In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Who’s Liable? The AV or the Human Driver?

Researchers use game theory to help policymakers create liability rules for accidents involving self-driving cars and those driven by people.

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Moms’ Obesity in Pregnancy Linked to Lag in Sons’ Development and IQ

A Mailman School of Public Health study found the association in both early and middle childhood persisted over time. 

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Lamont Scientist Honored With Antarctic Namesake

Ducklow Inlet is named for Hugh Ducklow, who advanced marine biology in a region where few scientists had set foot.

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Single Dose of Ketamine Plus Talk Therapy May Reduce Alcohol Use

The findings could lead to a new approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorder. 

Free Speech & Press

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Sleepwalking into 2020

Columbia Journalism Review and The Guardian interviewed key media figures and they revealed widespread concerns around election coverage, from opinion polls and the horserace to reporting the heartlands and Trump's untruths.

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Documentarians Sue Over U.S. Government’s New Requirement for Visa Applicants

The Knight First Amendment Institute, along with the Brennan Center for Justice and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, filed a lawsuit challenging the State Department’s new rules on social media registration.

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Pulitzer Prize Board Announces New Audio Reporting Category

The new prize will be awarded “for a distinguished example of audio journalism that serves the public interest, characterized by revelatory reporting and illuminating storytelling.’’

Justice & Equity

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The Politician Advocating for Disability Rights in Kenya

Columbia graduate, Dennitah Ghati, is fighting for her country’s most vulnerable citizens by calling for increased cultural acceptance for the disabled.

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Justice Through Code

This February, the Center for Justice and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise will begin free coding workshops for formerly incarcerated individuals.


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The Pros and Cons Joe Biden Faces in Presidential Bid

As the impeachment inquiry continues, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is entering new territory. House Republicans are asking for Hunter Biden, the former Vice President Biden's son, to testify amid abuse of power allegations concerning President Donald Trump.

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Supreme Court Won’t Let Federal Executions Resume

Law Professor Jeffrey Fagan speaks to Bloomberg’s June Grasso about the Supreme Court’s refusal to resume executions by the federal government after a 16-year hiatus, rejecting a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to lift a court-ordered hold.

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The Year of Joseph Stiglitz, From New York to Paris

The Nobel laureate is spending the fall semester as the Alliance Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, where he was recently honored with Doctor Honoris Causa. His latest book People, Power and Profits is now available in French.