Cancelled panel on Chinese government human rights violations sparks concerns over pro-Beijing protesters
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The conductor entered the stage, turning to an oboist for a tuning note. Once the tuning subsided, he composed himself and the room went silent. He lifted his arms, the ensemble took a collective breath, and on the downbeat, the tuba began to play....
As this semester began, a 17-year-old incoming Harvard University undergraduate was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Boston Logan International Airport. Nine returning Arizona State University undergraduates from China were denied entry at Los Angeles International Airport. The visas of at least a dozen graduate students from Iran were revoked abruptly, barring them from boarding United States-bound flights....
The power of poetry transcends class in the 16th-century Ottoman Empire at Center for Turkish Studies event
An ornate image of bucolic gardens inhabited by lounging Turkish poets engaged in conversation took up the screen in Schermerhorn’s eighth floor lecture hall. Though seemingly purely decorative, these manuscript images told a story in reflecting the essential values of Ottoman life during the 16th century....
A woman with curly black hair stares intently at the viewer as fast jazz music plays in the background.
MFA’s “In The Blood” tackles homelessness and poverty in New York, hurling piles of garbage and giant “SLUT” banner
“I don’t think the world likes women very much.”
On November 20, Rodney Reed, an African-American man, will be executed by the state of Texas. He was wrongfully accused of raping and murdering a white woman and tried by an all-white jury. He has been on death row for 21 years, which corresponds to the lifetime of a graduating college student. Numerous pieces of evidence point to his innocence, including witness testimonies and forensic evidence. However, the state of Texas will neither accept those new pieces of evidence, nor will it test the murder weapon for DNA. As Columbia students, we believe we have a duty to act and support the Reed Justice Initiative....
“Bottom-up history” looks at how larger ideas and conflicts affect people’s everyday lives. Ted Conover, New York University professor and director of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, sees people, especially families, as “narrative units”—a way to tell history through personal stories....
I meet Patricia Culligan, a professor of civil engineering and engineering mechanics, in her sunny sixth floor office in Mudd. Fairly early into our conversation, she describes a real-life situation. She hones in on a particular spot on a Boston road that has grown notorious for its high number of deaths as a result of people attempting to cross the street....
An array of colorful couches and lounge chairs provides a comfortable meeting space in the Sulzberger Lounge on the second floor of the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life. Photos of smiling students are hung along the walls and polaroid pictures are displayed near the kitchen of Kosher eatery Café Nana....