175 women alleged sexual abuse against a Columbia gynecologist. Five years after his conviction, they’re still fighting to be heard.
Content warning: This article discusses topics of sexual abuse.
Content warning: This review references acts of self-harm.
Michael Rebell was growing frustrated. It was October, over 10 months after the trial had ended, and Judge William Smith still had not released a decision on the case. In the 50 years that Rebell had worked in education reform, he had never known a judge to take this long. His career had taught him that change often required patience, but that did not stop him from hoping that Smith’s decision would arrive sooner. The case he had presented, after all, was urgent: He believed democracy was on the line....
Columbia squash began this decade not as the national powerhouse it is today but as a club sport with great promise. However, right before the start of the 2010-2011 academic year, then-Athletic Director M. Dianne Murphy announced the elevation of squash from a club sport to a varsity team....
More than two dozen women have accused Robert Hadden of sexually abusing them while he was their physician at Columbia hospitals. Now, Columbia faces an unfolding lawsuit over whether it could have stopped Hadden sooner. As health experts point to shortcomings at Columbia and across the health care industry, how can the University ensure that abuse on such an egregious scale never happens again?...
She survived years of abuse from a Columbia physician. This week, the New York City Council passed a bill inspired by her story.
Nearly eight years after the birth of her twin daughters, Marissa Hoechstetter won a small but significant victory on Thursday: she will finally be able to obtain copies of her children’s birth certificates that do not bear the name of the obstetrician who she says repeatedly sexually abused her, thanks to a new bill passed by the New York City Council....
Red, fleshy chunks of watermelon skid off the stage into the faces of the audience.