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A Note on the Indisgestion Caused By Eating Class Struggle

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by Charles Mudede Old forager at the Columbia City Station. Charles Mudede In 2011, the University of Washington Press, in association with UW's Department of Geography, published Seattle Geographies, a collection of essays that explored and explained the human geography of our region. Show More Summary

Younging on Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property

Dr. Gregory Younging, at the University of British Columbia, has an interesting essay in the Pennsylvania Journal of International Law titled “Traditional Knowledge Exists; Intellectual Property is Invented or Created“. From the introduction:...Show More Summary

The Fascist Building in Upper Manhattan

Casa Italiana at Columbia University. (Photo: Another Believer/CC BY-SA 3.0) Columbia University's Casa Italiana is most recognizable today for a star turn in FX's spy thriller The Americans. While a carefully-constructed soundstage lookalike is used now, the Casa served as the original filming location for the show’s opulent Soviet Rezidentura. Show More Summary

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel helps the company suceed because he can speak Millennial

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How Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Speaks Millennial Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel speaks millennial. That’s one major takeaway Columbia University student Mayank Mahajan had after interviewing Spiegel, the 25-year-old CEO behind the popular storytelling app, onstage during his college’s #StartupColumbia...

When It Comes to Addiction, Drugs Are Not Really the Problem

What do the 1994 Crime Bill and our current heroin scare have in common? Blaming social and human problems on drugs. Columbia University neuropsychologist Carl Hart has written a bestseller, High Price, comprising two related parts:Show More Summary

Russian Library introduction

At the Columbia University Press blog series editor Christine Dunbar offers An Overview of the Inaugural Russian Library Titles (three of them to get things going). I've mentioned this project before -- in particular as the first instance,...Show More Summary

Kerry Washington Signs Development Deal with ABC!

Kerry Washington walks the red carpet with Tony Goldwyn at a Scandal cast event hosted by the Smithsonian Associated on Thursday (April 28) at the University of District of Columbia Theater of the Arts in Washington, D.C. The actors were joined by their co-stars Bellamy Young, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, and Jeff Perry, along with [...]

James Neal Elected ALA President For 2017-2018 Term

From American Libraries: James G. (Jim) Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University, New York, has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association. Neal received 3,479 votes, while his opponents, LisaShow More Summary

Drugs Are a Part of Life, As Is Addiction

What do the 1994 Crime Bill and our current heroin scare have in common? Blaming social and human problems on drugs. Columbia University neuropsychologist Carl Hart has written a best seller, High Price, comprising two related parts:...Show More Summary

Why Teachers With “Savior Complexes” Are Getting It All Wrong

Chris Emdin—an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and associate director of Columbia’s Institute for Urban and Minority Education—wants education policymakers to rethink how they go about trying to educate students of color. Show More Summary

When pornography uses condoms, those watching have safer sex

April 27, 2016 -- Men who view more sexually explicit pornography where condoms were used were less likely to have anal sex without a condom themselves. A study by Eric Schrimshaw, PhD, at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, and Martin J. Show More Summary

Paul Nungesser Tries Again To Sue Columbia ... Using a Strategy That Has Never Worked Before

Last month, Paul Nungesser—the Columbia University graduate who Emma Sulkowicz accused of rape and made infamous in her “Carry that Weight (Mattress Performance)” art piece—argued in a lawsuit that his alma mater had violated his rights by allowing Sulkowicz to brand him a rapist. Show More Summary


Thirty-one years ago this month, in April of 1985, as an undergraduate at Columbia, I spent, with hundreds of others, three weeks blockading the university’s administration building. The blockade was one of the final steps in a student-led, years-long effort… Continue reading ?

Former Columbia Student Accused Of Rape Argues That "Rapist" Is A "Gendered Slur"

This latest iteration of Nungesser's complaint also devotes substantial space to rehashing his assertion that the university encouraged, "pandered to," and "directly sponsored" Sulkowicz's activism. Throughout the 2014-2015 school year,...Show More Summary

Race and gender may not affect employer interest in resumes

COLUMBIA, Mo. - In 2004, research found that resumes submitted by people with distinctly sounding African-American names were less likely to get callbacks regarding the job. Now, new research from the University of Missouri finds no evidence of employer preferences for applicants from a particular race or gender at the initial stage of the hiring process. read more


AS A WISE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER ONCE SAID, PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD: Exonerated student sues Columbia University again over ‘Mattress Girl’ protests.

Vassar College Students Begin Peaceful Divestment Protest Sit-in

Students from Vassar College’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign began a peaceful sit-in protest on Monday, calling for full divestment from fossil fuel companies. Only a few days after student protesters at Columbia University ceasedShow More Summary

What White Teachers Can Learn From Black Preachers

When Chris Emdin, now an associate professor of math, science, and technology at Columbia University, was a senior in a Brooklyn high school, most of his teachers were quick to punish him for things like doing a little celebratory dance...Show More Summary

Q & A: Me

At the Columbia University Press blog they have An Interview with M. A. Orthofer, author of The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction -- about the site, the book, and international fiction.

Accused Columbia Rapist Argues in Lawsuit That ‘Rapist’ Is a Gendered Slur

Paul Nungesser, the alleged rapist of Columbia graduate and sexual-assault activist Emma Sulkowicz, had his Title IX lawsuit against the university dismissed in March when a U.S. District Court judge decided that "taken to its logical extreme, Nungesser’s position would lead to the conclusion that those who commit, or are ... More »

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