Columbia University health economist says weight gain in pregnancy can predispose you to obesity, opens a whole new realm of “yo mama” jokes.

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Columbia’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse claims that 27 percent of public high and middle schools are just cesspools of gang activity and drug trafficking. In other news, street cred for attending public schools goes up one bajillion points on the Morningside markets.

Coyotes are back in Westchester (next stop Columbia), and they’re getting aggressive. Gear up.

The Associated Press basically calls Columbia a shopaholic leading the way for other universities to pig out on recession-rate real estate.

A Columbia lecturer, spoiling for a linguistic fight, calls Ebonics a “complex and distinct” language. We await his new course at the Language Resource Center.