potentially negative consequences – not only does it distract from national educational deficiencies, it also emphasizes the failures of certain schools in these communities. It would be a greater…

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by / on November 19, 2012 at 12:29 am / in Campus, Domestic, Opinion, Uncategorized

$300 Million at Stake for NYC Students

…new contract. We think they might as well do it before $300 million are taken off the table, for the sake of the students. Join the Students for Education Reform on Thursday November 29 at 6:00pm, as we march downtown from the NYC UFT building to the steps of the NYC DOE building, demanding that a deal be reached. We are not taking sides, and we are not assigning blame. We are marching to ensure that students do not lose out on essential componen…

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by / on April 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm / in Issue, Middle East, World

Israel/Palestine Debates

…c freedom at large. The security checkpoints and unjustified restrictions, which prevent Palestinian and Israeli students from moving freely in the Occupied Territories, go beyond violating Palestinian civil rights. They prevent Israeli and Palestinian students from even interacting with one another, let alone learning from each other. Many West Bank Palestinians often find themselves trapped by the restrictions imposed on them by Ha-Minhal ha-Ez…

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