A Lone Woman Takes on Columbia

The university may be overmatched in its dispute with a highly regarded economics professor who says she's been treated badly

Graciela Chichilnisky strides through a seafood restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and immediately tells the waiter to change her table. This one, in the back, will not do. She points to the best table in the house. And she needs extra chairs. And the fish, can she have it cooked with a pepper crust, instead of the way it's described on the