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Gac Filipaj (credit: CBS 2)

Custodian Details His Unique Path To Earning B.A. At Columbia University

Gac Filipaj will walk at Columbia’s commencement ceremonies, capping a nearly 20-year journey from his home in Yugoslavia to a B.A. in Classics.

05/08/2012

Send Silence Packing (file / credit: Active Minds)

Backpacks On Broadway Shining Light On College Suicide

“Send Silence Packing” features 1,100 empty backpacks — each representing the lives of the 1,100 college students lost to suicide each year.

04/05/2012

Head of Paris Institute for Political Studies Richard Descoings seen on June 2, 2009 in Paris. (Photo credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

Questions Surround Death Of Renowned French Academic At NYC Hotel

The body of Richard Descoings was found on the 7th floor of the Michelangelo Hotel around 1 p.m. Tuesday. Police said there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play, but are still treating his death as somewhat suspicious.

04/04/2012

Michelangelo Hotel (credit: CBS 2)

Renowned French Academic Found Dead In NYC Hotel

Prominent French academic Richard Descoings was found naked in his 7th floor hotel room at Midtown’s Michelangelo Hotel on Tuesday, with no sign of trauma and no outward evidence of foul play, according to police.

04/03/2012

Election worker Al Becker watches as a man votes on Election Day - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2009 - Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images

New York Primary Might Matter This Time Around

It doesn’t happen very often, but with the way the Presidential race is going, this year’s primary in New York might actually matter.

03/06/2012

Columbia University - New York, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Wymbs Spared Jail Time In Columbia Drugs Case

There is another plea deal in the case of the Columbia University drug ring.

01/10/2012

Columbia University - New York, NY (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Student Sent To Rehab In Columbia University Drug Ring Case

A Columbia University student who sold marijuana as part of a campus drug-dealing ring is beginning about a year of drug treatment that could get his charges dismissed.

01/03/2012

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Participation To Earn Class Credit At Columbia U.

Columbia University will offer a new course for upperclassmen and grad students next semester. An Occupy Wall Street class will send students into the field and will be taught by Dr. Hannah Appel, a veteran of the occupy movement.

01/01/2012

Protesters object to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance at the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22, 2011. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Ho Hum: Ahmadinejad Offers Usual Fire And Brimstone Anti-U.S. Rant At UN

Ahmadinejad launched a wide-ranging attack on the United States, suggesting in his remarks that our nation used the 9/11 attacks as a pretext for invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.

09/22/2011

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Report: Group Of Columbia University Students To Dine With Iranian President

A group of Columbia University students will have dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad next week in Midtown.

09/13/2011

Handcuffs - File Photo

Tourist In NYC Charged With Raping Young Woman Near Columbia University

Damien McGuinness, a 22-year-old bartender from Ireland, has been arraigned and is being held on $5,000 bail on a charge of rape.

08/12/2011

Emory University (file / credit: Emory University)

Rhinebeck Teen Eric Rosenzwieg Goes To College To Hopefully Get Into College

This is not your typical college application process.

08/08/2011

Yankee Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - Bronx, NY - Apr 13, 2010 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

New Hyde Park Concrete Lab Charged With Faking Test Results Of NYC Projects

A concrete-testing laboratory faked results for a LaGuardia Airport control tower, the new Yankee Stadium, the Lincoln Tunnel, a hospital and more than a dozen other projects around New York City, according to an indictment.

08/04/2011

Guilty Plea In Columbia University Drug Ring Case

Former Columbia University student Harrison David, whose lawyer had said he has hopes of getting back into a good college someday, will be majoring in jail time for the next six months.

07/19/2011

Study: Drug Addiction Among Teens On The Rise

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.

06/29/2011

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