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Charges Dropped Against Most Columbia Building Occupiers

Another 14 were offered a deal but turned it down

(Newser) - Two-thirds of the pro-Palestinian protesters arrested over the occupation of Columbia's Hamilton Hall on April 30 saw their charges dropped by New York prosecutors on Thursday. The move applies to 31 of the 46 students and staff who were arrested and hit with the misdemeanor charge of trespass in...

Columbia Law Review Website Pulled Offline Over Essay by Palestinian

Board says the move is a temporary one

(Newser) - The Columbia Law Review website has been taken offline after an article by a Palestinian human rights lawyer was published there. As of this writing, the website URL leads to a page reading simply, "Website is under maintenance." The university's law review is, per the New York ...

Columbia Alum Donates $260M ... to Another School

That would be Israel's Bar-Ilan University, which felt the need to mention the Columbia connection

(Newser) - A wealthy alumnus of Columbia University has chosen to donate $260 million to a university that is, notably, not his alma mater. Indeed, it's in Israel. Bar-Ilan University, situated in a Tel Aviv suburb, made the announcement in a Monday statement , saying it was "the largest bequest ever...

Judges: If You Graduate From Columbia, We're Not Hiring

More than a dozen conservative Trump appointees sign letter saying they won't hire its grads

(Newser) - Columbia University is facing more backlash over pro-Palestine campus protests , this time from more than a dozen conservative federal judges who penned a letter over the weekend to Columbia President Minouche Shafik to inform her they won't consider Columbia grads for clerkships or other gigs—both students from the...

Cops: Man Hit Woman With Car at Pro-Palestinian Protest

NYC real estate developer is related to founder of Jewish Defense League

(Newser) - A New York real estate developer was charged with felony assault after police said he hit a woman with his car during a pro-Palestinian demonstration led by students connected to the Columbia University protest movement, the AP reports. Reuven Kahane, 57, was arrested Tuesday morning after driving his car into...

Columbia University Scraps This Year's Commencement

Traditional university-wide event won't take place, though smaller-scale ceremonies will

(Newser) - Columbia will have no school-wide commencement ceremony as in years past. The Ivy League university said Monday it was scrapping the traditional event because of security concerns amid a season of campus protests , reports the Wall Street Journal . However, the school said smaller-scale ceremonies at individual schools will go on...

NYPD Confirms Shot Was Fired in Columbia Building

Police say officer accidentally fired shot while using flashlight on gun

(Newser) - The NYPD has confirmed that a rumor circulating among Columbia University students is true. A police spokesperson told the City on Thursday that an officer fired a shot when police stormed a campus building occupied by student protesters Tuesday night. The spokesperson said the officer was using a flashlight on...

NYPD Officers Storm Columbia University
NYPD Officers Storm
Columbia University

NYPD Officers Storm Columbia University

Police began clearing protesters from encampment Tuesday night

(Newser) - Officers from the New York Police Department stormed Columbia University Tuesday night, clearing pro-Palestinian protesters from the campus encampment. Student protesters were "standing firm" at the university gates as the police operation loomed, chanting, "We will not move. We will not bend. The occupation has to end."...

White House Condemns Escalation in Columbia Protests

University says students who took over building will face expulsion

(Newser) - Columbia University says students who took over a campus building early Tuesday will face expulsion. The warning comes a day after the university started suspending students who defied a deadline to leave a pro-Palestinian protest encampment. "We made it very clear yesterday that the work of the University cannot...

Columbia Students Occupy Building as Protests Spread

Arrests made at pro-Palestinian demonstrations at multiple colleges

(Newser) - Dozens of protesters took over a building at Columbia University in New York early Tuesday, barricading the entrances and unfurling a Palestinian flag out of a window in the latest escalation of demonstrations against the Israel-Hamas war that have spread to college campuses nationwide . Video footage showed protesters on Columbia'...

