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CEC Announces Passage Of Divestment Referendum, CCSC And ESC Election Results

In an email to CC and SEAS students sent this morning, the Columbia Election Commission announced student government representatives for the coming years and the passage of the divestment referendum. 61.04% of participating students voted in support of the University’s divestment from companies that profit from or support Israeli policy toward Palestinian people.

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New Lawyer In Tess Majors Case

The two older suspects in the Tess Majors case appeared again in court last week. Suspect 2, who is facing the most severe charges in the investigation, is now represented by the high profile criminal defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman.

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UPDATE: Organic Chemistry Suspends Tablet Requirement For Test-Taking

Organic Chemistry classes will require students who do not already have one to purchase an iPad (or similar tablet) for the purpose of taking examinations, according to an email sent to students at 11 pm last night. Update 9/3/2020 at 1:23 pm EST: Professors Phillips and Doubleday have announced that they will be suspending the […]

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Columbia And Barnard Announce Entirely Online Fall 2020

Emails from Barnard and Columbia’s presidents announced that all classes will be online in joint emails sent to students on Friday, recommending that students withdraw from university housing, and plan to follow their courses from home.

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University Ratifies Columbia Postdoctoral Workers’ (CPW-UAW) Tentative Agreement

At 12 pm on August 10, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson announced in an email to the Columbia community that the University has ratified the 2020 Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW Memorandum of Agreement, the last step needed for the provisions negotiated by the union to be implemented.

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Barnard Outlines Specific Plans To Work Toward Racial Equity

Barnard President Sian Beilock released a statement outlining Barnard’s ongoing mission addressing inequality and racism at the school.

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Everything We Know About Columbia’s Reopening Plan (As Of 7/28/2020)

Information about CU’s reopening has been slow in coming to the student body. Various Bwog staffers have attended webinars on reopening and sought out other resources to compile an up-to-date, updating list of what we know and what questions we have regarding the upcoming academic year.

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At 5 pm on July 27, Executive Vice President of Arts & Science and Dean of the Faculty Amy Hungerford sent an email to graduate students and faculty instructors encouraging them to teach more classes in a hybrid or in-person format, despite the many risks associated with holding in-person classes.

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Columbia To Pursue Legal Action Against ICE

After promises of defending international students, President Bollinger announces he will pursue legal action against ICE in a statement made by the Office of University Life on July 9th.

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Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This afternoon, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year, following Barnard President Sian Beilock’s announcement earlier today. In a follow-up to the announcement, he also clarified Columbia’s stance on the recent ICE restrictions on international students.

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Barnard College Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This morning, Barnard President Sian Beilock announced plans for the school for the 2020-2021 academic year, following plans announced by other universities yesterday.

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Academic Calendar Updates, Pre-Orientation Programs Canceled Or Modified

Columbia and Barnard have announced a finalized academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The pre-orientation programs for first-years have either been canceled or will be held online.

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Youngest Suspect In The Tess Majors Investigation Sentenced

The youngest suspect in the Tess Majors investigation was sentenced to 18 months under the custody of the Administration of Children’s Services following a guilty plea to one count of first-degree robbery.

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Updates On The Tess Majors Investigation Since March

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and turmoil in the New York City juvenile detention system, the youngest suspect awaits sentencing after pleading guilty for his involvement in the death of Barnard student Tess Majors. 

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Columbia Announces Addition Of A Summer Semester Among COVID-19 Updates

Presidents Bollinger and Beilock updated the Columbia community on possible plans for fall, spring, and summer semesters in an email to students this morning. In an email accidentally sent to Bwog, Columbia said they would not be answering our “reasonable” clarifying questions, leading to larger concerns about administrative transparency.

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