Archive for November, 2010
If you’ve ever been up to Baker Field to take in a Columbia athletic event, odds are you’ve seen the enormous “C” painted on the rock facing Inwood Hill Park.
Most people look at it, assume that it has something to do with Columbia and maybe even Columbia athletics, and then go back to watching the game. Laura Gabby of the Manhattan Times (and a Columbia alum), however, was slightly more curious. She found out that Robert Prendergast, a Columbia medical student and member of the heavyweight team, painted the “C” in 1954, and members of the crew team repainted it until 1987.
Another rower, Alan Frommer, said that he and some of the other members of the crew team completed the “C” over spring break in 1954, as only the bottom half was painted. While the history of the “C” is still shrouded in some mystery, check out the full story in the Manhattan Times here.
Guys, it is Christmas/Chanukah/The Holiday Season/Almost Break. Even here in MoHi, the regulars have gone all out! Full list of neighborhood holiday specials after the jump.
Yesterday brought news of the indictment of a Bronx man named George Castro, who over the past two months allegedly stole $5 million from Alma Mater. Castro supposedly hacked into the university’s electronic payment system and had the money sent to his account as if he were a Columbia employee. More »
I had a strange experience over Thanksgiving break, and any Columbia student could have had the same one if he’d turned on his TV on Friday. I turned the channel to ESPN2, and bam: there was former Columbia head basketball coach Joe Jones, now the associate head coach at Boston College. It got me thinking about not only this years Columbia men’s basketball team, but about the state of the program that Joe Jones left when he went to BC. More »
In tonight’s vote, the SGA has upheld the unbinding student poll and voted in favor of sorority recognition, voting 14 for, 5 against.
SGA voted in favor of granting stage-one recognition to all sororities in campus.
This vote is accompanied by a motion that strips the Panhellenic Council—one of the three councils that make up the Inter-Greek Governing Board—of their current stage-one recognition. SGA members said they could not recognize an individual Greek council, which oversees some but not all of Columbia’s sororities. Instead, they will be granting stage-one recognition to all sororities under IGC. This is includes those sororities that are part of the Multicultural Greek Council.
News will have the full story in tomorrow’s paper.
Apparently we have rediscovered that sex sells. In the wake of the splendid nakedness that is Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs, the SEAS Class of 2013 is selling boxer shorts. Their advertising strategy? Put the boxer shorts on David Beckham.
Now, not to stereotype the SEAS population, but do any of them really think that these boxer shorts will make them appear anywhere near as sexy as Mr. Posh Spice? Would they not be more successful photoshopping a pair of the magical hotness-making boxer shorts over Patrick Dempsey in the TBS classic, Can’t Buy Me Love?
Check out the full size poster after the jump. More »
Around 3:40 p.m. Barnard students received an email from SGA containing a link to a survey they are conducting about whether to institute a campus-wide smoking ban. Here is the info and link from the email.
The Barnard Administration is currently considering a campus-wide smoking ban and wants to know what YOU think about it. Please take this VERY SHORT (2 question) survey: http://bit.ly/BarnardSmokingBan