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October 27, 2016, 9:03 AM

When the new Manhattanville campus was dedicated earlier this week, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute was highlighted as its academic centerpiece.

With state of the art laboratories and scientists at the forefront of their fields, MBBI is poised to be the best place to study neuroscience

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Oct 27, 2016, 7:44 AM

Columbia raised $14,561,043 as of 4 a.m. Thursday in its fifth annual Giving Day campaign, hitting a record high.

Oct 25, 2016, 8:03 AM
 
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Oct 28, 2016, 1:46 AM

Controversy around a policy that bars students from recording gender-based misconduct proceedings has continued on campus.

Oct 28, 2016, 12:47 AM

Columbia students who receive financial aid receive less financial benefit from working as resident advisers than students who receive no financial aid do, despite efforts by the Office of Financial Aid to make extra accommodations for RAs.

Student Life

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Oct 27, 2016, 9:27 AM

As the Business School prepares to relocate from Uris Hall to Manhattanville within the next five years, academic departments and student groups are vying to lay claim to a share of the newly available space.

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.

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, 4:30 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.

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 28, 2016, 1:46 AM

Controversy around a policy that bars students from recording gender-based misconduct proceedings has continued on campus.

Oct 28, 2016, 12:47 AM

Columbia students who receive financial aid receive less financial benefit from working as resident advisers than students who receive no financial aid do, despite efforts by the Office of Financial Aid to make extra accommodations for RAs.

Oct 27, 2016, 7:44 AM

Columbia raised $14,561,043 as of 4 a.m. Thursday in its fifth annual Giving Day campaign, hitting a record high.

Oct 27, 2016, 2:20 AM

Barnard’s Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment is conducting an in-depth economic and social analysis report on possible ways in which the college can divest from fossil fuels.

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 27, 2016, 9:03 AM

When the new Manhattanville campus was dedicated earlier this week, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute was highlighted as its academic centerpiece.

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.

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.