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(March 21, 2001)
Marcia Meyers: School of Social Work Report Shows Growing Gap Between Affluent and Poor in New York City
On average, life in New York City has improved in a number of dimensions, but these improvements are more concentrated among advantaged New Yorkers. - Marcia Meyers, Social Work
For a copy of the report go to the Social Indicators Survey Center website.
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(March 08, 2001)
Rita Charon: Program Teaches Medical Students How to 'Read' Patients' Stories
Columbia is the only medical school with a program in narrative competence, which teaches medical students how to better "read" their patients' stories through literary studies. - Rita Charon, College of Physicians and Surgeons
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(Feb. 26, 2001)
David Epstein: Bush's Feb. 27 Speech to Joint Session of Congress Marks First Major Policy Challenge
George W. Bush has a long history of reaching across party lines to make policy as Texas governor. This speech marks his first policy challenge as president. It will be interesting to see if Bush's resume helps him out in this instance. - David Epstein, Political Science
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(Feb. 19, 2001)
Andrew Nathan: "The Tiananmen Papers" Reveals Chinese Leadership's Response to 1989 Demonstrations
"The flow of information that came to the decision-makers was honest and accurate. The top people knew what was on the minds of the demonstrators and knew the support for the demonstrators was wide in the society-demonstrations broke out in 341 Chinese cities." - Andrew Nathan, Political Science
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(Feb. 02, 2001)
Lisa Anderson: U.S. and Libyan Responses to the Lockerbie Verdict
The world is trying to figure out what this verdict means for the next steps in world relations with Libya, including the suspended U.N. sanctions and the U.S. sanctions against Libya. -Lisa Anderson, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs
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(Jan. 26, 2001)
Elliott Sclar: The Economics of Privatization
The notion that governments are a prime example of waste and inefficiency, while businesses are cost-effective and productive, has spurred governments to hire private companies to deliver everything from mass transit and mail delivery to secondary education. But privatization has its costs - both economically and socially. - Elliott D. Sclar, professor of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and director of Urban Planning graduate programs, School of Architecture
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(Jan. 22, 2001)
Fox Sports Net: IVY League in the NFL
Fox Sports Net broadcast segment on Ivy League renaissance in the NFL, highlights names synonymous with scholar-athlete lore. -Sam Marchiano, Columbia College Alumna

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(Jan. 08, 2001)
Allan Rosenfield: Dealing with the AIDS Epidemic
Attempting to deal with the AIDS epidemic is one of the most important public health issues of the day. - Allan Rosenfield, Dean of School of Public Health
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(Dec. 13, 2000)
Nixon "Ungracious" Loser in 1960 Presidential Election Defeat
Did Richard Nixon take the high road in conceding the 1960 Presidential election? That depends on your view of history. - David Greenberg-Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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(Dec. 06, 2000)
Debra Livingston: Recent Law Compels Police Departments to Limit Use of Force
A law passed after the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles now makes it easier for the Justice Department to compel police departments around the country to limit their use of force. - Debra Livingston, Law School
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