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Columbia Faculty, After ‘Horrific Police Attack,’ Vote ‘No Confidence’ in School President

“A vote of no confidence is the only way to begin rebuilding our shattered community and re-establishing the University’s core values of free speech, the right to peaceful assembly, and shared governance,” read a statement issued today by the Columbia University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). It cited a series of “offenses” that “culminated in the horrific police attack on our students that is now shamefully on view for the whole world to see.” Even after all this, students, faculty, and staff remain locked out of campus. A few days earlier, faculty at Columbia’s associated Barnard College also voted “no confidence” in their school President Laura Rosenbury.