Columbia University

Columbia Medical School Cancels Its Own Founder

Columbia University recently announced that its medical school will change the name of a residential building due to the namesake’s slave ownership. The building was named for Samual Bard, the founder of Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons who also served as George Washingon’s doctor. The move comes shortly after the school eliminated a professorship also named in Bard’s honor.

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Columbia Professors Who Opposed Brett Kavanaugh Defend Joe Biden

A group of professors at Columbia University that fought against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on the basis of sexual misconduct allegations recently defended the university’s decision to invite Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to speak during a virtual graduation ceremony. Joe Biden allegedly assaulted staffer Tara Reade during an altercation on Capitol Hill in 1993.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 03: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden walks to his car after visiting the Buttercup diner on March 03, 2020 in Oakland, California. Biden's Super Tuesday election night gathering will be held in Los Angeles. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Columbia U. Has Not Rejected $12.8 Million in Federal Aid Despite $11 Billion Endowment

Columbia University has yet to announce whether it will accept $12.8 million in federal coronavirus relief that it is eligible for under the CARES Act despite its $11 billion endowment. Several other Ivy League institutions, including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, have already announced that they will reject federal funding following pressure from President Donald Trump and the general public.

People walk past the Alma Mater statue on the Columbia University campus on July 1, 2013 in New York City. An interest rate hike kicks in today for student loans, an increase for 7 million students. Congress left town at the end of last week failing to prevent rates on …