Student Groups Search for Space on a Crowded Campus. A Recently Open Brownstone is the Answer for One.
Just through the front door of the brownstone at 542 West 114th Street, strings of lights run along the walls of the room on the right, casting a warm glow through the windows and onto the sidewalk below. A print of a Gustav Klimt painting is tacked up above the fireplace, and the room is full of a hodge-podge of furniture. In this front room and throughout the brownstone, residents host club meetings and Friendsgivings, cook alongside each other in the kitchen, and chat over homework. Here, Columbia’s transfer student community has found a home. The residents trade in corridor-style living for a living room shared with neighbors who can relate to their path at Columbia. On a campus where almost every inch of space is claimed before they arrive, here is a house that has been set aside for them—but only for this year....
Spectator’s mission is to positively impact our community by shining a light on the actions of powerful institutions and holding them accountable. We, the 144th editorial board, aim to do so by using our collective voice to direct discourse around issues that will better inform our audience about their experiences with Columbia....
Community members see long-awaited safety improvements to Morningside Park in aftermath of Majors’ death
Graphic by Charlotte Li
Every month, Community Board 9, a New York City advisory group representing Morningside Heights and the surrounding area, holds a public meeting on 140th Street to go over major issues and new developments in the community. But among the attendees, Columbia students are far and few between....
New York City voters approved a ballot measure on Tuesday to give community boards—advisory groups representing neighborhoods throughout the city—more oversight involving developments in their districts....
Three new members were appointed to Columbia’s board of trustees, University administrators announced in an email on Thursday morning.
Members of a local New York City advisory board representing Morningside Heights discussed concerns regarding underutilized community services provided by Columbia University, including undergraduate scholarships and the employment center for local residents, at a meeting on Tuesday....
CB9 votes to support creation of tenant rights task force, probes Bollinger on Manhattanville expansion at monthly board meeting
Members of Community Board 9, a local NYC advisory board that represents Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights, discussed tenant harassment and property ownership programs at a monthly general board meeting that was attended by University President Lee Bollinger on Thursday night. For the first time, the board meeting was held at the Forum building on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus....
Updated Apr. 8 at 10:44 p.m.
First, Advise No Harm: The Open, Closed, and Revolving Doors of Columbia’s Socially Responsible Investing
In December 2013, a Columbia administrator placed an envelope in a mailbox in Low Library. It was for a student who had left a voicemail a few days before, saying she was an urban studies student doing research and asking if she could look at Columbia’s direct investments. After all, it was for her thesis on development....