Manhattanville campus plans to make 12th Avenue pedestrian-friendly, but will businesses survive until then?
On 12th Avenue, in a once-industrial area that now resides in the shadows of Columbia’s ongoing construction in Manhattanville, business owners largely agree on one factor that has led to a 30 percent decrease in revenue and two closed businesses during 2019: a lack of parking spaces....
Citing declining revenue, struggling business owners call for facelift of Manhattanville’s 12th Avenue corridor
Struggling business owners discussed ways to rebrand Manhattanville, including proposals for a name change, in order to help address the economic pains faced by businesses on the campus’ 12th Avenue border at a meeting on Tuesday....
Accelerating the momentum from a nationally-covered climate change protest at the Harvard-Yale game in November, the Sunrise Movement at Columbia organized a video campaign called #NobodyWins in collaboration with 17 other universities. The video aims to present a unified message that calls attention to the growing strength of the University fossil fuel divestment movement....
Updated December 3rd at 12:56 a.m.
3 decades, 3 banners: Students adorn Butler facade with names of female authors amid Core’s 100th anniversary
In 1989, Laura Hotchkiss Brown, GS ’89, attempted to protest the lack of female inclusion in Columbia’s curriculum by hanging a banner above the names of male writers on Butler Library. The banner—made by Brown and four of her friends—featured the names of eight influential female writers....
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad discussed racial tensions and government corruption at an address for the Columbia World Leaders Forum in Low Library on Wednesday. The event was widely criticized prior to Mahathir’s arrival due to his past anti-Semitic remarks....
CB9 votes to support creation of tenant rights task force, probes Bollinger on Manhattanville expansion at monthly board meeting
Members of Community Board 9, a local NYC advisory board that represents Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights, discussed tenant harassment and property ownership programs at a monthly general board meeting that was attended by University President Lee Bollinger on Thursday night. For the first time, the board meeting was held at the Forum building on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus....