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Rolling Stone Managing Editor Steps Down in Wake of Botched Rape Story

3 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Four months ago, an independent review by the Columbia Journalism School concluded that Rolling Stone's November 2014 article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was "a journalistic failure that was avoidable." The magazine retracted the story and apologized, but publisher Jann Wenner said no one involved... More »

Dear Glenn Loury (Brown University) and John McWhorter (Time, Columbia University) - The Solution To "Ta-Nehisi Coate's REPARATIONS: "Micro-Reparations Charged To WHITE FOLKS WHO GIVE A DAMN"


What’s the stupidest thing the NYC Department of Education and Columbia University Teachers College did in the past decade?

Ummm, how bout this: The principal of a popular elementary school in Harlem acknowledged that she forged answers on students’ state English exams in April because the students had not finished the tests... As a result of the cheating, the city invalidated several dozen English test results for the school’s third grade. Show More Summary

Varoufakis reveals cloak and dagger 'Plan B' for Greece: Had To Hack Into "Occupied" Tax Ministry

Mr Varoufakis recruited a technology specialist from Columbia University to help handle the logistics. Faced with a wall of obstacles, the expert broke into the software systems of the tax office - then under the control of the EU-IMF 'Troika' - in order to obtain the reserve accounts and file numbers of every taxpayer. Show More Summary

MPAA Sues MovieTube For Copyright Infringement, 29 Sites Shut Down

Yesterday, the MPAA sued MovieTube, owners of some two-dozen-plus streaming sites, alleging copyright infringement according to a story from The Hollywood Reporter. MPAA members 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures, Disney, Universal and Warner Bros jointly filed a lawsuit in New York against a number of MovieTube-owned streaming sites. Show More Summary

ASHE SCHOW: Columbia student accused of rape amends lawsuit to include ‘the mattress attends gradua…

ASHE SCHOW: Columbia student accused of rape amends lawsuit to include ‘the mattress attends graduation’. Former Columbia University student Paul Nungesser, who was accused of being a “serial rapist” by mattress-toter Emma Sulkowicz, has amended his lawsuit to include his graduation ceremony, where Sulkowicz carried her mattress across the stage. Show More Summary

First-Run Movie Pirates: Studios Sue MovieTube Websites For Illegal Streaming And Downloads

The six major studios have gone after a group of nearly 30 or more movie streaming and download sites operated under the name MovieTube. Disney, Paramount, Sony/Columbia, Universal, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros on Friday filed suit...Show More Summary

ISHTIP at Penn, Part 7

last weekIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Session 5 | Martin Fredriksson (Linköping University, Sweden), Moderator Open Source Intelligence: Counterinsurgency, State Secrets, and Small Novels Joseph Slaughter (Columbia) Commentator | Catherine Bond (University of New South Wales) Operation of IP in the context of torture, undertaken as part of the war on terror. Show More Summary

Missouri Legislators Say New Columbia Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Breaking State Law

In Missouri, Planned Parenthood plans to start performing abortions at their facility in Columbia, which is home to the University of Missouri. However, now pro-life legislators in the state are calling on Governor Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster to investigate the licensing of the abortion center because they haven’t complied with the Department […]

How our workplace environment affects our weekend mood

John Helliwell studies happiness. The University of British Columbia economist helps edit an annual report on global happiness, has written about marriage and happiness, and has studied whether there's a link between how happy you are and the number of friends in your social network (there isn't). His most recent paper, released earlier this week by the […]

An Innovative Algorithm is Helping Scientists Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body. The study, published in the journal Cell, could help...Show More Summary

Study: wide-ranging species will have an edge in warming seas

From the University of British Columbia – As the oceans warm, wide-ranging species will have an edge Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. The study is one of the first comprehensive looks at…

2014-15 College Faculty Salaries

Inside High Ed, Faculty Salaries: Top Private Universities for Faculty Salaries for Full Professors, 2014-15 University Average Salary 1. Stanford University $224,300 2. Columbia University $223,900 3. University of Chicago $217,300 4. Princeton University $215,900 5. Harvard University $213,500 6. Yale University $198,400 7. University of Pennsylvania $197,500 8. New...

Planned Parenthood Opens New Abortion Business in Columbia, Missouri

In Missouri, Planned Parenthood plans to start performing abortions at their facility in Columbia, which is home to the University of Missouri. As LifeNews previously reported, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently Missouri’s only abortion facility and they’ve had 27 botched abortions in the last five years. The President and CEO of Planned Parenthood […]

Mike's Blog Round Up

Economist’s View: The Fed seems poised to raise interest rates in September. Better later than sooner. Crooked Timber: Expense account management from here to Timbuktu. No Fracking Way: New study from Columbia, University of Pennsylvania...Show More Summary

HMM: Rolling Stone Argues University of Virginia Vouched for Discredited Rape Story. But maybe m…

HMM: Rolling Stone Argues University of Virginia Vouched for Discredited Rape Story. But maybe most provocative is the letter’s discussion of a woman named Emily Renda. Who’s she? Here’s how the Columbia School of Journalism report opened: “Last July 8, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, a writer for Rolling Stone, telephoned Emily Renda, a rape survivor working […]

U.S. fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates: researchers

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

People who live in areas near hydraulic fracturing are more likely to be hospitalized for heart conditions, neurological illnesses and cancer, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Fracking is an oil and gas extraction technique using a mixture of...

Columbia University divesting from private prison companies. Why other schools should too.

Last month, Columbia University became the first U.S. institution of higher education to announce that it was divesting from private prison companies after a years-long campaign by students. This post explains how Columbia came to make the decision, and examines why other colleges and universities should do the same. It was written by Christia Mercer, […]

Lecture: Farah Jasmine Griffin-- “The Idea of Ancestry: Tradition, Innovation, and Black Freedom Dreams”

Columbia University Professor Farah Jasmine Griffin offers the keynote address “The Idea of Ancestry: Tradition, Innovation, and Black Freedom Dreams” at the Resisting Arrest: Black Artfulness and Survival: A One Day Symposium on Art and Resistance hosted by the Department of African + African American Studies at Duke University. Show More Summary

Kids Allowed to Engage in Unsupervised “Risky Play” Develop Skills that Help Later in Making Smart Decisions about Sex and Drugs

. Mariana  Brussoni is  an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in public health and pediatrics, and lead author of a major report on the health benefits of “risky” play. The study determined what Free-Rangers feel in their (once in a while broken) bones: Too much supervision and safe-to-the-point-of-stultifying play spaces prevent kids from […]

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