LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR
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Online Classes Are Not New at Columbia—But Amid the Pandemic, They Look Different.
April 25th, 2020
For many students, the transition to taking classes online on Zoom has upturned what it means to be at a university. Many op-eds and columns have been written about the negative impacts of the coronavirus outbreak—be that personal loss, stress about job security, or a generalized feeling of loneliness. The pandemic has deeply impacted how students interact with each other, both in and outside the classroom...
Columbia Expects Graduate Students to Pay Rent in June. What Does This Mean for Those Who Can’t Foot The Bill?
August 4th, 2020
Tamara Hache was supposed to spend her summer researching 19th-century literature in Argentina. The third-year Ph.D. candidate in Latin American and Iberian cultures had secured a research grant and planned on subletting her Columbia-owned apartment, hopping on a plane to her hometown of Buenos Aires, and working on her dissertation while spending time with friends and family...