Posts Tagged ‘llc’
Welcome to Wallach! Part of the Living Learning Center (along with Hartley), Wallach will finish undergoing renovations this summer. Though the set-up is now a bit different from Hartley’s suites, Wallach residents are still invited to LLC programming, and the buildings are connected (as is John Jay). More »
University drinking policy has been amended to allow students 21 and over to consume alcohol in Southfield and the LLC dorms, which previously banned all alcohol consumption and possession on the premises.
Rakhi Agrawal reports in today’s paper that the revised policy now states that “a person 21 years of age or older, regardless of the age of his/her roommate or suitemate(s), may possess, store, or consume alcohol in corridor-style residence halls.”
Sure, it’s easy to roll your eyes and scoff that this is hardly a decision of earth-rending magnitude. But is it a step in the right direction?
While enterprising students have been finding ways to subvert university (not to mention state) alcohol regulations since time immemorial (or whenever colleges were invented), it seems that Columbia officials are now moving to accept and confront this fact. More »
Last week I got the bad news: “Thanks a lot for filling out our long and annoying form. Unfortunately, your LLC application did not include enough mentions of community, bonding, ponies, and rainbows, so you will not be living here next year.”
Living in a single in John Jay this year has afforded me certain luxuries: I use my chair as a closet for all of the pants not dirty enough to wash, but not clean enough for my closet, I regularly hold desk raves (Swedish House Mafia makes great homework background music), and impromptu naps are my thing.
So, now that I will be getting the “real college experience” and living with someone for basically the first time in my entire life, here’s how I plan to be the perfect roommate:
1. Set up an extensive system of signals. A Windsor knot for being sexiled, a half-Windsor for a bad mood, a Möbius strip for an Adele marathon, and so on. More »
What’s there to know about the LLC besides that you get a single? Find out here!
I lived there for two years, in both Hartley and Wallach, and it’s an experience I’d definitely repeat again. So before I get to the diatribe, here’s the good stuff.
In defense of the LLC
1) The distance from the bottom step of Hartley to the bottom step of Hamilton is 79 feet (confirmed with a tape measure).
2) Your aim Other people’s aim can be three times as bad. Compared to Wien (two bathrooms for 46 rooms), Schapiro (two bathrooms for 30 rooms), the LLC (three bathrooms for 30 rooms) is pretty good. I’m serious about this. Especially since LLC is a dry dorm, you will never have to clean up other people’s mess. You also get three times as many TVs and three times as many common areas to study in. Don’t underestimate this. More »
The walkway next to College Walk and a new outdoor dining space outside of the LLC are undergoing construction developments. Our beloved walkway shortcut is revamping its pavement and including a separate power line for commencement next year.
And we’re finally going to be able to eat our John Jay salads at tables right outside the LLC—with gravel underneath.
Cheers for maintenance!
Look, we all know there’s only one reason to go into the LLC as an upperclassman (and no, it’s not faculty-in-residence dinners)—to avoid this whole lottery thing. I mean, sure, there is a lottery for Hartley and Wallach, but let’s be serious: There is little difference between the best suite in the LLC and the worst suite in the LLC (it’s all about the vomit stains on the carpet, people).
But apparently when you apply to the LLC, you’re supposed to pretend to want to go to those events it holds. And until now, no one really cared that approximately four LLC residents have ever gone to one of those events. But this is apparently no longer the case based on a recent email sent by Graduate Hall Director Erin Unkefer:
Part of your commitment when you applied to the LLC was attending programs. It had come to my attention that many of you are not fulfilling this requirement. Please adjust your schedules to start attending programs or run the risk of being removed from the LLC.
Full email, further analysis after the jump! More »