Barnard and Columbia faculty and staff have received racist robocall messages from a white supremacist group, the Office of University Life announced on Thursday. According to the statement, the office will work with the New York Police Department to investigate the incident and block the caller....
Federal complaint alleges Columbia promotes “pervasive and hostile environment” toward Jewish students
The Lawfare Project, a New York-based think tank and litigation fund for Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has filed a federal complaint against Columbia alleging that the University has failed to address the “culture of discrimination” against Jewish students on campus....
Barnard, Columbia administrators encourage academic accommodations following the death of Barnard student
Barnard and Columbia administrators requested faculty provide accommodations for students in the wake of the death of Barnard first-year Tessa Majors—encouraging professors to make arrangements for make-up exams and extend the due dates of final exams and projects. Barnard has also waived the $10 handling fee for deferred exams, which can typically only be requested on the day of the test....
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Like many on Columbia’s campus last Friday morning, Violet Krejcie was working hard at learning something new. Her current area of study? High fives.
Close to 400 undergraduate students were registered to vote and requested absentee ballots for midterm elections this year, following the University Senate’s decision to pass a resolution to promote civic engagement and voter registration on campus....
Barnard Dining representatives discuss dietary accommodations and avenues for reporting staff mistreatment at SGA
Members of Barnard dining staff reviewed students’ concerns regarding food insecurity, dining hall accessibility, and accommodations for dietary restrictions at Barnard’s Student Government Association meeting on Monday night....
Columbia Housing to transition room selection to entirely online platform in attempt to reduce student stress
Columbia Housing, Residential Life, and the Residence Hall Leadership Organization announced the transition of housing selection to a completely online platform on Thursday afternoon. This will occur alongside other changes to the process, including the restructuring of group selection and the extension of the timeline to help lessen the stress of room selection for students....
On Monday, Elsa Stamatopoulou, former chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, spoke on the developments and challenges to implementing protections for cultural rights on a worldwide scale at an event at the law school....