East Campus (EC) and Hogan are two great dorms for upperclassmen looking to live in suites. You’ve probably been to both before—whether you choose to remember those nights or not. Although Hogan is far smaller than EC, they both have a social atmosphere and are among the nicer dorms on campus. Hogan is entirely seniors, but a few juniors can sneak into EC if they have senior friends who want to live with them.
- several doubles on the 6th floor
- 2-person flats with two bedrooms (cutoff: 30/1477)
- 4-person townhouses, all singles (cutoff: 30/1309)
- 5-person high-rise suites, all singles (cutoff: 30/709)
- 5-person high-rise suites, 3 singles and 1 double (cutoff: 24/814)
- 6-person townhouses, all singles (cutoff: 30/1927)
- 6-person townhouses, 4 singles and 1 double (cutoff: 30/2752)
- 6-person high-rise suites, all singles (cutoff: 30/668)
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Russia vs the World
By now, it is hard to have missed the protests in the Ukraine. As a recap, Russia sent its military to Crimea after a series of Ukrainian protests. A recent vote by the Crimean parliament indicated that the peninsula wanted to join Russia. Not surprisingly, this angered the Western world because Russia is flexing its muscles and no country can do much about it aside from imposing sanctions. And that’s exactly what President Obama did: He placed travel restrictions on Russian diplomats and he froze Russian assets in the US.
We talked to Ian Hewitt, CC ’17, who played Peter Pan at Disneyland this summer, to discuss his experience working at one of the happiest places on Earth.
Responses were edited for clarity and length. Watch a video of the interview here.
How did you get this part? What made you audition for Disneyland?
Well, I went to a performing arts school in Santa Ana, California, and I was in the acting program. They once brought in this casting director who conducted an acting showcase and took us to Hollywood to perform in front of a few casting agents. Some time later Disney called and talked about auditioning for the role of Peter Pan. I already had a couple of friends working at Disneyland, so I decided to go and audition. I got to skip most of the audition process, which was fortunate as it can be quite intensive. At the audition I was asked to dance, and then a few pictures of me with a wig were taken, and then I got the job. I thought it would be a good opportunity to make some money and perform at the same time.
How long did you work there?
About a year and a half, from May of my junior year to Aug., right before I moved here.
Why did you quit?
The short answer would be because I had to move to New York City for college. However, Disney wasn’t the greatest experience, and I felt it was time to move on.
The long-awaited town hall on sexual assault will be held in Jerome Green Hall, Room 103, on Thursday, March 13 at 5 p.m., said administrators in an email today to students.
Administrators also announced the creation of a page on the Columbia Student Affairs website that will provide a space for students to submit anonymous questions for the town hall and for the administration to post relevant documents and future updates regarding the University’s sexual assault policy.
University President Lee Bollinger first announced the town hall at the end of January after months of student activism targeted at the University’s sexual assault policies. Last Friday in an interview, Bollinger told Spectator the town hall would be held on March 13.
After Bollinger’s announcement a week ago, there was some concern from students that the meeting time—the Thursday night before spring break, when many students will have already left campus—would prevent some students from attending.
But after Friday’s University Senate plenary, USenate Student Affairs Committee co-chairs Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14, and Matthew Chou, CC ’14, said that the meeting date wasn’t a strategic choice, but the result of scheduling conflicts.
Today’s email was signed by seven undergraduate deans: School of General Studies Dean Peter Awn; the School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean Mary Boyce; Barnard College Dean Avis Hinkson; Columbia College Dean James Valentini; GS Dean of Students Tom Harford; Columbia Interim Dean of Student Affairs Terry Martinez; Barnard Associate Dean for Student Life Alina Wong.
See the full text of the email after the jump.
The nightmarish 80-47 box score Saturday night is the enduring memory of this men’s basketball season for some. But not for me.
At 18-11 overall with two games remaining, the popular narrative should be about Columbia’s potential first 20-win season in four decades.
While a 20-11 record wouldn’t put the Lions in the NCAA Tournament—those hopes set sail after that whole Harvard game meltdown thing—it would still represent something significant for the program.
