Updated on Feb. 20 at 10:39 p.m.
Oral history event subverts traditions of storytelling, explores the conversation around institutionalization
“Men are nothing but trouble!” Jennifer, a resident at Selinsgrove Center in Pennsylvania, exclaimed, inciting laughter from her interviewer and caregiver. Her interviewer had asked if she had found a boyfriend during her eight years at Selinsgrove, a live-in care institution for people with intellectual disabilities....
Last month, our community suffered the tragic loss of Tessa Majors, a Barnard first-year who was brutally murdered in Morningside Park, just a few steps away from Columbia’s campus. Tessa was a talented musician, an advocate for women, and beloved by all who knew her. Although the news of her passing has fueled a national conversation about the importance of protecting women on college campuses, some have unfortunately used this tragic incident as an opportunity to promote harmful, anti-Black rhetoric, which ultimately criminalizes and perpetuates violence toward residents of West Harlem....
The “Red Summer” of 1919 was marked by extreme racial violence, where white supremacists murdered and terrorized hundreds of black individuals across the United States. The Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery’s current exhibition, “1919: Black Water,” homes in on one of these homicides with paintings and sculptures by artist Torkwase Dyson....
Origami cranes, a cappella and beatboxing, powerful performances: These are just a few of the artistic delights that greeted students in attendance at Columbia’s first International Human Rights Art Festival....
“Mine?” “Mine?” “Mine?” “Mine?” The animated squawking seagulls chant in unison, grasping for their hunger to be fulfilled.
The power of poetry transcends class in the 16th-century Ottoman Empire at Center for Turkish Studies event
An ornate image of bucolic gardens inhabited by lounging Turkish poets engaged in conversation took up the screen in Schermerhorn’s eighth floor lecture hall. Though seemingly purely decorative, these manuscript images told a story in reflecting the essential values of Ottoman life during the 16th century....
“Black, Here, and Queer” empowers black queer, trans, and non-binary artists through an intimate display of visuals and performances
The summer before their sophomore years, Briana Wood, CC ’22, and Blossom Maduafokwa, BC ’22, began separately conceptualizing a similar idea. What if they curated a showcase that centered on black students and their artwork as part of Columbia’s Queer Awareness Month? When they both returned to campus and realized their shared interest, joining forces was an easy choice....
Sarah lives in a quaint apartment in New York City. Her walls are covered with magazine cut-outs, her desk stacked with books.