OPINION: In Response to “The Myth of ‘Polite Discourse'”

Judith S. Jacobson | Professor at Mailman School of Public Health Jay Saltzman | Columbia College Class of 1983 In the op-ed “The Myth of ‘Polite Discourse’,” Naay Idriss accurately describes the disruption of Ambassador Danny Danon’s speech at Lerner Hall on February 13.  She confirms that “demonstrators from a wide range of student organizations” violated…

THE CONTINUED FREEDOM SAGA IN EGYPT

Houriya al-Masriya | SIPA Class of 2017 Six years ago today, I was told that the University would take an indefinite break. It was mostly expected to last a couple of days till the protests died down. Two months later the semester resumed, with half the faculty gone, and the other half shifting all dialogue,…

After having lived in a perpetual state of financial stress, Kasumi Takahashi understands the plight of those in need

Adriana Tache | SIPA Class of 2017 “I am proud of being here at SIPA. It’s a very special group of people. When I look around I see the future leaders of the world, people who will do good for the society. To be part of this group is very important to me,” Kasumi Takahashi tells…

Gaza: what do we do about it?

Ori Wiener-Blotner | SIPA Class of 2018 The Morningside Post recently published an article by Kylee Marie DiGregorio, Gaza: the world’s largest open-air prison. It explored the experiences of Palestinians in Gaza, and addressed some of the many challenges and hardships that they go through, sometimes, on a day-to-day basis. Many of the stories reflect not…