Posts Tagged ‘wake-up call’
Hi folks! Grab this year’s last standard issue of the Spectator today, and watch out for the Year in Review issue on May 13 and the Commencement issue on May 22! Here are some headlines:
Read this: A weekly flea market on 120th and Manhattan will be operating through June to help raise funds for students in a West Harlem school to get to the National Chess Championships.
Know this: Men’s track and field had their best showing at the Heptagonal Championships since 1938 and women’s track and field did stellar as well, looking to keep momentum strong for the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference next weekend.
Good morning, Columbia! This is it. The final push. WE GOT THIS!!
Here’s the news:
Know this: Columbia researchers have found that marijuana is safer in pill form. Well, then, my neighbors are going to be thrilled.
Read this: Mariana Robertson tells the story of figuring out her major.
Here’s more: Tomorrow, the Columbia football team will be holding a spring preview.
It’s happened… the fateful swing of time into May. Start counting days and scrambling to fit in everything you love about Morningside into your schedule while also writing several pages…! Alternatively, start scrambling everything you own into your storage unit/friend’s basement/boxes with indeterminate location.
Meanwhile, here’s the news:
Read this: The Native American Council’s petition calling for Columbia to create a plaque acknowledging Lenni Lenape territory has over 500 signatures, as of last night.
Know this: SIPA professor of international economic law and international affairs Merit E. Janow is slated to be appointed the new dean of SIPA. Janow’s appointment, though unconfirmed, became public one day after the announcement that Interim Dean Robert Lieberman would step down in order to become a provost at Johns Hopkins University. (Say hi to Ke$ho for us, Prof. Lieberman!)
Even more: The Canon takes on political correctness from a variety of angles.
It’s Friday, Friday… Okay, I’ll stop. For those who are a little down because of all the work you have this weekend or because of CrackDel’s shutdown, might I suggest looking at Amanda Bynes’ Twitter. It changed my life. Now back to the things that are actually relevant:
Know this: Last night, CrackDel (West Side Gourmet Deli) was shut down due to selling alcohol to minors. But have no fear, they are certain the store will be reopened by Monday. Best of luck in court!
Read this: The Lions’ baseball team, standing in first place in the Ivy League, will take on the Penn Quakers this weekend. They are making a big run to the championship. GO LIONS!
Here’s more: Lily Fishman gives her take on Susan Patton’s urge for women to find a husband in the Ivy League.
Go ahead, watch that episode of “Mad Men.” You’ve made it all the way to Wednesday… you’ve earned it.
In the interim, here’s the news:
Read this: The Engineering Student Council (ESC) voted on Monday to rescind its previous vote endorsing the implementation of an Honor Code for incoming freshman classes, citing a lack of student and faculty input. CCSC and GCSC have passed the resolution.
Know this: A multimillion dollar donation from the Lemann Foundation will open the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies at Columbia. Along with substantial funding for research, the Center aims to bring in Brazilian graduate students and work in concert with the Columbia Global Center in Rio.
Even more: This week’s Canon takes on Columbia’s relationship to pressure.
April 18, 1955 was the day Albert Einstein died of internal bleeding from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He didn’t want surgery, saying, “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” Spectator wrote a lovely piece on him. A bit of history for you folks. Now let’s check out the present.
Read this: Lacrosse suffered a defeat this week. Two games left in the season. Goooooo Lions!
Know this: The Einstein of cello, Nathan Chan, won the Julliard Cello Competition. The prize? Playing at Alice Tully Hall in May. He’s bringing a little bit of Columbia with him as he will perform Richard Strauss’ “Don Quixote.”
Here’s more: It’s time for the second annual Random Acts of Kindness Week, hosted by the Student Wellness Project. Take some time out of your day and do something nice for someone.
Once again, midweek is upon us. From the looks of things, it’s gray once more, making this a very fickle spring.
In case you’re feeling a little blue about it, the Barnard EcoReps are partnering with Teens Turning Green to host “Project Green Spa” in the Altschul Atrium today from 12-5 p.m. In addition to free product samples from Juice Beauty, Dr. Bronner’s, and Acure, and food samples by Amy’s, RW Garcia, Kopali, Guayaki Yerba Mate, Crofters’s, and Numi, there will also be makeovers, mini-facials, and manicures. Of course, this Spa Day (dangerously reminiscent of the best sleepovers of years past) is all in the name of learning about eco-conscious beauty.
You know what? Forget Thornton Wilder. Today is redeclared Spa Day.
While you contemplate just when you can go pamper yourself, here’s a little news.
Read this: President Bollinger gave lucky attendants of his fireside chat on Monday a first hand take on Grutter and Gratz v. Michigan and the history of affirmative action when asked about the prospects for Fisher v. University of Texas.
Know this: Kevin Shollenberger, Dean of Students, will be stepping down on May 31 to become the Vice Provost of Student Affairs at Johns Hopkins University.
Even more: Two violent crimes were reported early Sunday morning between 110th and 105th and Columbus. No Columbia students were involved and the investigation is still pending.
Goood morning, everybody. I hope you all laughed and had a really, really, really good time this weekend (get it, because Macklemore lyrics.) The student wellness project and other student-led groups will try to continue the good feelings by hosting a “random acts of kindness” week. Open the door for someone. Spot a frazzled student a dollar if he, she, or they don’t have cash and need some Cheetos at Morton late at night. Support your peers’ journalistic abilities and read some articles:
Read this: A J-School professor is launching a new platform for long-form journalism online, called Roundtable.
Know this: A&E has a review of the first episode of “Mad Men” this season.
Here’s more: Men’s tennis beat Yale and Brown this weekend as their season starts to wind down to a close.
Good morning folks! On this very sad day in 1970, Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles. But here are other headlines:
Read this: As has been known for a few hours now, the original Columbia Admirers Facebook account has been shut down. Best polish up on those social skills, now.
Know this: Jenny Payne writes an emotional piece, starting a conversation for Sexual Violence Awareness Month.