Hannah D'Apice is an educator and education advocate. She previously worked in journalism as a designer and reporter. http://hannahdapice.com
It’s up to all of us to ensure our actions reflect the values we want the University to embody.
We teachers do not battle the challenges of an urban classroom every day for the money. However, that doesn’t mean we are immune to changes in our compensation.
“Hi Ms. D’Apice! Did you go to Indonesia this summer? Are we going to Skype again this year?”
In a year that has been plagued by turmoil over administrative decision-making, one of the recurring themes has been a constant lack of faculty input in decisions that have far-reaching consequences for undergraduate education.
Right before the darkness of finals, we are graced with a little light in our lives. This weekend is one of the premier times for campus performing arts during the semester.
On Monday, Dean of the School of General Studies Peter Awn announced that GS Class Day would be rescheduled to accommodate security needs for President Barack Obama’s appearance at Barnard’s commencement.
This year, TBTN decided to implement several fundamental changes in the way the march is managed—in particular, allowing the front of the march to be gender-neutral.
Columbia had a linguistics program that rose with the popularity of the field in the ’60s, but later dropped off before being suspended in 1991. Today, we are left with no formal linguistic department.
It doesn’t take a McKinsey report to know that Barnard is in financial turmoil, even if the administration seems to live by the motto “Keep calm and carry on.”
In a time of administrative transition, we hope to see Coatsworth expand the office of the provost and assert academic goals relevant to the faculty and students.
The image of Low Library, with Ionic columns on its imposing facade, remains with Columbians long after they graduate.
Dean Moody-Adams’ resignation was marked with a lack of transparency and student participation. We hope that will change as the University—and Columbia College students—find her replacement.