Barnard and Columbia announced a full move to online learning for all undergraduate classes and most graduate classes Friday afternoon.
Columbia walks back announcement that graduate instructors and researchers living abroad would not be paid for remote work
Students and faculty erupted in protest this weekend after Columbia announced that it would require graduate students to return to the United States to keep their teaching and research positions regardless of their citizenship status. Following widespread criticism, the University has since announced that it is exploring other options to the policy, though no update has been released....
Are you a Columbia student seeking off-campus housing for any part of the upcoming 2020-21 school year? Are you planning on living at home for part of or all of the school year?...
Whether you’re an incoming first-year, transfer, or a returning student, everyone wants to know the secret to finding your community on campus. Hint: It’s by joining clubs and finding peers who share your interests. Besides providing a great environment to de-stress, clubs are where you can be yourself. Here are some tips we’ve compiled for you based on clubs you may be interested in....
The Open Streets program could facilitate social distancing near campus. Its success depends on the community.
Outside of Costas Ieromonahos’ iconic Tom’s Restaurant in Morningside Heights, all but two of the tables he had set up on the sidewalk for the lunchtime rush stand are empty. A few pedestrians make their way down Broadway in the July heat, ensuring there is a 6-foot bubble of space between them and passersby. Those who venture outside are met with the discordant sound of tires cruising across the pavement....
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.
Some of us live in homes without Internet, in communities on the other side of the globe, and in fear that our loved ones will fall prey to COVID-19. Many of us cannot—and should not be forced to—learn online or attend classes in person if we face acute financial, familial, or health risks....
Racist Fiji messages are part of a long history of sexual, anti-Black violence protected by brotherhood
Messages between members of the Columbia chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, nicknamed Fiji, have circulated over the past week, implicating several students in racist comments targeting a Black woman photographed in The Denver Post after being tear-gassed by police. One fraternity member’s concerns were dismissed when he expressed disgust with a joke that compared the tear gas—a toxin linked to chronic respiratory diseases and miscarriages that has been used as a weapon against protests—to semen....