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Columbia U. President Wants to Reduce Monitoring of Foreign Students, Especially Those From China

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11:00am 12/29/2020 at 11:00am

If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that we should not do this. In fact, we may need to do more.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia president advocates softer China approach amid questions over foreign gifts

The president of Columbia University is asking Joe Biden to end the monitoring of foreign-born students, especially...

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Columbia University Students Go on Strike, Issue List of Demands

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 9:30am 12/20/2020 at 9:30am

It’s getting to the point where this is becoming a cliché. College students protest and issue demands so frequently that it has lost all meaning.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia students go on strike, say Ivy League is ‘vampirically sucking every drop of blood’

More than 3,200 Columbia University students have joined in on a...

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Democratic Socialists at Columbia U. Demand to be Included in School’s Decisions About Spending

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:00am 12/11/2020 at 8:00am

The students are threatening to withhold their tuition of their demands are not met. Will anyone be surprised if Columbia caves to them?

The Nation reports:

We Want a More Democratic University—Until Then, We Won’t Pay

In an unprecedented mass action organized by the Columbia-Barnard Young Democratic Socialists of America, more than 2,500 students...

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Columbia Law School Hires Former FBI Director James Comey

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 8:00am 12/3/2020 at 8:00am
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Harvard hired Pete Buttigieg’s husband, UPenn hired

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Columbia University Bars 70 Students From Classes Over Trip That Violated COVID Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:00am 11/23/2020 at 10:00am

You would think these students would have known this would happen. Most schools are hypersensitive about this right now.

FOX News reports:

Columbia University bars 70 MBA students from classes after trip to Turks and Caicos

Columbia University has temporarily banned 70 students who...

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Columbia Law School Complains About Human Rights ‘Damage’ Done by Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 9:30am 11/22/2020 at 9:30am

The Trump administration rescued over 50 American hostages in the last four years. That’s more human rights work than Columbia has done in 50 years.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia Law laments ‘damage’ done by Trump, cheers on Biden

Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute openly criticized the Trump administration on their school website and...

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Columbia University Marching Band Dissolves After Accusing Itself of Racism and Sexism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:00pm 9/16/2020 at 12:00pm

The progressive mindset sometimes looks like a form of mental illness. There is going to come a point when a majority of Americans will not care if higher education completely collapses and it will be because of moments like this one.

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Black Student Activist Group at Columbia U. Gives School 48 Hours to Acknowledge Demands

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

It’s amazing how many student groups are completely comfortable releasing lists of ‘demands’ these days.

The College Fix reports:

‘Mobilized African Diaspora’ gives Columbia U. 48 hrs. to respond to race-based demands

A group of ten black students “tired and frustrated with [Columbia] University” has given campus officials 48 hours to acknowledge receipt of...

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Columbia University Holding Five-Week Long Series on ‘Deconstructing Whiteness’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:00am 8/4/2020 at 11:00am

What is the academic value of this? The progressive agenda is eclipsing the pursuit of actual scholarship.

Campus Reform reports:

Columbia hosts ‘deconstructing whiteness’ workshop for ‘white-identified students’

For weeks, Columbia University Health has been hosting Zoom workshops as part of a series titled “From Ally to Accomplice at Columbia: Working Group for Examining...

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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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