A New York Times investigation last week found that George Yancopoulos, CC ’80, GSAS ’86, VP&S ’87, received exclusive, preferential access to COVID-19 testing during the first wave of the pandemic, when testing supplies were critically limited and cases were surging in New York. Yancopoulos is the president of the pharmaceutical company Regeneron and a major Columbia donor....
175 women alleged sexual abuse against a Columbia gynecologist. Five years after his conviction, they’re still fighting to be heard.
Content warning: This article discusses topics of sexual abuse.
Mario Van Peebles, CC ’78, and Rocco B. Commisso, SEAS ’71, Business ’75, will be speaking at the Columbia College and School of Engineering and Applied Science Class Day ceremonies, respectively....
After a contentious term at Columbia, former EVP of University Life Suzanne Goldberg to oversee national Title IX policy
Content Warning: This article discusses issues of sexual misconduct.
Columbia reinstates diploma, ‘good’ alumni standing to journalism student found guilty of sexual assault
Content warning: This article discusses issues of sexual violence.
As Joe Biden secures the 2020 election, the shift in power to the Democratic Party signals forthcoming change to higher education policy. Among other initiatives, Biden’s current higher education platform promises to reinstate broader Title IX protections and support lower-income students’ attendance of public four-year programs and community colleges....
Columbia student’s city council campaign aims to open the door for students, community members to engage in local politics
When Maria Ordoñez, CC ’21, walked into the New York State Board of Elections office in February, a stack of registration forms in hand, she could already feel history unfolding at her fingertips....
Construction workers start campaign against low wages, working conditions on a Manhattanville dormitory
Citing wages below area standards, insufficient health benefits, and the University’s refusal to participate in state apprenticeship programs, the New York City District Council of Carpenters has taken up in protest against Columbia to demand fair labor practices for nonunionized construction workers on a Manhattanville dormitory....
The Open Streets program could facilitate social distancing near campus. Its success depends on the community.
Outside of Costas Ieromonahos’ iconic Tom’s Restaurant in Morningside Heights, all but two of the tables he had set up on the sidewalk for the lunchtime rush stand are empty. A few pedestrians make their way down Broadway in the July heat, ensuring there is a 6-foot bubble of space between them and passersby. Those who venture outside are met with the discordant sound of tires cruising across the pavement....