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....
Federal complaint alleges Columbia promotes “pervasive and hostile environment” toward Jewish students
The Lawfare Project, a New York-based think tank and litigation fund for Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has filed a federal complaint against Columbia alleging that the University has failed to address the “culture of discrimination” against Jewish students on campus....
In order to inspire lasting change and shape the fundamental culture and climate of departments, a cohort of faculty and administrators have convened to tackle pervasive issues of harrassment and discrimination within Arts and Sciences, introducing bystander training workshops and revising hiring and promotion policies to enforce ideas of diversity and inclusion to create a “culture of respect” within academia....
Cases of discrimination and harassment at Columbia increased by 9 percent in last year, EOAA report shows
190 allegations of discrimination and discriminatory harassment were filed at Columbia’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the 2018-19 academic year, a 9.2 percent increase from the 174 individual complaints received in the 2017-18 year, according to the second-annual EOAA report released this Wednesday....
Updated Oct. 17 at 3:58 p.m.
Undergraduate Student Life releases names, updated procedures of Bias and Discrimination Response Team
In an effort to clarify procedures around University response to bias-related incidents, the Office of Undergraduate Student Life has updated their website and publicly available information about the procedures and resources available through the Columbia College and Columbia Engineering Bias Response Team, administrators announced in an email to students Wednesday afternoon. The names of the members of the Bias and Discrimination Response Team have also been released....