Last April, President Judith Shapiro announced that this academic year would be her last at the helm of Barnard College. The news was met with sadness at her departure as well as gratitude for the involvement and accessibility that characterized her tenure.
There is no doubt that for any university to thrive, financial support from alumni is a necessity.
On Wednesday afternoon, several students discovered graffiti in a SIPA bathroom that made startling and hateful proclamations about Muslims and Africans.
Even days after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia on Monday, the discussions of free speech and appropriate forms of debate continue on campus and in national media outlets.
What was lost in the debate surrounding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia is one of the most important reasons for the University to celebrate. On the same day the invitation to Ahmadinejad was announced, Kian Tajbakhsh, who received his Ph.D.
In recent days, Columbia's administration and students have been heavily criticized for their willingness to open the campus up to a controversial figure and polemic ideas.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to campus is one of the most highly anticipated events in Columbia's history. Unfortunately, many students who were interested in attending the leader's speech were locked out of registration before they even heard that he was coming.
As soon as University President Lee Bollinger announced that Columbia had invited Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak, the University began planning campus security measures for the event in cooperation with NYPD and the Secret Service.
Columbia isn't known for its thriving campus life, but many students still choose to remain in Morningside Heights, spending their weekend nights at neighborhood bars.
Late Wednesday afternoon, students were informed that the President of Iran would be speaking on campus next Monday.
May 14, 2:48pm
Today, the guys of Vampire Weekend, the loveliest of Columbia alums, did a Reddit AMA. They answered questions from Reddit users on everything from where they buy their salmon-colored shorts... Read More
May 14, 9:15am
If you missed yesterday’s Bluth banana stand because of finals (or were too lazy to go below 59th St. … cough cough), it’s not too late to get a Bluth... Read More
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