Archive for July, 2010
You probably read last week that our own Lee Bollinger was named chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for next year. Spec news editor Alix Pianin had the chance to chat briefly with him about the appointment, which Bollinger says comes at a “time of transition” for an “evolving” organization.
On Thursday, Representative Charles B. Rangel faced several violations brought forth by a House ethics committee. Rangel is still running for reelection this fall, though he stepped down (temporarily, he said) from his chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee in March. Spec news deputy Kim Kirschenbaum was in Washington reporting, and has the full story here.
Oh, students admitted to Columbia for the upcoming academic year. You few! You happy few! You 9 percent of the 26,178 who applied! Although, according to the New York Times’ 2010 Admissions Tally, only 58 percent of you enrolled. The data ran on “The Choice Blog,” under the subheading “Demystifying College Admissions and Aid.” Further demystification after the jump. More »
Thanks for bringing us into this debate, Newt!
Recent Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin is expected to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN, making him the first Ivy League player in the NBA since 2002. Lin wasn’t picked in the draft, but he impressed during his time on the Dallas Mavericks’ summer league team, even going toe-to-toe with No. 1 overall pick John Wall. Lin hasn’t been the only Ivy player featured in this year’s summer league, though. More »
This is a promotion for President Bollinger, who’s been a deputy chairman since last August.
Barnard, in the hopes of earning the coveted “Best Dressed Women’s College” title, is searching for its own next top model to become the face for the new Barnard website.
In a secretive, yet oddly specific email sent to Barnard students on Friday, the Residential Life & Housing Committee at Barnard announced a photo shoot to occur later this week. The email, which tells interested models what to bring and wear and stuff, has very precise instructions! (Thinking about wearing pastels? Think again.) They even ask students to bring men along to the photo shoot so that they may “show that aspect of campus life.” Full email after the jump. More »
There’s a big front-page story in today’s New York Times about a series of investigations conducted by the Food and Drugs Administration into potentially illegal research being conducted on “patients with disorders like schizophrenia and severe depression,” among others. According to the article, doctors injected patients with radioactive chemicals that contained dangerous levels of impurities. (The radioactive chemicals themselves are not dangerous, the article said.) More »