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Columbia University's ties to slavery should be taught, students say

When most students enroll at Columbia University, they have no idea of the legacy of slavery that permeates the school’s history.

But the history of Columbia — just like many other colleges — is full of connections to slavery. 787 more words


Look Alive ... Even if You're Dead

The other day, I went to the American Folk Art Museum with Maisie, my first-cousin-once-removed. Maisie is a student at Barnard College. In all the time she’s been there, I have never invited her to our home, which is an hour away from her campus, or gotten together with her. 1,022 more words


Physique as Destiny

In her essay “Physique as Destiny,” Patricia Vertinsky explores how posture photos became the guise for an experiment in eugenics. William H. Sheldon introduced a new kind of somatotypology, which embraced the idea that you can read intelligence, temperament, moral worth, and even future achievement by looking at a person’s body. 370 more words


'today's opportunity' from 'the create daily' - Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab for Women Screenwriters (10.10.16)

From time to time I’ll post information from “the Creative Daily,” but I encourage all of you to join the Creative Daily mailing list.  Today’s opportunity is a great opportunity for female filmmakers.   434 more words


A Eugenics Experiment in American Dance

Before I begin welding my thesis together, I need to sharpen my definition of posture. I thought dance would be a good place to start. Now comfortably into my fifth semester of modern dance, I can think critically about the kind of language used to provide feedback. 276 more words


Yes, Columbia is hosting a retreat for students of color

While colleges and universities around the country are increasingly facing protests and questions about their diversity policies, Columbia University is hosting a retreat for minority students. 405 more words


Barnard, Be Bolder

Is a little shot of Botox a crime? Debora Spar aired her grievances about aging in a recent New York Times essay “Aging and My Beauty Dilemma.” The Barnard College President ruffled some feathers with her limiting conceptions of beauty. 477 more words