Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s Length

Columbia U. Tries to Welcome the Neighbors — and Keeps Them at Arm’s Length

The Forum, Columbia’s newest Manhattanville building. Photo: Frank Oudeman/Courtesy of Columbia University Columbia is feeling celebratory these days. It’s built itself the first wedge of a new campus that will one day cover 17 acres in Manhattanville, a valley between two viaducts north of West 125th Street. And not just an old-fashioned bunch of buildings,…

7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary Tale

7-Eleven’s Alleged Collaboration on ICE Raids Is a Cautionary Tale

An immigration story turns ugly. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images 7-Eleven franchisees believe the corporation is using U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to target critics, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Monday. As the corporation’s CEO, Joe DePinto, tightens his grip on franchises — demanding, in Businessweek’s words, “more inventory, more money, more adherence in matters large and…

Welcome to Sleep Week

Welcome to Sleep Week

Photo: Paramount Pictures Last week at the Strategist was Work Week, during which we wrote about how to be productive by choosing things like the best ergonomic office chair and the best work backpack. This week is Sleep Week, which we’re devoting to all the things that help us get better shut-eye. We’re talking to…