While Valentini does not support such limits, it was announced in December that Columbia College lecture courses with a required discussion section will be offered for four credits rather than three beginning this fall in order to comply with state requirements, which will lessen the number of courses students must take in order to graduate. The COI is currently working with departments to determine which courses are eligible for this change.
Nine members of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice are continuing to occupy Low Library after a visit from rules administrator Suzanne Goldberg on Friday night. The visit was the second significant event of the day for the protesters, who started out in a group of 16 and moved into University President Lee Bollinger's office on Friday morning. They were later locked out of the office and away from their belongings.
University President Lee Bollinger will not meet with the members of Columbia Divest for Climate Justice currently occupying Low Library unless they end their sit-in, the protesters learned on Saturday. Nine students have been occupying the building since Thursday afternoon, and have said that they will remain inside Low until Bollinger offers a public statement in support of fossil fuel divestment. However, that number will drop to seven later on Saturday night.
.@HarvardIOP poll: 65% of likely voters between the ages of 18-29 years old would prefer to see Democrats control Congress, but only 34% agree the party cares about "people like them" https://t.co/9pzu3uP69s
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