Columbia University

New York, New York

Roses and Thorns: NAS’s Top 10 List for 2015

Dec 22, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

The National Association of Scholars remembers who stood out this year in higher education. 

Columbia Gets Citizenship Wrong

Aug 31, 2015 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia University is requiring students to take sexual assault education prevention training but cares little about students' long-term sexual well-being or freedom of conscience.

Reporters Explain Why Balance Isn’t Needed on Global Warming

Mar 24, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

Elite journalists gathered at Columbia University say they have no need to listen to or even acknowledge skeptics of anthropogenic global warming.

Columbia Teachers College Study is Broad and Subjective

Mar 05, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

The Columbia Teachers College's new study, College Educational Quality, aims to assess academic quality in higher education. The research methods, however, merit much questioning.

Oxford and Columbia: Depth and Breadth

Mar 14, 2012 by Thomas Dineen |

Thomas Dineen compares his education at Oxford with that at Columbia and finds that the universities represent two systems with separate sets of values and attitudes. 

OWS Course Dropped From Columbia’s Spring Offerings

Jan 12, 2012 by Candace de Russy, Glenn Ricketts |

An advocate of the Occupy movement almost took the lecturn, but Columbia axed the course

Columbia’s Surrender to the Left

Jul 06, 2010 by Candace de Russy |

University presidents Nicholas Butler and Dwight Eisenhower staunchly resisted it, but alas, as Mal Kline notes, to no avail.

Stories We’re Watching

Nov 23, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Climate conspiracy, teeth-bared teachers’ ed, California tuition turmoil, a punchy professor—it’s been a busy fortnight in higher ed.

Old Sexual Morality Out, New Environmental Morality In

Nov 18, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

"Get ready for Gender-Neutral Housing, but Don't Poster about It" reads a headline at Bwog, the blog of the Blue and White, a student magazine at Columbia University. Winfield Myers's ironic commentary on this and…

Noose Professor Cites NAS in Lawsuit

Apr 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Madonna Constantine, the formerly tenured professor who was fired last year for plagiarism, is now filing a lawsuit against Columbia Teachers College. Her claim mentions an NAS article, "The Copyist and the Noose.

No Fire Escape for the Copyist

Jun 25, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

This week, Columbia announced its decision to fire Madonna Constantine, a Teachers College professor who in October said she found a noose on her office doorknob.

The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Feb 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.

The Study Abroad Scandal, Round Two Harvard, Yale, Columbia among 25 Universities…

Jan 29, 2008 by |

The fleet of college and university programs that ferry students across the ocean to study abroad has hit stormy weather, at least in the Northeast. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has unleashed a second wave of subpoenas…