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University President Lee Bollinger appointed Mary Cunningham Boyce, effective July 1, 2013. A University statement includes the full details of the appointment, which may be read in full below.
NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 —Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Mary Cunningham Boyce as the new Dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1, 2013. Professor Boyce comes to Columbia after more than 25 years at MIT, where she is currently the Ford Professor of Engineering and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering.
Biden on campus for memorial service, shaking hands with students, looking fly in Ray-Bans (Updated with slideshow, video)
There’s a motorcade coming through campus—and it’s Vice President Joe Biden. A Columbia spokesperson confirmed that Uncle Joe is on campus this afternoon for a memorial service. At around 1:30 p.m., the motorcade pulled up onto College Walk and Secret Service officers are guarding Pulitzer Hall. There is a memorial service today for Journalism School graduate Richard Cramer, who earned a master’s degree in 1972. Cramer was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for his reporting on the Middle East for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Send us photos and vice presidential sightings at email@example.com. Updated: Check out our slideshow here for more information and photos.
In coming year, all Columbia students may be able to take part in a large-scale bike-share program on campus.
But this spring, 100 lucky students will get to take part in a pilot program which will lay the foundation for the larger project, which is the brainchild of Columbia EcoReps.
News editors Jeremy Budd and Casey Tolan sat down with Irene Jacqz—one of the EcoReps members responsible for the bike-share pilot’s creation—and EcoReps president Raphaëlle Debenedetti to talk about the new program and their hopes for it.
Watch the video above to see what they had to say, and for more information about the program, read the full article written by Andrea Shang.
After yesterday’s bizarre performance in the Frontiers of Science lecture from physics professor Emlyn Hughes, the university has issued a response saying that administrators will review the incident. See the full statement from University spokesperson Robert Hornsby below:
Universities are committed to maintaining a climate of academic freedom, in which the faculty members are given the widest possible latitude in their teaching and scholarship. However, the freedoms traditionally accorded the faculty carry corresponding responsibilities. Columbia’s Faculty Handbook states that “In conducting their classes, faculty should promote an atmosphere of mutual tolerance, respect, and civility [and] should confine their classes to the subject matter covered by their courses.” While one must exercise caution in judging excerpts from a lecture or short presentations from an entire course outside of their full context, the appropriate academic administrators are currently reviewing the facts of this particular presentation in quantum mechanics.
On Thursday, the Columbia University College Republicans, the Columbia University Democrats, and political groups from other Ivy League schools voiced their public support for marriage equality in a joint statement.
News editors Jeremy Budd and Casey Tolan sat down with the presidents of CUCR and CU Dems, Tyler Trumbach and Janine Balekdjian, to discuss the steps that led to the release of the statement and the greater implications both leaders hope it will have.
Unlike in previous years, graduating students will need to reserve their Commencement tickets online. Undergraduates will still be able to reserve four seats this year, and graduate students will be able to reserve three. An additional viewing site will also be offered in Dodge Gymnasium. Read the full announcement from the commencement website in full after the jump.
The popularity of celebrating Commencement in the spectacular setting provided by our historic campus, combined with natural growth over time in the number of assembled graduates, has led inevitably to new demands on finite space and therefore some incremental changes in order to comfortably accommodate members of the Class of 2013 and their guests. The 2013 Commencement Ceremony ticket policy described here reflects the input of University officers and senior administrators from all of Columbia’s schools and colleges. More »
News editors Casey Tolan and Jeremy Budd sat down with Molly Karna, SEAS ’15, and Malini Nambiar, SEAS ’15, to talk about Creative Commons, one of the new special interest communities that will inhabit a 113th-St. brownstone next year.
To learn more about Creative Commons, watch the video above.
For the full story on which other student groups won special interest housing, read the article from Thursday’s paper by Tracey Wang and Abby Abrams.
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in being part of the Creative Commons community at 7:30 p.m. on Monday in Carman Basement Lounge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This Week in News: University Senator Richard Sun discusses smoking policy, new senator selection process
The latest developments in the selection of a new university senator to fill the vacancy left by Eduardo Santana, CC ’13, and the current status of Columbia’s smoking debate are the topics of this episode of This Week in News.
Spectator News editors Jeremy Budd and Casey Tolan sat down with University Senator Richard Sun, CC ’13, to discuss a few of the biggest stories in the last five days.
Check out the video above.
On Friday, Spectator sat down with the one and only Peter Awn, dean of the School of General Studies. Some highlights from the interview:
- In August, GS hosted its first recruiting session in Tel Aviv, Israel. But even though GS is interested in showing international students how they can receive a Columbia education, limited housing options remain an obstacle for prospective students. “In the same way that we’ve increased financial aid each year, housing has increased every year,” Awn said. “But what is really the dilemma for everyone, Columbia is incapable of buying more real estate in the neighborhood.”
- Awn said that “the last major piece of housing” created for GS students was in Riverdale, in the Bronx. But no matter how nice the apartments are, students are still hesitant to rent them because of the long commute to Columbia, Awn said:
“It’s a pain to get to, but it’s lovely. It’s really quite beautiful—but that’s the best they can do, at a significant distance. And they’ve done that with faculty housing. The one thing that isn’t going to happen is housing around the University, which is really what people want.” More »
It’s debate day at Columbia, with CC students fighting for spots on the Columbia College Student Council and in the University Senate. Spectrum will be bringing you live updates from the CCSC class council debates, with class of 2013 at 4:45, class of 2015 at 5:15, and class of 2014 at 6:00.
We’ll also have two more liveblogs coming up soon. The debate for two of CC’s USenate seats starts at 5:30, and the the Spectator-sponsored debate for CCSC Executive Board starts at 6:30, so be sure to stay tuned!
All the debates are done, relive them below the jump.
6:26: Event done!
6:24: “I’m from Vegas, I know how to have fun.” – Alexander Andresian.