Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the cerebral four-term United States Senator from New York who brought lofty philosophical considerations to everyday legislative debates, died last week in Washington, D.C. from complications of a ruptured spleen. He was 76.
Adam B. Kushner
As the United States Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments about racial preferences and the use of affirmative action in college admissions, several other aspects of the admissions process have come under scrutiny.
It wasn't long after Universal News Café posted a "for rent" sign in its window that neighborhood activists were cheering its departure as a victory for Global Ink, the 'little guy' rival magazine store directly across Broadway between 111th and 112th Streets.
The quagmire in the Middle East is too frequently reduced to symbols, and one symbol has come to represent the Palestinian cause more than anything else: Yasser Arafat. His military fatigues, enormous eyes, and scraggly beard have made him an internationally identifiable figure.
In the 1940s, $100,000 would have bought the Air Force a mid-level fighter plane. It might have even bought the airplane that William Thomas, CC '45, was flying when he was downed over Germany in 1945. There is nothing on Columbia's campus to commemorate him.
Eight years ago, veteran CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg penned an indictment of the liberal media on the vigorously conservative editorial page of the Wall Street Journal.
According to the National Labor Relations Board, an employee is defined by this tripartite formula: he must provide a service; he must receive compensation; and he must render his service under the control or direction of a supervisor.
Alan Hevesi is the best of the candidates before the electorate in the democratic primary for mayor.
On university campuses nationwide, the discussion continues over whether or not graduate students should have the right to unionize on campus. At issue is what a graduate student union might mean for the undergraduate students of Columbia.
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