Posts Tagged ‘Columbia University’

Going Back to School for Fun and Profit

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

City’s continuing ed programs respond to the changing job market By Laura Shin Bob Makarowski has been teaching at Baruch College’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies for more than 20 years. In the course of those two decades, Makarowski says he has witnessed a noticeable shift in the role these programs play in students’ [&hellip
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Columbia Lights Up the Heights with Community Arts Project

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons By Michaela Hirsch From Sept. 22-29, the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University are inviting community members of all ages to participate in a series of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in an illuminated procession in Morningside Park. Called Morningside Lights, the procession will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 117th [&hellip
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Columbia Freshman Dies After Falling Out of 114th Street Building

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

A Columbia student fell to her death from her dorm last night in what was originally reported as an accident but is now being treated as a possible suicide. Martha Corey-Ochoa, who was 18-years-old, fell from her 14th floor dorm around 11 p.m., reports Gothamist. The freshman’s dorm was on 114th Street in Manhattan. Columbia’s [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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Applying Early to College Pays Off

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Continuing Education, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

By David Stoll The story this month seems to be that it is harder than ever to gain admission to a selective college. Harvard, for example, admitted just 5.9 percent of its 34,302 applicants this spring, down from 6.2 percent last year. However, this trend should be viewed in a larger perspective—one that suggests that [&hellip
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