Students have been “just as good as the police” at enforcing the legacy of enslavement that would finance and expand Columbia’s prestige
In 1917, Columbia community members presented a united front against a common enemy as they answered national calls to join the war effort. However, Columbia students did not only find opponents in foreign powers and enemies abroad. While Uncle Sam enlisted hundreds of students in the armed forces, Spectator promoted a number of vigilante groups that urged the community to fight against “invaders” at home in Morningside Heights....
This is the tenth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
The best triple jumper in Columbia history, senior Daniel Igbokwe, will graduate after a record-breaking career
This is the eighth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
As the world grapples with the wide-reaching effects of the coronavirus, sports, for the moment, have been effectively canceled.
All hospitals receive federal aid to treat poor patients—even the affluent hospitals that do not treat them
As the United States leads the world in COVID-19 cases, its healthcare system has come under scrutiny. In urban areas like New York City, the inequities that low-income, Black, and brown populations face in seeking care have been highlighted as these populations find themselves disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis....
“It shouldn’t be a death sentence”: Columbia faculty members call on Cuomo to grant clemency to high-risk prison population
Public health experts have projected that the growth rate of COVID-19 cases in jails and prisons would surpass that of New York City, which has the highest number of cases nationwide. While Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced efforts last month to reduce the prison population, activists call on the courts, correction commissioners, and mayors to intervene in a crisis that is acting faster than officials....
Before she left for spring break, Nicole Leon, CC ’20, picked up her cap and gown. It would be one of her last experiences on campus. Just two days later, University President Lee Bollinger announced that all classes would be moved online for the rest of the semester in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further emails announced that all students who could leave must do so. Finally, on March 20, Bollinger announced that Commencement would be canceled....
Recent events have caused many of us to leave the city we may call home for most of the year. This departure allows us to reflect upon and reevaluate the impact of our presence in New York City. Are we “bad” New Yorkers? What does it mean to be a New Yorker as a college student? How do we “fit in,” and what responsibilities do we have to the city?...