5 Questions on Grand Juries with Law Profs. Jeffrey Fagan and Bernard E. Harcourt

The St. Louis County grand jury decision last week to bring no criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, set off a torrent of civil unrest—and a national conversation about failings of the criminal justice system. Columbia Law School professors Jeffrey Fagan and Bernard E. Harcourt discuss what was unusual in this case.


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Columbia’s Arts Initiative Partners with American Ballet Theatre

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Columbia’s Arts Initiative and American Ballet Theatre formed a new partnership to offer students a distinctive immersion into the process of creating a ballet. The partnership culminated in a performance at Miller Theatre on November 16.


Morningside Lights: A Neighborhood Procession Celebrates Bearden’s Black Odysseyvideo icon

Hundreds of people held aloft glowing lanterns honoring African American artist Romare Bearden during the third annual Morningside Lights procession. It kicked off after dark on Sept. 27 in Morningside Park and wound its way up to campus.


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