Most students won't earn more with a pricier diploma. Is high tuition worth it?
The New York City Opera was supposed to spend the next several months preparing for productions of Endimione, Bluebeard's Castle, and The Marriage of Figaro. Instead, the opera company is preparing to sell off assets, including its thrift shop, and move its records to Columbia University for preserv ... More >>
It was an ugly weekend. On Saturday night, not long after a woman in a hijab was attacked in Times Square and called a terrorist, a Columbia University professor was beaten in Harlem in an unrelated incident. Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked just after 8 p.m. near 110th Street and and Lennox by a lar ... More >>
Last month, came news that the Wu Tang Clan's resident Genius, the GZA, is going to soon begin working with Columbia teacher Dr. Christopher Emdin and the website RapGenius to bring a better, hip-hop-based chemistry class to New York public schools. As cool as it is that GZA's taking this seriously ... More >>
Patti Smith reads from Lorca’s ‘lost’ work
From our high schools to CUNY, New York City's numbers are in—and they are terrifying.
Welcome to Drinks, Dinner, and Dessert, in which we share three picks in one neighborhood, keeping an eye out for deals, off-the-menu items, and new stuff to check out. This week, get off the 1 train at 110th Street and use these suggestions to guide you through Morningside Heights.
Columbia's Gorey offering
The bicycles are comin'! The bicycles are comin'!Yesterday, the New York City Department of Transportation released the initial 420 bike share station locations for the program that will unleash (eventually) 10,000 bikes onto the already crammed streets of New York by 2013. Influenced by NYU's ... More >>
Have you heard? There are coyotes in New York! Coyotes! They have been seen in our fair city's green spaces, such as Central Park, prowling -- all coyote-like -- around Harlem and near Columbia University with their hungry, coyote eyes and bared, coyote fangs. Now, scientists say that these carniv ... More >>
Talking comics at Columbia
No one wants.Obviously, people everywhere are angling to steal your wonderful, beautiful iPhone. Not to mention that shiny iPad you're always waving around! As evidence, the New York Post reports today on a duo that has been taking iPhones at gunpoint on the Upper East Side: They've stolen at ... More >>
But how meaningful are its numbers?
Purple YamBroadway bound.Some encouraging news for Purple Yam fans who are weary of the Q train: the Ditmas Park Filipino restaurant will soon have two outposts on the Upper West Side, thanks to the NYC Parks Department.
In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change. Today we talke ... More >>
Geri Visco When I went to Columbia University, there were no drag queens in sight except for an occasional professor who'd accidentally put on his wife's halter top. But the other night at the very same school -- 800 years later, mind you -- the place was positively crawling with them. It ... More >>
Joe the Art of CoffeeJoe the Art of Coffee is already a fixture at downtown college campuses New York University and the New School. Continuing its citywide collegiate expansion, the coffee shop has officially opened its sixth location, on the Columbia University campus.
via www.roydenhollander.comRoy Den Hollendar, Men's Rights AdvocateYesterday, Manhattan Federal Judge Miriam Cedarbaum ruled that ladies' nights are a legal part of New York's nightlife, dismissing a complaint by Roy Den Hollander, the lawyer and plaintiff who claimed that New York clubs, Copacab ... More >>
Mona Simpson reads in Bryant Park
This morning, the Poynter Institute reported that Columbia University's launched a nonprofit news website via their Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media. It'll be focusing on national and regional reporting about education. Follow? A website, funded as a nonprofit, strictly devoted ... More >>
Lionel McIntyre (pictured) is the Nancy and George Rupp Associate Professor in the Practice of Community Development and the Founding Director of the Urban Technical Assistance Project at Columbia University. As Columbia University president for community development, he's tried to make peace ... More >>
The "Train of Thought" aperçus and apothegms, which replaced the "Poetry in Motion" subway cards last year as the bored and bookless rider's eye-contact-redirect of last resort, has gone over well with literary-minded locals and been covered by the New Yorker before. The magazine now t ... More >>
The Organic Center in Boulder is refuting claims made by a widely covered British study that found organic foods are not more nutritious than conventional. The Organic Center's own 2008 report showed that "organic foods were, on average, 25 percent higher" in nutrients. [BizJournals] Just as ... More >>
Photo by striatic via Flickr At least 500 Harlemites are expected to join hands and create a human chain along 125th Street tomorrow to protest a sweeping rezoning proposal that could radically alter the face of the neighborhood. The rezoning, detailed by the Voice in December, would allow develo ... More >>
Legal or illegal: Either way the IRS wins
It's back to the drawing board for Columbia University's Manhattanville expansion plan. The Columbia spectator reports that Community Board 9's Land Use Committee voted to oppose the plan unless the university meets new conditions. The resolution, passed five hours after the meeting began, laid th ... More >>
Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!
Don't hate me because I'm beautifuland smart: College students who model
Student activists trying to take from banks, give to the needy with the National Tuition Endowment
Counter-recruiters arm potential GI's with facts about the war in Iraq
A committee of insiders, some with conflicts of interest, clears the university
Searching in vain for signs of hardwood in Manhattanville
Do Columbia professors abuse free inquiry when they intimidate disagreeing students?
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