NEWS: Student Life

Apr 17, 2014, 2:14 AM

Columbia Prison Divest is wrapping up a week of events called People, Prisons & Profit, which aimed to increase awareness for its divestment movement on campus.

Apr 17, 2014, 1:50 AM

Amid the ongoing campus conversation around sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, student organizers behind Take Back the Night say this year’s march is more significant than ever for Columbia students.

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, 1:07 AM

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 15, 2014, 1:08 AM

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 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.

Apr 14, 2014, 12:19 AM

The vote comes after the General Studies Student Council approved a similar resolution for General Studies students during a meeting in March.

Apr 14, 2014, 12:57 AM

Barnard seniors will be able to vote in the Student Government Association elections this year for the first time, thanks to a recent proposal approved at the start of this month.

Apr 13, 2014, 10:14 PM

River Hall, which reduced its electricity usage by 17.1 percent over the past two weeks, won this year’s challenge, while Furnald Hall increased its energy consumption by 16.9 percent—the worst result among the 14 participating Columbia dorms.

Apr 11, 2014, 4:18 PM

Jon Oringer, SEAS ’98 and the founder and CEO of Shutterstock, will be speaking at SEAS Class Day on May 19.