Mike Smith, CC ’20, a former star for the Lions who transferred to the University of Michigan last year, has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft. Smith was a key contributor to the Wolverines, who earned a spot in the Elite Eight in the NCAA March Madness tournament this year before being knocked out by UCLA....
With influx of new talent, former Columbia coach Kenny Blakeney is working to transform HBCU basketball
When Kenny Blakeney joined Jim Engles’ staff in 2018, he was trying to satisfy “an itch.”
Content warning: Some aspects of this article discuss thoughts of suicide, death, and eating disorders.
As the spring term begins, thousands of Columbia students have returned to campus. Despite facing economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, many local galleries and art-related businesses continue to offer a diverse array of artistic experiences for Columbia students, ranging from exhibitions confronting the pressing issues of race and gender inequalities to craft and pottery workshops that provide an opportunity to step away from the screen and into the studio....
A massive installation created from brown butcher paper weaves throughout the lobby of Barnard’s Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning. It encases three television screens featuring videos of six women of color sharing experiences of their “stuff” being taken away. Alongside the installation, archival materials, including photos and manuscripts, are displayed....
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....
After the arrival of head coach Al Bagnoli in 2015 and the subsequent success of the program, the Columbia football team began its 2017 season amid supporters’excitement and high expectations. With Bagnoli’s first recruiting class entering its sophomore year, fans anticipated that these young players were ready to make their first contributions to a program that had long known more failure than success. The plan for the season was to add nine sophomores to the starting lineup, putting the kind of pressure on them that college football players do not usually face until they are juniors or seniors....
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....
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.