Upon reading last week’s Spectator, we were delighted to learn that guidelines were finally established by the Columbia University Black Students’ Organization and Columbia College Student Council indicating how money should be appropriated to student groups. These principles originated from the consensus at the meeting that Columbia University College Republicans should lose their funding for inviting far-right figures to speak on campus....
By Ben Makansi
I read with concern Lorenzo Bradford’s op-ed, “The Problem with Discourse.” Mr. Bradford’s basic argument is that societal power structures affect discourse, and therefore discourse cannot always be trusted. But, unlike Paulina Mangubat’s inviting reflection on campus discourse last month, he neglects to distinguish between the effect of power on the efficacy of the marketplace of ideas and the effect of power on one’s opportunity to participate and be heard in it....
Public Safety has all but ensured that this year's Bacchanal will feature the worst crowd configuration Columbia has ever seen.