Recent News from Columbia


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Jamal Greene Shows How Rights Go Wrong

In his new bookthe constitutional law scholar argues that competing rights should be balanced through political compromise.

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COVID-19 and the Economic Agenda

What advanced countries can and should do to help the developing world and emerging markets recover from the pandemic and its economic aftermath.


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SIPA Students Present Policy Proposals

The 2021 Global Public Policy Network conference and competition among students at peer schools worldwide addressed “The Crisis of Globalization as We Know It.”

Research & Discovery

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Oral Symptoms Common in Children With COVID-Linked Inflammatory Disorder

A small percentage of pediatric patients have developed a condition known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome, or MIS, serious enough to warrant hospitalization.

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New ‘Home-Grown’ Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC Region

So far, more than 80 cases of the variant have been identified in the tri-state area.

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Incarceration Is Strongly Linked with Premature Death in U.S.

The most common causes of death in prison population include Infectious diseases, chronic respiratory disease, drug use, and suicide.

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How Climate Change Helped Dinosaurs Migrate from South America to Greenland

A drop in atmospheric CO2 levels aided massive plant eaters on their 6,500-mile trek across North America.

Arts & Humanities

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Four Columbia Films Nominated for 2021 Oscars

Movies created by School of the Arts filmmakers have been nominated for Oscars this year, which are scheduled to take place on April 25, 2021.


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Documenting the Pandemic

Through videos, oral histories, personal narratives, surveys and online platforms, Columbia has begun to record the stories and experiences of members of the Columbia community and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Columbia Students and Faculty Tutor Essential Workers’ Families

The University-wide volunteer program, which teaches K-12 children studying at home due to COVID-19, is expanding nationwide and will include more subjects and college prep.

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End-Of-Life Care During a Pandemic: How Do You Get It Right?

Columbia professor and palliative care specialist Shunichi Nakagawa is offering compassionate guidance to those seriously ill with COVID-19.

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Front and Center: A Nurse and a Physician Assistant Face Their New Realities

In the second installment of our video series of personal accounts from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, meet Rakiyah Jones and Stephanie Rosa.