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  1. Students join second night of citywide protests after Ferguson grand jury decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Columbia Spectator

    Dozens of Columbia students were among the thousands of protesters who marched across New York City on Tuesday evening-closing roads, tunnels, and highways-to protest the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown. Columbia Prison Divest , the Black Students Organization, and the International Socialist Organization gathered more than 30 students to head down to Union Square, where the protests started in the late afternoon.


  2. Phillip Satow, CC '63, receives Hamilton Medal, reflects on time at ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Columbia Spectator

    Phillip Satow, CC '63, received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, Columbia College's highest honor, at a dinner on Thursday night. said that he didn't quite fit in at Columbia when he arrived on campus as an undergraduate in 1959.


  3. New city initiative to make UWS playground more accessibleRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | Columbia Spectator

    A new city initiative is trying to make playgrounds more accessible-and it's starting with Bloomingdale Playground on West 104th Street. Situated next to P.S. 145, Bloomingdale School on West 104th Street, the colorful playground is the focus of the new Inclusive Playground Task Force, which held its first public meeting on Wednesday night.


  4. Community leaders say domestic violence receives undue stigma in HarlemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 | Columbia Spectator

    As Domestic Violence Awareness Month draws to a close, community leaders in Harlem say the issue still receives undue stigma in the neighborhood. Although October saw several events focusing on the issue, domestic violence remains a problem in the community, notably in public housing.


  5. CUMC doctor hospitalized with ebola-like symptoms, reports sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    A West Harlem medical worker was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in Lower Manhattan after reporting ebola-like symptoms on Thursday afternoon, according to a press release sent from District 7 City Council member Mark Levine's office. , the patient was 33-year-old Craig A. Spencer, a professor with the Columbia University Medical Center's department of medicine.


  6. WHDC $20 million affordable housing fund marked by board chair's resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    The West Harlem Development Corporation announced last week that half of its $20 million affordable housing fund will be administered by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. LISC, the largest community development organization in the country, will manage and use the money to create and preserve affordable housing in the , executive director of WHDC, said to DNAinfo that Notice had notified the board of his relation to Scott and recused himself from the process.


  7. Running on the Upper West Side: The good, bad, and uglyRead the original story

    Sep 28, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    Running along Broadway is surely a stimulating experience- and in all the wrong ways! The sidewalk is a clusterfuck of people, walking with varying degrees of purposeful stride to meaningless meander, and most engaged in a staring contest with their iPhones. Add to the mix some taxi-fueled road rage and you've got yourself a recipe for a workout disaster.


  8. Beating the Bubble: Experiencing the changing face of fashionRead the original story

    Sep 25, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    Columbia students make it into the audience at New York's world-renowned Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, according to Arbit, our humble purchases at Forever 21 and H&M make their mark. "Ultimately the consumer is the person who's gonna vote with their dollar as to what kind of fashion industry we have," he said.


  9. A Staten Island native's guide to the forgotten boroughRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    As a Staten Island native, I sometimes feel responsible for hyping up the underdog of the five boroughs. Yes, people know it as the forgotten borough , and yes, it was once home to a dumping ground rumored to be seen from outer space.


  10. Community Board 7 approves traffic safety changes on West End AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    West End Avenue will have two fewer lanes of traffic and four new pedestrian islands at 95th and 97th streets in the coming months after Community Board 7 overwhelmingly passed a Department of Transportation proposal to make the road safer on Tuesday night.


  11. Rangel declares victory in 13th congressional primary, paving way for 23rd termRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2014 | Columbia Spectator

    Rep. Charles Rangel declared victory in the 13th Congressional District primary on Tuesday night.


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