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When members of the Columbia women’s soccer team laced up their cleats for their 1986 season opener at the Seven Sisters’ tournament at Bryn Mawr, what might now seem like a typical start to the year was actually a historic moment for the team. The team took to the field for the first time as recognized varsity athletes, only three years after Columbia became coeducational. However, the Lions’ quick victory that day was not an omen for early success....
With the world keenly focused on tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget other pressing issues at hand that need to be addressed. A Zoom webinar held by the Center on Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs with Bill Gates on Feb. 23 brings our attention back to the climate crisis that is still ever-present....
“Human rights” is a term often thrown around in campus discourse. Yet for the past four years, this term was perhaps used most frequently concerning the Trump administration, as many students were dismayed at its frequent and flagrant violations of human rights. Now, following Joe Biden’s inauguration, many of us are breathing a sigh of relief....
Rossides’ heroics remembered on anniversary of historic upset that snapped Army’s 32-game winning streak
On October 25, 1947, Baker Field was filled with 35,000 fans, despite having a seating capacity of only 32,000. The large crowd was vibrating with excitement. They were anticipating the long-awaited game between the Columbia Lions and the Army Cadets. Unbeknownst to the audience at the time, Columbia would upset Army and subsequently end its 32-game winning streak....
Students have been ‘just as good as the police’ at enforcing the legacy of enslavement that would finance and expand Columbia’s prestige
Updated July 29, 2020 at 9:44 p.m.
As Majors’ case awaits trial, experts say public urgency has led to unfair treatment of youth suspects
Following the death of Barnard first-year Tess Majors, community members began calling on court officials and the New York Police Department to ensure a fair trial for the three youth suspects involved in the case....
The storefront in front of Old Broadway between 125th and 126th streets was supposed to be the answer for supporting a community suffering from gun violence, youth incarceration, and little afterschool programming. In 2013, longtime anti-violence activists Derrick Haynes and Taylonn Murphy received a grant for a project perfectly suited to be funded under Columbia’s financial commitment to the West Harlem community....
Community members see long-awaited safety improvements to Morningside Park in aftermath of Majors’ death
Graphic by Charlotte Li
Morningside Park is essential to Harlem’s identity. How has the University misunderstood resident challenges in the public space?
When first-year Barnard student Tessa Majors was killed in an attempted robbery at the entrance to Morningside Park on 116th Street, shaken members of the Columbia community shared their wide-ranging relationships and experiences with the park....