Twenty wins in college basketball is a basic benchmark of a solid team. Championship-caliber teams rarely jump from mediocrity straight to immortality—they usually have a very good season in between, one which is a sign of good things to come. Harvard, for example, finished with 21 wins in 2009-10. It was a seven-win improvement from the previous season and a 13-win improvement over the season before that. Fast forward to the present: Harvard has clinched its fourth consecutive Ivy title. More »
We’re now in the final stretch before spring break. Before you power through those last few midterms, though, take a break to peruse these articles and plan out your weekend.
A Biennial of one’s own: Whitney and Bruces clash—Read about the relationship between the Whitney Biennial and the Brucennial, which was created in response to the Whitney’s trademark show. The Brucennial, now in its final year, rejects the Whitney’s limited idea of American art and offers greater diversity amongst not only artists, but in subject matter, medium, and design. These two massive art shows open today.
Good morning, Columbia! It’s looking to be a cloudy day with a high of 38 degrees. That’s about as excited as we can get about the weather. Here’s your daily dose of morning news:
In Columbia news:
- The president of Planned Parenthood is expected to be the Barnard Class of 2014 commencement speaker.
- Lions’ baseball heads south this weekend to Georgia to play Kennesaw State.
- $50,000 is up for grabs in a business startup competition to be held next month.
It’s late. You’re up. Let’s do this.
Columbia makes the news: Columbia Democrats was featured on Buzzfeed this week for its “Women in the Media” campaign. Images of various Columbia students holding up signs like “I need feminism so I can be a woman and an engineer” are inspiring!
Midterms are the worst: Someone called in a fake bomb threat to Hamilton Hall on this day in 1980. Being Columbia students, everyone kept working on their exams in the Van Am Quad. But seriously, don’t get any ideas.
Getting employed: Turns out that working at a startup might not be as financially sound as you think.
The end: A designer built a 3D model of Barbie… if she were healthy. His dolls, called Lammily, have the proportions of the average American 19 year old. He hopes to produce dolls in different shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and races – but for all to look like normal, healthy American girls. Yay for positive body image!
If you’re not yet intimately acquainted with the dark, whirling, time-sucking vortex of new musical exploration that is free internet music (SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Earmilk, etc..), then you should be. For every ten disturbing, jangly, new-wave, half-hour long “tracks” composed of human and animal sex sounds, you might just discover a gem. Then you can send it to all your friends and remind them how normcore they are in their music taste in comparison with you. For midterms’ sake, we’ve done the legwork for you in tonight’s pre-game playlist.
Are you having a sophisticated wine and cheese party? Would you like to up the ante? Here’s a frankly dirty Edith Piaf remix to get things going—you’ll have it to thank when you wake up tomorrow morning naked and smeared with camembert.
Great Good Fine Ok—”You’re the One for Me” (option4 remix)
Blasting out an unheard-of remix of an unheard-of band at your unheard-of party with your unheard-of, possibly nonexistent friends? You are like an onion but with layers of hipster.
Every week, series blogger Rebecca Farley gives a platform to Columbia’s (literally) unheard voices. Today, she chats with the Barnard bench, a sculpture by Jenny Holzer.
The marble bench in front of Barnard Hall is a puzzling piece of art. It is a bench, though not one that appears made for sitting. The inscriptions on the bench read: “Stupid people shouldn’t breed” and “it’s crucial to have an active fantasy life.” The statements are puzzling; both give advice, but the advice seems abrupt, rough, almost rude. Why is it crucial to have an active fantasy life? And why should stupid people not have kids? I decided to take these questions to the source: the bench himself.
At the beginning of our interview the bench seems nervous. He starts asking questions as soon as I arrive, anxiously asking for details about the interview.
“How long will this take?” he asks first.
“However long you’d like,” I assure him.
He wonders where the interview will be published, who will read it, whether or not there will be a photo, and should he polish his marble if there is going to be a photo. Once I’ve answered his litany of questions, I try my best to ease the anxious bench into the interview.
“I like your location,” I tell him. “The shrubbery around here is nicely organized; I really think it looks beautiful in spring.”
“Mm-hmm,” he intones. He still seems anxious; I feel that he is constantly trying to assess me or guess my next action.
Regardless, the bench is a beautiful piece of art. His sleek marble body is gleaming in the late winter sun, the grey etchings of marble striation looking like the first signs of earth under melting snow. He is a wonderfully designed bench. The rectangular prism that makes up his body is free of blemishes or marks; the marble itself feels like the surface of a laptop, clean and smooth.