In Other News from Columbia

Research & Discovery

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Older Adults in Wealthier Countries Drink More Alcohol

A new global study also finds signs that alcohol consumption is increasing during the pandemic.

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New Gene Signature Predicts Whether Prostate Cancer is Likely to Spread

META-16 holds promise for evaluating responses to treatment and developing therapies to prevent or treat advanced cancers.

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Children Produce Different Antibodies in Response to SARS-CoV-2

The findings may explain why most children easily clear the virus from their bodies. 

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Will U.S. College Students’ Lives Be Forever Transformed?

A longitudinal study will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on millions of college students—and the choices they make for their futures.

Arts & Humanities

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Nobel Prize winner in Economics and director of Columbia's Center on Capitalism and Society, Edmund Phelps.
A Nobel Laureate on Individualism and Prosperity

In his new book, economist Edmund Phelps talks about the importance of individualism for a country’s vitality.

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School of the Arts Faculty and Alumni Nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards

Music’s biggest night, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards on January 31, 2021, will feature the works of many Columbians. 

Justice & Free Speech

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Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Learn to Code

The Center for Justice and the Tamer Center have teamed up to teach coding and job skills to individuals who were incarcerated.


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Will Donald Trump start his own right-wing news channel?

Columbia Journalism Review's Mathew Ingram writes about Trump's possible launch of a media network.

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Report on Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  released a new study, led by Justice Lab's Bruce Western and Yale's Emily Yang, on how to reduce the prison population during COVID.