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February 2, 2017, 11:19 PM

Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office David Austell announced increased staffing and support in the office at Thursday’s University Life Forum regarding recent immigration legislation.

The forum was prompted by an executive order issued by President Donald Trump that restricts immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries,

Top Stories

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Feb 2, 2017, 5:01 AM
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Suicide among undergraduates at Columbia has become increasingly frequent in recent years, a fact that is painfully evident to students, faculty, and administrators after a series of deaths in the last two months.

Feb 2, 2017, 4:31 AM
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Earlier this month, in the span of a week, students received three emails with subject lines reading “Notification of a Student Death.”

Feb 2, 2017, 2:06 AM
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Last year, the administration of Columbia College was restructured to more closely integrate faculty with students through the new position of a dean of Academic Planning and Administration. A year later, undergraduates have yet to see the benefits of these reforms.

By Eli Lee
Feb 2, 2017, 2:38 AM

University President Lee Bollinger discussed recent shocks to the Columbia community, including student deaths and President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, during a fireside chat for undergraduate students Wednesday evening.

Student Life

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Feb 2, 2017, 11:19 PM
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Associate Provost and Director of the International Students and Scholars Office David Austell announced increased staffing and support in the office at Thursday’s University Life Forum regarding recent immigration legislation.

Feb 2, 2017, 5:01 AM
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Suicide among undergraduates at Columbia has become increasingly frequent in recent years, a fact that is painfully evident to students, faculty, and administrators after a series of deaths in the last two months.

Feb 2, 2017, 4:31 AM
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Earlier this month, in the span of a week, students received three emails with subject lines reading “Notification of a Student Death.”

Feb 1, 2017, 11:54 PM

Following vandalism of the doors of East Asian students in several residence halls this week, administrators have launched an investigation to determine whether the incident was racially biased.

Morningside Heights

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Jun 4, 2016, 3:01 PM
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Updated June 4, 5:26 p.m.

Tara Hill Irish Tavern—formerly known as Cannon’s—will be closing on July 1.

Sep 14, 2015, 2:06 AM

A 26-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted on Manhattan Avenue, near Barnard residence hall Cathedral Gardens, early on Saturday morning.

Apr 16, 2015, 8:04 AM

 According to a Spectator analysis, of the retail properties that have been vacant on Broadway, Amsterdam, and Morningside Avenues between 106th Street and 124th Street in the past five years, 64 percent were vacant for longer than a year. Forty-four percent were vacant for longer than two.

Apr 3, 2015, 10:15 AM
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The owner of Ollie’s Noodle Shop and Grille says the future of his restaurant remains uncertain as he waits for Barnard to extend his lease.

Administration

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Feb 2, 2017, 2:06 AM
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Last year, the administration of Columbia College was restructured to more closely integrate faculty with students through the new position of a dean of Academic Planning and Administration. A year later, undergraduates have yet to see the benefits of these reforms.

By Eli Lee
Feb 2, 2017, 2:38 AM

University President Lee Bollinger discussed recent shocks to the Columbia community, including student deaths and President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, during a fireside chat for undergraduate students Wednesday evening.

Feb 2, 2017, 12:30 AM
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In the wake of several student deaths and the ensuing discussion of mental health on campus, administrators are feeling a heightened sense of urgency around revisiting a

Feb 1, 2017, 1:18 AM

In a set of open forums Tuesday, members of the Barnard community voiced their concerns regarding the search for outgoing president Debora Spar’s replacement.

West Harlem

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Dec 1, 2015, 8:41 AM
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When Clyde Williams’ job relocated him to Harlem in 2001, he arrived with images from Langston Hughes’ poems in mind.

Nov 24, 2015, 8:37 AM
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Harlem residents who had been summoned to court for small offenses like littering or disorderly conduct had a chance to clear their records at an event last Saturday, which organizers said would prevent minor summonses from ruining offenders’ job prospects or causing their arrests.

Oct 13, 2015, 1:20 AM
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A lack of communication from building management at the Ennis Francis Houses on 124th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard has confused tenants who should have already moved out of their dilapidated building into a renovated one.  

 
Oct 9, 2015, 4:44 PM

The West Harlem Development Corporation is asking the city whether there is enough space at the Grant Houses to build 200 additional units of affordable housing—an idea some residents say would compromise needed youth spaces. 

Academics

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Jan 31, 2017, 1:04 AM

As a descendant of slaves, Jordan Brewington, CC ’17, felt a personal connection to her research in her seminar, Columbia University and Slavery. Brewington pored over primary sources in order to write a report on slaves who were linked to Columbia’s early history.

By Eli Lee
Jan 29, 2017, 11:05 PM

Like many Columbia students, Warren Buffett “practically lived” in Butler library during his time on campus.

Jan 26, 2017, 5:52 AM

When most Columbia College students were in the middle of their Literature Humanities midterm last semester, those in a handful of classes were not.

By Eli Lee
Jan 18, 2017, 2:28 AM

As the semester begins and the presidential inauguration approaches, faculty members are grappling with how to address issues emphasized in President-elect Donald Trump’s highly unusual campaign in classrooms across Columbia’s campus.

Upper West Side

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Feb 12, 2015, 3:27 AM
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Local cycling advocates have expressed concern that West Harlem and the Upper West Side do not have enough bike lanes to accommodate the recently announced expansion of New York City’s bike-sharing program into Upper Manhattan.

Jan 20, 2015, 3:14 AM
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As residents of the Frederick Douglass Houses await a response to their lawsuit against the New York City Housing Authority, housing lawyers say the efficacy of their action, which cited unacceptable living conditions, is uncertain.

Dec 5, 2014, 4:06 AM
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Harper’s Publisher John “Rick” MacArthur, CC ’78 and a former Spectator trustee, is investing in the new store on Columbus Avenue as part of what both sides hope will be a mutually beneficial partnership.

Nov 25, 2014, 4:01 AM
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Custom-designed to fit under Central Park’s bridges, the ambulances cost $150,000 to $175,000 apiece. Two of the unit’s three vehicles were destroyed in a fire last Thursday.

Uptown

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Apr 27, 2016, 1:59 AM
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A new apartment complex next to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine hopes to offer an alternative to Columbia students who may have had their fill of residence hall living.

Apr 13, 2016, 4:01 AM
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The ongoing space problems and inadequate facilities of a local high school affiliated with Columbia have gone unrecognized by the NYC Department of Education, according t

Apr 7, 2016, 7:16 AM

Local residents and Union Theological Seminary students are concerned that large expanses of their neighborhood once owned by Jewish and Union Theological Seminaries will soon be congested by towering condominiums.

Mar 21, 2016, 12:52 AM

Starbucks will look to capitalize on the University’s expansion into Manhattanville by opening a location adjacent to the new campus, a move that has left local business owners and realtors bracing for a shift in neighborhood retail away from smaller businesses to major chains.