The Current is a journal of politics, culture and Jewish affairs. Founded by Bari Weiss and first printed in December 2005, The Current publishes essays on a broad range of subjects, with letters to the editor, an editorial, and book reviews appearing in each issue.
The Current's most recent issue, Spring 2007, was the first-ever Columbia publication to be printed in a 'green'--environmentally friendly--manner. The Current's paper is 100% Forest Stewardship Council certified, and 50% of it comes from recycled sources, of which 25% is post-consumer waste. Additionally, no chlorine or acids were used to bleach the paper or publish the journal. It is not yet known whether other Columbia publications will follow suit and move toward 'green' publishing.