‘He was larger than life’: John Howard Johnson’s fight for integration stretched far beyond Columbia
Everywhere he was known, John Howard Johnson left an unmistakable impact. His life’s achievements stretched from Columbia’s basketball courts to the streets of Harlem and the fields of Negro League Baseball. The strength of his character made an impression on every group of which he was a part....
From the Spectator Archives: This article was originally published on Oct. 30, 1961. Minor edits have been made for clarity.
Police fatally shot a man on the steps of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Sunday afternoon after he opened fire near a crowd of hundreds gathered for a Christmas choral concert. It is not clear whether the man was shooting at people in the crowd, but no other injuries or fatalities have been reported....
With a sunny yellow awning inviting Morningside Heights patrons to indulge in classic dishes like rice cakes, pork belly, and banana leaves, the new Bánh Vietnamese Shop House on 942 Amsterdam Ave serves Vietnamese dishes rarely offered in New York City....
A decade in athletics: Anderson strengthens an inconsistent men’s soccer program and creates professional players
Coming into the decade, expectations were not extremely high for the men’s soccer program. It had not earned an Ancient Eight crown in 17 years, Ivy League Player of the Year since 1993, and NCAA tournament berth since 1991....
‘It put Columbia on the map’: Lightweight rowing’s irreverent Instagram helps promote culture, pull in recruits
The first question prospective lightweight rowers ask when they get to Columbia’s campus is not necessarily about the team’s championships, extensive meditation, technical training, or even about the team’s lack of a boathouse in the spring....
“They took our language.”
On average, 5,687 fans attended each Columbia football game in 2018, 1,526 attended men’s basketball, and 785 attended women’s basketball. The average number of spectators at golf tournaments? Under 10, according to players....