Columbia University cancels school-wide commencement ceremony after protests

Columbia University, after weeks of campus unrest amid pro-Palestine protests, announced Monday that it is cancelling its school-wide commencement ceremony — and will instead hold small, individual celebrations.

This comes amidst severe student unrest as protests over Palestine made national headlines at Columbia University after administrators asked the NYPD to enter their campus on two separate occasions to arrest and remove those who had occupied the grounds and Hamilton Hall. Scores of students were arrested in both NYPD busts.