Ten years later, 9/11 continues to have a significant impact on our lives.
The 9/11 attacks greatly affected the Columbia campus.
We have the power to prevent Columbia's ill-advised architectural pursuits.
Step out the gates and down to Broadway and 120th, however, and you will behold a bona fide architectural tort. Immense steel girders and corrugated plates clash with the modest turn-of-the-nineteenth-century buildings that cower under their gaze.
Social justice is not the John Wayne style of justice in which one ferrets out bad guys with a Winchester or a Colt-45 and throws them in jail.
It was about twelve days ago that a young man handing out anti-Bush leaflets near Lerner was accosted by Columbia Security and then hauled away in handcuffs.
Asked why she didn’t want to have pre-marital sex, Jasmine, a teenager from the Bronx, told The New York Times, “If I do ... then the honeymoon won’t be all exciting like you see on TV, so romantic and like a big deal.” Jasmine is only in high school.
Three weeks ago, in a lecture entitled "Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design: What Can Public Schools Teach about the Development of Life?" University Professor Kent Greenawalt made this audacious claim: "Teaching either creationism or intelligent design, either in place of or as the pr
"There are few things more precious on any university campus than freedom of thought and expression. That is the teaching of the First Amendment and I believe it should be the principle we live by at Columbia University."--President Lee C. Bollinger
It was the loudest sound I had ever heard. Just five minutes earlier, I stood in that cafeteria deciding whether to eat a hot, sit-down meal, or take a sandwich out into the brutally hot but quiet courtyard.
May 23, 11:57am
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