With most classes and club meetings being held according to Columbia’s East Coast time zone, international students have been left to study or find community during the wee hours of the night. Most first-years and transfers haven’t even had the opportunity to explore campus or experience college life in daylight....
This Discourse and Debate package was scheduled to be released before the COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered campus life.
Besides being a much needed break from school, and for some of us, an opportunity to lounge in the warmth of home while consuming copious amounts of stuffed turkey and mashed potatoes, Thanksgiving serves as a reminder to give thanks for all the good that has come our way this year and give back to the community that has contributed to your wellbeing and success....
We all have that one friend who never makes it on time to anything. Perhaps they always arrive late for dinner plans confirmed the night before, or tell you that they’re on their way to meet you when they’re still at home doing who knows what. It might be easy to feel disrespected when this happens, but as much as you know, there is no malicious intent behind their lack of punctuality....
On Monday, Elsa Stamatopoulou, former chief of the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, spoke on the developments and challenges to implementing protections for cultural rights on a worldwide scale at an event at the law school....
Authors of “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage” report discuss the return of African objects to their native countries at symposium
The ornate ceiling and dramatic red curtains framed the auditorium screen that displayed the return of the Obelisk of Axum to Ethiopia. Museum of Modern Art curator Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi spoke of the importance of the obelisk’s physical return, as well as its cultural implications, while the audience watched the airplane to Ethiopia take off onscreen....
ABC to systematically reduce allocations for student groups, withhold rationale for funding decisions
Updated Sept. 19 at 1:46 a.m.
90,000 works of African art reside in France. The Art, Theft and Restitution roundtable opened up a debate on museums’ colonial plunders.
On Nov. 28, 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron called for the “temporary or permanent restitution” of objects of African cultural heritage that reside in French museums during a speech at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso....
Nathan Farrell arrived at Columbia with a vivid picture of what his life would look like. Like many Columbia students, Farrell, now a sophomore in Columbia College, had been heavily involved in extracurriculars in high school—he founded and led an a cappella group (“The Passing Notes”), played saxophone, was a member of student government, and was a peer leadership mentor, all while maintaining his spot in the top 1 percent of the class. But still, Farrell felt like his life would only truly begin when he got to college, where he saw himself “hopping around in all of [his] passions.”...