Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The Battle over Columbia's New Campus

The Battle over Columbia's New Campus
Back in 1968, Columbia's attempt to expand ignited street riots and a now legendary student takeover of the University.

Today Columbia wants to build a brand new 17-acre campus north of its home in Morningside Heights. Many local residents say the plan will destroy the neighborhood's character and some businesses owners are refusing to sell despite the threat of eminent domain.

Is this 1968 revisited or is it an inspired transformation of the area that's bound to bring great benefits to the community, the city, and the public at large?

Original Airdate: 11/6/07

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