Morningside Park is essential to Harlem’s identity. How has the University misunderstood resident challenges in the public space?
When first-year Barnard student Tessa Majors was killed in an attempted robbery at the entrance to Morningside Park on 116th Street, shaken members of the Columbia community shared their wide-ranging relationships and experiences with the park....
Tessa’s death is a tragedy, one that has shaken our University in ways we are only beginning to understand. With heavy hearts, we extend our deepest condolences to Tessa’s family and friends. Words fail to capture the spectrum of emotion felt across campus, and this is a loss we will all continue to endure for years to come....
A 13-year-old suspect involved in the death of first-year Barnard student Tessa Majors was found to have likely participated in the crime, a judge ruled on Tuesday afternoon. The suspect will go on to appear in court for a charge of felony murder....
Politicians address violence prevention, police presence at vigil for Tessa Majors in Morningside Park
A 13-year-old was arraigned in New York County Family Court as a minor on Friday for an attempted robbery and homicide that led to the death of first-year Barnard student Tessa Majors, according to the New York City Law Department. The top arrest charge is felony murder. In response, community members and city officials have cited concern regarding due processes during criminal investigations, citing fears that the case will repeat the events of Central Park Five....
Updated Dec. 12th, 10:55 p.m.
Updated Dec. 13th at 8:20 p.m.
It’s 4:00 and my brain is fried. After spending all day on Butler’s fifth floor—arguably the worst place on campus—I need a pick-me-up.
Amid the trove of phone wallets, flash drives, club flyers, and other miscellaneous merch in my desk lie a collection of Broadway Playbills. Five, to be exact, amassed over the span of my first eight weeks in Morningside Heights. The special Sharpie used exclusively by Broadway enthusiasts cloaks two of my Playbills in a vast array of silver signatures....