Columbia University: News

22 Jun 2024


Columbia deans suspended over offensive texts mocking antisemitism

Three associate deans at Columbia University have been suspended following a series of offensive text messages exchanged during a panel discussion on antisemitism held on May 31.

28 May 2024

Donald Trump

Trump promises to deport pro-Palestinian student protesters after poll win

Former United States President Donald Trump has made a pledge to his campaign donors, promising to deport pro-Palestinian student protesters if he is re-elected for a second term.

24 May 2024

Dominican Republic

What is 'heat dome,' phenomenon causing extreme heat in Americas 

A heat dome is causing extreme heat across Mexico, Central America, and parts of the US South, to the extent that howler monkeys in Mexico are dropping dead from trees.

24 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Indian film bags top honor at 77th Cannes Film Festival

Indian director Chidananda S Naik's film, Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know, has clinched the Best Short award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

03 May 2024


US: Over 2,000 arrested amid university protests against Israel-Hamas conflict

At least 2,000 people have been arrested at college campuses across the United States in recent weeks over protests against the Israel-Hamas war.

Police begin clearing occupied building at Columbia University, arrest protesters 

New York City police officers were called in to Columbia University on Tuesday evening to disperse a protest staged by pro-Palestinian students.

30 Apr 2024


Israel-Hamas war protesters and police clash on Texas campus

Tensions surrounding the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict have sparked protests on the United States campuses, leading to confrontations with law enforcement and student suspensions.

29 Apr 2024


Explained: Pro-Palestine agitation in US universities, protesters' demands

Protests intensified across college and university campuses in the United States Monday with agitators flying a Palestinian flag in a spot reserved for the American flag at Harvard University.

26 Apr 2024


Columbia University extends deadline for pro-Palestinian protestors to leave

Columbia University has extended its deadline for pro-Palestinian protestors to leave their encampment.

25 Apr 2024


US universities swept by pro-Palestinian protests, several arrests made

Several people have been arrested after police quelled pro-Palestine protests at universities across the United States (US).

23 Apr 2024


Ripples of Gaza war felt in New York, protesters arrested 

The ripple effects of the Israel-Hamas war were felt as far as the United States after students at New York University (NYU) took to the streets to call for a ceasefire.

18 Apr 2024


Columbia University leadership testifies on anti-Semitism allegations

Columbia University's top officials, including President Nemat "Minouche" Shafik, appeared before a United States Congressional committee on Wednesday to address allegations of anti-Semitism on campus.

Are our fingerprints really unique? AI claims otherwise

A Columbia University study has put the uniqueness of fingerprints to the test, using an AI tool to examine 60,000 fingerprints.

03 Aug 2022


Columbia University's AI program discovers alternative physics

Ever wondered how artificial intelligence can be used to discern the mysteries of physics?

15 Jul 2022


Want to get a law degree from US? Read this!

Law degrees are one of the most prestigious. Lawyers not only have the opportunity to earn a high income but are also vital to the judiciary besides other fields.

15 Jun 2021

North Korea

Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

A woman who defected North Korea over a decade ago says she was excited about studying in the United States - only until she actually did that.

08 Oct 2020

West Bengal

What Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said about India's COVID-19 fight

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz on Tuesday criticized the Indian administration over its poor handling of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the economy.

03 Jun 2020


Scientists are developing UV light tech for city-wide coronavirus disinfection

When it was confirmed that the novel coronavirus can stay on surfaces for hours, governments began deploying disinfection techniques to keep public spaces sanitized.

28 Aug 2019


Cable from Earth to Moon? It can change space travel

You may have heard about the concept of space-elevator, a literal lift capable of taking Earthlings into orbit.

Indian-American teen wins popular US quiz show, wins Rs. 68L

Avi Gupta, an Indian-American teen, has won more than Rs. 68L after nailing America's most-popular individual quiz show, Jeopardy!.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

13 Feb 2019


'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US

Art seeks to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, giving voices to those who are silenced by societal structures of oppression.

06 Feb 2019


The first step towards self-aware machines?

Despite the advent of robots and artificial intelligence (AI), truly self-aware robots - a staple of science fiction - seem like they're light years away, given the prevalent levels of robot intelligence.

Indo-American couple honored for their humanitarian work in India

An Indo-American couple has been honored in the US for making significant contributions to the areas of literacy, education, and healthcare in India.

04 Oct 2018


First moon outside our solar system may have been found

Astronomers may have discovered the first known moon outside our solar system, orbiting a gas-giant planet 8,000 light years away.

14 Jul 2018


#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

Today, journalism and mass communication have become one of the most sought-after fields as they offer exciting career options.

28 Jun 2018


#CareerBytes: These 6 online-courses will make you an AI expert

Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world; it's being integrated into various fields like healthcare, banking, transport, defense, education, etc.

27 Jun 2018


#CareerBytes: List of top 6 journalism colleges in the world

Today, journalism and mass communication have become one of the most sought-after fields as they offer exciting career options.

05 Jun 2018

Russia News

I can pardon myself, but have done nothing wrong: Trump

President Trump has done nothing wrong and therefore he doesn't need to pardon himself from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, White House said.

24 May 2018


US President Donald Trump can't block followers on Twitter anymore

US President Donald Trump can't block Twitter users from following him just because they disagree with him, US district judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has ruled.

24 May 2018

Donald Trump

US court rules against President Trump blocking his twitter followers

A US federal court today declared that President Donald Trump cannot block his followers on Twitter as this violated the First Amendment.

Study reveals living abroad leads to better understanding of self

Living abroad can help people develop a better understanding of themselves and have increased clarity about career decision-making, a study has found.

24 Aug 2017


Headless body of journalist Kim Wall identified by Danish Police

Danish Police has identified a headless torso, found off the waters of Copenhagen, as that of journalist Kim Wall.

12 Jul 2017


Trump-ed: US President curbing US citizens rights, results in lawsuit

Donald Trump has embarked on a noble journey of "Making America great again" and regularly shares his nuggets of wisdom on Twitter via @realDonaldTrump.

09 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Ex-FBI director testifies about Trump pressure, Russia investigation

Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, revealing the circumstances leading to his controversial dismissal by US President Donald Trump.

08 Jun 2017


Trump is against freedom of speech, says USA rights institute

What does a tyrant and Trump have in common? Well, they have been both accused of curbing the voice of their people.

Paul Beatty wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize

The 2016 Man Booker Prize was awarded to the American author Paul Beatty for his novel "The Sellout".