At 3 p.m. today, students and alumni of the School of General Studies held a dedication and flag-raising ceremony on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn, where a new flag symbolizing General Studies school pride will fly. Both the flag and flagpole are gifts of the class of 2013.
Barnard Student Government Association correspondent Emma Goss brings you the highlights from Monday night’s Barnard SGA representative council meeting.
What They’ve Done:
- Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, spoke about increasing support for student wellness on campus and asked the representatives to brainstorm ideas to better educate students about wellness resources. She also agreed with the council that SGA should change the campus culture to help students feel less anxious or uncomfortable when it comes to seeking counseling and emotional support.
- Hinkson also said that approximately 15 different architectural firms have presented proposals for the teaching and learning center to replace Lehman Hall. They will announce an architect next semester.
- Ramis Wadood, CC ’16 and Columbia College Student Council class of 2016 president, and Ben Kornick, CC ’16 and a representative of the class of 2016 campus life committee, gave a presentation on their plans to hold a second annual Columbia Music Festival in the spring. The eight-day festival will showcase a variety of music groups on campus during the week of Bacchanal from April 5 to 13. CCSC has funded $32,000 of the $45,000 they need for the festival. SGA voted to fund the remaining $13,000 in ratio with the Engineering Student Council and General Studies Student Council. More »
Yesterday around 6:40 p.m. on 120th Street between Amsterdam and Morningside avenues, a man snatched the iPhone of a Columbia affiliate while she was showing him directions, according to an email sent out by Public Safety. Police are now searching for the unidentified male—you can find images of the suspect from CCTV in the PDF attached to the email. Stay safe, everyone, and be alert!
Here’s the full email:
Please review the attached security alert from the Columbia University Department of Public Safety regarding an iPhone larceny that occurred on December 9, 2013, at approximately 6:40 p.m. at 434 W. 120 Street. If you have any information about this crime or the suspect, please call the 26th Precinct Detective Squad at 212-678-1350.
Please remember to be mindful of your surroundings at all times. Exercise particular caution when walking alone or at night and be careful not to display electronics when they are not in use. If you observe anyone acting in a suspicious manner, or you feel threatened in any way, call the police immediately by dialing 911. Public Safety may also be reached at any time by calling 212-854-5555.
It is nearing that time, we fear. Daily content on Spectrum will commence limited production as us bloggers commence
Netflix finals season. As the final 1:11 of 2013, we compiled the top 10 most popular posts on Spectrum over the year. Here they are, in all their glory.
(And yes, let’s pretend it’s Thursday so the #tbt thing will work. Just go with it.)
The best of all those “what would I say” statuses (stati?). For more, check out our interview with the creators, who are alums of yours truly.
Remember that time? Oh yeah, it’s casual. Here’s proof that it actually happened. For more, check out our interview with “fountain girl.” For those of you who weren’t there, one girl somehow managed to climb into one of the fountains at Low and was romping around. ‘Twas quite a sight.
This was a huge scandal toward the end of last spring. Almost every reading week some big scandal erupts on campus. Check out our predictions of what the scandal will be this year.
Quick and Dirty is an occasional series in which we ask our regular Opinion contributors their thoughts on a particular topic. This week, we asked them to share their thoughts on reading week – that twilight period between the end of classes and the beginning of finals where most Columbians are overworked, overcaffeinated and under-rested.
Ben Rashkovich, Canon contributor: I’ve had a tradition, once I’m done or nearly done but with lots of free time, of going into Butler with a friend and watching Netflix or just eating while everyone else studies. Last semester I brought an entire homemade cherry pie and a quart of milk and watched Breaking Bad until like 6 a.m. with my roommate.
Orli Matlow, Blogger:
To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas:
With Orgo Night just around the corner, here are a few of our favorite Organic Chemistry videos from Luis Campos’ class. For extra credit, students were told they could make orgo themed music videos. Nothing gets Columbia’s creativity going like the words “extra credit.”
You get excited when that little red one came up on your Facebook. But disappointment immediately hits because it was really this person you vaguely know inviting you to the “Astronauts Anonymous Study Break” that you would never actually go to. Your Facebook feed starts to fill up slowly and painfully with a “study break” hosted by almost every campus organization. If you take so many study breaks, HOW WILL YOU EVER STUDY?!
We can help you, friend. Here is Spec’s guide to the mountain of study breaks. You’re welcome.
The Barnard Food Advisory Board (FAB) will host daily study breaks with free food every night at 8 p.m. until December 13 on the 2nd floor Diana dining room. See the link for the foods they will have!
Columbia College Student Council correspondent Elizabeth Sedran brings you the latest from the council’s last meeting.
What They’ve Done:
- CCSC Passed the University Events Management resolution. The resolution created the University Events Management Student Events Advisory Committee, which aims to streamline event booking for student groups. Student councils and governing boards will comprise the committee, and monthly meetings will be open to the student body.
- The council created the CUIT Charter, which refines the representatives on CUIT Committee to include the ESC director of technology and one member of the USenate
- The CCSC 2015 Class Council created a new system of recognition for students who make the dean’s list.
What To Expect:
- A new printing system is coming to Columbia that will allow students to print directly from their computers, and see how many jobs are ahead of them in the queue.
- Councils will launch a new application for student groups to streamline co-sponsorship from CCSC.
- The finance committee will unveil a list of all funding opportunities available on campus for students.
Ah, the last day of classes. We’ve all anticipated this day, yet also this day is terrifying because it is the signal that finals are actually happening. But for now, just sit back and applaud for your tweed-wearing professors at the end of class and think about the semester you have had. Here’s the news:
Just in case you missed out on Swimming and Squash this weekend, be sure to read the Weekend Recap.
Check out our editorial board’s “#2013” recap of the year.
Please don’t cry, but the Bankstreet Bookstore can no longer afford to stay at their current location. The only solace from this sad news is that perhaps the owner of Book Culture and the owner of the Bankstreet store are involved in a “You’ve Got Mail”-esque romance. A girl could dream.