On Wednesday, a federal judge dismissed a case claiming Columbia University did not adequately respond to a student’s reports of rape.
My pilgrimage to the Cloisters Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Medieval Art Gallery, began at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning. After a quick breakfast, I consulted my handy-dandy HopStop app for directions and got on the 1 train heading uptown. I'd read some reviews on Yelp beforehand that all suggested walking the short, 10-minute distance from the subway through Fort Tryon Park to survey the landscape and get the ultimate "wow!" factor when approaching the museum. I got off at the wrong stop and found myself 35 minutes away from the museum. There were no cabs in sight, and I was overwhelmed, to say the least. Finally, I managed to flag down a Green Cab (you know the ones Michael Bloomberg suggests you "give a try" in that video that loops in every taxi) and 10 minutes later, I arrived at the front gate.more Set atop a hill in a park that overlooks the Hudson River and, dare I say, rivals Central Park in both beauty and tranquility, the building bears more resemblance to Mont Saint Michel than a museum. Constructed in 1938, the building includes elements from five different French cloisters, giving it an incredibly authentic feel....
The blissfully long and lazy days of winter vacation have passed and Columbia welcomes us back to another semester with an abundance of antifreeze and broken heaters. For those of you grimacing at the thought of waking up to another day in the Polar Vortex filled with Plato and Physics, don't fear! There's plenty to do around campus and in the city that will keep you almost as entertained as Olivia Pope's love life on "Scandal." I'm sure Mike Kelly's instillation at MoMA PS1 has been all over your Instagram feed, but if you want to see those magnificent stuffed paintballs in person, be sure to make a visit before it comes down on Feb. 2.more Meanwhile, the 5th avenue MoMA campus is holding a Walker Evans (a quintessential American photographer who documented the Great Depression) retrospective. It's commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first "one person photography exhibition" at the museum. This exhibit will close on Mar. 9....