Columbia University

Invalidation only worsens a rape survivor’s experience

When Sulkowicz walked across Columbia’s graduation platform with her mattress in hand, I felt that something had changed, even minimally, even if the point of “Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight)” was futile. Despite the fact her rapist remained on campus for the duration of her time at Columbia, Sulkowicz reminded so many by walking off that stage that there is potential for healing, sisterhood and strength in times of adversity, where everyone is against you.

University Ups Ante on Sexual Violence Awareness

The University already has extensive programs in place that teach students how to protect themselves from sexual violence and offer counseling to victims, all of which are included in the cost of tuition and can be sought out at any time during the year.

Determination defines FIU wrestling club

Alexio Rodriguez is no stranger to heartbreak.
As a 14 year old, he suffered a broken left femur as a result of a jet-ski accident and was given the worst possible diagnosis.