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April 16, 2014, 1:40 AM

This year, WHDC will give $219,000 to ReServe’s Summer Seniors Employment Program, providing 100 seniors over the age of 55 with 10-week work placements throughout the city.

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Apr 16, 2014, 7:49 PM

Students and faculty again voiced their concerns about Columbia’s sexual assault policy at the University Senate Town Hall on Gender-Based Misconduct and Sexual Assault Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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 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.

Student Life

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Apr 16, 2014, 7:49 PM

Students and faculty again voiced their concerns about Columbia’s sexual assault policy at the University Senate Town Hall on Gender-Based Misconduct and Sexual Assault Wednesday afternoon.

Apr 15, 2014, 1:08 AM
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Elections for next year’s Student Government Association—which include races for the council’s executive board, an open University Senate seat, class council, and various representative positions—get underway on Tuesday morning.

Apr 15, 2014, 1:07 AM
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Christopher Poole, the founder of 4chan, delivered an informal talk on Monday evening in Lerner Hall, in which he candidly chatted about the popular image board, addressed concerns about anonymity, and fielded questions about startup businesses.

Apr 14, 2014, 1:16 AM

Four out of five members of the Columbia Elections Board voted on Sunday to include an “abstain” option that students can select while voting.

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, 1:44 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.

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.

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 16, 2014, 1:40 AM

This year, WHDC will give $219,000 to ReServe’s Summer Seniors Employment Program, providing 100 seniors over the age of 55 with 10-week work placements throughout the city.

Apr 14, 2014, 12:44 AM
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The debate, moderated by CBS news anchor Maurice DuBois, was the first in a rapidly heating race for the 13th Congressional District seat.

Apr 13, 2014, 11:41 PM

The rally was the latest development in an escalating battle between tenant groups and HPD, after U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development budget cuts forced HPD to reduce voucher sizes and ask residents to move into smaller apartments.

Apr 10, 2014, 12:29 AM

After serving in a number of leadership positions advocating on behalf of public schools, Miriam Aristy-Farer, who currently heads Community Education Council District 6, will serve on a working group that will address space issues in city schools.

Academics

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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.

Apr 15, 2014, 1:06 AM

Columbia awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, with top honors going to the Washington Post and the Guardian US for their reports on widespread surveillance by the National Security Association.

Apr 15, 2014, 1:07 AM

Six Columbia professors were among the recipients of this year’s John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.

Apr 11, 2014, 2:08 AM

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science are really shaking things up with their custom-designed shake table to simulate earthquakes.

Upper West Side

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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.

Apr 4, 2014, 2:58 AM
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In its ruling, the court rejected locals’ claim that the area was “over-saturated” with support housing, an argument used since the shelter opened in 2012.

Uptown

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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.

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.

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.