Kious Kelly—an assistant to the nursing manager of Mount Sinai West—died from COVID-19 exposure stemming from a lack of protective medical equipment. He was considered an essential worker. I have two siblings who are categorized as working-class essential workers in New York City. Every day, I text them the same reminders: Wear a mask, be mindful of social distancing, and wash your hands. I felt alienated within the Columbia community as I realized that the student body seemed overwhelmingly concerned with their future academic prospects being compromised while I worried that my family and city wouldn’t survive this....
This piece is part of an ongoing scope—a collection of multiple pieces from various viewpoints—addressing the discourse surrounding University President Lee Bollinger’s decision to make all courses pass/fail for the spring 2020 semester in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....
An International House resident has died from COVID-19. Columbia evacuated hundreds of students days prior.
An unidentified resident of the International House—a nonaffiliated residential community—has died after contracting COVID-19.
Columbia suspended all its upcoming affiliated or sponsored travel plans to foreign countries until further notice, notifying students in numerous abroad programs to determine options for their return back to the United States, according to emails by interim provost Ira Katznelson....
Free flu shots and wider installation of hand sanitizing dispensers are in play just in time for the coming onset of the common flu season.