Last summer, Joon Baek, CC ’21 and president of Columbia College Student Council, woke up to dozens of texts from other students regarding the new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rules that threatened deportation and banned reentry for students whose institutions were operating entirely online. By the end of that day, he had organized an emergency town hall meeting for international students at Columbia. By the end of that week, he was speaking at a press conference with New York Attorney General Letitia James....
As members of the Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers shifted in-person picketing efforts to the Columbia Irving Medical Center on Wednesday and to the Manhattanville campus on Thursday, the protests have become a stage for contenders in New York City’s upcoming Democratic mayoral primary on June 22 to take a stance on labor rights issues....
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“It’s the type of relief I can’t even explain,” said Andrea Sahouri, Journalism ’19, following her acquittal.
In front of an array of posters emblazoned with red and black slogans, the Columbia-Barnard Young Democratic Socialists of America mounted a rally in support of its tuition strike. The rally began with a press conference in front of University President Lee Bollinger’s 60 West Morningside Drive home and culminated in a march to the steps of Low Library....
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Barnard President Sian Beilock announced the cancellation of the college’s nationwide search for a new executive director of Public Safety in an updated safety plan released on Dec. 3. Instead, Barnard will restructure the role of Public Safety to focus on community safety under an umbrella organizational unit titled Community Accountability, Response, and Emergency Services, according to Beilock’s email....
Mary Boyce, the first female dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, will serve as Columbia’s chief academic officer starting in July, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email Wednesday afternoon. She will be the first woman to serve as provost in University history....
Columbia faculty, alumni remember the life of professor and New York City’s first Black mayor David Dinkins
New York City’s first and only Black mayor and School of International and Public Affairs professor David Norman Dinkins passed away from natural causes in his home on Monday evening. He was 93 years old....