Tag: Columbia University

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…