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As always, we begin by reminding you that you, too, may submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries to Emily right here. And now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wonders if the hour is growing too late to find a boyfriend.
I am totally interested in having a boyfriend right now, but afraid of the time commitment it may involve. School work alone keeps me crazy busy, but at the same time, if I don’t start dating now, am I destined to be alone forever? After all, school work (and life) is always going to be busy. What should I do?
I’ve Got To Straighten Out My Priorities More »
A few of our bloggers got together to discuss love, relationships, hooking up, and the first topic that comes to everyone’s mind on Valentine’s Day…the Core.
As always, we begin by reminding you that you can submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries to Emily right here. And now: in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader wants to know how to break the ice.
Ice pick-less More »
As always, we begin by reminding you that you (yes, you) can submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, a reader is wondering if it’s not where you are, but who you’re with that really matters.
I need some advice on housing. Not how to beat the lottery or anything, just how to find a great group of friends to live with. More »
As usual, we begin by reminding you to submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader wants to say anything, and one reader wants to talk about personal space.
What do you do when you kind of know someone, but not really? At what point do you say hi? At what point does it become too late to introduce yourself when you’ve been sitting next to someone for a long time and talked but have never introduced yourself?
Speechless More »
And we’re back! First, as a reminder, please submit your questions, comments, concerns, and queries right here. Now, in this week’s installment of Just Ask Emily, one reader feels he’s looking for love in all the wrong places.
I’m a single guy in CC who’s wondering where to find a date. This is an amazing school, and there are tons of smart, cute, funny, etc. girls at Columbia and Barnard. And I think a good number of them must be looking for guys (unless @MyLifeIsBarnard is lying to me). So why is it so tough to meet them?
I’m not a shy guy, but I can’t seem to find the girls who are looking for guys. After class/in cafés, I run into good female friends. At the bars and random parties, I do the whole hook-up thing, which is fun but ultimately unfulfilling. I’ve also tried the whole “get a friend to introduce you to her cute friend” thing, but that didn’t go well—way too much drama.
I just can’t seem to find that nice girl who’s looking for a date. Any advice?
Looking in Many of the Wrong Places More »
I am going to begin by saying what I have tried not to say (or write, or think) for the past several days: This was my last first week of classes. I spent more time than I would have liked trying to think about what that meant. And it was in that mindset that I came across Derek Turner’s recent post on life of mind.
In this post, Derek (very eloquently) poses the question:
“Why is it that we don’t spend more time planning our post-graduation lifestyles beyond our employment? Think back to the last big life-change you orchestrated—going to college. Remember thinking obsessively about what clubs you might join, what your personal schedule might look like, and how you would reprioritize your life? Well, why aren’t we doing that for our lives after graduation?”
With all due respect to Derek, I am going to have to (not quite as eloquently) disagree.
For this semester’s first Quick and Dirty, we’d like to introduce the Opinion bloggers: More »
Early Saturday morning, The New York Post reported that a former graduate student is suing a Columbia professor for sexual harassment. The former student is alleging that the professor tried to make the plaintiff exchange sex for a good grade, that he accused her of cheating when she refused, and that the administrators contacted by the student to address the situation, who are named as co-defendants in the lawsuit, were uncooperative.
A University spokesperson apparently said that Columbia would not comment, as this is a case of active litigation. Members of the Columbia community, however, are bound to comment. And we need to think about what we’re saying if and when we do. More »
For this week’s Quick and Dirty, we asked our bloggers to reflect briefly on the semester.
Emily: I’m withholding all reflection on the semester until after finals are over, at which point I will become either infinitely more or exponentially less positive about the past fourteen weeks than I am at this moment.
Will: I practically stumbled into Professor Mikael Hornqvist’s Liberty & Empire by accident, but I can think of no other class this semester that was more fulfilling. What’s better than being taught by an expert on Machiavelli?
Naomi: I got a little older, a little wiser, and a lot more familiar with Butler.
Well the days were long
But the weeks went by too fast
Same as always, yo.