SIPA Restructures its Scholarship Process Amid Demands for Need-Based Financial Aid and Unionization

Jennifer Shea | SIPA Class of 2017   Over the past year SIPA’s administration has quietly restructured the process by which it grants second-year tuition assistance, eliminating the controversial condition that requires students to work for the University if granted second-year scholarships.   The administration announced the aid change, which took effect with the entering January…

SIPA Students Seek to Bridge the Gap Between Academic and Small-Town America

Frederik Vitting Hermann | SIPA Class of 2017 On Saturday April 8th, 15 SIPA students found themselves far away from home court as they tried to talk politics with unwitting shoppers in Destiny Mall – the country’s fifth largest, located just outside Syracuse, NY. The event was part of a full weekend of political conversations far…

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…