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Columbia Students: University Is ‘Vampirically Sucking Every Drop of Blood’ with Tuition Fees

Students at Columbia University are striking this week to bring attention to their call for a 10 percent tuition decrease. Student activist Townesend Nelson said this week that the university is “vampirically sucking every drop of blood” from the “lifeless corpses” of enrolled students. Students participating in the strike have refused to pay their tuition bills for the spring semester.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

Princeton Is the Only Ivy League School Requiring SAT or ACT Scores for Fall 2020 Admission

Princeton University is the only Ivy League institution that will require all of its applicants to provide an SAT or ACT score next year. Most administrations of the SAT exam were canceled this spring in response to the Chinese virus pandemic. Princeton says it is evaluating its admissions process and may follow its Ivy League peers in putting a hold of at least one-year on its test requirement, but has not done so yet.

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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)

1,700 Colleges Ask Federal Reserve for Virus Loans

1,700 universities and colleges around the nation have asked the Federal Reserve to grant them access to the Main Street Lending Program, a program established last week to provide lending to small and medium-sized businesses that have been impacted by the Chinese virus pandemic.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 20: Newly redesigned $100 notes lay in stacks at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing on May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. The one hundred dollar bills will be released this fall and has new security features, such as a duplicating portrait of Benjamin Franklin and …

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 …

U.N. to Hear Demand of ‘Special Status’ and Global Respect for Thai Massage

A selection of delegates from the COP25 climate conference in Spain have now flown to Bogota, Columbia, to join a separate U.N. meeting. They will spend seven days helping to decide if Thai massage should be added to UNESCO’s heritage list of Intangible Cultural Heritage as the committee seeks to enshrine “cultural diversity” as a global necessity.

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