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.
After the University transitioned to online learning, many seniors majoring in visual arts struggled to adapt their practices to home settings that lacked the equipment and studio space they relied on at Columbia....
As artists struggle to make ends meet, local politicians discuss COVID-19’s economic impact on the arts
As more and more New Yorkers find themselves unemployed or desperately seeking funding to make ends meet amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New York City has struggled to support its rich arts and culture scene. As clubs, galleries, and music venues close across the city, artists and small businesses in Upper Manhattan lack access to resources, with self-employed artists and gig workers struggling the most....
Beyond all expectations: Seniors Iman Sule and Katie Wasserman break records on the track and excel in the classroom
This is the fifth edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
The 2010s was a breakthrough decade for Columbia track and field. The decade saw improvements initiated to the program in the 1990s finally come to fruition, as the men’s and women’s team finished consistently better in the Ivy League than ever before....
Trained dancers might believe that dance requires a vast studio space equipped with marley floors and tall mirrors. But today, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting closure of studio space, dancers across the world are taking first position at makeshift ballet barres in their kitchen or spinning around on tile floors in their socks....
CUIMC staff moves to the frontlines to fight the pandemic amid the loss of hundreds of millions in revenue
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hospitalize thousands of people across the country, specialized doctors are being deployed to emergency rooms, some for the first time since they were medical students. Some worry that they are ill-equipped to do so. Others worry that the inability to perform specialized procedures—including plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and ophthalmology—will lose Columbia hundreds of millions in revenue....
“If we attend classes, we do so in protest”: Visual arts majors demand tuition refund after move to online learning
Carola Dixon, CC ’20, had relied on Columbia’s desktop computers for months to work on her visual arts senior thesis, a film requiring heavy editing that she said her laptop could not handle. However, when the facilities that housed those desktop computers closed, Dixon was unsure how she could complete her film....