Posts Tagged ‘professors’
It’s no secret that the Columbia community is a needy girl when it comes to Chromeo-Romeo himself David Macklovitch. Admittedly, we’re guilty of covering the subject pretty thoroughly. (See here. And here. And here.) But MoHi collegiates often overlook Dave 1’s better half, the man who rules the talk box and controls the synth – Patrick Gemayal, otherwise known as P-Thugg.
It’s time this changed — we could always use a little more Chromeo in the curriculum. So take note, Columbia hiring committees — we’ve come up with four diverse classes P-Thugg could teach in which we would gladly enroll. More »
One day last week, I was lucky enough to experience the singular joy of class cancellation. It’s one of the best surprises in the life of a college student, especially for 9 a.m. classes. The few extra hours of sleep procured from such a serendipitous occasion are so much sweeter, so carefree as worries of unfinished homework blissfully glide away from our minds.
But as wonderful an experience as class cancellation is, it raises some interesting questions. What did the professor mean when she said she “is observing a religious holiday,” or when he wrote, “I am feeling a little under the weather today”? Yes, they could simply be telling the truth, as many times every once in a while we students are when we ask for an extension or an excused absence. But, especially when the use of such stock phrases is employed, it makes one wonder what our professors are really doing. More »
The Editorial Board takes its position as the voice of Spectator very seriously. However, in keeping with the Spectator-wide effort to put the “college” back in college newspaper, the board members, who do not take themselves quite so seriously, submit to the consideration of the University population a different sort of editorial each Friday. A casual editorial.
Columbia’s newest “Jessie’s Girl” is Barnard English professor and Director of Women Poets Saskia Hamilton, who is featured on Ben Folds and Nick Hornby’s new collab album “Lonely Avenue,” on a track called nothing other than “Saskia Hamilton.”
The song is about a poetry-loving boy who becomes obsessed with Hamilton, also an NYC poet outside of Columbia’s gates, based solely on her writing and (admittedly awesome) name. Folds, Hornby (author of “High Fidelity” and “Fever Pitch”), and Hamilton had never met before, but at a Tuesday performance downtown at the Housing Works Café, Hamilton was in attendance, according to a Spin.com article that said she could “do nothing but smile” as Folds sang, “Gonna live with her and it’ll be harmonious/ How could it not be when she’s that euphonious.”
Listen to the song above, and check back for more on Folds, Hornby, and our new favorite professor.
Every weather forecast since Sunday said it would rain every day this week. But look at us now, world! We’ve got sun all over this place! We’re athletic and fashion-forward food sophisticates who have out-of-the-box interests. Don’t believe us? See for yourself:
- Every week can be fashion week if you’re a Columbia professor. [A&E]
- Bet volleyball and soccer are happy they never hazed their freshmen. [Sports, Sports]
- New Levain Bakery location on Frederick Douglass Blvd btwn 116 and 117! If only we knew how to get there… [News]
- UWS landlord-tenant conflict tells us you can’t just make a hotel out of any old room. Get those squatters tourists out of EC, y’all! [News]
- We all suck because Phillip Dupree jumps around on buildings (sorry, parkour) and started a club with “20 minions.” He is “minoring in maximum ridiculosity and awesomeness.” [Opinion]
As I was walking out of Knox Hall yesterday with some classmates, one of them sighed. After a few quizzical looks, she fessed up to the source of her ennui on such a beautiful day. She had just walked out of her last ever class at Columbia – and it had not been particularly noteworthy. I don’t know if she was expecting something this cinematic, but I think it’s a damn shame that the girl didn’t get her catharsis.
Now you could well say she gets a slew of opportunities for the creation of a memorable last moment over the next few days. More »
College Days 2010 ended yesterday, but that doesn’t mean we’re over our Columbia pride high just yet. Next week, Bacchanal will give our school spirit another boost. We can go back to Butler-induced grumpiness when exams start. More »
Even though Columbia grads don’t get paid well and would be better off being mall cops, our professors get the luxury treatment. Second only to Harvard’s payroll, the NYT reports that the average salary for a full-time Columbia professor is $188,600. Who knew Lit Hum could be so lucrative? [NYT]
Update: full-time professor refers only to full professors, not associate professors.
With housing stress and heat waves taking over this week, we’re concerned about your mental and physical health. We’re also concerned about the status of several organizations on campus. After some testing, here’s what we found. More »