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Patient Capital Drives Change In Education

13 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

In 2001, Arthur Levine, then president of Columbia University Teacher’s College, predicted that one day faculty members would become free agents, increasingly independent of their colleges and universities. “It is only a matter of time...Show More Summary

Interview with Michael Woodford

From the Minneapolis Fed: Interview with Michael Woodford: Columbia University economist on Fed mandates, effective forward guidance and cognitive limits in human decision making.

Kids eat better if their parents went to college

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short whenShow More Summary

Two Weeks Into Performance, Columbia Student Discusses the Weight of her Mattress

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

Last Friday afternoon, nearly 100 students rallied at Columbia University to protest the school's policy on sexual assault. They held signs, wore red tape over their mouths, and brought mattresses — almost a dozen, some of which had messages written on them in red tape.

QS World University Rankings 2014-15

QS World University Rankings 2014-15: 1. MIT 2. Cambridge 2. Imperial College London 4. Harvard 5. Oxford 5. University College London 7. Stanford 8. Cal-Tech 9. Princeton 10. Yale 11. Chicago 12. Eth Zurich 13. Penn 14. Columbia 14.. Johns Hopkins 16. King's College London 17. Edinburg 17. Ecol Polytechnic...

Harlem tenants surprised to learn about $3M fund call for youth programs, beefed up security

BENEFITS! What benefits? Columbia University established a $3 million fund for the Grant and Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, but five years later only $85,000 has been tapped and residents say they had no clue the dough was availab...

Graduates from an Anti-Gay Christian Law School Won’t Be Allowed to Practice in Yet Another Canadian Province

Late last year, I posted about a proposed new law school in British Columbia affiliated with (Christian) Trinity Western University where gay students who acted on their sexual orientation would not be allowed through the doors: At the time, I defended the school's right to exist. Show More Summary

College of Dental Medicine Receives Insight Into Diversity 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) has received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Show More Summary

Poor body size judgement can lead to increased tolerance of obesity

Size is relative, especially to people who tend to be on the heavy side. Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in the US found that seven in every ten obese adults underestimate how much someone weighs. People of normal weight make this mistake much less often. Show More Summary

Anti-NSA Writer Featured at Soros-Koch Event

In a case of politics makes strange bedfellows, organizations funded by four billionaires on the left and right are uniting to put on a major conference at Columbia University calling for the end to the war on terrorism, and the legalization of dangerous drugs. The featured speaker is writer Glenn Greenwald, best known for publishing […]

Exhuming the Artistic Afterlife from One of NYC’s Historic Cemeteries

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Up in the Bronx, at the end of the line of the 4 train, is a "remarkable museum of American funerary art," as the wall text for Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn at Columbia University's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery puts it.

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Columbia Students Bring Out Their Mattresses For Sexual Assault Demonstration

Dozens of Columbia University students brought out their mattresses to a campus demonstration yesterday to support senior Emma Sulkowicz. Sulkowicz has been carrying a dorm room mattress around campus since the start of the semester as part of her senior thesis, and will continue to do so until the school expels her rapist. [ more › ]

Columbia Students Drag Mattresses Onto Campus to Support Rape Survivor

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress to class every day until her rapist leaves school. In an incredibly poignant act of solidarity, other Columbia students have begun walking with her, helping her carry the load. Show More Summary

Columbia University Students’ Powerful Display Of Support For A Rape Victim Seeking Justice

Students are banding together to help Emma Sulkowicz, a senior visual arts major who's carrying her mattress everywhere as long as her rapist remains on campus. The post Columbia University Students’ Powerful Display Of Support For A Rape Victim Seeking Justice appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Students help rape survivor carry her mattress around campus until her abuser is expelled

Columbia University students are rallying around Emma Sulkowicz to raise awareness about sexual assault

Will the Columbia administration help carry the weight?

Student organizers have put sexual violence at Columbia University on the national agenda through federal complaints, graduation demonstrations, investigative journalism, and performance art. Will the administrators now join the rest of the campus to help carry the weight for survivors like Emma Sulkowic, the senior carrying her mattress with her until she no longer has to go [...]

Educators Say Higher Ed in Sustainability a Must; Business Execs Mostly Agree

This article is sponsored by Columbia University Higher education in sustainability and environmental management is more important now than ever before, some education professionals believe. While environmental work was a fringe issue decades ago, this is no longer the case. “The issue of the environment has merged with the issue of economic development. In the […]

Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

University of British Columbia, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells. The new procedure...Show More Summary

Boys' Club: 1910

1910. "Columbia crew at Poughkeepsie boathouse -- Members of the Columbia University varsity eight-oared crew team. Top row: R.K. Murphy, F. Miller, Paul Renshaw, A.M. Hamman, W. Steinschneider, G. Downing; bottom row: S. Pitt, A. Brock, and F.H. Saunders at Poughkeepsie, New York, for an intercollegiate regatta." Gelatin silver print. Bain News Service. View full size.

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