Tessa’s death is a tragedy, one that has shaken our University in ways we are only beginning to understand. With heavy hearts, we extend our deepest condolences to Tessa’s family and friends. Words fail to capture the spectrum of emotion felt across campus, and this is a loss we will all continue to endure for years to come....
Content Warning: This op-ed deals with issues of sexual violence.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake spoke about the power of young communities to inspire change through connectivity in what she described as a rapidly changing and chaotic political climate on Tuesday as part of the Columbia University World Leaders Forum....
Content warning: This column contains references to sexual assault which may be upsetting to some readers.
Annual Take Back the Night rally criticizes lack of attention to pervasiveness of sexual violence on campus
Members of the Columbia and Barnard community expressed the need for an intersectional approach to sexual assault and sexual violence on campus at the annual Take Back the Night rally on Low steps and following speak-out at Barnard on Friday evening....
It struck me immediately as I started reporting on Arise, a summer program for youths in West Harlem, what a small world I had stumbled into.
Beverly Gooden, an activist known for her groundbreaking work on domestic violence, spoke about the myths and misunderstandings surrounding domestic violence while explaining the complex reasons why victims might stay in abusive relationships at an event on Tuesday....
It really wasn’t that bad, I tell myself for the 100th time, burning my fingers on hot fries from JJ’s, aimlessly swirling ketchup around with them.
The newly revived Coalition Against Sexual Violence is launching “Let’s Bring Sexy Back”—a sex positivity and consent education campaign that will include events and programming throughout the year aimed at building student awareness around gender-based misconduct....
In a way, the mass shooting that occurred at my high school this February wasn’t so much personal as it was public. The whole country huddled around their TV screens to watch my classmates cower in closets, grieve their fallen loved ones, and march on Washington. But six months later, as the media attention, which had always bordered on the invasive, finally dies down, it often feels as if everyone outside of the city limits of Parkland, Florida, has elected to forget it....