Housing, natural disasters, and streetscape: the various fronts of environmental racism in Harlem and throughout the city
High air pollution rates. Toxic waste plants. High temperatures. These are only some of the issues that West Harlem residents face as a result of the ever-worsening climate crisis, coupled with systemic neglect on the part of government officials, the New York City Housing Authority, and the disproportionate number of pollutant-producing entities in the area....
Local businesses eagerly anticipate students’ return to campus while grappling with surge in COVID-19 cases
When Columbia announced in August its plan to limit on-campus undergraduate housing, bars and restaurants in Morningside Heights were faced with a significant hurdle. While outdoor dining has helped many struggling restaurants stay afloat, inadequate government support for small businesses and colder weather, which deters customers from wanting to dine outdoors, has created new challenges for local bars and restaurants....
Columbia Announced a Test-Optional Policy for 2020-2021 Applicants. Is It Time to Scrap the Test Requirement for Good?
When undergraduate applicants to Columbia and Barnard begin their Common Apps this fall, they will be given the option—for the first time in recent history—to decline to submit standardized test scores with their application....
The educational institutions eligible for multimillion-dollar coronavirus federal aid include public universities with high rates of low-income students, struggling community colleges, and, controversially, Ivy League universities with multibillion-dollar endowments....
Last month, the Parliament of India adopted the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act, which offers a path to citizenship for Hindu, Sikh, Zoroastrian, Buddhist, and Christian migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Notably, this act excludes Muslims. Additionally, the incumbent Government has promised to implement the nationwide National Register of Citizens and National Population Register, a citizenship and religion reporting exercise that will place vulnerable communities at risk of deportation and statelessness....
Sarah lives in a quaint apartment in New York City. Her walls are covered with magazine cut-outs, her desk stacked with books.
Columbia says it abides by federal law for reporting hate crimes. Students and experts argue that compliance is not always enough.
Nineteen alleged hate crimes and bias-related incidents have been reported to Public Safety on Columbia’s Morningside campus since 2015, according to a Spectator review of crime logs. A majority of those incidents did not trigger immediate University-wide communications sent directly to students....
This article is the second installment of The Eye’s reporting on Clery Crime Alerts. Read the first here....
Content Warning: This article addresses issues of sexual assault and other violent crime.
“My qualm with Divest [Barnard] is that it does tend to be predominantly white and white-passing students, especially at the forefront.”