Part of the student activism surrounding sexual assault on campus this semester has focused on increasing anonymity and extending hours at the Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center, but administrators say that there aren’t any changes currently in the works.
On Thursday, Spectator sat down with administrators who work with the Office for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct at Columbia to discuss recent policy changes, how students are chosen for hearing panels, and why investigators don’t record interviews.
Administrators who work closely with the Office for Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct policy told Spectator that while they had concerns about the content of some of the stories, they believe the press attention has ultimately moved campus dialogue forward in a positive direction.
The Columbia Elections Board may soon manage elections for the School of General Studies, from General Studies Student Council positions to GS’s University Senate seat.
Though students in Columbia College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies will no longer be able to receive registration credit for internships, Kathryn Yatrakis, dean of academic affairs for Columbia College, said that she doesn’t think it will affect students’ opportunities to secure internships.
The fourth annual Military Ball, held last Friday, drew over 400 students and alumni—both veterans and non-veterans—together for a night of community building and remembrance.
Following two ceiling collapses earlier this year in McBain, Columbia Housing has announced a multi-year renovation project for the building that will begin this summer.
SGA announced Tuesday evening that $32,000 will be given to a proposal to install railings on the roof of the Diana Center by Emma Goss, BC ’15, which would allow full-time access to the roof.
Representatives of the new coalition will meet with senior administrators on Monday morning to present a set of proposals to improve the way the University handles sexual mis conduct.
Six Journalism School students hope a new website they started this week will revolutionize the coverage of politics in India, three months ahead of the country’s general elections.
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