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EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

EDITORIAL: Diversity begins where gate-keeping ends

By Editorial Board

October 29, 2018

Harvard University is being sued by Students for Fair Admission on behalf of rejected Asian-American applicants, alleging that Harvard discriminated against Asian students during the admissions process...

The future of print media shines as Hair Trigger turns 40

The future of print media shines as Hair Trigger turns 40

October 22, 2018

In an era when print publications are struggling, Hair Trigger, the literary anthology of the English and Creative Writing Department, will celebrate 40 years of award-winning creative writing, all by Columbia students. The celebration will feature an exhibit wit...

Quality is key

Quality is key

By Media Relations Editor

April 14, 2014

Life is too short to force people into limited lifestyles. A one way in, one way out policy—like the one proposed by NBA commissioner Adam Silver—is unfair because each individual player has his or her...

Wisconsin elects first openly gay Senator

By Tyler Davis

November 6, 2012

Democrat Tammy Baldwin won a Senate seat in Wisconsin, making her the first openly-gay Senator in U.S. history, according to Slate online magazine.Another important Senate race has been declared, this time in Massachusetts. Democrat Elizabeth Warren will be the first woman Senator for the state after besting incumbent Scott Brown in the most expensive Senate race of this election cycle.  Elizabeth Warren has received a l...

Supreme Court should protect affirmative action

By Editorial Board

October 14, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering a case that could affect how colleges can or cannot use race as a factor in admission. Fisher v. University of Texas, which was argued before the court on Oct. 10, focuses on using race as a criterion for admission.Abigail Fisher, a white resident of Texas, sued the University of Texas at Austin, claiming she was rejected by the college because its admissions policy factors in race when dete...

Free speech opens debate

By Editorial Board

October 2, 2011

Controversy erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, on Sept. 27 when the school’s College Republicans group held a bake sale selling cookies and cakes where prices were determined by race and gender. Whites were charged $2, Asians $1.50, Latinos $1, African-Americans $0.75 and Native-Americans $0.25. Women of any race got $0.25 off of the original price.The bake sale was designed to protest a bill in the Calif...

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