Columbia University Articles

Columbia Students Feel ‘Triggered’ By Ovid

An argument in their (partial) defense.
10:22 AM, May 14, 2015

The clamor for “trigger warnings” has, predictably, spread to the Classics. This isn’t particularly surprising: From Herodotus to Livy to Tacitus, the body of literature that used to be called the Canon is chock-full of violence, sadism, and what would now be considered racism.

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Barnard College Announces Planned Parenthood President as Commencement Speaker

12:19 PM, Mar 11, 2014

On May 18, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be Barnard College's commencement speaker and will receive the Barnard medal of distinction, the college’s highest honor.

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Columbia University Approves ROTC Resolution

2:42 PM, Apr 01, 2011

The university senate at Columbia just passed a resolution, 51-17-1, expressing support for inviting the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps back to campus.

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Will Columbia be Next to Allow ROTC?

1:34 PM, Mar 04, 2011

Columbia University’s Task Force on Military Engagement just released its full report on ROTC. As previously reported, the student survey went in favor of bringing ROTC back to campus: Sixty percent of students approved restoring the program. A quick look at some of the findings:

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Columbia Professors, Including Rashid Khalidi, Issue Statement Against ROTC

2:14 PM, Feb 28, 2011

A group of faculty members at Columbia and Barnard have issued a statement opposing ROTC's return to campus. The statement isn't terribly noteworthy in itself—except that one of the signatories taking issue with the potential "militarization" of the university is Rashid Khalidi, activist Middle Eastern studies professor and notorious pro-Palestinian cheerleader. Apparently, the "use of force" is "antithetical" to the ethos of the university—but only if America or our allies are involved.

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Mr. Bollinger, Tear Down This School!

9:05 AM, Feb 22, 2011

“This is a place,” says Columbia University president Lee Bollinger of his Ivy League institution,

that respects ideas, values diversity of thought and experience and, perhaps most importantly, recognizes that what defines great scholarship is not the easy acceptance of what we already know, but the relentless determination to discover what we still have to learn.

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Who Speaks for Columbia Students?

4:29 PM, Feb 21, 2011

Today, the Columbia Spectator stated its support for renewing the university’s ROTC program and urged students to vote “yes” in the university Senate’s ongoing survey.

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