I can fill out plan of study forms and navigate the choppy seas of Columbia with peace, knowing that what the history department thinks of me doesn’t determine my worth.
"We spend a great deal time celebrating our varied cultural backgrounds and raising each culture’s unique attributes into our collective consciousness. "
When 125th Street was signed into existence 200 years ago, Harlem was a nondescript country village, a day’s trip north of New York City. The story of the street is the story of Harlem: its shifting economic fortunes, demographics, and popular image.
Columbia's look at history is more nuanced than the history we encounter beyond the campus.
Movies twist our ancient history.
Emerging technologies offer new challenges in the practice of historiography.
This week, four different voices speak out about the recent revision of Texas’s textbooks.
If there are any doubts about who funded this successful political onslaught, the Texas Freedom Network has issued a report on the financial sources sustaining the movement with religious right and corporate contributions heavily represented. In 2006, 11 influential pro-reform groups raised over $7 million to purchase the new history curriculum from the Texas State Board of Education. Once again, history was written by those willing and able to pay.
The history of local city firefighters blazes on.
One day, Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust missed a call from Columbia Provost Alan Brinkley. “He said he had good news,” Faust recalled. “I said I could use some good news.” So she e-mailed Brinkley, asking him to call her. Brinkley telephoned Faust late that night to inform her that she had won a Bancroft Prize for her latest book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, published in 2008.
Dec 19, 9:14am
Yesterday, the J-School announced this year’s Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winners. The Journalism School website calls them the “equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes” for broadcast journalism—they honor TV and... Read More
Dec 18, 5:21pm
In this new Spectrum series, readers submit their thoughts about things across the scientific spectrum (yes indeed) as they relate to Columbia students and faculty. In the first installment, a... Read More
Dec 17, 11:37pm
Yesterday morning, Above The Law, a website that reports news on law firms and law schools, broke the news that a fake student had infiltrated Columbia Law School. The student, going by... Read More
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