Nathan Farrell arrived at Columbia with a vivid picture of what his life would look like. Like many Columbia students, Farrell, now a sophomore in Columbia College, had been heavily involved in extracurriculars in high school—he founded and led an a cappella group (“The Passing Notes”), played saxophone, was a member of student government, and was a peer leadership mentor, all while maintaining his spot in the top 1 percent of the class. But still, Farrell felt like his life would only truly begin when he got to college, where he saw himself “hopping around in all of [his] passions.”...
First, Advise No Harm: The Open, Closed, and Revolving Doors of Columbia’s Socially Responsible Investing
In December 2013, a Columbia administrator placed an envelope in a mailbox in Low Library. It was for a student who had left a voicemail a few days before, saying she was an urban studies student doing research and asking if she could look at Columbia’s direct investments. After all, it was for her thesis on development....
The official timeline of the 1968 protests at Columbia University can be found in an ugly beige paperback available in Butler and Lehman Libraries, originally printed and sold by Vintage Press for $1.95 in October 1968. It’s called Crisis at Columbia: a report of the fact-finding commission appointed to investigate the disturbances at Columbia University in April and May, 1968....
Sources referred to only by their first names in this story have been given pseudonyms due to fear of retaliation.