Emma Sulkowicz's Newest Art Project is a Disturbing Sex Tape 

Artnet has confirmed that Emma Sulkowicz, the former Columbia University student known for “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight),” is behind the website “Ceci N’est Pas Un Viol .” The site hosts an artist’s statement from Sulkowicz, who graduated from Columbia in May of this year, and a video she filmed with… » 6/05/15 1:28am 6/05/15 1:28am

Mystery: Who Impersonated a Reporter to Doxx a Sexual Assault Victim?

Last month, Jezebel ran a piece written by a woman who had filed a successful complaint against accused Columbia rapist Paul Nungesser. She chose to remain anonymous to protect herself. Days later, her identity was doxxed on the website of a well-known bumbling wannabe conservative provocateur famed for his unethical… » 6/02/15 5:10pm 6/02/15 5:10pm

Posters on Columbia Campus Call Emma Sulkowicz a 'Pretty Little Liar'

As Commencement Week continues at Columbia University, someone spent last night hanging large posters featuring a photo of Emma Sulkowicz and the words “Pretty Little Liar,” “#fakerape,” and “#rapehoax.” They’ve also created a Twitter account, Fake Rape. Guess everyone has to have a gross hobby. » 5/20/15 9:05am 5/20/15 9:05am

Emma Sulkowicz and Friends Carried Mattress During Columbia Graduation

Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz, who accused fellow student Paul Nungesser of rape and then carried a mattress all year in protest of the administration’s handling of her claims, carried that mattress onstage during Tuesday’s commencement exercises. Sulkowicz was helped by several friends; the audience cheered as they… » 5/19/15 1:45pm 5/19/15 1:45pm

Columbia Rape Protesters Pay Fine With Giant Check Written On Mattress

Student anti-rape activists at Columbia University issued an extra-long Fuck You to the school's administration today by dumping a mock-check written on a mattress in the University President's office. The delivery featured the same kind of mattress the students were fined for damaging when they used them to protest… » 12/15/14 4:20pm 12/15/14 4:20pm

Columbia Students Drag Mattresses Onto Campus to Support Rape Survivor

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress to class every day until her rapist leaves school. In an incredibly poignant act of solidarity, other Columbia students have begun walking with her, helping her carry the load. And today, they dragged several mattresses of their own in front of the… » 9/12/14 5:40pm 9/12/14 5:40pm

Columbia Unveils New Sexual Assault Policy, Students Are Not Impressed

After provoking student ire by fighting campus rape by, uh, canceling a concert, the Columbia administration has finally come out with a revised and updated sexual assault and harassment policy. It's a marked improvement from the previous policy — I mean, it would be hard to get much worse — but on-campus activists… » 8/15/14 1:20pm 8/15/14 1:20pm

Canceling a Concert Won't Solve Columbia's Rape Problem

Like so many colleges and universities in America, Columbia has an egregious sexual assault problem. Fortunately, the administration has come up with a totally sufficient and effective means of eradicating sexual violence on campus once and for all: they're canceling a semi-annual concert over "safety concerns… » 8/12/14 12:50pm 8/12/14 12:50pm

Columbia Graduates Wear Red Tape In Solidarity With Rape Survivors

Colleges and universities have a reputation for sweeping sexual assault under the rug because they want to avoid negative publicity. That tactic has been biting Columbia University in the ass over recent months, as their administration's responsibility dodge has led to a barrage of bad press. And now, a smattering of… » 5/21/14 6:30pm 5/21/14 6:30pm

Why Reporting to Police Isn't the Solution to the College Rape Problem

A fairly common refrain when discussing the utter, devastating ineptitude of colleges in handling sexual assault cases is, "Why do we even trust colleges to handle this?" Often, people will wonder why victims don't just report to the police. The short answer to this is as wholly depressing as you'd expect: simply put,… » 5/20/14 2:40pm 5/20/14 2:40pm

23 Students File Complaint Against Columbia for Mishandling Rape

After several truly infuriating accounts of the Columbia administration mishandling and neglecting sexual assault reports became public, the University pledged to clean up its act. But, as is so often and so alarmingly the case, this seems to have just been a PR smokescreen: the administration's first concern was… » 4/24/14 4:30pm 4/24/14 4:30pm

Columbia University's Finals Night Tradition Isn't So Female-Friendly

Tonight is "Orgo Night" at Columbia University, a storied school tradition that takes place every semester during finals when the marching band performs stand-up comedy in the library in an attempt to entertain (and offend) everyone. Some Barnard students say Orgo Night is too sexist to be funny — and that this year,… » 12/13/12 4:40pm 12/13/12 4:40pm

Columbia University Impostor Arrested After Two Weeks of Being Creepy…

For college freshmen, the first few weeks of school are all about not making (and subsequently being stuck with during first-time-getting-wasted experiences) boring friends, learning which classes to complete assignments for and which classes to blow off, and, especially if you happen to be a freshman at Columbia this… » 9/10/12 9:15pm 9/10/12 9:15pm