Columbia Students Face 2pm Deadline
Columbia Begins
Suspending Protesters

Columbia Begins Suspending Protesters

University had given pro-Palestinian demonstrators a 2pm deadline to abandon encampment

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Columbia University announced Monday evening that it has begun suspending students who defied a 2pm deadline to clear out of a pro-Palestinian encampment on the New York campus. The protesters, along with hundreds of their supporters, began to leave by 4pm, the...

Columbia Encampment Is Staying—for Now
Columbia Encampment
Is Staying—for Now
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Columbia Encampment Is Staying—for Now

Negotiations extended for 2 days after 'important progress' made

(Newser) - Columbia University gave student protesters until midnight Tuesday to agree to dismantle the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. Shortly after that deadline passed, student protesters said they abandoned negotiations when school officials threatened to unleash the National Guard. But around 3am, Columbia said negotiations had been extended for 48 hours after...

Inside the Escalating University Protests
Inside the Escalating
University Protests
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Inside the Escalating University Protests

Arrests aren't just restricted to Columbia's campus

(Newser) - The pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University, infiltrated by police last week, is back in place, and with it, similar encampments at universities around the country. These, too, are facing police intervention amid the ongoing debate around free speech and antisemitism related to the Israel-Hamas war. More on how the...

Columbia's Classes Go Remote: 'We Need a Reset'
Columbia's Classes Go
Remote: 'We Need a Reset'

Columbia's Classes Go Remote: 'We Need a Reset'

Monday classes will be virtual at Ivy League, where pro-Palestinian protests are at center of commotion

(Newser) - On the West Coast, a canceled valedictorian speech ; on the East Coast, canceled in-person classes at Columbia. The Israel-Hamas war factors into both incidents, as tensions continue while the conflict rages overseas. Columbia President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik has announced classes at Columbia will be held virtually on Monday, as...

26 Papers by Renowned Cancer Surgeon Flagged for Iffy Data

'New York Times' details the allegations against a renowned researcher

(Newser) - The New York Times is out with a story suggesting that medical journals provide nowhere near the kind of scrutiny necessary for papers on cancer research. The newspaper reports that a top cancer surgeon at Columbia University is under scrutiny after 26 of Dr. Sam Yoon's published studies were...

Student Walkout Disrupts Hillary Clinton's Peace Lecture

Protesters say Columbia shamed students who backed criticism of government

(Newser) - A protest by students over what they perceive as Columbia University's participation in shaming those who demonstrated in support of Palestinians interrupted a lecture by Hillary Clinton. About 30 of the nearly 300 attendees walked out Wednesday afternoon during the former secretary of state's talk on women's...

Another Law Firm Rescinds Job Offers Over Israel Letters

Davis Polk slams law students whose groups signed statements condemning Israel

(Newser) - An elite law firm has withdrawn job offers to three law students from Harvard and Columbia, saying those students were part of groups that signed public statements regarding the Israel-Hamas war. "These statements are simply contrary to our firm's values," so "rescinding these offers was appropriate...

These Colleges Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

'WSJ'/College Pulse rank higher-ed institutions based on their value

(Newser) - Picking a college or university can be a daunting task—especially when students and their parents have to fork over so much money to attend. Some higher-ed institutions offer more bang for the buck, however. Using research from the Third Way public policy think tank, the Wall Street Journal and...

After Arrest, OB-GYN Was Allowed to Keep Working at Columbia

Robert Hadden got 20 years for abusing women, but it's Ivy League's role that's raising eyebrows

(Newser) - In July, OB-GYN Robert Hadden was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after being convicted of federal sexual abuse charges, with hundreds of victims reportedly left in his wake. A disturbing new deep dive from ProPublica , however, reveals that the prison sentence came despite, not thanks to, Hadden's employer...

Here Are the 10 Best Colleges in the US

Princeton University is No. 1, per new 'WSJ'/College Pulse rankings

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is out with its annual college rankings , prepared in conjunction this year with College Pulse, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, an Ivy League takes the top spot. Princeton University is No. 1, and the Journal says that instructors, a rigorous curriculum, and ample resources all play a part...

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