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The Definition and Examples of Conclusions to Essays and Speeches

Definition<p>In composition, the term <i>conclusion</i> refers to the sentences or paragraphs that bring a speech, essay, report, or book to a satisfying and …

Writing

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Asia

Podcast: From climate change to Facebook

<b>This week on</b> <i>The Kicker</i>, Meg talks with Wisconsin-based journalist Cassandra Willyard about the challenge of covering climate change. Then Pete is …

Journalism

Barack Obama's intimate love letters to first girlfriend revealed!

The former President penned the notes while attending Columbia University<p>October 20, 2017 - 12:40 BST<p><b>Barack Obama</b>'s intimate love letters to a former …

Barack Obama

The media today: Two weeks in, the Weinstein fallout continues

<b>Who knew?</b> Who was harassed? Who else is out there? Two weeks after <i>The New York Times</i> blew the lid off the Harvey Weinstein story, developments …

Media Industry

Social media crackdowns at the <em>Times</em> and <em>Journal</em> will backfire

Image via Pixabay<p><b>The relationship between</b> media outlets and social platforms like Twitter has always been tense. On some level, publishers know they …

Journalism

Some of the best opioid coverage is not where you’d expect

Photo via Pixabay<p><b>AUSTIN JONATZKE</b> of Stevensville, Michigan, didn’t live a long life, but his family wants you to know how meaningful it was. He …

Journalism

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday.<p><b>1. Google DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence agent is now smarter than ever and taught itself how to play Go.</b> The new agent, named AlphaGo Zero, beat the previous agent 100 games to 0 after just three days of</b> …

Emil Michael

Barack Obama's Love Letters to His Former Girlfriend Were Just Released and We're Swooning

"Hearing your voice was like discovering a passage in a book I read."<p>Personal letters that Barack Obama penned and sent to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, are now being archived by Emory University. There are 30 pages worth of messages—nine letters total—being made public by the college …

Barack Obama

The ad industry is changing—here’s what publishers can expect

<b>The advertising landscape</b> is undergoing its most sweeping transformation in years. Apple just released the new version of Safari, which prioritizes …

Advertising

Corporate Monitors Need Better Regulation

When a corporation engages in misconduct, courts, regulators, or prosecutors often arrange for the appointment of a monitor—an independent, private …

Governance

New York Today: From North Korea to New York

<i>Updated, 9:02 a.m.</i><p><i>Good morning on this mild Thursday.</i><p>In New York City, where you can experience the cultures of faraway countries simply by riding the subway, opportunities to interact with North Koreans are not so common.<p>Only 20 North Korean refugees have resettled in New York since 2001, …

North Korea

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Design Your Future

<b>OPEN TO ALL COLUMBIANS</b><p>The future can feel uncertain, so we’ve created <b>Design Your Future</b>. It’s a three-session program where students learn to apply …

Cisco Systems

Columbia University Press - Columbia Giving Day 2017

Columbia University Press is a leading scholarly publisher. We are committed to advancing Columbia's global mission by fostering, curating, and …

Weil Discusses Risks of Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

Recently, we have seen a rise in class actions filed against employers for improperly classifying their employees as independent contractors. While …

21st Century

For local reporters, climate change means covering an ‘existential threat’

In June 2015, I traveled to Gillette, Wyoming—a gleaming town off Interstate 90 in northeast Wyoming, and the heart of America’s coal country. I was …

Journalism

The Oregonian’s shocking teacher investigation

Last August, Bethany Barnes, the lone K-12 education beat reporter at The Oregonian, got a tip. New documents had been unsealed in a lawsuit against …

Journalism

The media today: An era ends for magazines, and the looks back begin

<b>The obituary of an era</b> is being written in real time. Recent weeks have seen the departure of several top editors from prestige magazine titles, the …

Journalism

Q&A: Joe Hagan on his explosive biography of <em>Rolling Stone’</em>s Jann Wenner

Rolling Stones Publisher Jann Wenner photographed at the Us Weekly headquarters on October 12, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty …

Music

Article

The Effect of High School Socioeconomic, Racial, and Linguistic Segregation on Academic Performance and School Behaviors<p><b>Background/Context:</b> The 1954 …

Education

Viewfinder

They couldn’t believe their eyes. It was really happening. There Donald Trump was in the Oval Office, awkwardly shaking hands with his predecessor, a …

Journalism

Looks on Campus: Maya - Barnard College at Columbia University

Truly timeless style.I don’t know about all of you, but here at Barnard we’ve reached that lovely point in the semester where midterms and due dates …

Clothing

Featured Faculty Work: Brinkley Messick

This localized historical anthropology of a civilization-wide legal tradition engages the still elusive question of how the <i>sharīʿa</i> functioned in …

‘Cease and desist’: Journalism’s strained relationship with police

REPORTERS AT THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES did something recently that most conscientious journalists do when working on something sensitive: they knocked on …

Journalism

Shut Up and Calculate!? | Not Even Wrong

I noticed recently that Nima Arkani-Hamed was giving a talk at Cornell, with the title Three Cheers For “Shut Up And Calculate!” In Fundamental …

Mathematics

Community radio faces dangerous hazards in Mexico

In 1999, a group of radio hosts at Neza Radio, a small community station in the Mexican city of Nezahualcoyotl, began transmitting content for about …

Journalism

The media today: Algorithms at City Hall

Image: AP<p><b>The New York City</b> Council Committee for Technology meeting on Monday was the most attended hearing in the committee’s recent history, …

Journalism

A Tribute to Elizabeth Hardwick

This evening will celebrate the brilliance of <b>Elizabeth Hardwick</b> (1916-2007), novelist and prose writer, upon the appearance of her <i>Collected Essays</i>. …

Poetry

Reuters poll - Powell likely next Fed chief, though Yellen best suited: economists

LONDON (Reuters) - Jerome Powell likely will be the next Federal Reserve chairman, according to a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll - but …

Economy

ISO African-Americans to study law: University of Baltimore recruits top talent from historically black colleges

La’Tika Howard decided at age 6 — shortly after her father was murdered — that she would grow up to become a lawyer. But as her college graduation …

HBCUs