‘Dorm chef’ still cooking up culinary buzz
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most...
CHICAGO (AP) — Columbia University Libraries in New York will produce the official oral history of Barack Obama's presidency.
Obama Foundation officials announced Thursday that the project...
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Columbia University official has been sentenced to over three years in prison for accepting kickbacks from unqualified students to help them secure financial...
NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the administration's summation of special counsel Robert Mueller's...
NEW YORK (AP) — Students at New York's Columbia University have heard from a presidential candidate while participating in one of the worldwide rallies on climate change.
Scientist who popularized term “global warming” dies at 87
NEW YORK (AP) — A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.
The longtime Columbia University professor and researcher died Monday at a New York City hospital, according to a spokesman for the university's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Kevin Krajick said Broecker had been ailing in recent months.
Craigslist founder donates $15 million for journalism ethics
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of Craigslist says he will donate $15 million to Columbia University and the Poynter Institute for separate efforts promoting ethics in journalism.
Robot, know thyself; machines get more self-aware
NEW YORK (AP) — Forget dreaming of electric sheep. Robots first need to figure out how to imagine themselves.
One New York robot has done just that. It's learned that it's a robotic arm...
Scientists create self-aware robot
New York lawmaker pushes parole system overhaul
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A proposal in the New York Legislature would overhaul the state's parole system to shift its emphasis on technical violations such as missing curfew to a series of incentives that reward good behavior.
The bill announced Tuesday is sponsored by Democratic Assemblyman Walter Mosley, of Brooklyn, and is based on research from Columbia University; the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice; and other advocates for criminal justice reform.
Columbia student seen ranting in video: I’m not a racist
NEW YORK (AP) — A Columbia University student who screamed "We're white men! We did everything!" in a widely shared video said Tuesday that he is not a white supremacist or a racist.
Julian von Abele in an emailed statement that he was "theatrically and sarcastically demonstrating that whites are not allowed to embrace their cultural achievements" during the exchange with other students early Sunday.
Colorado’s lt. governor named COO of Columbia hospital
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's lieutenant governor is returning to the health care industry after leaving office.
Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced Wednesday that Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne will become chief operating officer of the New York hospital and also chief executive officer of the hospital's faculty practice, Columbia Doctors, on Jan. 15.
Columbia recognizes graduate student union, ends long battle
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University on Monday agreed to begin contract negotiations with a union representing graduate student teaching and research assistants, ending a long battle in which the Ivy League school denied them the right to unionize.
Columbia now recognizes the union and says it's willing to bargain — under certain conditions.
Columbia President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth said in a statement that talks with the students must begin no later than Feb. 25, 2019.
Boykin to give Eastern Michigan’s King celebration keynote
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Columbia University political science professor and author Keith Boykin is scheduled to deliver the keynote at Eastern Michigan University's 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.
The free event will be held Jan. 21 at the school's Student Center Auditorium in Ypsilanti. The celebration runs from Jan. 17-22.
Columbia postdoctoral researchers vote to unionize
NEW YORK (AP) — Some 2,000 postdoctoral researchers and associate research scientists at Columbia University have voted for representation by the United Auto Workers.
The union announced the vote by the postdocs Thursday and urged the Ivy League University "to move swiftly toward bargaining."
The move comes months after the university said it would not bargain with the graduate students who voted for union representation in 2016.
Have astronomers found 1st moon outside our solar system?
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers may have found the first moon outside our solar system, a gas behemoth the size of Neptune.
Plenty of planets exist beyond our solar system, but a moon around one of those worlds has yet to be confirmed. Two Columbia University researchers presented their tantalizing evidence for a moon Wednesday.
First possible moon found beyond our solar system
- Connecticut PostStratford to mark birthday of slave-owning founding fatherFebruary 22, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalReport: Wisconsin's high rates of probation, parole driving up incarcerationJanuary 23, 2019
- The AdvocateColumbia University recognizes Stamford High student publicationDecember 19, 2018
- Wisconsin State JournalKnow Your Madisonian: Cancer survivor, mountain climber rises through Police Department ranksDecember 16, 2018
- Greenwich TimeColumbia rabbi speaks on anti-Semitism at Greenwich ReformNovember 2, 2018
O’Rourke apologizes for ‘demeaning’ 1991 student article
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is apologizing for writing in Columbia University's student newspaper nearly 30 years ago that a Broadway musical featured actresses "whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks."
