Regan Mies, CC ’22, Discovers The Intersections Between German Studies And Creative Writing

University Celebrates First In-Person Commencement In Three Years

• May 17, 2022, 11:20 PM Many students might feel intimidated pursuing a subject in a department with only two other majoring students in their class year. For Regan Mies, CC ’22, however, this small department size speaks to the level of close-knit connection and deep engagement she has found while studying German at Columbia. … Read more

Make this city a sanctuary for law-abiding New Yorkers

Make this city a sanctuary for law-abiding New Yorkers

Our city is teetering on a precipice. It will either fall into the abyss of lawlessness or rise to return to common-sense policies that kept New York safe for decades. We need to use every tool available to remove violent criminals from our streets, no matter their country of origin. That has to include US … Read more

NYC Council jacks up landlord fines, bans certain space heaters in response to Twin Parks fire – New York Daily News

NYC Council jacks up landlord fines, bans certain space heaters in response to Twin Parks fire – New York Daily News

The City Council voted Thursday to beef up enforcement of self-closing doors in apartment buildings and outlaw space heaters that don’t feature an automatic shutoff setting — measures directly inspired by a catastrophic fire in the Bronx that killed 17 people earlier this year. The Jan. 9 blaze at the Twin Parks apartment complex in … Read more

Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’

Jeffries Fights New York District Maps: ‘Enough to Make Jim Crow Blush’

Representative Hakeem Jeffries, the second-highest-ranking Black lawmaker in Congress, has launched an aggressive effort to discredit a proposed congressional map that would historically divide Black neighborhoods in New York, likening its configurations to Jim Crow tactics. Mr. Jeffries is spending tens of thousands of dollars on digital advertising as part of a scorched-earth campaign to … Read more

Monkeypox in NYC? What Is It and Do You Need to Be Worried – NBC New York

Monkeypox in NYC?  What Is It and Do You Need to Be Worried – NBC New York

The year’s first case of monkeypox in the US was confirmed in Massachusetts this week, and New York City health officials are investigating another possible case. Though a potentially serious disease, monkeypox is typically rare outside of West and Central Africa. Health officials however are monitoring outbreaks that seem to be spreading among people who … Read more

Alleged Chappelle attacker charged with roommate’s stabbing

Alleged Chappelle attacker charged with roommate’s stabbing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage this month at the Hollywood Bowl pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate at a transitional housing apartment last December. The latest case against Isaiah Lee, filed Wednesday, charges the 23-year-old man with attempted murder in … Read more

StartBlue Demo Day Spotlights UC San Diego’s Commitment to Blue Tech Innovation

StartBlue Demo Day Spotlights UC San Diego’s Commitment to Blue Tech Innovation

An aerial view of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Photo by Erik Jepsen/University Communications. The inaugural cohort from the startBlue Accelerator Program to present ocean-focused startup solutions UC San Diego is one of the world’s most prominent hubs for scientific and technological innovation focused on the world’s oceans, a status underscored … Read more