Dean Grinage announced new Fall 2021 on-campus policies, including COVID protocols, an orientation for all new and returning students, and move-in details for all classes.
Ann Thornton, University Librarian, announced that all library locations will reopen at full capacity in time for the next academic year.
Interim Provost Ira Katznelson and University COVID Director Donna Lynne announced updates to the University’s campus and health-related policies as COVID-19 restrictions loosen through a phased approach.
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.
(Though colleagues advised him against using the word “engineering” in his book’s title lest it scare off the general public, Lord John Browne did so. So, art history majors, I dare you to click this.)
Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci, SIPA ’96 and the chairwoman of the Turkish news giant Hürriyet, came to Columbia as part of the World Leader’s Forum to discuss the connection between Islam and the media, and her personal experience as a self-proclaimed moderate Muslim. “I am a Muslim woman,” Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci proclaimed to start her address in […]
Bwogger, prospective SusDev major, and proud Wien resident Nadra Rahman ventured into IAB on Tuesday night to attend a panel titled “Challenges and Opportunities of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.” The panel, consisting of three top-level UN employees, was part of the series of events celebrating SIPA’s 70th anniversary. Since September 2015, the UN […]
This morning, we received a press release that Jacob “Jack” Lew, the outgoing Secretary of the Treasury, will become a visiting professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) next month. While at SIPA, Lew will “lecture, teach graduate students, and work with faculty members at the school and across the University on the […]
On Wednesday, a panel of journalists and activists with expertise on Syria gathered in the International Affairs Building to unravel some of the intricacies of the crisis and discuss the future of media coverage. Bwogger Lauren Beltrone was in attendance. In between the sound of my ears popping as I rode the elevator to the […]
As reported a few weeks ago, SIPA professor Prabhjot Singh was attacked in a hate crime. Many of you were interested in finding an organization to support in response to the attack. We reached out to Professor Singh and, after a deluge of emails, press conferences, more press, and calls of support, he was able […]
Prabhjot Singh, associate professor of international and public affairs at SIPA, was attacked in an incident that the NYPD is investigating as a hate crime. According to the HuffPo, Singh—a Sikh who wears a turban—was walking along east 110th street. At 8:15 pm on Saturday night, “[a]n unknown suspect or suspects shouted anti-Muslim statements, knocked the […]
According to the Morningside Post, sources in the administration have confirmed that Merit Janow, a professor in the practice of international economic law and international affairs since the fall of 1994, will soon become SIPA’s new dean. She will replace interim dean Robert Lieberman, who will be leaving Columbia University on June 30 to assume […]
PrezBo sent an e-mail to SIPA members this morning to announce that their dean, Robert C. Lieberman, will leave Columbia University on June 30th to take on the position of Provost at Johns Hopkins University. There is still no information on who will replace him, although PrezBo claims the selection process is nearly over. Here […]
The Morningside Post is SIPA’s “premier [only?] student-run news and opinion site.” Jay Pinho is TMN’s opinion editor. And two days ago, he sure had an opinion. He began: This past December, with final exams looming, many SIPA students descended into Lehman Library only to stumble upon the only thing even more frightening than the prospect […]
Sheherazad Jaafari: “SIPA is a past chapter in my life.” (Communiqué) CC ’15 student turned dropout: “Columbia is a business enterprise, not a community.” (Spectator) Photographer of the picture before the fatal subway collision: “Every time I close my eyes, I see the image of death.” (New York Mag) Son of Besse Cooper, world’s former […]
On Tuesday, students, professors, and United Nations officials crowded the 15th floor of the International Affairs building in order to listen to a panel speak about SIPA’s May 2012 trip to North Korea, the first and last trip of its kind at Columbia. East Asian aficionado Roberta Barnett retells their harrowing tale. The panel, composed […]
As debate continues over whether or not Sheherezade “Sherry” Jaafari, former press aide to Bashar al-Assad, should have been granted admission to SIPA, some of our own weigh in. David Fine, CC ’13, interviewed Columbia professors, students, and alumni in a piece published on Tablet. Interviewees include Elazar Barkan, the director of Columbia’s Institute for the […]
A lot has been written about Sheherezade “Sherry” Jaafari, who’s scheduled to start classes at SIPA this fall. In an email to a J-school professor, ABC journalist Barbara Walters said she “is brilliant, beautiful, [and] speaks five languages.” On the other hand, Haya Dweidary, the only Syrian student in SIPA’s class of 2012, told the […]