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October 25, 2016, 12:29 AM

Updated Oct. 25, 12:45 p.m.

When Haley Fica, BC ’17, came to Barnard, she knew she wanted to learn how to be a leader. A former Girl Scout, she felt that the Athena Scholars Program—a program hosted by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies that she found out about when

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Oct 20, 2016, 4:26 AM

A year after touting the meal-sharing app Swipes and the Emergency Meal Fund as the foremost solutions to food insecurity on campus, the undergraduate councils and First-Generation Low-Income Partnership will once again throw their weight behind expanding and promoting these two resources.

Oct 20, 2016, 4:38 AM

When Columbia College Student Council Vice President for Campus Life Nathan Rosin, CC ’18, was planning the council’s Homecoming pep rally, he was told by a Public Safety representative at a required event planning meeting with administrators that between five to eight security officers would ne

Oct 25, 2016, 11:17 AM

Dean of the School of General Studies Peter Awn will step down from his position at the end of the academic year, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Tuesday.

Oct 25, 2016, 8:03 AM
 
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Student Life

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Oct 20, 2016, 4:30 AM

Students throughout the Columbia University community came together and watched—with a mixture of humor and disdain—the third and final presidential debate on Wednesday night.

Oct 20, 2016, 4:11 AM

As the number of student clubs overseen by the Activities Board at Columbia has increased, the budget of the Activities Board at Columbia has decreased—meaning more groups must compete for limited funds.

Oct 20, 2016, 4:38 AM

When Columbia College Student Council Vice President for Campus Life Nathan Rosin, CC ’18, was planning the council’s Homecoming pep rally, he was told by a Public Safety representative at a required event planning meeting with administrators that between five to eight security officers would ne

Oct 20, 2016, 4:14 AM

When Albert Zhang, CC ’19, decided to attend Columbia, he was strongly influenced by the prospect of living in New York City.

However, Zhang, like many Columbia students, has found himself staying on campus.

Morningside Heights

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Jun 4, 2016, 3:01 PM

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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Oct 25, 2016, 11:17 AM

Dean of the School of General Studies Peter Awn will step down from his position at the end of the academic year, University President Lee Bollinger announced in an email on Tuesday.

Oct 25, 2016, 8:03 AM
 
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Oct 23, 2016, 8:31 PM

A sculpture by the British artist Henry Moore that faced criticism from students who opposed its placement on Butler Lawn last semester will instead be installed

Oct 14, 2016, 1:46 AM

Media pioneers including playwright Lin Manuel-Miranda and executive editor of the New York Times Dean Baquet descended upon Low Library Thursday night to celebrate the 100th annual Pulitzer Prize awards.

West Harlem

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Dec 1, 2015, 8:41 AM

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

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

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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Oct 25, 2016, 12:15 AM

Members of the Barnard contingent faculty union attended a Student Government Association meeting on Monday to share their belief that adjunct faculty are being treated “unfairly” by the college.

By Eli Lee
Oct 18, 2016, 1:31 AM

Columbia will offer a new course on how to interpret and evaluate the impact of data next semester in the hopes of facilitating greater understanding of how data is used.

Oct 13, 2016, 3:20 AM

The use of small seminar classes to encourage discussion and promote student engagement with faculty is a critical component of the Core Curriculum, the foundation of Columbia’s undergraduate education.

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

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

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 to

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.