May 18, 8:40 PM

University President Lee Bollinger called on graduates from all 18 Columbia schools to participate in public dialogue and fight the hatred inherent in democracies at this year’s Commencement ceremony.

“We choose to live in a wilderness of ideas where we have to fend for ourselves. The remedy starts with engagement,”


May 17, 12:12 AM

In his keynote address at the School of Engineering and Applied Science Class Day, Jon Steinberg, Business ’03 and the former president and chief operating officer of Buzzfeed, challenged the class of 2016 to reject conventional wisdom and spend their time inventing.

Steinberg, the founder and current CEO of video

May 13, 11:54 AM

Updated May 16, 8:33 p.m.

Nayla Kidd, SEAS ’18, who had been missing since last Thursday, was located by NYPD and is safe, according to an email sent by Vice President for Public Safety Jim McShane on Monday evening.

A flier posted online by the Department of Public Safety

May 5, 2:56 PM

Spectator examines the state of the College in the Bollinger era.

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

February 19, 12:57 AM

A new exhibit at Rio II Gallery opening Friday aims to give both Columbia students and local residents a new way to engage with the issue of mass incarceration.

“Through Different Eyes:...

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.

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...


May 26, 1:20 AM

Columbia will send 14 athletes to the NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Round this weekend, headlined by at least one Light Blue female competitor in every distance event.

The East Prelims...

May 25, 12:45 AM

Men’s tennis will send juniors Shawn Hadavi and Richard Pham to the NCAA Individual Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Hadavi will compete in singles and then partner with Pham to form the Lions’...

May 25, 9:24 PM

Senior Kanika Vaidya lost in the first round of the Division I Singles Championship to No. 5 Georgia's Ellen Perez in straight sets.

Vaidya got off to a slow start, falling 6-0...

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...


April 14, 8:40 PM
At 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, about 40 Columbia Divest for Climate Justice members—many of whom are still inside Low—entered the building while members of the Barnard Columbia Soildarity Network held a rally on Low Steps to show support for the group.

The Eye

April 27, 8:57 AM

“You know, I have no fond memories of Lerner, and I’ve spent so much darn time there.”

April 27, 7:42 AM

Nicholas Murray Butler’s name, if not his identity, commonly graces Columbia’s campus and the conversations of current college students. This article examines his past and his own self perception and how it contributed to the legacy he has left behind.

April 27, 5:16 AM

In its final issue, The Eye presents 11 personal anecdotes about Butler Library. From the alcoves to the stacks, and from 7 in the morning to 4:30 at night, these stories span the where and the when of Butler experience.

April 26, 11:08 PM

Faced with the task of organizing Columbia’s extensive book holdings, architects, librarians, and students of the University over the last century have battled with the impossibility of organizing the infinite. How, they wondered—and still do—do we create an ordered space that can at once curate and organize knowledge while accommodating