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1 hr ago | New York Magazine

The New Privilege: Loudly Denouncing Your Privilege

In an age of anti-elitism, the elitists have developed a neat trick for reveling in their privilege while seemingly .


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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

The debate around the research that's led to another lawsuit to end teacher tenure

A new lawsuit challenging protections for public school teachers was filed Monday, this time in New York.


Related Topix: Harvard University, US Politics

4 hrs ago | The Day

Summer Preparations at Branford Public Schools

With summer in high gear and the last school year a fading memory, the district is preparing for the next school year.


Tue Jul 29, 2014

New Media Journal

Cease the Cease-Fires

Thomas Sowell was born in North Carolina and grew up in Harlem. As with many others in his neighborhood, he left home early and did not finish high school.


Related Topix: North Carolina, US Military, US Marine Corps, Harvard University, University of Chicago, Rutgers University


Astronaut Mike Massimino Departs NASA for University Position

After almost two decades with NASA, including two space shuttle missions, astronaut Mike Massimino left the space agency Monday for a full-time position with Columbia University in New York.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Mystery of 1700s Boat Found at World Trade Center Site SOLVED

Researchers long stumped by the mysterious history of an 18th-century ship uncovered at the World Trade Center have finally discovered its origins - thanks to tree rings, according to a new study.



Campus Sexual Assault: What Are Colleges Doing Wrong?

Columbia University's Alma Mater statue marked with red tape in support of victims of sexual assault.


Related Topix: Suicide, Florida State University

Business Journal

UC Cancer Institute names new top medical exec

Herzog, a 1986 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine , has been the director of the division of gynecologic oncology at Columbia University since 2004.


Related Topix: University of Cincinnati, Oncology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Crooks and Liars

Watch: A Professor's Amazing Idea On Dealing With Open Carry Activists

Who said racism was a non-issue in America? Hundreds of Columbia University teachers and students voiced outrage Wednesday over a noose found hang There are varying views on gun rights and gun control in America, and since Barack Obama was elected president, the right has been whipping up their If there is any kind of silver lining lurking in ... (more)


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Liberal Political News


'Put anything you want in me' said Space to Time, 'and you'll see.'

Leo Vroman, a Dutch scientist, artist and poet who lived in the US for many years, died in February of this year.


Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

African Affairs

Briefing: Benin: Challenges for democracy

He also heads the Joint African Studies Program, in partnership with Columbia University.


Mon Jul 28, 2014



The Atlantic Ocean appears to be the second youngest of the five oceans. It did not exist prior to 130 million years ago, when the continents that formed from the breakup of the ancestral super continent Pangaea were drifting apart.[citation needed] The Atlantic has been extensively explored since the earliest settlements along its shores.


Fox Point

If you believe....

He's also an extremist Muslim. If you believe the Republicans, then Barack Obaama is an anarchist.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Terrorism, University of Chicago

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils new photo exhibit

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils new exhibit Fresh, Wild, Fly and Bold: Photos from the Joe Conzo Jr. Hip Hop Collection Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unveils new exhibit Fresh, Wild, Fly and Bold: Photos from the Joe Conzo Jr. Hip Hop Collection Joe Conzo, Jr. spent the 1970s and 80s photographing the pioneering days of ... (more)


Related Topix: Fort Apache the Bronx, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Photography, Arts, School of Visual Arts


4 Ways To Get to Know Your Random Roomie Before Move-in

Meeting your roommate for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience. Having a random roommate invites the possibility of spending an entire year with someone who might be your new best friend or just someone who sleeps in the other bed.


Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI

Daily Kos

Sound blasting off Atlantic ocean floor-New Jersey you're up first on 8-1-14

New Jersey's marine life, ocean and coastal communities just can't get any relief.


Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Rutgers University, US News, Third Circuit Court of Appeals


New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Sweden, World News, Princeton University, University of Chicago

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Ivy League Power Propels Candidate

Columbia University law lecturer James Tierney hadn't thought much about this year's race for New York state lieutenant governor until recently.


Slate Magazine

Rock Solid Solution

How can we get rid of excess CO2? Geologist Juerg Matter of the University of Southampton, U.K. is a principal investigator of the Iceland-based project CarbFix, whose recent results show it has safely stored nearly 170 tons of carbon dioxide underground by reaction with minerals - stashing it in rock so it can't leak out again.


Related Topix: Geology, Science, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Geothermal Power, Energy

The Atlantic

New York City's 'Gay Health Warrior'

Dr. Demetre Daskalakis cannot fall asleep. Like they have for many physicians, years of late shifts and early rounds have battered his schedule and etched deep grooves beneath his tired, dark brown eyes.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Infectious Diseases, Arlington, VA