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By: Ariella Haviv
Students, parents and faculty at Columbia University’s upper Manhattan campus are recoiling in shock and horror over the spate of suicides that have taken place since the semester began in September.
As an Ivy League institution of higher learning that is internationally renowned for admitting only the brightest and most motivated students. It is also synonymous with the excessive amount of pressure that is placed on students to succeed in this highly stressful environment.
Since September there have been five student suicides and two student deaths that were attributable to drug overdoses.
According to a report in the NY Post, the student deaths include three from last month alone, one of them an exchange student
Data from the Department of Education revealed that some of the nondrinking water samples, at a Roosevelt Island school last month, contained lead levels higher than those found in the Flint, Michigan calamity. The Environmental Protection Agency dictates that water with lead concentration in excess of 15 parts per billion must be addressed by city officials. Eight of the 100 water samples collected at the NYC school last month contained unacceptably high levels of lead, ranging from 16.5 ppb
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Fab and artist and educator Cheryl Rattner Price are calling for all 50 states to mandate Holocaust education in the public schools, to combat a rise in hate crimes nationwide that spiked around the presidential election.
In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, Fab and Rattner Price are urging residents in every state to call and write to their governors and demand that the Holocaust be taught in public schools. Currently only
As winter session comes to an end, City College of New York’s finest are gearing up for the spring. From policy issues to technical courses on coding, City College students have an abundance of new and unique courses to choose from.
A select list of spring courses follows:
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture offers advanced studios, like Broadway: A Kind of Animated Mirror, to their M Arch II, third-year M Arch, and fourth- and fifth- year B Arch students.
Immigration and the
Boycotting Historians Denounce Blacklists Just as They Call for Blacklisting Israeli Academics
Of the many examples of the shameful degradation of values in academia, few are more intellectually grotesque than academic boycotts, which, in their present form, are almost exclusively targeted at Israeli scholars and institutions. In the latest example, at their January annual meeting the American Historical Association (AHA) debated among their members two petitions: the first, which was