That lovely bakery which is almost more well known for their banana pudding than their cupcakes will be coming to Harlem this spring. But you may or may not get to actually pick up your cupcakes there.
Apparently, the 5,200-square-foot production facility at 121st and Park Avenue will serve as a distribution center for the growing company’s online orders. This move is a part of company wide goals to globalize. In February the first international Magnolia’s opening in Dubai. The company also is looking into other national locations in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Chicago.
We’ll let you know as soon as possible whether or not this new branch will compete with the also locally centered Upper West Side Magnolia’s at 69th and Columbus.
President Bollinger weighed in on the Supreme Court’s decision not to grant certiorari for the Manhattanville case.
Bollinger said, “There’s no question I’ve devoted myself to this conception of the future of the University. It all follows from a belief that one of the problems that interferes with Columbia’s potential … is space, and this effectively solves that problem.” More »
This Tenka thing is really taking off. And today there are two new deals that will be much appreciated. On campus: free 16 oz. coffee at Butler’s Blue Java. In the neighborhood: free draft beer at The Heights. More »
Today is the last day of classes, finally! It seems like yesterday/ten years ago that classes started. While we celebrate finishing this beast of a semester, those of our friends graduating a semester early will be celebrating the last day of undergraduate classes, ever. So to our overachieving friends, thanks for the good times and we’ll see you healthier, happier, and perhaps even bored in the new year. Here’s your last Spec stories to add to your list of “lasts.”
- Science professors are angry about vacant library space, and they’re not gonna take it, anymore. [News]
A sizable 72-percent majority of students voted in support of a full-campus smoking ban, the News desk’s Madina Toure reports. Twenty-six percent voted against the ban, and two percent of respondents weren’t sure.
SGA is currently debating whether they’ll pass a resolution on the issue tonight. If they decide to pass a resolution then they will likely make a recommendation to the administration. It was the administration who brought up the issue and is using SGA to gauge student opinion.
Further information about Barnard’s interest in a campus-wide ban can be found here.
Update: SGA officially supports a full smoking ban. Fifteen representatives voted in favor, two against, and two abstained. They will be making a recommendation to the administration.
It’s almost the end of the semester and we know that you’ve started to cocoon yourselves into your respective study lairs, but it’s hard to keep up the studying for too long. In this series on procrastination, we provide you with the best ways to avoid any serious learning.
We know it’s hard to decide among the many titles of the almighty Netflix Streaming, so here’s a handy-dandy diagram to picking the right procrastination tool. Graphic after the jump. More »
Worried about whether your Facebook status update will ruin your chances at a government job? Well, SIPA’s dean has got your back. Despite a warning from the school’s Office of Career Services about responsible social networking, Dean John Coatsworth concedes that it’s his students’ prerogative to tweet what they will.
In an email sent out today to SIPA students, Dean Coatsworth clarified SIPA’s position on the Wiki-drama: “SIPA’s position is that students have a right to discuss and debate any information in the public arena that they deem relevant to their studies or to their roles as global citizens, and to do so without fear of adverse consequences.”
So go forth and tweet what is sure to be your immeasurable contribution to the world about classified government information. As long as it is relevant to your role as a global citizen, you are good to go.
Read the full email after the jump. More »
Not everything sucks. All four seasons of Battlestar Galactica are on Netflix streaming. There are only six days of classes left. You are not Natalie Portman in Black Swan. These things do not suck. And look to your left, my dears—that adorable ferret does not suck. And neither does today’s Spec. So read it. Now.
It’s almost the end of the semester and we know that you’ve started to cocoon yourselves into your respective study lairs, but it’s hard to keep up the studying for too long. In this series on procrastination, we provide you with the best ways to avoid any serious learning. More »
Amber Tunnell from the News Desk reports that at the University Senate meeting today, a ban prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of any campus building was passed. Thirty-one senators favored the 20-foot resolution and 13 opposed, with two abstaining.
Both a 50-feet ban and a campus-wide ban were also considered. At the end of the meeting a straw vote was held regarding a full smoking ban in both continuous and non-continuous spaces at the Morningside campus. Twenty-seven senators proved to be in favor, with 10 opposed and two abstaining.
Check out the full story here.