February 1, 1:29 AM

Many administrators—including Dean Valentini—need to care more about students.


January 29, 6:18 PM

Columbia will allow students who go by names other than their legal names to indicate so on CourseWorks, Canvas, class rosters, Student Services Online, public directories, and on their student IDs.

The new Preferred Name policy was launched and brought into effect on Friday afternoon. Columbia students interested in

January 29, 1:42 AM

New Columbia-led research suggests that a long overlooked part of the hippocampus—a structure in the brain central to the formation of memories—may hold the answers to how disorders like schizophrenia come about.

Scientists from Columbia and Paris Descartes University used genetically engineered mice prone to schizophrenia to investigate how the

January 26, 10:56 PM

When Dean of Humanities Sharon Marcus was a student at Brown, there were no professors dedicated to LGBTQ scholarship. Now, as part of a new initiative announced to faculty last week, Columbia will hire four faculty members who specialize in queer studies.

“I’m very excited because this is a field

September 14, 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.

September 11, 8:58 AM

Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Dara Richardson-Heron, BC ’85, inspired students at Barnard’s 126th convocation to take on challenges headfirst and lead with passion, as she shared her experiences overcoming sexism, breast cancer, and discrimination.

Richardson-Heron, who spoke to a crowd of over 500 students, alumni, and faculty at Riverside

Arts & Entertainment

November 19, 5:47 AM

This weekend looks at brand-building in the age of social media.

November 17, 3:33 AM

Christine Rosenblatt’s “Missing Gemini” features solid musical composition and an engaging plot, despite some structural issues.

November 18, 12:23 AM

Students working toward their Master’s degree in Fine Arts opened their studios up for viewers in Prentis Hall on Sunday.

October 22, 1:42 AM

James Elkington and Nathan Salsburg open up about the origins of their folk duo, recording long-distance, and how their second album, “Ambsace,” came to be.

October 22, 5:03 AM

Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620,” the newest exhibit at the Met, combines interdisciplinary art media to juxtapose recently rediscovered Renaissance-era textile pattern books against the broader context...


January 30, 10:11 PM

Two years ago, senior forward Alex Rosenberg thought he hit a buzzer-beater to beat Harvard in overtime at Levien Gymnasium—only to get called for a charge. 

This time, the officials couldn’t deny...

January 31, 7:37 PM

No. 15 Columbia rolled this weekend with a 6-1 victory against No. 42 North Florida .

The Lions (3-0) were impressive in singles play, notching five victories out of six against the...

January 31, 7:16 PM

Junior forward Camille Zimmerman played 35 of 40 minutes against Harvard on Saturday, but interim head coach Sheila Roux may regret sitting her star forward at all in the 69-66 loss.


May 3, 6:38 PM

After steadily climbing through the ranks for the past three years, the Columbia fencing team found its true comeback in the 2014-15 season. The Lions capped their historical season with No. 1...

May 20, 12:12 PM

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh my.

Apparently it was once a goal of mine to make this the lede of one of my columns—it just shows you how far and how long its...


December 10, 7:19 AM
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The Eye

January 27, 4:15 AM

Columbia students discuss their sex lives while on study abroad.

January 27, 4:48 AM

When I sat down in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library to comb through Columbia’s archival collections, the last thing I expected to find was a suggestion on how to combat petty vandalism. But that’s exactly what I found, in an unattributed clipping from the Oct. 9, 1898

January 27, 5:05 AM

While geographically near, the culture, language, and lifestyle of the South Bronx and East Harlem are worlds away from Columbia. For students who live in both bubbles, it can be difficult to make the two worlds collide.

January 27, 5:52 AM

Returning to college after a stint in the military often warrants significant readjustment. Four ex-military men currently studying at Columbia share how their perceptions of the college experience have changed.