As the growing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak engenders growing international travel restrictions and triggers economic uncertainty across the globe, the enrollment of international students at universities like Columbia—which heavily depend on international student tuition as a main driver of revenue—may see significant declines in the near future....
City officials declined to give money to Community Board 9 based on the group’s preliminary budget recommendations for housing and park renovations for the next fiscal year. However, the mayor’s office agreed to allocate money for youth education, which was a financial priority for CB9, a local advisory board representing Morningside Heights and surrounding areas....
Columbia wants more Harlem students, but 95 percent of its local scholars program attended NY’s selective high schools
Bearing the names of two Harlem-raised Columbia College alumni, the Thompson-Muñoz Scholars program embodies Columbia’s commitment to invest in first-generation and low-income students from local communities. Between 2016 to 2019, only 5 percent of the program’s cohort was accepted into the Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science from open-admission public schools, according to public data....
A 13-year-old suspect involved in the death of first-year Barnard student Tess Majors was found to have likely participated in the crime, a judge ruled on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect will go on to appear in court for a charge of felony murder....
Politicians address violence prevention, police presence at vigil for Tess Majors in Morningside Park
Updated Dec. 12, 10:55 p.m.
I meet Patricia Culligan, a professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, in her sunny sixth floor office in Mudd. Fairly early into our conversation, she describes a real-life situation. She hones in on a particular spot on a Boston road that has grown notorious for its high number of deaths as a result of people attempting to cross the street....
Columbia Has More Veteran Students Than the Rest of the Ivy League Combined. But How Are Women Vets Getting in the Door?
While the typical undergraduate can only grasp the Cold War era through textbooks, Rose Gibbs, who graduated from the School of General Studies last spring, has been to the Soviet satellite state of East Germany herself. It was there, almost 40 years ago, that she paid $3 for a full seven-course, soup-to-nuts Russian meal....