Posts Tagged ‘advising’
Last week, Spectator sat down with Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger and Dean of Community Development and Multicultural Affairs Terry Martinez for an end-of-semester interview. Some highlights:
- In with the new: The lounge in Carman Hall will be renovated over the summer, following several rounds of student input on architectural plans. Additionally, construction is getting underway on the three 113th Street brownstones that are being converted to undergraduate housing, following student feedback on furniture and other finishes for the dorms.
- Helping hand: The Center for Student Advising has hired eight peer advisers—six from Columbia College and two from the School and Engineering and Applied Sciences, rather than four from each school as originally planned. The peer advisers are Jennifer Bai, CC ’13, Elias Boujaoude, CC ’13, Phillip Fletcher, CC ’13, Benjamin Frieling, SEAS ’14, Will Hughes, CC ’13, Steele Sternberg, CC ’13, Amanda Suarez, CC ’14, and Min Yeoh, SEAS ’13.
Wondering what those new rooms in the 113th Street convent will look like? Curious about how Columbia’s administration works? Ben Gittelson reports from Columbia College Student Council’s penultimate meeting of the academic year:
- Assessing the advisers: A team of advisers from the Center for Student Advising presented the results of their two-and-a-half year review process. Check out the full story here.
- Valuable real estate: Dean of Community Development and Multicultural Affairs Terry Martinez presented the floor plans for the new brownstone housing on 113th Street. The brownstone will include a multipurpose room, a bike room, and a work room, among other common spaces. More »
Breaking news to all sophomores: You recently had to declare your majors. (And don’t worry—those who didn’t were immediately terminated from the matrix.)
But for those of you who didn’t stroll out of your dorm like this after making your decision, I’d like to share with you a quick story.
A few weeks ago, I realized I’d never amount to anything in life without bumping my English concentration up to a full major. So I ventured over to Lerner, jogged a few laps around the ramps, and made it up to my advisor’s office, bringing with me some of the world’s top lawyers and diplomats in a surely futile attempt to add a major to my degree plan.
This was, of course, impossible, as I hadn’t declared English as my second major during sophomore spring. But I thought I’d at least try.
My advisor obviously said no before I could open my mouth, so I appealed my case to the office of student affairs, who appealed it to the dean, who appealed it to the office of PrezBo. More »