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July 8, 2015

U. prohibits smoking within 25 feet of public areas

The University has updated the “Smoking” section of “Rights, Rules, Responsibilities” in the past week to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of all workplaces and buildings of public access. Section 1.5.3 had previously only prohibited smoking within workplaces and buildings of public access. The prohibition continues to extend to … Read More

June 30, 2015

Christie announces presidential candidacy

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. Christie, who has been struggling in New Jersey polls recently, is also an ex officio trustee of the University. He is the 14th Republican to have declared a presidential run. NJTV News reported there … Read More

May 5, 2015

Asbestos removal work begins in Dillon Gymnasium

In anticipation of renovations on the A-level of Dillon Gymnasium, work is being done now to remove asbestos in the area, Director of Environmental Health and Safety Robin Izzo said. Asbestos is a mineral that can cause cancer and lung disease. According to Senior Associate Director … Read More

May 2, 2015

Alternative Lawnparties event to be held at Campus Club

An alternative Lawnparties event aimed at students who do not support Big Sean’s attendance and students with different musical interests will be held at Campus Club on the day of Lawnparties. The event will feature barbecue and a live cover band with roots in New Jersey, GoodMan Fiske. The scheduling … Read More

April 23, 2015

McDermott discusses the changing nature of depictions of the Hindu goddess Durga

The changes in the face of the goddess Durga during the Bengali festival Durga Puja are reflective of changes in the broader face of Indian society, Rachel McDermott, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures at Columbia, said at a lecture on Thursday. The Durga Puja is the Bengali version of … Read More

April 22, 2015

Neuroscience has 17 concentrators in inaugural year, other sciences largely unaffected

Seventeen sophomores signed in to the new neuroscience concentration this year, according to Asif Ghazanfar, co-director of the Program in Neuroscience. It was hard to have any expectations for enrollment because sophomores did not have the chance to plan how they were going to fulfill the concentration’s prerequisites in … Read More

April 20, 2015

Former U. President Bowen GS ’58 discusses details of divestment

Divestment is a complicated issue, but universities should resist efforts to have outside agendas forced upon them through divestment, former University president Bill Bowen GS ’58 said at a dinner discussion on Monday. The action of divestment is too blunt to account for nuances and lets people engage in a … Read More

April 16, 2015

Prager discusses anti-Semitism, politics of religion

A moral compass can be determined to be valid or invalid based on whether Jewish people are treated fairly, and Islam may not pass this test, Jewish radio host Dennis Prager said at a heavily attended discussion moderated by jurisprudence professor Robert George on Thursday. Prager drew an analogy between the few … Read More