Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will speak at Barnard College Commencement on May 21, Barnard President Debora Spar and Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, announced in an email to students Thursday.
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Student business groups are hoping that a $50,000 prize will foster a startup culture at Columbia and get students thinking about entrepreneurship opportunities.
Barnard Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, announced in an email sent to the Barnard student body early Wednesday morning that Plimpton Hall, on Amsterdam Avenue between 121st and 122nd streets, will be the only Barnard dorm open for the first part of winter break, from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. The policy change will go into effect next year.
Sarah Yee, CC ’16, was elected the 2016 class representative on Wednesday by 44.3 percent of sophomore class voters.
General Studies Student Council voted Tuesday evening to give the Columbia Elections Board the responsibility of managing its council elections.
The lockout policy is currently under review after administrators and students noticed that a high number of students—an average of 1,600 per month—are forgetting their keys.
The Engineering Student Council passed an initiative Monday night to make research labs more environmentally conscious.
Thirteen Columbia students protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington D.C. were arrested in front of the White House Sunday. The students were part of XL Dissent, a student-organized protest that drew more than 1,000 students from 100 schools.
Women’s History Month, which starts March 7, will focus on what it means to be a woman and the intersections between womanhood and other identities.
Five candidates are vying to fill the Columbia College Student Council Class of 2016 seat vacated by Benjamin Kornick, CC ’16.
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