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  • Originally published 12/20/2017

    The Father of Modern Libraries Was a Serial Sexual Harasser

    Melvil Dewey is remembered today as an innovator who ushered American librarianship into the modern age, but his pattern of sexual harassment was so egregious that women dared to speak out against it, at a time when women were harshly judged for reporting sexual harassment.

  • Originally published 01/24/2017

    Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery

    “People still associate slavery with the South, but it was also a Northern phenomenon,” Eric Foner, the Columbia historian who wrote the report, said in an interview.

  • Originally published 12/16/2016

    Columbia’s Mark Lilla Strikes Again

    John Fea

    In an interview with the Chronicle of Higher Ed he says:  "Diversity as a social goal and aim of social reform is an excellent thing. But identity politics today isn’t about group belonging; it’s about personal identity."

  • Originally published 08/10/2015

    NASA Displays Challenger and Columbia Wreckage

    This summer, pieces of the wreckage as well as personal effects of the 14 astronauts killed aboard the two doomed shuttles are on display for the first time, as part of a new permanent memorial at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.