When I was accepted to Barnard, I received my admitted student packet filled with several flyers, including an incomprehensible list of approved transfer credits, and a sleep mask with a note that said something along the lines of, “In the city that never sleeps, you’re going to need this.” It was both cute and ominous....
Conversations on institutional racism, campus safety take center stage in classrooms following Barnard Public Safety incident
When footage of Barnard Public Safety officers pinning Alexander McNab, CC ’19, to the countertop of Peet's Coffee in the Milstein Center for Teaching and Learning went viral, administrators responded to student outrage by holding open forums, releasing carefully crafted statements, and creating the Barnard Community Safety Group. In the aftermath of the incident, as students have sought more avenues for open dialogue, the need to discuss racial profiling and policing on campus spilled over into the classroom and into the hands of Columbia and Barnard faculty....
As Columbia once again becomes a stage for microaggressions against the black community to turn into macroaggressions, I’ve been both impressed and dismayed by the reactions scattered across this campus. I was surprised at the speed with which both student groups and individuals took to condemning the actions of Barnard Public Safety two weeks ago, as well as the speed of a letter of response from the University (a low bar, I know, but they met it)....
Demands for transparency and equitable campus security erupt following Barnard Public Safety viral video
MoniQue Rangell-Onwuegbuzia, CC ’22, stood alone outside of the entrance to the John Jay Lounge for two hours last Friday night.
“What are you?” people would ask me. And when I was too young to answer, they would ask, “What is he?” and await my parents’ reply.
Responding to racism: Analyzing Columbia and Barnard’s messages around five anti-black incidents on campus
Columbia and Barnard’s public responses to incidents of anti-black harassment and racism on campus extend back decades, often displayed on the campus news section of their respective websites....
Following the physical confrontation of Alexander McNab, CC ’19, by Barnard Public Safety earlier this week, Barnard will undertake a review of training for Public Safety officers and convene a Community Safety Group, Barnard President Sian Beilock announced in an email sent to students Sunday night....
Barnard public safety officers put on administrative leave following physical confrontation of black student
The six Barnard Public Safety officers involved in the physical confrontation of Alexander McNab, CC ‘19, have been placed on paid administrative pending investigation, Barnard administrators announced to students on Friday evening....
Black Columbia student physically restrained on countertop by Barnard Public Safety requesting to see CUID
Content warning: This piece includes graphic description and a video of a physical encounter between Public Safety officers and a student.