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COVID-19 detected in Columbia University’s wastewater

Residents of two Columbia University residence halls are being required to get immediate COVID-19 tests after the virus was detected in building sewage, according to a campus outlet.

Those who refuse to get screened are subject to ejection from campus housing, officials said in a Monday note.

“The presence of Covid-19 has been detected in the wastewater of both Broadway Residence Hall & Wien Residence Hall through Columbia’s enhanced campus testing program,” school staff wrote Monday.

More municipalities are testing sewage to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 among specific populations.

Bergen County, which began testing wastewater in partnership with Columbia

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Andrew Yang Wants Columbia University to Pay for NYC Public Services

Photographer: Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg

Andrew Yang, the former presidential contender running for New York City mayor, says his alma mater Columbia University is going to have to pitch in to help with the city’s budget. How much money he says he can get may be a stretch.

Yang, a 46-year-old Democrat, wants wealthy universities in the city to pay for services like fire protection and garbage removal. And he wants to scrap a tax subsidy given to Madison Square Garden. Combined, his proposals could raise “in the low hundreds of millions,” he said.

“There are very significant property

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Columbia University’s Ultra-Woke Idea: Segregated Graduation Ceremonies

Last week, Columbia University, where I am currently a junior, made national headlines over commencement ceremonies demarcated by race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Such multicultural ceremonies have a history at many schools, but Columbia’s was apparently the one to receive nationwide media attention. Though discussion and discourse are always important, most of the resulting social-media frenzy focused on the wrong ideas. It is not about getting into the weeds and arguing over which historically marginalized group deserves to be recognized or whether these ceremonies are optional. The very creation and existence of such events is fundamentally problematic right

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Columbia University hosting 6 separate graduation ceremonies based on income level, race, ethnicities

Columbia University is planning to hold six additional graduation ceremonies for students according to their race and other aspects of how they identify.

The New York City school’s website details graduation ceremonies for Native, Asian, “Latinx” and Black students taking place for Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, General Studies and Barnard College at the end of April. Another dubbed “FLI Graduation” is for “first generation and/or low income community.” The school also hosts a “Lavender” graduation for the “LGBTIAQ+ community.”

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the ceremonies will take place online. It’s unclear when the separate ceremonies were announced, but Sunday was

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Columbia University grad student workers go on strike

Thousands of graduate students and student workers at Columbia University began striking Monday after negotiations with school administrators stalled once again.

The two sides have hit an impasse over the terms of the school’s first student worker contract — and the action comes about four years after the graduate students first unionized.

The students are demanding higher wages and improved benefits to offset rising costs of living, as well as a system to better investigate allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Union members will no longer work or conduct research on behalf of the university until their demands are met,

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