Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz has been carrying her mattress around campus as a "performance art" piece to call attention to the fact that her rapist hasn't been expelled. Emma is scene carring her mattress to class on  Wednesday Sept. 3, 2014. Photos by Kristy Leibowitz.

The Fainting Couch at Columbia

In February 2015, Columbia University—currently ranked the fourth most distinguished academic institution in the United States by U.S. News and World Report—announced that all its students, undergraduate and graduate alike, would be obliged to take part in a “Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.” This “new, required programming,” the Columbia bureaucracy explained, was designed to explore “the relationship between sexual respect and community membership.”

  • Sad example of PC brainwashing.

    And unwitting students go into debt for it.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another excuse to pad the bill. And who gets stuck when the student can’t pay?

    • simus1

      The same people (taxpayers) who get stuck with the bill to pay off the loans if the grad gets a fed government job? Presume that wonderful idea for starting a career debt free is still going strong.

    • Hard Little Machine

      There is no such thing as can’t pay. You pay or they kick you out.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        I was referring to student loans, not tuition. They are two different things.