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Williams Institute Planning A Massive Study Of Trans Health Needs

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Williams Institute at UCLA is partnering with Columbia University and the Fenway Institute to conduct what they hope will be one of the most comprehensive studies of the US’s transgender and gender non-conforming populations to date. “TransPop: U.S. Transgender...

Media Scolded for Covering Africa With Few, if Any, African Voices

150 Protest "60 Minutes" Pieces With No Blacks in View Howard W. French, former New York Times correspondent covering West and Central Africa, author of two books on Africa and an associate professor at Columbia University Graduate School...Show More Summary

The Obamas Are Seriously Considering Moving To New York City

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Barack and Michelle Obama are seriously considering moving to New York after his presidency, and building the Obama Library at the city’s Columbia University, sources told BuzzFeed News.

Columbia's debt a better bet than NYU's, analysis finds

Columbia University is in better financial shape than ever and should see continued improvement in 2015, according to Standard and Poor's. The ratings agency this week assigned a triple-A grade to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Kingpins 2015

Insite is a great program that connects graduate students at leading universities to the startup community around them. It started in NYC and has been connecting graduate students at NYU and Columbia to the NYC startup community for well over a decade. It is now active in other startup communities around the US. They raise money […]

3-D printing gets a way to instantly recycle plastic waste into new 3-D 'ink'

Three students at the University of British Columbia are working on a way to instantly recycle waste plastic into 3-D printing supplies.

Foundations: Six Years In, Is the Spencer Fellowship (Still) Worth It?

Not counting this year's class (pictured), the Spencer Education Fellowship at Columbia University's Journalism School is now six years old. Wow, time has flown. I was in the first class (2008-2009). The seventh class (2015-2016) will be notified as soon as later today and announced in a few weeks. Show More Summary

Columbia to Release Review of Rolling Stone‘s Questionable UVA Rape Story

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Rolling Stone announced yesterday that they would soon publish the results of a review into how it botched the coverage of a woman's alleged rape at the hands of a fraternity at the University of Virginia.

Rolling Stone Will Publish a Review of the UVA Rape Story

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Rolling Stone announced yesterday that it will be publishing an external review of the magazine’s controversial report on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia, conducted by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. It will appear early next month.Rolling Stone enlisted J-school dean Steve Coll to evaluate... More »

 Rolling Stone Will Publish Review of UVA Rape Story in April 

A team of investigators from Columbia University's journalism school will soon release their review into Rolling Stone's controversial and highly flawed story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. Separately, police...Show More Summary

Du Bois, Ghana, and Cairo Jazz: The Geo-Politics of Malcolm X

Hisham Aidi, Columbia University Professor and author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture discusses Malcolm X’s sojourn in Egypt and Ghana in 1964, his engagement with local cultural and political movements,...Show More Summary

Study: Not Many Disco Songs About Daytime

last weekHumor : The Onion

NEW YORK—In perhaps the most comprehensive analysis yet of the genre’s lyrical content, a Columbia University study published Friday found that very few disco songs have been written about daytime. The survey, which encompassed every known dis...

University Of South Carolina Fraternity Suspended After Student Found Dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of South Carolina has been suspended by its national chapter as authorities investigate the death of an 18-year-old member. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the male student was found dead about 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

U. British Columbia Doubles Down on Academic Freedom, Avoids Firestorm

Exceprted from the Vaccine Fact Check site: Unlike other leading Canadian universities, the University of British Columbia adopted a novel stance last week when the national press castigated it and one of its professors, Dr. Christopher Shaw, for conducting research...

Cancer Research Media Briefing

The event will include leading cancer researchers and clinicians in the field (both in and outside of Columbia University) who will discuss the future of cancer research and treatment. An update in the development of innovative cancer diagnostics will be among the topics covered.

NYC Computer Science Opportunity Fair

This past Monday, over 1200 NYC public school students went up to Columbia University for the second annual NYC Computer Science Opportunity Fair. Today @bxihs students are at @Columbia for the 2015 #CSFairNYC presented by @Microsoft @NYCSchools @NYCEDC @csnyc — Bronx International (@bxihs) March 16, 2015 In 2014, at the first event of this […]

Challenge to Brown University on the Horizon

As we noted earlier, the UAW's attempt to organize graduate students at Columbia raised the potential for the NLRB reversing Brown University. As of Friday, that potential significantly increased. In two short decisions (I haven't been able to find them...

Do the Arts Option: Lessons from Columbia's Sexual Respect Requirement

Today is the deadline for Columbia University students to complete their Sexual Respect requirement! The requirement comes in the wake of protests and scrutiny related to the administration's mishandling of Emma Sulkowicz rape accusations against another student. Read more...

The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Mythology

In the wake of the controversy which led to the closing of the University of Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, Louis Venters shares a blasts from the confederate past. The post The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Mythology appeared first on The Good Men Project.

‘Town hall’ confusion: Columbia j-school alum is told note-taking isn’t allowed at restructuring meeting

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism alumni and former adjunct Mo Krochmal decided to attend Thursday morning’s town hall meeting after reading about Dean Steve Coll’s restructuring plans. (Coll’s memo – with the meeting announcement – was posted on this site Wednesday afternoon.) “I was there out of concern” for journalism education, says Krochmal, a … Read More

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