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....
A 13-year-old suspect involved in the death of first-year Barnard student Tess Majors was found to have likely participated in the crime, a judge ruled on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect will go on to appear in court for a charge of felony murder....
A 13-year-old was arraigned in New York County Family Court as a minor on Friday for an attempted robbery and homicide that led to the death of first-year Barnard student Tess Majors, according to the New York City Law Department. The top arrest charge is felony murder. In response, community members and city officials have cited concern regarding due processes during criminal investigations, citing fears that the case will repeat the events of Central Park Five....
Updated Dec. 12, 10:55 p.m.
Kit Film Noir Festival will honor the legacy of crime writer Cornell Woolrich, explore history of the genre
When one thinks about film noir, classics like “Double Indemnity” (1944) or “The Big Sleep” (1946) usually come to mind, but the literary sources of inspiration for these movies often do not. And while film scholars have deemed valuable the work of crime fiction writers like Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett, the work of short story writer and novelist Cornell Woolrich has not received the same praise....
Columbia says it abides by federal law for reporting hate crimes. Students and experts argue that compliance is not always enough.
Nineteen alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents have been reported to Public Safety on Columbia’s Morningside campus since 2015, according to a Spectator review of crime logs. A majority of those incidents did not trigger immediate University-wide communications sent directly to students....