The arrest of a Columbia football player for a hate-based aggravated assault sparked a campuswide debate on the University’s athletic culture and students’ use of offensive language on social media last week.
The arrest of a Columbia football player for aggravated harassment as a hate crime on Tuesday sparked over a campus-wide debate on the University’s athletic culture and students’ use of offensive language on social media.
Police charged a Columbia football player with aggravated harassment on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened another student with racial slurs, while students were outraged by several of his teammates’ racist and homophobic tweets. Administrators condemned the tweets Thursday. (Updated, Thursday, 3:05 p.m.)
In an email to students, Dean Avis Hinkson announced that room and board, tuition, and fees would now total $59,000 for incoming first-year students. It will be the smallest overall percent increase since 2000.
Vice President Joe Biden attended a memorial service at the J-School for alumnus Richard Ben Cramer and greeted students on College Walk afterward.
The Greek judicial board recommended this week to dismantle the Columbia chapter of Zeta Beta Tau, but the fraternity will appeal the decision, national leadership said Thursday.
Sociology professor Sudhir Venkatesh is being audited by the University for improperly documented expenses, the New York Times reported. The Sex Workers Outreach Project of New York City also filed a complaint in 2011 claiming that his research methods were exploitative.
The universities are working to increase student access to less commonly taught languages, likes Khmer and Sinhala, through videoconferencing.
Cameron Munter, former U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, will bring his real-life experiences in international law to the classroom during his two months as a professor at the Law School.
Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science received 3,126 Early Decision applications for the Class of 2017.
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