Earth Institute Director Sir Alex Halliday pushes to establish Columbia as a leader in climate change research
In his first year at Columbia, Sir Alex Halliday, director of the Earth Institute, has focused his efforts on leveraging the multidisciplinary nature of the institute to better combat climate change, increase student involvement in institute initiatives, and push for greater internal progress regarding sustainability on Columbia’s campus....
This story is part of a series on the 1968 protests at Columbia and their present-day implications fifty years later.
Columbia College students voted to pass a referendum last Thursday encouraging the University to go carbon neutral by 2030.
A potential graduate student strike could jeopardize exam grading and lead to the cancellation of sections for thousands of Columbia undergraduates, leaving students uncertain about the future of their classes as finals approach....
Columbia’s funding for Core classes abroad is going to run out, and faculty don’t know what comes next
While University President Lee Bollinger has made Columbia’s global presence one of his main priorities, expiring funding for the Core Curriculum abroad and a lack of communication from key administrative offices have stifled faculty’s involvement in global education....
At a Columbia University College Republicans event on Tuesday, National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation President Mark Mix discussed unionization in the context of the ongoing Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME....
Undergraduates question Bollinger on food insecurity, Columbia’s ties to Chinese government at fireside chat
University President Lee Bollinger discussed financial problems that low-income students face, concerns about diminishing student enthusiasm for education, and the influence of the Chinese government on Columbia academics during a fireside chat this Tuesday....
In a statement issued on Thursday, the Graduate Student Advisory Council denied that the provost’s office had “been working productively” with it, rebutting a claim made by Provost John Coatsworth in an email sent to the Columbia community last Tuesday....
The graduate student union plans to file a charge accusing Columbia of violating federal labor laws for its refusal to bargain, union members said at a protest on Thursday....