Last February, Mayor de Blasio gave up on his signature three-quarters of a billion-dollar initiative to turn around New York City’s worst-performing schools by providing access to additional financial and human resources. Functionally, what he really did was give up on finding a solution for New York’s children who are chronically underserved by the city’s public school system, both inside of the classroom and out. Ten months later, one of our own, beloved Tess Majors, was killed in a horrific way that was beyond words. The outrage and shock of the crime were exacerbated by the ages of its alleged-perpetrators—kids who should have been engaging in after-school programming or playing a sport, not lurking in the shadows of Morningside Park....
A School of General Studies student by day, Christina Clark straps on her pointe shoes by night to perform with New York City Ballet, one of the nation’s premier ballet companies....
A water main broke along the intersection of Broadway and 110th Street, causing a surprise flood on Friday. Traffic northbound on Broadway resumed as normal and the Cathedral Parkway–110th Street station reopened by 4 p.m., according to the Columbia Emergency Operations Team....
Timothy Malin has been appointed as the Columbia director of Morningside Operations after a 20-year career in the New York Police Department. This confirmation follows his retirement as deputy inspector of the 20th precinct, which serves the Upper West Side of Manhattan....
Jay-Z and Jelani Cobb speak on prison reform, NFL deals, and the hope in hip-hop at inaugural lecture
Jay-Z was met with a standing ovation upon entering The Forum on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. While Beyoncé—yes, you read that right—slipped inconspicuously into her seat in the audience, Jay-Z sat down to speak on topics ranging from his musical influences to prison reform to his controversial partnership with the National Football League to his historic role in the landscape of hip-hop....
Politicians address violence prevention, police presence at vigil for Tessa Majors in Morningside Park
“They took our language.”
Columbia’s Knight Institute challenges federal social media screening regulations for visa applicants
Columbia’s Knight First Amendment Institute filed a lawsuit challenging new regulations that require U.S. visa applicants to register their social media handles with the State Department Thursday afternoon....
Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang speaks of Chinese-American relations, fragility of American democracy at panel on “Soft Power”
“Asian American performers never walk onto an empty stage.”
Thanksgiving break is right around the corner, Columbia! If you don’t have the luxury of going home for Turkey Day but still want to get away from the busy streets of New York during the holiday rush, here are seven New Jersey towns that might be worth the visit over Thanksgiving break....