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April 23, 2014, 2:32 AM

CCSC, ESC, and GSSC presidents presented a letter on Thursday to the University Senate Libraries and Digital Resources Committee, asking that undergraduates be allowed into the business school library at all times.

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 AM

Education leaders are opposing a planned reallocation of two classrooms in the building from the public school Frederick Douglass Academy II to the charter school Success Academy Harlem I, citing a higher demand for the public school.

Apr 23, 2014, 2:40 AM

The K=1 Criticality Project, or K1, lead by physics professor Emlyn Hughes, GSAS ’87, and chemistry professor Ivana Hughes, is a student think tank focused on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

Apr 23, 2014, 2:24 AM

BCD planned a series of talks and activities throughout the day and encouraged professors to hold classes outside with the goal of transforming Columbia into an “Earth university” for Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2014, 8:06 PM

The comparative literature and society major is writing his thesis on perception and moral autonomy in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Second Discourse and Immanuel Kant’s Conjectural Beginning of Human History.

Student Life

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:24 AM

BCD planned a series of talks and activities throughout the day and encouraged professors to hold classes outside with the goal of transforming Columbia into an “Earth university” for Earth Day.

Apr 22, 2014, 8:06 PM

The comparative literature and society major is writing his thesis on perception and moral autonomy in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Second Discourse and Immanuel Kant’s Conjectural Beginning of Human History.

Apr 22, 2014, 2:05 AM
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Margarete Diaz Cuadros, CC ’14, was named the class of 2014 valedictorian on Monday morning.

Apr 22, 2014, 2:08 AM
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Water conservation, turning Bacchanal green, and reducing coffee cup waste are the three projects that the first-ever Green Fund recipients will take on next year.

Morningside Heights

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Apr 6, 2014, 3:13 PM
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A week after workers started clearing the north plot of the cathedral's campus, federal, state, and city officials joined local activists on Saturday morning to protest the development.

Apr 1, 2014, 1:52 AM

Thanks to the leadership of local District 7 City Council member Mark Levine, the newly reformed Jewish Caucus is gaining traction in the City Council.

Apr 1, 2014, 1:44 AM

Police urged Morningside Heights residents and students to help them prevent grand larcenies and identity theft in the neighborhood—the two biggest problems in the 26th Precinct.

Mar 31, 2014, 12:41 AM
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Preservationists are up in arms about the poor safety record and alleged criminal history of Breeze National, the contractor selected to clear the north campus of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in preparation for apartment construction.

Administration

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Apr 16, 2014, 1:46 AM

Columbia University Information Technology is working on a new course evaluation platform that aims to make it easier for departments to release results to the student body.

Apr 13, 2014, 11:51 PM
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Project leaders from Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP met with a handful of Barnard students and administrators in Altschul Atrium in a “visioning session” on Friday to discuss what students were looking for in a building.

Apr 11, 2014, 2:08 AM
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Columbia alumni who have founded startups will now have more than just their degrees in common. Starting in June, they will be sharing office space downtown in the new Columbia Startup Lab.

Apr 9, 2014, 1:25 AM
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Mailman faculty members and students spoke out at Tuesday's public meeting with School of Public Health Dean Linda Fried about their concerns about the school’s administrative and financial future.

West Harlem

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:54 AM

Education leaders are opposing a planned reallocation of two classrooms in the building from the public school Frederick Douglass Academy II to the charter school Success Academy Harlem I, citing a higher demand for the public school.

Apr 22, 2014, 1:16 AM

Supporters of Yolanda Garcia, the Bronx community activist who joined the race for the 13th congressional seat earlier this month, gathered in front of State Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s office on Monday morning to protest harassment and intimidation tactics they allege the senator’s supporters are using.

Apr 19, 2014, 10:44 PM
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Police arrested and charged a 20-year-old man on Friday in connection with the attack on SIPA professor Prabhjot Singh last September.

Apr 18, 2014, 1:38 AM
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Dear Sisters Girls Group, a youth program that works to empower disadvantaged female high school students in Harlem, is slated to receive additional funding from Teachers College.

Academics

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Apr 23, 2014, 2:40 AM

The K=1 Criticality Project, or K1, lead by physics professor Emlyn Hughes, GSAS ’87, and chemistry professor Ivana Hughes, is a student think tank focused on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.

Apr 23, 2014, 2:32 AM

CCSC, ESC, and GSSC presidents presented a letter on Thursday to the University Senate Libraries and Digital Resources Committee, asking that undergraduates be allowed into the business school library at all times.

Apr 22, 2014, 1:32 AM

Michael Janeway, the former editor of the Boston Globe and a professor at the Columbia Journalism School, died from cancer on Thursday in his home in Connecticut. He was 73.

Apr 16, 2014, 2:09 AM
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Twelve first years from Columbia College, the School of General Studies, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences were awarded Presidential Global Fellowships last week, and will head to places ranging from the Brazilian rainforest to Venice, Italy.

Upper West Side

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Apr 21, 2014, 12:07 AM
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Graffiti and a gang assault on April 11 have tenant leaders worried that gang violence is on the rise at the Frederick Douglass Houses.

Apr 16, 2014, 1:34 AM

A 24th Precinct police officer who was seriously injured in a car accident while on duty in 2006 has been granted the entirety of the $11,263,944 he was initially awarded by the New York Supreme Court for damages from the city, according to court records.

Apr 15, 2014, 1:07 AM

A long-controversial homeless shelter on the Upper West Side will cut its number of residents in half from 400 to 200, Comptroller Scott Stringer and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, GS ’97, announced jointly on Monday after meeting with the Department of Homeless Services.

Apr 10, 2014, 12:56 AM

The intersection at 96th Street and Broadway is officially going under the knife.

Uptown

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Mar 26, 2014, 3:26 AM

In a statement circulated by incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel’s campaign last week, former City Council member Robert Jackson said Espaillat should not run for State Senate if he loses the congressional primary.

Mar 26, 2014, 3:17 AM

The Columbia University Medical Center filed a set of permits on Monday and Tuesday with the Department of Buildings for the School of Nursing’s $34.4 million expansion.

Feb 26, 2014, 3:52 AM
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Members of the recently formed Housing Coalition Against Downsizing gathered Tuesday night to discuss a potential lawsuit against the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to prevent the downsizing of Section 8 housing.

Feb 12, 2014, 3:34 AM
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Amid hopes that de Blasio's administration would reverse the Department of Education's co-location policy, parents are still divided over whether the addition of a new school in a building on 136th Street will mean convenience or crowding.