The ongoing investigation into the death of Tess Majors has been a topic of national and local concern. Many in the Columbia community are calling for justice, but the alleged behavior of detectives involved in
While we process the tragic death of Tess Majors, we cannot ignore what this means for the community going forward. What is the current relationship between Columbia University and the Harlem community, and how will recent
Jonathan Karten (GS ’20) will be pursuing legal action against Columbia for alleged anti-Semitic action on campus, the first complaint filed after the executive order Trump signed last week.
Just over two weeks after the murder of Tess Majors, Barnard and Columbia faculty members have received racist robocalls on their landlines.
Taped on all four corners to a pillar in Lerner Hall, a black and white advertisement for the student-founded data startup LionBase reads, “Average Contract Size? 5 figures. Projects completed? 8. People Involved? 30+. Number
Reading week and exam week allow Columbia students to sample The Purge: what would happen if there were no laws, and we were truly without inhibition? Well, here are a few options.
This semester, Butler displayed the names of 8 Black, Indigenous and other women of color (BIWOC) writers to honor the 30th anniversary of the original protest of the all-male lineup that graces the facade. In
Last week, it came to the attention of No Red Tape (NRT) that a member of the Student Governing Board leadership (SGB) is currently under investigation by the Student Conducts and Community Standards (SCCS) office for multiple allegations of sexual assault. These accusations include an alleged rape perpetrated against a general body member of NRT. SGB, […]
Earlier tonight, Columbia updated its Gender-based Misconduct Policy to include “threats or non-consensual disclosure of a person’s gender identity or that a person is transgender or non-binary”. In other words, outing a student as trans or gender non-conforming, or otherwise harassing a student for their gender identity or expression, is now recognized as a form of […]
Editor’s Note: This article describes and discusses details of sexual assault. All documents provided are Public Domain and come from the docket of the Southern District Court of New York. According to the docket of the Southern District Court of New York, Defendant Columbia University and Plaintiff Amelia Roskin-Frazee will voice their oral arguments on August […]
Campus group No Red Tape (NRT) is hosting a Survivors Week of events, talks, and performances aimed “to raise awareness about the issues faced by survivors of sexual and dating violence both on and off campus.” Highlights include: today (Monday’s) 8-10 pm talk with Professor Christia Mercer on justice and incarcerated survivors. The event is […]
Earlier this evening, campus organization No Red Tape released a statement indicating the university’s cessation of enforcing the no-recording ban on issues of gender-based misconduct. The ban required students and advisors to sign a form stating that they would not record the Gender-based Misconduct process. Students who have violated the ban have not been disciplined, […]
Columbia has just updated the guidelines and requirements for gender-based misconduct hearings, investigations, and appeals. Many of the guidelines, including the accompaniment of an advisor, remain consistent with the previous policy. However, a new rule prohibiting recording of any kind appears on the document. It follows: “Recording any part of the investigative process or unauthorized copying […]
Where would we be without Joe Milholland? Much less informed about the inner workings of CCSC politics, that’s for sure. This week’s meeting included discussion of the CASV, a potential tech rep, and the quality of life survey. CCSC’s Relationship with No Red Tape and Coalition Against Sexual Violence On Sunday night’s Columbia College Student […]
In a recent Spectator article, Columbia’s Dean of Undergraduate Student Life, Cristen Kromm, was quoted saying that students found guilty of committing sexual assault will still be eligible to apply for leadership positions in NSOP and ISOP. Dean Kromm’s comments present sexual assault and gender-based violence as “mistake[s]” and opportunities for “learning, growth, and change.” […]
Valiant bureau chief Joe Milholland once again reports from a CCSC meeting fraught with discussion of delicate issues. And, also, discussion of tampons and toilet paper. “It has been really frustrating to try to work with No Red Tape in good faith,” said CCSC’s VP of Policy Vivek Ramakrishanan about NRT and CCSC working together […]
In the second year of the Sexual Respect Initiative, Columbia has offered more workshops and more sessions of each option. It has also hidden the availability of the Arts Option inside of the “Create Your Own Project” category and supposedly responded to the feedback of students and faculty. What does all of this change mean […]
The discussion got a bit heated (dare we say, to red?) when a representative from No Red Tape met with CCSC at their meeting last night. Luckily, Bwog writer Joe Milholland was, as always, on the scene to report details of the discussion. “Our experience so far with the administration has been consistent with previous […]
You’ve done it. You’ve completed your final year of college, or your first, second, or third. A lot has happened in these months since late August, and Editor in Chief Taylor Grasdalen reviews them for you here. (And wrote her own byline.) Enjoy and remember. September ushered in controversy and action, from the Students for Justice […]
This morning, members of No Red Tape entered Lerner Hall during an information session for prospective students. During the info session, members of NRT distributed flyers and read a statement to prospective students and families. The mission of the demonstration was clear: members of the organization spoke of the ways that Columbia has mishandled sexual and […]
Just in time for the release of the December issue of our beloved Mother Magazine, The Blue and White, Bwog is proud to present this overview of recent campus sexual assault activism written by Senior Editor Hallie Nell Swanson, CC ’16. If you haven’t already, be sure to read former Managing Editor Anna Bahr’s two-part […]
A thorough account of sexual violence at the University of Virginia. TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people (Rolling Stone) A fierce debate on what constitutes sexual consent at Harvard University (The Boston Globe) An account of the price paid by survivors of sexual assault in college (The Washington Post) […]