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Columbia Law School Journal Seeks Papers on “the Intersection of Law and Menstruation”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 5/21/2020 at 12:00pm

Sometimes higher education is beyond parody. Now is one of those times.

From the Faculty Lounge blog:

CFP – Columbia Journal of Gender & Law Symposium, April 9,...

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Columbia Law Profs Who Led Fight Against Kavanaugh, Silent About Commencement Speaker Biden

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 8:00am 5/21/2020 at 8:00am
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Remember, the left not only pushed the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, they went berserk over them. Joe Biden? Not so much.

Emily Zanotti writes at the Daily Wire:

Columbia Law School Profs Led The Fight Against Brett Kavanaugh. They’re Silent On Their Commencement Speaker, Joe Biden.

Columbia Law School will welcome a high-profile commencement...

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Trump-Supporting Student Claims Columbia Prof Told Him to Drop Dead

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 9:30am 5/16/2020 at 9:30am

This exchange allegedly took place on social media.

Campus Reform reports:

Trump-supporting student says Columbia prof told him to ‘drop dead’

Columbia University is facing backlash after a professor told a student to “drop dead” in a heated Facebook exchange.

The student, Gabriel Montalvo, attends a different university but sent an email Tuesday to Columbia...

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Grad Students at Columbia University Organizing Rent Strike

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 2:00pm 5/5/2020 at 2:00pm

These are students who live in apartments owned by the university. Maybe Columbia should tap its endowment to cover the cost.

Curbed New York reports:

When your boss is also your landlord: Rent strike at Columbia University

Columbia University is not only one of New York City’s largest schools, with a sprawling 36-acre campus,...

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Columbia University Students Demand School Adopt ‘All A’s Policy’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10:00am 4/27/2020 at 10:00am

The argument here is that a pass/fail policy isn’t good enough.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League students demand everybody get an ‘A’

While many students across the country have successfully convinced their schools to move to pass/fail grading policies in light of coronavirus stressors, some students at Columbia University claim such a change is...

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Columbia University Hit With Tuition Refund Lawsuit Over Coronavirus

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 11:30am 4/26/2020 at 11:30am

This suit contains an additional complaint about the new pass/fail grading system. It’s the first time I’ve seen that.

Law.com reports:

Lawsuit Targets Columbia University for Tuition Refunds After COVID-19 Closure

A group...

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Columbia University Prof Suggests Giving Everyone an ‘A’ for Spring 2020 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 10:00am 3/24/2020 at 10:00am

Another alternative would be to just write off this semester completely.

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League prof: Just give everyone an A

As colleges across the country are finding ways to ease the academic burden on students amid the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, one Ivy League professor has a simple solution: “Just give...

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Columbia University President Condemns Anti-Semitism in Statement Ahead of BDS Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00am 3/10/2020 at 8:00am

Kudos to President Bollinger for making this statement. We need more leaders in higher education to do the same.

From the Columbia website:

President Bollinger Condemns Anti-Semitism in a Statement Before the Senate Plenary

I want to speak about a difficult matter—about a concern I have regarding the risk of a rising anti-Semitism on...

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Columbia University Prof Suggests Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Queer Icon

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 11:30am 12/15/2019 at 11:30am

Merry Christmas from the campus left. Is there any holiday that progressives can’t ruin with politics?

Campus Reform reports:

Ivy League prof: Rudolph is ‘queerest holiday special’ even though conservatives will be ‘infuriated’

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a “queer” icon whether “conservatives” like it or not, according to one Ivy League professor.

Columbia University...

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Columbia University Announces Scholarship Program for Refugees and Displaced Students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 3:00pm 12/5/2019 at 3:00pm

Why didn’t they do this before now? Were there no refugees while Obama was president?

From the Columbia website:

First University-Wide Scholarship Program for Displaced Students

More than 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes by violence, persecution and other human rights violations. Almost 26 million of these individuals...

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Columbia Prof Who Fled Communism Resigns Claiming School is Becoming Communist

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10:00am 11/7/2019 at 10:00am

This makes Columbia look terrible, but the media will likely ignore the professor’s concerns.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia professor who fled communism resigns, says university is becoming communist

A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is “on its way toward full blown...

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Environmental Group at Columbia U. Demands School Declare a ‘Climate Emergency’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00am 10/28/2019 at 8:00am

The left thinks if they say climate change is an emergency enough times, people will agree with them.

The College Fix reports:

Environmental group demands Columbia U. declare a ‘climate emergency’

The Columbia University chapter of a group dubbed the Sunrise Movement has called on the university president to declare a “climate emergency” by...

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Students at Columbia Protest ‘Lack of Female Inclusion’ in Core Curriculum

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:00am 10/4/2019 at 8:00am

Nothing is preventing these students from reading more female authors, but this isn’t about that. This is about forcing the school to force others to read more female authors.

The College Fix reports:

Columbia students protest ‘lack...

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Columbia University Bans Marching Band From All Future Athletic Events

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 11:30am 9/29/2019 at 11:30am

It sounds like there is more to the story than we are being told here. When is the last time you heard of something like this happening?

The Columbia Spectator reports:

Columbia bans marching band from future athletic events, will no longer provide university funding

Three days before the football home opener, Columbia Athletics...

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Scholar at Columbia University Under Fire for Alleged Plagiarism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 1:30pm 9/15/2019 at 1:30pm

The accusations against him have ruined his career.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Fake Citations Kill a Career

Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences at Columbia University, plagiarized parts of his award-winning book on North Korea, Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992. He’s currently on...

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Comedian Nimesh Patel Responds to Being Pulled Off Stage at Columbia

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:00am 12/11/2018 at 10:00am
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You can read the full backstory about Patel’s performance here. He has responded by writing a column for the New York Times:

I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was...

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Columbia University Students Kick Saturday Night Live Comedian Off Stage for ‘Offensive’ Jokes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:00am 12/5/2018 at 9:00am
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Last week at Columbia University, the school’s Asian American Alliance held a fundraising event called “CultureSHOCK:Reclaim” and invited comedian and SNL alum Nimesh Patel to perform. Halfway through his performance, student organizers walked on stage, took his microphone and told him to wrap it up.

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