The task force, co-chaired by Provost John Coatsworth and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine Lee Goldman, brings together almost 40 faculty members across the entire university. Unlike other institutions, including various cancer centers, that are also working in personalized medicine, this task force will use a University-wide approach, rather than just a medical one.
The review, which was announced at the first plenary of the semester on Friday, will focus on the committee’s membership, its nomination process, and decision-making process.
The group known as Columbia Prison Divest hand-delivered a letter to University President Lee Bollinger’s office on Monday afternoon, calling on the administration to divest from Corrections Corporation of America and the British multinational security firm G4S.
University President Lee Bollinger announced Wednesday morning that Columbia will release anonymous, aggregate data about the way it adjudicates sexual assault and gender-based misconduct, following months of student activism to make the University’s policies more transparent.
University President Lee Bollinger and Barnard President Deborah Spar both said they oppose a recent boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association in statements released Friday and Sunday.
Bollinger should be vocal when students need to hear him.
Bollinger said he’d like to see some improvements to the Core that would shift it away from its western focus after students questioned Columbia’s approach to globalization.
I think we can all agree that a student’s economic background, just like his or her race or ethnicity, shouldn’t negatively impact his or her chances of attending university.
Divesting from fossil fuels will help save our environment for future generations through political change.
At a fireside chat on Tuesday, University president Lee Bollinger discussed the social atmosphere on campus and Columbia's global presence.
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