Columbia administrators, including President Lee C. Bollinger, are deliberating on increasing student enrollment in CC and SEAS. The undergraduate student body has not been informed nor asked for input regarding these considerations.
Columbia University Registrar Barry Kane informed the student body that all Fall classes are expected to return to full capacity in-person instruction with no social distancing required in an email tonight.
Columbia announced that all students must submit their vaccine documentation no later than August 2, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by Columbia Health Senior Vice President
After being on pause for about a year due to the pandemic, sports are back in the form of phased activity with athletes training on campus hopeful for the upcoming academic year.
Dean Kromm confirmed the return of all students to campus for the fall 2021 semester in an email to CC and SEAS students this afternoon.
GSAPP Dean Amale Andraos will conclude her tenure at the end of the year. She is set to become Special Advisor to Columbia University President Bollinger this July.
Deputy Editor Lillian Rountree, Deputy Events Editor Grace Fitzgerald-Diaz, and SGA Bureau Chief Grace Novarr spoke with the three dissenting members of the GWC-UAW Bargaining Committee following the announcement of the tentative contract rejection and
Columbia announced that faculty and staff need to get vaccinated by September 1, 2021, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by University Vice President Gerry Rosberg and
The DEI commission shared their report directly with SEAS students today and asked for feedback regarding its content.
In a close vote, graduate student workers have decided against the proposed contract from the bargaining committee and the University.
Earlier today, the Times reported that Václav Havel, the dissident playwright who was elected president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of the Soviet Union and later became the first president of the Czech Republic (after it split from Czechoslovakia), passed away at the age of 75. A founding member of Charter 77, Havel was an […]
Columbia researchers find that the dust from car exhaust increases the chance for, among other things, brain damage, autism, depression, and Alzheimer’s. (WSJ) Yesterday, voters soundly rejected an anti-abortion initiative in Mississippi and a law limiting union rights in Ohio. (NYT) Though the initial flooding in Thailand may be over, the recovery is expected to cost in excess of […]
Z.Y. Fu, the Chinese businessman and philanthropist who donated generously to Columbia University over the past 20 years, passed away yesterday. In 1990, Mr. Fu began his philanthropy by endowing a chair of applied mathematics at the Engineering school, where his brother-in-law taught as a professor. Three years later, he endowed a scholarship fund for […]
John W. Kluge, CC ’37 and a major donor to the University, passed away today. Kluge came to Columbia on scholarship after leaving Germany for America at the age of 16. He went on to become a billionaire primarily in the telecom and media industries. Over his lifetime he made several gifts to Columbia acknowledging […]
Photo via Yeshiva U. “White shoe impresario” Schuyler Chapin died at his home yesterday at the age of 86. He was dean of the School of Arts from 1975 to 1985. Chapin was known as a master political maneuverer in the arts and a powerful public and private figure, and he once told the Times, […]
Molly Ivins, the nationally syndicated columnist and Columbia Journalism School graduate, died of cancer at the age of 61 today. Ivins, a witty Texan, was known throughout her life for an unpretentious, down-to-earth style as well as her strong, self-proclaimed liberal views. Most recently, Ivins had written in strong opposition to President Bush and his […]
Martha Peterson, the 7th president of Barnard, died at her home in Wisconsin on Friday. She was 90 years old. Back in the 60’s, she worked to compromise with students who were protesting the war in Vietnam. From the New York Times: “In Miss Peterson’s estimation, she once told a reporter, her most significant achievement […]
Word from a Varsity Show source is that set-up for tonight’s West End preview displaced a group of mourners fresh off a memorial service. The dearly departed was none other than Grandpa Munster himself. Grandpa reportedly lied his whole life about earning a Columbia Ph.D. so we’ll assume he wouldn’t mind sacrificing a little dignity […]
Henry Coleman, former Columbia Dean, passed away last week at age 79. Coleman was at the center of two of Columbia’s most troubling events: in ’68 he was taken hostage by students upset over planned expansion and in ’72 he was shot five times by undergrad suspended for poor academic performance. While Coleman officially left […]