It is no secret that beauty, skin care, and hair care play a large role in making women feel confident and empowered. In a society where beauty has long been correlated with Eurocentric features and whiteness, the media often does not represent women of color as traditionally “beautiful.” Makeup advertisements, magazine covers, and Barbie dolls disproportionately feature straight hair and white skin, which sets a standard of beauty that excludes Black women with dark skin and natural afro-textured hair....
The Price Is Not Right: After Decades of Rising Tuition, Students Ask Themselves if the Diploma Is Still Worth the Cost
For Calin Lisenbee, a student at the School of Nursing, Columbia held the promise of financial stability and success. Lisenbee dreamed of becoming a nurse and midwife, and Columbia’s competitive doctoral program was the key to kick-starting her career. While she was initially hesitant about the high cost of tuition, Lisenbee felt that the world-renowned education and the promise of good job prospects after graduation were worth it....
Dear fellow members of the Columbia community,
This semester, while I’m working toward my English degree, my grandmother will be working toward hers too.
Updated Feb. 22, 2021, at 12:04 a.m.
Learn about the mission and story of board game cafe Hex & Co. as it moves into its new and much larger space where the historic West End Bar once stood....
As both parents and scientific researchers at Columbia, we are panicked by New York’s surging COVID-19 infection rates. Since March, no student has completely returned to school. Some students are in blended schooling—in person a few days a week—while others are learning fully remotely at home. Most after-school programs have not reopened since closing in March. The pandemic has led to serious scheduling and financial pressures on families with children, and uncertainty around when schools will open again makes it impossible to plan ahead. While some can afford to hire a nanny, many parents, and especially scientific researchers cannot....
As Joe Biden secures the 2020 election, the shift in power to the Democratic Party signals forthcoming change to higher education policy. Among other initiatives, Biden’s current higher education platform promises to reinstate broader Title IX protections and support lower-income students’ attendance of public four-year programs and community colleges....