Domestic

by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Environmental

Water Pressures

The optimal way to tackle the issue of water scarcity in California is not simply by pressuring consumers, but rather by enacting water restrictions on producers, particularly those in large-scale agriculture and energy production.

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Domestic, Interview, Media

They Know You’re Reading This

It’s been more than one year after Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing broad government surveillance, and most Americans are no longer surprised to hear that their online activity can easily be monitored. Revelations about surveillance are no longer front-page news. But what are the practical ramifications and consequences of living in a surveillance-saturated society?

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Sinking the Internship

Eve Goldenberg, CC’17, a native New Yorker, came to Columbia with the dream of becoming a screenwriter. In her first semester, she enrolled in a formal acting class and once a week, took the subway downtown to continue her study of improv theater. By the spring of her freshman year, however, Goldenberg felt far away from her dream.

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:09 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Judicial

Judging the Judges

A Look at the Judicial Empathy Debate

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by / on November 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic

Just Compensation

The Courts Get Creative with Eminent Domain

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by / on October 4, 2014 at 4:55 pm / in Domestic, Web Columnists

The Symphony Slide

Olivia Kapell offers an explanation for the rise in symphony orchestra lock-outs

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by / on September 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Mounir Ennenbach, Web Columnists

The City and the Changing Climate

Web Columnist Mounir Ennenbach explores the role of cities in environmental policy

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by / on September 1, 2014 at 2:25 pm / in Domestic, Middle East, Web Columnists, World

In Defense of AIPAC

Web Columnist Daniella Greenbaum defends AIPAC against the charges made by Connie Bruck in her recent essay for the New Yorker, “Friends of Israel”

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by / on June 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm / in Campus, Current Issue, Domestic, Education

Cashing In On Columbia?

With recovery from the global recession proceeding slowly and youth unemployment at almost 15 percent, it is tempting to question the actual value of our liberal arts degrees. We reached out to the Columbia community to find out their views on education and the economy, asking student groups, professors, and administrators the following question: What role should Columbia play in preparing students to face this economy?

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by / on May 9, 2014 at 9:34 pm / in Current Issue, Domestic, Healthcare

American In-Gene-uity

A technique to prevent a form of inheritable late-onset blindness is only the most recent development to come out of the burgeoning field of genetic engineering. But the idea of a human with three genetic parents (that is, compared to the two genetic parents of fetuses carried by surrogate mothers) demands a serious conversation about the future legality and ethics of human genetic manipulation.

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