CUAD: Apartheid Divest Submits Formal Demands to the University

Columbia University Apartheid Divest released the following statement this morning. April 28, 2016 To the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing and President Bollinger, In 1784, the Columbia community renamed King’s College in order to speak to the independence of the nascent U.S. American nation-state. Columbia University emerges from a historical moment that, to this day, continues to structure and inform our relations to this … Continue reading CUAD: Apartheid Divest Submits Formal Demands to the University

NRT: Solidarity Through Love and Support

Reposted from No Red Tape Columbia: No Red Tape is committed to supporting the health and safety of survivors of sexual and domestic violence at Columbia University. We feel that it is equally important to support our group’s members, fellow activists, and their families in times of need. In the face of any oppression and injustice, activist communities must come together in order to build … Continue reading NRT: Solidarity Through Love and Support

CDCJ: CDCJ Ceases Occupation, Will Move Forward with Negotiations

Press release reprinted from Columbia Divest for Climate Justice: New York, NY — Today is Earth Day and day eight of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice’s occupation in Low Library, Columbia’s iconic building and home to the office of President Lee Bollinger. Given that Bollinger, the target of our action, will be in California for a week, the six of us inside Low have decided … Continue reading CDCJ: CDCJ Ceases Occupation, Will Move Forward with Negotiations

CDCJ: 9 Columbia Students Continue To Occupy Administrative Building Until Columbia Divests

See the original from Columbia Divest for Climate Justice here. UPDATE: 2 students who left Low Library after the press release sent an email to Rules Administrator Suzanne Goldberg asking they receive the same punishment as the 7 remaining in Low. See their email here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2016 Contact: Nikita Perumal, (502)759-0400, nsp2122@columbia.edu http://www.columbiaclimatejustice.com NEW YORK — Nine students representing Columbia Divest for Climate … Continue reading CDCJ: 9 Columbia Students Continue To Occupy Administrative Building Until Columbia Divests

Statements of Support for CDCJ Sit-In

The following are solidarity statements issued in response to the Columbia Divest for Climate Justice sit-in in Low Library. Has your group released a statement of support not on this list? Let us know! Statements below from: the Student Governing Board, Student-Worker Solidarity, Columbia Queer Alliance, No Red Tape, the Columbia University Democrats, SIPA Environmental Coalition, Columbia University Sewa, the African Students Association, Columbia University … Continue reading Statements of Support for CDCJ Sit-In

NRT: Goldberg’s Appointment to Interim Title IX Coordinator

See the original statement from No Red Tape here. We were disturbed to discover yesterday morning that Columbia’s Executive Vice President of University Life, Suzanne Goldberg, is now Columbia’s acting Title IX coordinator. Title IX coordinators are supposed to help students exercise their Title IX rights, but Goldberg has time and time again cast sexual and dating violence survivors aside in favor of protecting Columbia’s … Continue reading NRT: Goldberg’s Appointment to Interim Title IX Coordinator

CDCJ: Columbia Students Begin Sit-In For Fossil Fuel Divestment

See the original press release from Columbia Divest for Climate Justice here. NEW YORK, NY — Update: 6:12pm. After the building has closed and students were asked to leave, a team of students remains with the intention of staying until President Bollinger meets our demand of a recommendation for full divestment. They are risking potential school sanctions or arrest. —- After three years of engaging … Continue reading CDCJ: Columbia Students Begin Sit-In For Fossil Fuel Divestment