Police and Law Enforcement

George Floyd Remembered

George Floyd Remembered George Floyd Remembered

Muralists around the world leave indelible portraits.

May 24, 2024 / OppArt / Anonymous

Graduation

Graduation Graduation

Students learn how the system works.

May 23, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Students holding Palestinian flags and signs walk out of the UMass Amherst commencement ceremony in protest on May 18, 2024, as Chancellor Javier Reyes takes the stage to speak.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

May 21, 2024 / Kevin Young

Prentice Penny was joined on stage by showrunner Joie Jacoby and producer Jason Parham for a Q&A, moderated by Van Lathan.

Black Twitter’s Homegoing Black Twitter’s Homegoing

A new Hulu docuseries about Black Twitter wants to be a tribute piece to Black millennial intellectual and creative output. But what it becomes is something else entirely.

May 17, 2024 / Hanna Phifer

Columbia University student journalist

What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned What Student Journalists at Columbia Really Learned

In the classroom, professors taught the importance of the free press, at the same time as the administration stifled the work of student journalists and intimidated them through t...

May 17, 2024 / StudentNation / Anna Oakes, Indy Scholtens, Emily Byrski, Angelica Ang, Claire Elana Davenport, and Fahima Degia

CCNY Student Protest

CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses

Why are the City College protesters being charged with felonies that could land them up to nine years in jail—while Columbia students are facing much lighter sentences?

May 16, 2024 / Nicolas Niarchos

A protester waves a Palestinian flag from the roof of Hamilton Hall at Columbia University on April 30, 2024.

The Anti-War Movement Needs to Claim Its Victories The Anti-War Movement Needs to Claim Its Victories

There’s no need to accept the churlish narrative of Biden and the establishment. The administration’s shift on Israel is a gain that can—and must—be built on.

May 13, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University

The Student Protesters Are Demonstrating Their Bravery, Not Antisemitism The Student Protesters Are Demonstrating Their Bravery, Not Antisemitism

The real threat to American Jews comes not from students but from the MAGA Republicans who are shouting about antisemitism the loudest.

May 10, 2024 / Helen Benedict

A woman sits in her car, which police had seized for a crime she did not commit.

The Supreme Court Rules That Cops Can Steal Your Stuff—as They Always Have The Supreme Court Rules That Cops Can Steal Your Stuff—as They Always Have

By a 6-3 vote, the conservative justices decided that there is no need for the state to provide a preliminary hearing in civil forfeiture cases.

May 10, 2024 / Elie Mystal

A campus police officer stand stands at the ready as protesters demonstrate at the University of Chicago on May 3, 2024.

Campus Police Are Among the Armed Heavies Cracking Down on Students Campus Police Are Among the Armed Heavies Cracking Down on Students

While some of the worst behavior has come from local and state police, university police have shown themselves to be just as capable of brutality.

May 9, 2024 / Alex S. Vitale

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