Prof.: Lower threshold for anonymity in op-ed
Student says former Columbia dean coerced her, sues school
NEW YORK (AP) — A Columbia University student who said she was coerced into a sexual relationship with a former dean and the university failed to protect her filed a $50 million lawsuit against the school on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Columbia University student who campaigned at the United Nations and elsewhere against child sexual abuse on Friday was ordered detained until trial on sex crime charges involving children.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Getting rid of fossil fuels by mid-century and making the switch to large-scale renewable energy sources and nuclear power offers the best chance of meeting the climate change targets set out by the Paris accord, a prominent American economist said Friday.
Columbia University Professor Jeffrey Sachs said the world's ways of producing and using energy need to change "much faster, much more dramatically" than political leaders looking to tap hydrocarbon reserves understand.
Correction: Graduate Students Strike story
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story April 30 about a strike at Columbia University, The Associated Press erroneously reported the status of a legal dispute between the school and the union representing graduate teaching assistants. University officials want a federal appeals court to review whether the students have a right to unionize, but they have not filed a legal action to prompt that review.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Columbia teaching assistants end week-long protest strike
Columbia teaching assistants strike, seek union contract
NEW YORK (AP) — Graduate teaching and research assistants at Columbia University have walked off the job to try to pressure the university to recognize their decision to unionize.
The graduate students set up a picket line outside the main campus administration building Tuesday. They say their strike will last one week.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil.
Starting at noon on April 23, 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton Hall, the main classroom building, and took a dean hostage for 24 hours. They stormed into the office of the university's president, ransacked files and smoked his cigars.
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University is moving ahead with a scholarship program for Syrian college students displaced by civil war, despite concerns that some students it accepts will be blocked from attending by President Donald Trump's travel restrictions.
The program, which has already allowed a handful of students into the university, recently announced it was seeking a second round of new applications from Syrian students.
- Business WireColumbia Graduate School of Business in Conjunction with Gabelli Funds Selects Bruce C. N. Greenwald 2019 Recipient of Graham & Dodd, Murray, Greenwald PrizeApril 2, 2019
- Business WireFreshfields and Columbia University’s Richman Center Host Leading Forum on Resource Sustainability in Global BusinessMarch 25, 2019
Expert: US May Be Biggest Loser In China Tariffs
HIGHMOUNT, N.Y. (AP) — Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.
At least not when you're trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines and quickly placing them under a microscope to be photographed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University says it has fired a prominent neuroscientist and plans to dissolve his lab program, noting "serious violations" uncovered during an internal investigation.
In a Wednesday statement, Columbia says it has ended the administrative positions of Thomas Jessell and will be winding down the Jessell Lab. The decision follows an internal investigation that revealed "serious violations of university policies and values."
Poet Lucie Brock-Broido dead at 61
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucie Brock-Broido, a prize-winning poet and educator, has died at age 61.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday that Brock-Broido died Tuesday at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The cause of death was not immediately provided.
Columbia won’t bargain with assistants despite union vote
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University said Tuesday it will not bargain with the graduate student teaching and research assistants who voted overwhelmingly over a year ago to unionize.
Columbia Provost John Coatsworth said the university will instead ask a federal appeals court to rule on whether student assistants are workers with the right to collective bargaining.
Reports: Changes needed to parole and probation system
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two new reports from Columbia University are raising questions about New York's probation and parole system and offering suggestions for making it more effective.
The publications issued Monday were written by corrections experts from around the nation. They examine how inmates are often sent back to jail for technical violations of their parole, such as missing curfew or a meeting with a parole officer.
Columbia journalism school launches civil rights center
NEW YORK (AP) — The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has a new center dedicated to civil rights news coverage.
The dean of the New York school, Steve Coll, announced the creation of The Ira A. Lipman Center for Journalism and Civil and Human Rights on Tuesday.
