Wm. Theodore de Bary, a former University provost and longtime professor of East Asian languages and culture, died July 14. He was 97.
Members of the University Senate questioned the role of the School of Professional Studies, criticizing its impact on the University’s reputation at the last plenary of the year on Friday....
YIR 2016-2017: Columbia grad students win right to unionize, but negotiations with University remain stalled
After years of campaigning by Columbia graduate students, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate students at private Universities are allowed to unionize, overturning precedent and sparking an ongoing battle between the union and the University....
Now that it has secured meeting spaces exclusively for LGBTQ and students of color in Alfred Lerner Hall, the University Senate Student Affairs Committee is pushing for renovations to refocus the building as a center of student life, including the creation of a student food bank, nondenominational prayer and meditation spaces, and a three-story student lounge in Lerner....
Columbia’s Knight First Amendment Institute sued the Department of Homeland Security for records of visits to the White House and to President Donald Trump’s properties at Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago, where he has held government meetings....
Updated April 6, 5:30 p.m.
Newly available student space in Lerner Hall will be designated for LGBTQ students and students of color next fall.
By objecting to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that affirmed the vote of graduate students to unionize, the University has taken a step forward in a series of legal proceedings challenging unionization that could last for years....