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A group of Columbia and Barnard alumni have formed a new committee to boycott the University’s scheduled May 31 and June 1 reunions. The group will create an alternate event and send funds from ticket sales and donations to organizations providing aid in Palestine.

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On Friday morning, the University Senate held a special plenary in light of the week’s events, where they discussed launching an investigative task force into administration, a potential vote of no confidence against Columbia President Minouche Shafik, and campus safety, among other items.

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Campus remains locked to most members of the community after the April 30 arrests. Follow live updates here.

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Students rally outside President Shafik’s house for the semesterly primal scream to protest the April 30 arrests. Read live updates here.

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In an Instagram post on Monday, nonprofit Palestine Legal announced the federal Office for Civil Rights would investigate Columbia for allegations of discrimination against Palestinian students. 

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On the evening of April 30, the SGA Executive Board emailed an open letter addressed to President Laura Rosenbury and other members of the Columbia and Barnard Administration. They criticized the actions of the administration going back months for alienating students and ignoring their voices, and issued lists of demands and recommendations.

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President Rosenbury emailed the Barnard community this morning, marking the first direct correspondence from her to students since the April 30 arrests of over 100 students.

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The University addresses the April 30 arrests. Read live updates here.

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At 12 pm on Wednesday, May 1, Columbia faculty and graduate students gathered on 116th and Amsterdam to rally against NYPD presence on campus.

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On Wednesday morning, New York City Mayor Eric Adams held a press conference to address the protests at Columbia and CCNY. This comes about 12 hours after Columbia University authorized the use of NYPD officers to remove protesters from Hamilton Hall.

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President Shafik emailed the Columbia community highlighting the decision to authorize NYPD onto campus and acknowledging the “important cause” of the protestors.

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As of early morning on May 1, the Gaza Solidarity Encampment has been removed by the University and NYPD. Read live updates here.

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On Tuesday afternoon, Columbia University Apartheid Divest held a press conference at Morningside Park to share updates about the Hamilton Hall occupation and other campus updates.

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After a vote comprising Barnard’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors voted unanimously for no confidence in the leadership of Barnard President Laura Rosenbury, a similar faculty-wide vote had 77% of voters expressing no confidence. 

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Student protesters occupied Hamilton Hall around 12:30 am on Tuesday, April 30. This comes after negotiations between the University and student organizers ceased. Read live updates here. Content warning: violence

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