Posts Tagged: Columbia
The political becoming local and, in effect, personal, is what I think we saw playing out all across Columbia last week. If Ocosingo War Diary teaches us anything, it’s that what might seem like an obvious choice—ending a war of 52 years—from the global perspective actually might be quite a bit more complicated when the social fabric of a place is taken into consideration, especially the intergenerational baggage that’s asked to be unpacked when particular regions—some more resentful of the FARC than others—are asked to simply move on from the violence they and their families have experienced for generations.
Conservative pundits have been attacking Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia student who spent the last year carrying around her mattress in protest of how the university handled the discipline hearing after she was raped, labeling her a liar. Most of these criticisms seem to forget that three other women also filed complaints against her attacker, Paul Nungesser....more
Of all the electrons blasted across the internet in the raging debate about the Poets & Writers rankings of MFA programs across this land, these may be the most useless. While defending the honor of the Columbia MFA program, Scott Kenemore wrote the following:
“It’s [Columbia’s MFA program] for people whose genitals still work, dammit.”
How could anyone argue with such potent logic?...more