Articles by: Chris Brennan

by / on October 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Reverend Jesse Jackson and Katrina vanden Heuvel

Though the conversation covered a lot of ground during the two hour event, one theme that united all the speaker’s discussion of politics was the importance of a continuous progressive force in America.

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by / on September 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm / in Campus, Uncategorized

Political Minutes: Touring a Tense Manhattanville

As another school year begins, the confrontation between neighborhood members and Columbia University over the ongoing Manhattanville expansion continues unabated, seeking to bring in more fresh faces to its respective sides.

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by / on June 30, 2012 at 11:27 am / in World

Say Nyet to Racism

International soccer can lead to respect and admiration for all different members of one’s nation and national team. But there are two teams in every match. The other team and the individuals that comprise it are “them,” one’s team is “us.” When a member of the opposition does not match the vision of what “us” looks like, especially when “us” is nearly homogeneous, it is easy to consider him an enemy.

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by / on April 22, 2012 at 10:00 am / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Terror on Trial

This week marked the beginning of the trial of Anders Breivik, charged with the killing of 77 people in a bombing and shooting spree last July in Norway.

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by / on April 17, 2012 at 2:41 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Affirmative Action On And Off Campus

Bollinger, Foner, Jackson, and Shaw Share Their Expertise

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by / on April 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Opinion, World

Revisiting Bosnia

This April marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia, which carried on for three and a half years from 1992 until the Dayton Peace Agreement in late 1995.

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by / on April 6, 2012 at 6:00 am / in Campus

Political Minutes: Ban Ki-moon speaks at WLF

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon opened the 2012 Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Wednesday, speaking under the Rotunda of Low Library.

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by / on March 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm / in Opinion, World

Blocked Blocs

As predicted, Vladimir Putin won the March 4 Russian presidential elections with over 60 percent of the vote. What followed were the expected accusations of illegitimacy from members of the opposition.

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by / on March 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: The Road to November 6

On Wednesday, March 21, a panel discussed the formation of the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements and their predicted effect on the upcoming 2012 presidential election.

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by / on March 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm / in Opinion, World

Don’t Rock the Boat

On Sunday, Russians from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok will vote to decide who will be president for the next six years.

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