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Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

Counseling Services concerns continue for students during colder weather

January 22, 2019

When sophomore interdisciplinary documentary major Maple Sullivan came to Columbia in Fall 2017, the transition to a big school full of new people was hard. After her first semester, things only got more difficult, and between the dropping temperatures and the gray skies of...

EDITORIAL: Crisis is inevitable on a campus without mental health resources

By Editorial Board

October 8, 2018

World Mental Health Day is October 10, and according to a Jan. 22, 2014, CNN article, creative people are more prone to mental health struggles. On a campus full of artists and performers, Columbia students are well aware. There is a high-pressure culture on campus driven by creativity. We are encouraged to always work on projects outside of class, to take on demanding jobs in our field and, often, to do more than we can...

Counseling services should help students, not hurt them

By Editorial Board

May 7, 2018

How can students feel safe at Columbia if therapy dogs in the library seem more helpful than counseling services?As reported on Page 24, two students who alleged they were sexually assaulted on campus tried to get help from the Title IX and Counseling Services Offices, but inadequate care by the college only made their situations worse.It is deeply troubling that two students who had already faced harrowing personal trauma could...

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

Students critical of Counseling Services following campus assaults

May 7, 2018

Two students who reported sexual assault to the college’s Title IX and Counseling Service Offices in 2016 say, years later, they are still feeling the effects of those complaints and the school’s failure to satisfactorily help them. Business and entrepreneurship alumna Madeline W...

Protests break out in Puerto Rico as frustration grows

‘One Day at a Time’ shows continued success in new season

February 5, 2018

While Congress debated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and immigration policies, Netflix released its second season of “One Day at a Time” Jan. 26, a comedy about a lively Cuban-American ...

New Facebook software could save lives

New Facebook software could save lives

December 11, 2017

A new Facebook artificial intelligence software could be a critical tool to lower suicide rates, according to mental health experts.The social network giant has created a new system that will scan pos...

Students asked Humanities, History and Social Sciences Department members about course discontinuations during the department’s Dec. 6 town hall meeting. 

SGA brings discussions between students and departments

December 11, 2017

The Student Government Association finished its first semester of hosting academic department town hall meetings designed to give the Columbia community an opportunity to discuss departmental and collegewide changes. All departments in the college have conducted town halls this semes...

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

December 4, 2017

Since the Grammys’ Album of the Year award was first offered, 10 black artists have won the award: Stevie Wonder in 1974, 1975 and 1977; Michael Jackson in 1984; Lionel Richie in 1985; Quincy Jones in 1...

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

Adolescents roll high on unique mental health-care options

November 27, 2017

A band of travelers wanders into a dusty tavern, midday sunlight streaking through the grimy glass of the windows.Their weapons rest in a magically sealed chest at the door, out of reach, per the tavern...

Fighting for a better future is vital amid political turmoil

By Editorial Board

November 27, 2017

During a tumultuous time in current events, it’s easy to worry about the country’s future.In a Nov. 1 poll by the American Psychological Association, 63 percent of 3,440 respondents said the nation’s future is a source of stress. Those results are understandable. Americans have seen violent demonstrations by white nationalists and counter protesters, an ongoing feud on Capitol Hill over health care and multiple dev...

Album Review: ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

Album Review:  ‘reputation’ by Taylor Swift

By Lauren Carlton

November 20, 2017

After transitioning from country to pop in 2014, followed by a three-year break from the public eye and releasing new music, Taylor Swift dropped her sixth studio album, reputation, Nov. 10. This was th...

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

Professor recognized in 2017 Paris PhotoBook Awards

October 9, 2017

Cecil McDonald Jr., adjunct professor in the Photography Department and Columbia 2007 photography alumnus, has been nominated for the 2017 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards for his book, “In the Company of Black,” competing in a pool of more than 900 oth...

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