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What Once Was Lost Must Now Be Found: Rediscovering an Affirmative Action Jurisprudence Informed by the Reality of Race in America

In The Harvard Law Review Forum, Columbia President Lee Bollinger writes on affirmative action and the upcoming Fisher v. University of Texas decision.

Public Safety Officer Martin Nelles served Columbia for more than 30 years. 

Sexual Respect

The SRI also aligns with student, administrator, and expert sentiments about the need for mandatory sexual respect education. And there’s no denying that the SRI is one of the first and most comprehensive programs of its nature in the nation.

Sexual Respect

(Prof. Suzanne) Goldberg said that the ideal is a campus culture wherein bystander intervention is the norm, and training is a way to get there.

"This is the new fight for LGBT rights. We are really in an extraordinary moment where states are rolling back existing protections and actively trying to discriminate...It seems there is a wave of anti-LGBT laws spreading across the country."

Sexual Respect

In the second year of the Sexual Respect Initiative, Columbia has offered more workshops and more sessions of each option.

Sexual Respect

"In our view, having students participate, engage on these issues, and understand deeply the shared responsibility of community members is very important."

We write to decry this violent loss of life in an institution of learning and knowledge – and to extend support to those for whom these events hit too close to home, including students and other community members.

Members of the Columbia University community will gather Tuesday, January 19 at 6 p.m. on Low Plaza for a candlelight vigil in memory of Olivia Erhardt, Abigail Flanagan, and Daniella Moffson.

This terrible and tragic loss is all the greater because these individuals were dedicating their passion and very special talents to serving those in need.