Posts Tagged ‘Class of 2015’

Spectrum | Apr. 4 9:02 am EST
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Party like it’s 2015

Graphic by Burhan Sandhu

It’s the 2015 Class Formal today! Get your fancy dress on and grab your best clip-on tie because the class of 2015 is going to dance the night away to classy hits like the “Harlem Shake” and “Ignition.” What else is getting Columbia excited today?


Read this: Housing costs have increased from 2.5 to 5.3 percent over the last five years, but why haven’t we heard about this?

Know this: Let’s be honest here. If we’re not slouching in lecture, we’re sitting in a dining hall or we’re lying on our beds watching our favorite TV show (see below). Opinion explores the tension between our education and physical activity (or lack thereof).

Here’s more: Chancellor Agard catches us up on our favorite life-ruiner show “Game of Thrones” before the second episode of Season Three airs on Sunday.

Courtesy of Keith Bernstein / HBO


News | Mar. 11 7:57 pm EST

This week in CCSC: formals, responsibilities, pre-professionalism

While its members weren’t studying for midterms, the Columbia College Student Council held its latest meeting on Sunday night to talk responsible community action, pre-professional representation, and swanky sophomores. Rakhi Agrawal brings you the highlights from last night’s CCSC meeting:

  • 2015: A formal class: The 2015 Class Council announced that details have been finalized for its formal class event, to be held on Thursday, April 4 at Hudson Terrace in midtown. Tickets are only open to CC, SEAS, and Barnard students. Hors d’oeuvres will include watermelon cubes topped with goat cheese, cracked pepper & mint, homemade goat cheese and honey tart, savory black sesame cone filled with salmon tartare and edamame, mini Crab Cake with a touch of velvety smoked Rouille, moroccan chicken, feta and spices wrapped in a light phyllo topped with harissa, and black pepper beef tournedos served on crostini with horseradish cream. If you’re still craving more information, check out the event’s Facebook page. More »

Spectrum | Sep. 20 12:19 pm EST

2015 ESC election results

The class of 2015 Engineering Student Council results are as follows:

President: Joshua Boggs

Vice President: Shensi Ding

Representatives: Manali Yavatkar and Eddie Zahrebelski

All four winners ran together as the Kung Fu Pandas.


Spectrum | Sep. 16 1:38 pm EST
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CCSC parties and their names


As class registration begins to wind down and flyers advertising cheaply sold textbooks become increasingly less visible, a new type of elevator spam has arrived: first year elections posters! That’s right freshmen, it’s time to vote for the team who you feel will best represent your college needs. The CCSC 2015 council teams are already looking to win your vote, creating Facebook pages and YouTube videos in order to tell a bit about themselves.

If you’re a bit overwhelmed by all of this election stuff, a simpler way to get to know each team is to look at their name. This year, team names can simply be grouped into two categories: “Columbia-themed” and “other.” Some teams, like The Core of Four and The Freshman ’15, attempted to be “punny,” while others, such as Morningside Pride and Alma Matters, chose to keep it classic. Most of the team names failed to hint at any clear platform, but one in particular, Sick Party, was a bit of a head-scratcher. Check out the full list of CCSC candidates after the jump. More »


Spectrum | Jul. 12 7:02 pm EST

Freshman housing assignments—some news and some advice

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According to a representative from Housing Services, freshman housing assignments will be released sometime before July 15. After freshman assignments are finalized, Housing will get started with summer transfer requests.

To commemorate the dawn of a new era, here’s some splendid advice about living at Columbia as a freshman, provided by Spectrum’s new Daily Editors.

Something you should know about living at Columbia your freshman year is… More »


Sports | Jun. 8 9:36 pm EST

Football introduces its freshman class

Jasper L. Clyatt / Spec

Last week, Columbia announced a list of the 29 men who comprise the football class of 2015. This fall, 28 first-years and one transfer student will don Columbia Blue uniforms for the first time in hopes of making their mark on the football program. Check after the jump for a full list and brief analysis of the future men who will take the gridiron at Baker Field. More »


Spectrum | Apr. 7 2:40 pm EST
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Class of 2015: A World Map

Columbia University prides itself on being an institution with one of the most diverse undergraduate classes. But precisely how diverse are our classes? The class of 2015 has admits from seventy-three different countries, including Macedonia, Swaziland, and Paraguay.

A full list of countries after the jump!
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The Shaft | Apr. 1 6:15 pm EST

High yield, miscommunication may mean housing shortage

While students were reveling over the increased prestige an admissions rate in the 6% range brings Columbia, it appears the pool of admitted students is still likely to yield a higher-than-ever number of entrants into the first-year class of 2015. As a result, Housing may have to undertake last-minute changes to ensure enough space exists for all students living on campus in 2011-12, and may have to move some students from their initial selections. This comes via a private conversation with members of the Housing staff at the conclusion of today’s portion of Suite Selection in John Jay lounge, and they report that an email is likely to go out to students that have already picked into dorms that may be affected. If you receive this email, we’d be much obliged if you would forward it to so we can update this post in full. We’ll also have a post later tonight on potential effects on people who dropped to General Selection under circumstances that may no longer exist. UPDATE: We’ve just been sent the email—you can read it after the jump. More »


Spectrum | Mar. 31 8:20 pm EST
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Admission rates around the Ivy League

Courtesy of Barnard College

With acceptance letters mailed out, the anxiety of students everywhere has subsided. However, it’s clear that there won’t be a huge number of happy seniors. With an increase in application numbers, the percentage of students admitted into the Class of 2015 was quite low.  Across the board, the acceptance rate ranged from 6.2 percent to 18 percent.

  • Harvard: 6.2 percent
  • Columbia: 6.9 percent
  • Yale: 7.35 percent
  • Princeton: 8:39 percent
  • Brown: 8.7 percent
  • Dartmouth: 9.7 percent
  • Penn: 12.3 percent
  • Cornell: 18 percent

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