in the news

Columbia’s Displacement in the news:

(For more background info check out, CPC’s original website)

The Daily News gives us a human perspective of the death of Juan Ruiz, the construction worker killed on March 22nd in a Columbia building demolition that admins knew was unsafe; he was only a week away from retirement.

DNAinfo details Columbia’s Displacement plan’s well-documented history of safety violations in the wake of Juan Ruiz’s death.

A SCUD occupier and Columbia student, Elliott Grieco, is interviewed on the Manhattan News Network (

DNAinfo visits 655 W 125th

The NYTimes covers Juan Ruiz’s death and the injuries of two other construction workers, mentioning CPC’s march that hours later would become an occupation at a 655 W 125th.

Opinion: Against Columbia’s Displacement

“Holding Columbia Accountable” (Columbia Daily Spectator, April 2012)
Columbia College student Colin Kinniburgh challenges peers, faculty, and administration to open its eyes to community concerns.

“Expansion Against the Community” (Columbia Daily Spectator, April 2011)
Columbia College alumn and Morningside Heights resident Tom Kappner speaks out against Columbia’s draconian expansion methods, oftentimes at the direct expense of working-class residents.

“Bollinger’s Whoppers” (Unpublished PDF document, written April 2010)
West Harlem community activist Tom DeMott exposes the University President’s flip-flopping and distortion of the expansion issue.


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