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Columbia University Students Stage Tuition Strike

Angered over increased financial burdens, a move to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they call a “flagrant disregard for initiatives democratically supported within the community,” more than 1,000 Columbia University students have gone on tuition strike, refusing to make required payments that were due to the…

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Central Park Five Prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer Resigns from Columbia After Black Law Students Protest

Photo: Vera Farmiga (left) as Elizabeth Lederer in Netflix’s “When They See Us”  / Netflix The Black Law Students Association at Columbia University called for the dismissal of lecturer Elizabeth Lederer, the lead prosecutor in the Central Park Five case, because “lives of these five boys were forever changed as…

Columbia University Examines Ties to Slavery

Columbia University released a report this week detailing its historical ties to slavery. The school becomes yet another that in recent years has made this discovery. Eric Foner, a history professor at the university, wrote the findings in “Columbia and Slavery: A Preliminary Report.” While the report did not make…

Columbia University Divests of Investments in Private Prisons

Columbia University’s board of trustees voted this week to divest of its investments in private prison companies and became the first university to do so following a nearly year-and-a-half long student campaign calling on the school to separate itself from the controversial industry. “We are pleased to announce that after…

Columbia Law Postpones Exams Over Garner, Brown Cases

By Chris Hoenig Future lawyers at Columbia Law School may want to rethink their career choices in the aftermath of the lack of indictments against the killers of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, and they can postpone their final exams this semester as a result. The school announced this week…