Posts Tagged ‘2012 elections’

Spectrum | Nov. 2 10:28 am EST
From the Paper

Where are our professors sending their political dollars?

In the 2012 election cycle, the administrators, faculty, and staff of Columbia University have donated $72,053 to Republican candidates and organizations across the country. Sound like a lot? Well, other Columbia employees have donated more than ten times that amount — $728,812 — to Democratic candidates and organizations.

A total of 493 employees of Columbia made 1,102 separate donations to various candidates and political organizations. Here’s how those donations broke down:

Number of contributions by recipient party

If you were wondering whether Columbia is a liberal campus, you can stop wondering. More »

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Spectrum | Mar. 28 1:11 am EST
THE ONE ELEVEN

A student-professor relationship like none other

It’s late, you’re up. I’ve got some relatively old news for you, but my guess is that you hadn’t heard it already.

Lawfully wed: Earlier this week, Spectator reported that the USenate was creating new rules for student/faculty relationships, but professor Philip Bobbitt (whose Terror and Consent class yours truly took in the fall) was a step ahead. Check after the jump to find out more about the James Bond of Columbia Law SchoolMore »

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Opinion | Jan. 9 6:59 pm EST
2012 elections

Which Republican will ‘live free or die’?

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Today, we’ve rounded up six professors from the Columbia and Barnard political science departments to make their picks for who they think will win in the New Hampshire primary tomorrow. The Spectator staff will also present its “house pick.” You can state your own in the comments section at the end. We’ll be running this feature throughout the primary season, so you can keep track of just how good your profs are at gauging the electoral winds.


Robert Jervis: Mitt Romney

I think Romney is likely to win in NH partly because that state is more moderate on social issues and because he is well-known from being governor next door.






Robert Lieberman: Mitt Romney

Romney will almost certainly win New Hamphshire, mostly because of the familiarity that comes from exposure as governor of Massachusetts. More »

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Spectrum | Jan. 2 8:24 pm EST
2012 elections

‘I love the best, Iowa, tis Iowa’

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It’s time to let that New Year’s Day hangover wear off and get back to serious business—like keeping up with the election season. Today, we’ve rounded up six professors from the Columbia and Barnard political science departments to make their picks for who they think will win in the Iowa caucus tomorrow. The Spectator staff will also present its “house pick.” You can state your own in the comments section at the end. We’ll be running this feature throughout the primary season, so you can keep track of just how good your profs are at gauging the electoral winds.

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Robert Jervis: Ron Paul

I expect Ron Paul to win in Iowa because his supporters have a greater intensity of preference and so will turn out in higher proportions.







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Robert Lieberman: Mitt Romney

It looks as though Romney will win Iowa. He’s been the tortoise, progressing slowly and steadily while the hares in the race have spent themselves, and he’s shown himself (so far) to be the least flawed of a pretty flawed group of Republican candidates. More »

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