A program at some Memphis high schools rewards students who are offered more than $1 million in college scholarships. A former “million-dollar scholar” says participating ended up hurting her.
As the medieval era has become increasingly prevalent in rhetoric used by white supremacists to advocate for a return to racial, ethnic, and religious purity, many nonwhite medievalists are feeling a new urgency to combat the stereotypes that accompany the field.
Professors have long complained about faculty-senate lethargy, and they have questioned how much the governing bodies are able to accomplish. But as tensions between administrators, faculty, and students have increased over the past few years — particularly over issues like free speech — more professors say they are seeing the consequences of weak faculty governance.
Barnard administrators have allowed Career Development Office Director Robert Earl to remain in his position despite five years of serious complaints that he created a toxic workplace for employees.
Total undergraduate enrollment at Columbia increased by roughly 15 percent since 2006. Greek life participation, on the other hand, saw a 178 percent increase. I took a closer look to find out what exactly was causing this uptick, as well as what this growing interest could mean for Columbia's social culture.
An analysis of Barnard College's new admissions policy, which considers applicants "who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth."
Animators for Seth Rogen's "Sausage Party" have claimed that Nitrogen Studios forced animators to work overtime without additional pay.
A substantial number of courses in Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science appear to be in violation of a federal law that requires universities to provide the price of textbooks for all classes offered during registration.
A Spectator analysis found that 58 percent of Barnard courses offered in the fall 2015 semester were not in compliance with a federal education law mandating that course textbooks be listed with their retail prices during the registration period.
Barnard administrators presented revised plans for the college’s new Teaching and Learning Center on Monday, which included an increased focus on space for the library compared to original plans. The revisions came after Barnard faculty and library staff raised significant concerns about the plans last semester.
The number of undergraduate American history courses taught by tenured professors at Columbia University has declined 44 percent over the past three years, resulting in increased reliance on visiting and adjunct professors to maintain course offerings.
Former BuzzFeed staffers Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin and YouTuber Akilah Hughes discuss with TheWrap why ownership is important to millennial content creators.
“Food says a lot about this next generation and how they identify themselves,” says Vikki Neil of Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns Food Network
Barnard administrators will not change their updated winter break housing policy, citing financial constraints, construction on campus, and—most recently—staff vacation days as reasons for the reduction in winter housing availability.
For the thousands of undergraduate students who matriculate at Columbia College, the Core Curriculum has been and continues to be ubiquitous in the “Columbia experience.” But within the University, Columbia College, Barnard, SEAS, and the School of General Studies all have different interpretations of what foundations are truly necessary to receive a well-rounded education.
Candidates for the recent Columbia College Student Council and Engineering Student Council elections have called into question the Columbia Elections Board’s handling of the registration and campaigning processes this year, raising concerns over the accessibility of the elections to council outsiders and the transparency behind decisions made by the board.