In Brief

In Brief is a Columbia News series featuring faculty members' short op-ed pieces on current topics related to their academic research.

Beyond the talk and fantastical conspiracy theories there might be a silver lining in trying to solve the puzzle of unidentified flying objects.

For the first time, New York City will be using ranked-choice voting in a mayoral primary.

The jury in the Derek Chauvin trial issued a guilty verdict on all three counts.

The pandemic has wreaked havoc on our sleep schedules, but there's one tip that ensures getting your sleep back on track for better performance.

The LGBTQ community has seen immense gains in political power, but trans women of color still face daily discrimination and violence.

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

Recent violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders sadly has deep roots in the history of the United States.

The COVID pandemic exacerbated poverty in the United States, and the Biden administration should take significant steps to support those in need.

The COVID-19 pandemic requires multilateral solutions to contain the current virus and strengthen health systems for future outbreaks.

A study at Columbia University seeks to address heightened stress during the pandemic.

A federal program, like the WPA, can create new narratives for an evolving society more equitable and inclusive than those of the past or present.

Substantial change is long overdue in the United States, but the new administration can take these three steps to remedy past injustices.