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  • Review: ‘Kill Your Darlings,’ but phone it in

    By Melissa Weller

    October 22, 2013 | 5:19 pm

    Those who walked into the theater hoping to walk out with an enlightened appreciation of the significance surrounding these legendary writers and the Beat Movement they inspired were surprised, at best, to find a chick flick noir instead. Set in 1943, “Kill Your Darlings” follows...

  • 10 Things to Make the Morning and Day Happier

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 12, 2013 | 7:44 am

    I subscribe to a worthwhile list-serve organized by Dr. Mehmet  Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor at Columbia University,  called “Real Age” (health@realage-mail.com) that regularly sends out health tips. This past week I received a piece called “8 Ways Happy People Start...

  • What happened at Sinai

    By Rabbi Dov Fischer

    May 1, 2013 | 12:55 pm

    This week’s double Torah portion, Behar-Bechukotai, begins: “And the Lord spoke to Moshe at Mount Sinai” (Leviticus 25:1). At the end of our reading, we conclude the Torah’s third book with: “These are the mitzvot that the Lord commanded Moshe for the children of Israel at Mount...

  • I found God at Columbia

    By Dennis Prager

    January 30, 2013 | 2:49 pm

    Not many people today can say that they found God or religion at college or graduate school. Most universities, after all, are thoroughly secular institutions that either ignore or disparage belief in God.

    Yet, one day, when I was a graduate student in international affairs at...

  • Pro-Palestinian student group holds first national conference

    October 17, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    A loosely knit collection of student pro-Palestinian chapters gathered for its first national conference.

    The three-day conference at Columbia University ended Oct. 16. Titled “Students Confronting Apartheid,” the conference was restricted to members of Students for Justice in...

  • Columbia warned over students’ dinner with Ahmadinejad

    September 15, 2011 | 11:50 am

    An Israeli rights group has warned Columbia University of legal repercussions following an invitation to some students for a dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Members of Columbia’s International Relations Council and Association were invited via e-mail to a private...

  • The big picture helps her balance it all

    By Lauren Bottner

    June 8, 2011 | 12:39 pm

    It took Judith Greenbaum 40 long minutes before she finally signed the form to decline acceptance at Harvard. “Yeah, that was a tough one,” Greenbaum, who is graduating from YULA Girls School, said as she laughed, “but it just wasn’t the right choice for my life’s big...

  • McCain campaign to L.A. Times: Release Obama-Khalidi tape [VIDEO]

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 12:11 am

    John McCain and his vice presidential running mate continued Wednesday to accuse the Los Angeles Times of protecting Barack Obama by not releasing the video of 2003 celebration Obama attended for a Palestinian-American scholar and critic of Israel. The newspaper has refused to make...
  • What, me worrisome?

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Who’s afraid of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

    By Jesse Walker

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University the other day, he did not emerge with the "propaganda victory" that neocon pundit Bill Kristol assured us he would receive. He didn't seem to be having fun either.

    Instead, he had to listen while Columbia...

  • Plenty of theater at the UN, but Iran nuclear issue still unresolved

    By Ben Harris

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The high political theater surrounding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to New York this week triggered plenty of protests, headlines and debates. But it remains unclear if, even after all the exertions this week, the international community has inched any closer to...