Posts Tagged ‘cuit’
At this point, you’ve probably already broken into that Costco crate of Red Bulls that you bought to tide yourself through this time of trial and tribulation. Or the ten pounds of Trader Joe’s chocolate.
Thank the pantheon of Trader Joe Gods (Ming, Jose, Josef, Joe-San, Johannes, Jacques and Giotto) for those pound plus bars.
Now that you’re hopped on caffeine and sugar, all ready for the last day before reading week, check out some highlights from today’s paper!
Read This: Christian Zhang talks to residents of Harlem about the problems and benefits that gentrification has brought up.
Know this: A
chicken in every pot projector in every classroom. CUIT is giving classrooms much needed upgrades. By the end of next year, all classrooms, prioritized based on the classes held within, will have a projector, presentation screen, audio system, a computer, DVD player, podium, and cables to plug in laptops.
Here’s more: Should there be standardized training for TA’s? Some professors think so.
Just weeks after saying that he couldn’t make the information public, Dean of Student Affairs Kevin Shollenberger has released a breakdown, to the Columbia College Student Council and the Engineering Student Council, of how the University spends undergraduate student life fees. Here’s the breakdown of how your $1,396 fee is spent, courtesy of CCSC Vice President of Policy Will Hughes, CC ’13:
Lerner Hall: $62
Student Activity Fee: $216
Cross-Cutting Multi-School Activities: $2
House Fee: $220
Center for Career Education: $66
Columbia University Information Technology: $376
For a full breakdown of how each portion of the fee is spent, take a look at this document that Shollenberger sent to CCSC and ESC. Check back later today for a full story from the News Desk.
In the spirit of lamenting the scarcity of on-campus office supplies, I am reminded of that time two weeks ago when I had joyfully crafted a dazzling lab report on local deciduous tree species. My report was stunningly riddled with the burning images of crimson leaves and autumnal gold and goldfish-orange canopies. I gleefully skipped to the nearest print lab with the bursting gumption of a kid with crayons and blank paper. My world was so color-filled! So it felt a real blow when I got to the print lab and remembered: Oooooooooooh, right . . . we don’t have color printing. Dejected, and my head hung low, I was forced to settle for a much duller lab report of greytones and sadness.
Ok, so no free color printing is not the end of the world. We do have color printing ability here on campus, but you have to go through the process of buying print dollars and, if I’ve learned anything about protocals and processes here at Columbia, it’s that they are generally as much fun as sanding your toenails. It’s also $1 per color page. I mean, my big, public, midwestern high school of 2,000 students (which is a combination of traits oft deemed inferior by some in coastal, smaller, prep-school academia) allowed us 20 free color pages a semester, and then only a dime a page after that. Suddenly, $1 per color page seems too much. More »
In an email sent to Spectator, CUIT announced that it has instated a new wireless network, which would involve UNI-authentication to increase wireless security. This new wireless system, called “Columbia U Secure”, which is similar in style to Barnard’s WiFi, spans through Morningside Heights and Manhattanville. For more information, read the newsletter CUIT sent out. Access to Columbia’s old, unauthenticated wireless will still be available.
Beware! In order to “evaluate the potential for wireless installation” members of CUIT (and a Housing Services Rep) will be barging into individual rooms tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And just in case you forget and are taking a shower when they knock, they “apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”
Full notice after the jump. More »
This morning, some spamster-scamster sent out an email to a random group of @columbia.edu addresses in the hopes of gaining access to your account—most likely to do terrible, terrible things like stopping forwarding your Cubmail to your Gmail account or logging on to Courseworks to tell your professors you don’t really need that extension after all.
At first they almost had me—what with all the poor grammar, I thought it had to be from those nerds at CUIT. But no self-respecting techie would ever call it a “pass.word.” So nice try, random spam asshole. Next time, try not to do it during finals, when we’ll read any email in full as a distraction. Full email after the jump. More »
We all know that dealing with the various administrative departments of this fine institution can be a pain in the ass. I know we all know this because, aside from how much work we have, it’s all we talk about. But despite our love of complaining, both of these complaints are—more often than not—reasonable. We are all, in fact, always working, and interacting with the Columbia bureaucracy is pretty much always blow-your-mind frustrating. More »
Hi all. My name’s James Dawson and I’ll be blogging for Spectrum about politics. Also, things that annoy me. Take, for example, the UNI system. This past week, I’ve heard more than a few freshpersons complain about their new Columbia e-mail addresses. The standard firstname.lastname@example.org addresses are nice, sure. But they’re kinda hard to remember, and they get weird looks when you hand them out. More »
A couple of tipsters have sent us reports of receiving spam from the dubious-sounding “COLUMBIA Webmail Maintenance Unit” asking for sensitive username and password information—something known as phishing. Columbians tend to be pretty savvy Interweb users, but we’ll say it anyways—don’t give out personal info by email, organizations like CUIT would never contact you that way. Full email after the jump. More »