Columbia University no longer submitting data to US News college ranking

Columbia University announced Tuesday that it will not submit data on undergraduate rankings to U.S. News and World Report. “We continue to explore the role that rankings play in the college application process, both in terms of their impact on prospective students, and how we distill college profiles into a complex of data categories. I […]

Confirm Bradley Garcia to the District of Columbia Circuit bench

Now that the U.S. Senate has reconvened, President Biden’s unusual candidate, Bradley Garcia, must be appointed to the DC Court of Appeals immediately. The court is the second most important court in the United States for deciding large appeals that challenge government regulations that protect public health, safety and welfare and can be costly to […]

Mom of Columbia Law student arrested in brutal stabbing

A 62-year-old woman charged with violently stabbing an acquaintance inside the lobby of Columbia Law School on Thursday is the mother of a student at the prestigious school, police said. The suspect was arrested after the incident and is due to be charged Friday in connection with the attack that occurred just before 4 p.m. […]

62-year-old woman repeatedly stabbed by female acquaintance at Columbia University

A 62-year-old woman was seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times by another woman inside a Columbia University building on Thursday afternoon. Police said the victim was arguing with an alleged attacker in the lobby of Jerome L. Greene Hall at 435 West 116th Street just before 4 p.m. started beating. A police source said […]

Columbia University Ditches Standardized Testing Requirement For Admissions

Columbia University in New York City no longer requires undergraduate applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admission to Ivy League schools. Columbia became the first Ivy League to make its temporary test option policy permanent with Wednesday’s announcement. (Related: Americans still agree race shouldn’t count in college admissions: poll) “Our judging respects a […]

Avalanche Kills Two In British Columbia

Two people were killed Thursday in an avalanche in the Purcell Mountains of southeastern British Columbia, Canada. Avalanche Canada killed skiers and snowboarders completely buried in snow outside the area known as Terminator 2.5 outside Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, British Columbia report. (Related: Brothers die in avalanche after going on heli-ski trip in […]

Columbia student from Syria loses nieces, sister-in-law in earthquake

A 28-year-old Syrian student at Columbia University lost two young nieces and their mother in a devastating earthquake that claimed at least 11,000 lives in his country and neighboring Turkey. Hussain Akosh, who will attend Manhattan’s Ivy League School from 2021, told the Daily Beast He “panicked” when a friend texted him about “massive destruction” […]