Posts Tagged ‘gifts’
The Columbia University Medical Center announced today that Herbert and Florence Irving, already two of CUMC’s top donors, have made a $40 million donation toward cancer research. The money will go to the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, which Herbert Irving first established with a $10 million gift back in 1997.
The cancer center will use the funds to “recruit and retain new cancer investigators and to support its current investigators, as well as for Cancer Center operations,” according to CUMC. The Irvings have now given almost $200 million to CUMC and the Columbia-affiliated New York Presbyterian Hospital.
CUMC expects to raise more than $200 million during the current fiscal year, and it has already raised $1.8 billion in a capital campaign originally intended to raise $1 billion. More »
Valentine’s Day: promoted by Hallmark, celebrated by couples, and contested by singles.
There are really only three categories to fall into when it comes to this holiday:
This holiday is one where card and candy stores get to con you into buying frivolous merchandise for outrageous prices. You’ve got to be an idiot to buy into the ten-dollar-a-rose stupidity. That money could buy you a solid meal at Hewitt Dining! Plus the heart shape is dumb. It’s an anatomically incorrect representation of an organ that has nothing to do with emotions anyway. More »
Finding gifts for everyone on your list can be the worst part of finals week. This Weekend issue helps you wrap your holiday-buying right up.
Order your type-A roomie a Pro/Con Journal from Knock Knock—so she can put both your lives in order. Or feed into your parents love for bragging with a flamboyant CU bumper sticker “that effectively shouts, ‘My kid is smarter than yours! (And more stressed out).’” We can all attest to that letter sentiment, at least.
And while the prices at Gaga’s Workshop are just as gaga as she is, the trip to Barneys might be worth it just to see a room-sized spider topped with her head.
Or indulge in some good old procrastination—a platter of burnt ends from RUB BBQ isn’t a bad place to start (you’ll have to roll back to your dorm room afterward).
For more (festive) ways to avoid finals studying, pick up a hard copy—with a beautiful color front page—or click here.
Hey Columbians—Father’s Day is tomorrow! Forgot to buy a gift? Worry not, we’ve compiled a list of 10 presents perfect for Dad to give you some inspiration. Happy shopping! More »
In the pre-Valentine’s Day frenzy, some things tend to be overlooked—single people, for instance. Or dental health. Or other February holidays. Indeed, dentists and oral surgeons are rejoicing over today’s holiday—National Toothache Day. While not well known, this painfully delicious holiday has been an American landmark ever since the declaration of the War on Obesity. More »
A week or so ago, Spectrum asked Columbia what it wanted this holiday season. The Huffington Post has also put out a slide show of the best gifts to buy for college students. Both collections of ideas are full of interesting and helpful holiday wishes (though I’m a bit confused about “tenure“).
But we collegian types have limited resources and limitless wants, so a list of things to satiate our desires will always be incomplete. Here are a few more things that I think can go on a what-to-buy-for-college-kids list: More »