In her four years at Columbia, Anjali Verma, SEAS ’21, has been a vocal advocate for marginalized groups on campus—she is the co-founder of Spectra: Society for Diversity and Inclusion in Physics, as well as a lead organizer for Mobilized African Diaspora. Her time and impact on Columbia’s campus have been defined by a commitment to uplifting marginalized voices and raising concerns about the state of diversity and inclusion in the various spaces controlled by the University....
Content warning: This article contains mention of a homophobic slur.
West Harlem residents express concern over COVID-19 safety measures with New York City high school reopenings
After closing last November, New York City high schools have reopened for in-person instruction. While high schools in West Harlem have welcomed students back, many community members have expressed concern over safety measures to protect students, teachers, and their families from COVID-19....
In the film industry, the adjective “emerging” typically has a negative connotation. However, this need not be the case, as the process of emerging is never-ending—the process of reinvention is constant in a world where success is not easily defined. To emerge in the film world, one must grow and evolve into a successful individual....
Initiatives have been created to amplify women in the restaurant industry, but the disparity in senior-level positions remains prevalent
Now more than ever, women are beginning to make their mark as chefs and restaurant owners across the country. Still, in comparison to their male counterparts, they remain underrepresented in higher-level positions of power....
As a child, junior swimmer Clare Larsen loved to play sports. Despite her passion, however, she always thought of sports as a boys’ world, and the male-dominated culture initially discouraged her from chasing her dreams of Division I recruitment. The message from people around her, Larsen said, was that “sports are healthy for a young woman, but [they’re] not necessarily something that you pursue.”...
Bollinger announces intention to return to in-person instruction and activities in fall, updates on virtual Commencement
Columbia is planning to return to in-person instruction this fall, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email Wednesday. The announcement comes on the one year anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City....
As we all have adjusted to online life, cartoonist Liam McGrane, GS ’24, predicts a “comfortable” return to in-person classes in the fall.
CW: This article mentions sexual abuse, harassment, and discrimination.
The small black box is swaddled in thin drapes, streaked with watercolor branches. The fabric winds its way toward the ceiling, where it hangs like acoustic panels for an orchestra or a Milky Way made out of linen....