Applications for fellowships can be submitted from Feb. 1 to March 31.
Feds: Columbia U. affiliate’s financial aid exec took bribes
NEW YORK (AP) — A former official at Columbia University's Teachers College pocketed at least $350,000 by carrying out a decades-long scheme that dished out hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial aid in exchange for kickbacks from three students, authorities said Thursday.
The Latest: Official from Columbia U. affiliate out on bail
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on arrests in a financial aid scandal at Columbia University's Teachers College (all times local):
The former head of financial aid at Columbia University's Teachers College who was arrested on conspiracy and bribery charges has been released on $50,000 bail.
CBS, HBO, Netflix among 2018 duPont-Columbia award winners
NEW YORK (AP) — A mixture of legacy journalism and new media with emerging platforms were among the 16 winners of the 2018 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards honored for their work in broadcast, digital and documentary journalism.
The awards were announced by Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism on Thursday.
Project uses horses to help veterans find purpose
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond native Anne Poulson knows better than most the special connection that exists between humans and horses.
It's the trust and respect that horses require, she said, that makes that bond so special, and could be what makes horses so valuable in helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Evolutionary geneticists spot natural selection happening now in people
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Columbia University has settled a lawsuit filed by a student over its handling of a sexual assault allegation.
A university investigation in 2013 found Paul Nungesser, an international student from Germany, not responsible of sexual misconduct stemming from allegations by fellow sophomore Emma Sulkowicz. CNN does not usually name individuals in sexual assault cases, but in this instance, both parties have spoken publicly about their experience.
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University has settled a gender bias lawsuit brought by a male student who said the school failed to protect him when a female student called him a rapist and carried a mattress around campus to dramatize her pain.
The university said in a statement that it settled the lawsuit Paul Nungesser filed in 2015. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
The school said it stands by its finding that Nungesser was not responsible for any misconduct with a fellow student.
Palani Akana, a resident of Koloa, was offered admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University in New York City.
He will begin in September as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology.
Academic year in-state tuition (2015-2016): $53,000Academic year out-of-state tuition (2015-2016): $53,000Total 2015 enrollment: 28,086Type of institution: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or aboveMedian income 10 years after graduation: $75,200Median college graduate income range in New York: $29,400 - $79,600Income rank in New York: 2
Science series for Harlem children is Columbia’s payback
NEW YORK (AP) — It's payback time for Columbia University.
The Ivy League school that has expanded its campus into West Harlem is staging what it calls "Saturday Science" — inviting local children to come and learn how the human brain works.
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who enrolled in Columbia University partly because she wanted to be part of the emotional debate there over on-campus sexual assaults sued the school Tuesday, saying she was raped twice in her dorm room during her freshman year.
Amelia Roskin-Frazee, 20, said in a lawsuit filed in federal court that Columbia showed "deliberate indifference" to the two assaults in October and December of 2015.
GREENWICH — Sometime during the middle of this week on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., a lawyer from Cos Cob will offer his remarks to a sub-committee for the U.S. Senate, making the case that Neil Gorsuch should be named to the United States Supreme Court.
It’s the least he can do for an old friend. It’s also what he believes is the right thing to do.
Michael Behringer has a longstanding friendship with the Supreme Court nominee, since their days together as college students in upper Manhattan.
Two Connecticut television operations have each won a 2017 duPont-Columbia University silver baton. In non-print journalism, that’s the equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize.
The winners are WVIT-TV, which is based in West Hartford and calls itself “NBC Connecticut,” and ESPN, which is based in Bristol and calls itself “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.”
In Fairfield County, we can see NBC Connecticut and ESPN on cable.
NBC Connecticut won for its comprehensive coverage of crumbling home foundations.
Columbia University accidentally sends acceptance notices
NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University says it's strengthening its procedures after it accidentally sent acceptance notices to 277 prospective students and then recalled them.
Columbia says the emails, sent Wednesday, "incorrectly implied" that the applicants had been accepted into its School of Public Health's Master's program.
The university said Friday that it immediately discovered its mistake and sent follow-up emails within an hour.