Here's the Full Complaint in the 'Mattress' Lawsuit Against Columbia

Columbia University senior Paul Nungesser filed suit against the school yesterday, alleging that it refused to protect him from the harassment and hostile learning environment created by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz’s rape allegations against him, and her “Carry that Weight” performance art piece. Nungesser’s… » 4/24/15 11:10am Friday 11:10am

Accused Rapist in 'Mattress Girl' Case Sues Columbia University

Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of rape by fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, whose mattress-carrying protest drew national attention, has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school. Nungesser accuses the university of failing to protect him from what he calls Sulkowicz’s “harassment… » 4/24/15 10:15am Friday 10:15am

Columbia Student Protesters Project 'Rape Happens Here' on Library

No Red Tape, the anti-rape activist group at Columbia University, projected the words “Rape happens here” and “Columbia has a rape problem” across the facade of the campus library Sunday night. The demonstration was timed to coincide with prospective students visiting the campus. An administrator reportedly physically… » 4/13/15 3:00pm 4/13/15 3:00pm

Review Shows Everything that Went Wrong in Rolling Stone's UVA Story

A team from Columbia University’s Journalism School has completed its review into Rolling Stone’s story about an alleged rape at the University of Virginia; their 12,000 word report says that the magazine as well as Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the reporter who wrote the piece, failed to follow “basic, even routine… » 4/05/15 9:05pm 4/05/15 9:05pm

Study: Black Girls Face Harsher School Discipline than White Girls

A new study released by Columbia University Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies has found that racial bias may play a larger role in the discipline of girls than boys—and in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where black girls are suspended five times as much as white girls,… » 3/30/15 12:30pm 3/30/15 12:30pm

Columbia Anti-Rape Protesters Threatened with Disciplinary Action 

The anti-rape activists who crashed an admissions session at Columbia University say the school is threatening them with unspecified disciplinary action. Members of No Red Tape say several of their members were sent letters from the school's Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards, warning them that their… » 2/23/15 10:50am 2/23/15 10:50am

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 Student Will Carry Her Mattress Until Her Rapist Exits School

Columbia University senior Emma Sulkowicz (whom we have written about before) has taken her experience attending college with her rapist and turned it into her senior thesis project. "It's endurance performance art piece," Sulkowicz told the Columbia Daily Spectator about the endeavor, for which she will carry her… » 9/02/14 3:50pm 9/02/14 3:50pm

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

'Rapist List' Mysteriously Appearing in Columbia University Bathrooms

Fed up with their school's inadequate response to sexual assault on campus, an anonymous group of Columbia University students have taken matters into their own hands. But they're not relying on the court system to force the University to address the problem; they're posting so-called "rapist lists" in women's… » 5/13/14 12:40pm 5/13/14 12:40pm

Columbia University No Longer Guarantees Abortion Coverage to All…

Until this year, Columbia University covered abortions through the Columbia Health Program fee, which all students are required to pay. But now, abortion is covered under the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan, meaning that a student in need of an abortion who is covered by her parents' or her own insurance… » 10/18/12 6:40pm 10/18/12 6:40pm