The "convicted felon" label sticks on a person like a cattle brand. A black mark in job interviews and on college applications. Perhaps the most formidable obstacle standing between life in the system and life on the straight path. The record is a reminder that while you can change past ways and ato ... More >>
Since moving to Los Angeles three years ago, Yuna has encountered a host of interesting faces and talents. "I love seeing their ideas, their passion," she states. "I feel driven and motivated by these people." The people in question are a growing list of talented collaborators like Frank Ocean's pro ... More >>
Columbia Journalism School's new dean is here, and he is pumped. Incoming dean Steve Coll, a former managing editor for the pre-Bezos buyout Washington Post, as well as a staff writer for the New Yorker and director of the New America Foundation, made landfall on July 15; the class of 2014 arrived f ... More >>
A gay man's journey from the barrio to the Ivy League--and back again
Demetri Martin has a new book of his hilarious cartoons
Would-be primary care doctors could take a financial hit from health care reform, but most students say it's worth it to fix a broken system
The Grenada invasion
Of all the far-right-wing bullshit "journalism" that litters the Interwebs, we've tracked down one of the bull-shitiest -- a Vegas oddsmaker who claims that the most scandalous conspiracy regarding President Barack Obama can be found at Columbia University.Admittedly, he doesn't know exactly what th ... More >>
To save student-loan programs, the White House has saddled master's and Ph.D. candidates with added debt.
Remember how New York's citizens, many of them not too keen on having chemicals blasted into underground rock to extract natural gas, recently submitted 40,000 comments to the state's environmental agency? That public comment period on highly polemic hydraulic fracturing came to a close earlier th ... More >>
One of the benefits of law school, according to middle-class parents everywhere, is that three years of hellishly hard work and thousands upon thousands of dollars in debt will pay off with a job at a fancy firm with $100K to start. We were under the impression that this is usually an implici ... More >>
Last November, two Columbia students launched DateMySchool, an online dating service exclusively for college students. Columbia University Business School students Balazs Alexa, 28, and Jean Meyer, 29, came up with the idea for the site when they were discussing the "lack of dateable women" i ... More >>
The tabloid-favorite Boston University medical student, accused of murdering a woman he found through Craigslist, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, NBC News is reporting. Last April, Philip Markoff, 24, pleaded not guilty to shooting Julissa Brisman, who he allegedly met online, and robbi ... More >>
Every August, just before Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism school year begins, the shitstorm of trite comments about why anyone would ever waste their money on an unnecessary, very pricey, skills-based, advanced degree commences with a vengeance, as it already has on Gianna Palmer's Wall ... More >>
Oh yeah, Obama and McCain were at Columbia yesterday. We were too busy with floating lanterns, and didn't have a ticket besides, so we defer to the Columbia J-School site devoted to the forum. Despite their academic background, the cubs find some interesting nooks and crannies. For example, they get ... More >>
College Can Complicate Bipolar Disorder
Future docs learn abortion procedures in New York
8 to 0 Supreme Court decision doesn't end the fight against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
Seton Hall study: Guantanamo filled with hapless proles
The Bush team chants, 'We do not torture,' but nobody around the world believes them
A PBS documentary names U.S. torture commanders
The fight over Alito misses the daily defeat of legal abortion
The bill of rights for black men
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Do Breast and Pelvic Exams
Look who's wearing the shorts and a discussion about laundries
Want to be a doctor? A current Albert Einstein med student tells you what you need to know first.
Bush, the Clintons, and Dean at the Birth of a Culture War
Another Three-Card Monte Game
The Smoking Gun in Grutter v. Bollinger
And a Process for Elites to Choose Elites
CUNY Law Says No Thanks to Lynne Stewart
Is Journalism School for You? An In-Depth Look at the City's Two Choices
Unequal Protection of the Laws
Bloomberg Backs a Bold New Abortion-Training Plan
Teaching Self-Censorship at Columbia
'Students Gave Up Their Rights'
Where Are the Pro-Life Law Profs?
The Bill of Rights for Black Men
Villagers file lawsuits against NYU over new student center
Getting Hooked on Lexis
A Grave Threat to Our Hospitals
'Diversity Cannot Continue by Crude Racial Categories'
'The Kids in My Hometown Expected Me To End Up in Jail'
Sixteen of the Admitted Blacks Had Lower Scores Than the Rejected Whites