Archive for September, 2010
The world is divided into two groups: those who are eligible to be a Columbia College Class Day speaker, and those who aren’t. The rules of eligibility are very complicated and rather boring, especially in the context of alumni with titles like “junior secretarial understudy to the office of a moderately important governmental agency,” or “person who got something published somewhere.” More »
It’s official: As of tonight, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has moved from 131st Street to 125th Street. and is currently serving its first meal in its new location. Forced out by some alleged Columbia expansion, Dino BBQ is excited about its new location. [DNAinfo]
Check out tomorrow’s edition of Weekend for full coverage of the new Dino BBQ locale, including an interview with the owner.
In a security update sent out minutes ago to the Undergraduate community, a robbery at the Wien gates was described wherein two young males grabbed a cell phone from a female student and took off toward Morningside Park.
Full security update and photos after the jump (because who’s going to download and open a .doc file from PSafety?). More »
Making my way to the top of this building was on my bucket list since it was just a hole in the ground next to Pupin my freshman year.
Well, I gotta add my two cents on Class Day. If you’re like me, Columbia, you probably recognized about one quarter to one third of the names on the list of potential speakers. And if, like me, you Wikipedia’d the one with the funniest name (Toomas!), then you probably discovered that Barry isn’t our only alum-turned President (viva Estonia!). Which got me thinking—maybe there’s a way to make the best of our rule against unaffiliated Class Day speakers. More »
Football has been, and will always remain, Columbia’s marquee sport. Similar to teams like the Chicago Cubs, the football program’s success or failure each season hardly affects the hype. But while football continues to ride its high horse from its 24-10 win over Towson, other teams have mostly been left in the dark. More »
Weather.com says it’s raining right now. Good news? You get to wear those new rain boots from Urban! Bad news? You probably won’t take them off for the next 36 hours. That’s your weather forecast—today’s paper confirms some other rumors.
- CCE can apparently be useful! Maybe only for future trend-setters. [A&E]
- Freshpeople might even be worth keeping around. [Sports]
- The neighborhood’s homeless could be forced to live on the streets. [News]
- The health care reform bill is far from perfect, but it works out pretty well for us. [Opinion]
- In case you missed it, a list of disappointing options was sent out yesterday. [News]
Kids, it’s happened again. There was a vote for the ESC first-year class council. The second-place class representative spot had a tie. Then it turned out there was a mistake—everyone had only been allowed to vote for one rep, not the allotted two. So there was a full class rep revote. And, guess what? There was, yet again, a tie for the second class rep spot. We kid you not—this really just happened. So, yeah, there’s going to be a runoff, again. Details forthcoming. For now, the full election results email after the jump. (Note that the president/VP tallies are from the initial election, and the class rep tallies are from this week’s revote.) More »
Gore will speak next Tuesday at 9 a.m. He intends to discuss “how investors, particularly sovereign wealth funds and other long-term investors, can leverage their expanding global influence to build robust social and environmental governance standards through investments that protect the environment, promote stability, and advance intergenerational welfare.” Sounds good!
Soros, whose event bears the name “The Sovereign Debt Problem,” will speak at 11:45 a.m. the same day.
Registration is open to Columbia University students only and will start tomorrow morning at 9 a.m.