Monthly Archive: March 2017

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The Barnard Admissions department welcoming the class of 2021!

Congratulations to a new class of Barnard students! Earlier this afternoon, Barnard sent out its decisions to regular decision applicants of the class of 2021. Barnard received a total of  7,716 applications this year – an eight percent increase from last year – and accepted a total of 1,139. This brings the college’s admission rate down to 14.8%, the lowest in Barnard’s history and down a full 10 percentage points from only three years ago.

The students in this class hail from 47 states and 39 countries. They will be the second class to study under Barnard’s new Foundations curriculum, which places a focus on technology, international learning, and the importance of empirical reasoning.

“These students embody the Barnard spirit—brimming with passion, curiosity, academic excellence and the desire to make a difference in the world,” Dean of Enrollment Management Jennifer Fondiller said about this class.

Admissions officers and attendant swag via Barnard Admissions Facebook page

 

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Charles Murray in a tie.

Author and American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholar Charles Murray, widely criticized for racist views voiced in his book The Bell Curve, was shouted down by protesters at Middlebury in early March. Murray came to speak at Columbia last night without a hitch, despite a number of protesters outside Lerner. The event, hosted by the AEI Council at Columbia and co-sponsored by the Columbia College Republicans and Columbia Political Union, addressed whether elites are to blame for the rise of Donald Trump, and discussed his book Coming Apart. We sent senior staffer Sarah Dahl to report. 

Murray’s campus speaking engagement raises vital questions about free speech and the role of universities in promoting–or stifling–robust debate. Does Murray, who has espoused racist views, deserve an elevated platform to speak at Columbia? Does he deserve to be shouted down and turned away, as he was at Middlebury? Deserve is a difficult word, and not useful here, in my opinion.

Murray’s thoughts under the jump.

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A promotional photo for CUPAL's "Bodies Redefined," featuring the five actresses in dance poses with a superimposed title card

We hope you like dancing

The Columbia University Performing Arts League is performing Bodies Redefined, an ensemble piece based on the cast’s experiences and reexamines the roles of body and gender through voice work, acting, and dance. The performance will take place tonight and tomorrow night at 8 pm in the Lerner Black Box. Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman reviews the performance.

Every semester, the Columbia University Performing Arts League offers up a Special Project, a short-form theatrical venture which pushes the limits of the medium. Bodies Redefined, this semester’s effort produced by Lindsey Rubin (GS/JTS ’19) and directed by Antonia Georgieva (CC ’18) and Kosta Karakashyan (CC ’19), continued that tradition of original Columbia avant-garde.

To call Bodies Redefined a play would be difficult at best and dishonest at worst. The five actresses do not take on characters, and the scene structure fails to provide a coherent narrative. The work employs seven scenes and five monologues, ostensibly to “envision what it means to belong to a certain gender and in what ways [the body is] envisioned or transformed through such interactions,” per the directors’ note.

Gendered experience takes center stage in Bodies Redefined. The show draws inspiration (and at times entire scripts) from Ovid, e.e. cummings, and Julia Kristeva to supplement the supremely personal monologues. The ensemble scenes made wide use of dance, indicative of the fact that the film’s two directors focused separately on dance and theater. If the acting in the scenes was overstated to match its source material, the monologues were understated and real. They focus on crying, dreaming, and loving, and take place on bare crates in the center of a 3-walled black box setup. Sitting in the center of the middle section of seats, I felt as though the speakers were truly recounting personal experiences. Whether or not the monologue on catcalling was entirely nonfiction was irrelevant to how deeply it pointed to the feminine experience at Columbia.

Whether or not the event had humor was also hard to decode. The dissonance between a Greek tale and a campfire story, for instance, was palpable and entertaining, but the mood of the scenes before seemed to suppress laughter from the crowd. One scene was overtly humorous, but the brightest jokes alluded to harsh gendered realities. The ambiguity made me wish for something like Latenite’s laugh track to make the difficult scenes easier to digest.

While the show hit the gender nail on the head, it failed to live up to its name by creating commentary on the body. Some of that material may have been hidden into Kristeva’s esoteric text, or in the intricacies of the dance, but the creative team could have done more to highlight the body and its creation and transformation to match their ambitious goals.

Regardless, Bodies Redefined lives up to Special Project’s short legacy of experimentation. Its monologues are powerful, its choreography is imaginative, and its material is quintessentially Columbian, from Lit Hum allusions to campus creeps.

Bodies Redefined will play at 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday in the Lerner Black Box, with tickets available for purchase at the TIC. The runtime is approximately 30 minutes.

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As we’ve learned, after a scandal involving pipe breakage and flooding and such-and-such and a brief stint as John Jay Jay’s/VaJJ, JJ’s is coming back in full force to its cozy home in the cellars of John Jay today at 5 pm. While we remain unsure as to the exact progress of this operation, we must hold to the assurance that the John Jay staff is moving slowly and steadily to the beat of Drake’s heartrending “Hold On We’re Going Home” (2013), patiently preparing the ingredients that so compose our late-night pleasures.

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Sir Richard Branson on his final Virgin Airlines flight

Happening in the world: Alaska Airlines has recently announced that the Virgin America airlines will be retired by around 2019. (Gizmodo)

Happening in the B’Appz: Yesterday afternoon, a judge ruled in favor of challenging a proposal to create Diller Island, a performance arts center on a new “undulating” Pier 55 along the Hudson River, due to the potential threats to fish and wildlife resources. (New York Times)

Happening on campus: At Low Plaza, the Columbia Japan Society will hold Matsuri 2017, their annual Japanese Spring Festival, from 4 to 8 pm. Admission is free, but bring money for food and gifts.

Overheard: “El Ferris. No, la Ferris. Ferris is a woman. John Jay is male. JJ’s is a gay bar.”

Shitty horoscope of the day: It’s Aries szn. I have nothing left to stay about this.

The Birth of the Virgin, from The Life of the Virgin by Albrecht Dürer via the Met

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You sure you don’t want to know which frats belong in which circle of hell?

You asked, and we delivered. Here is our official ranking of all of the fraternities on campus.

Our official rankings after the jump:

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Next on our Barnard Housing Review tour is 110, or sometimes called College Residence (both very innovative, creative names). Many people say Cathedral Gardens is the dorm to live in if you’re looking for a grown-up experience, but often fail to mention 110. With its own distance from campus, non-college habitants, and residents’ privileges to buzz up their visitors,  you’ll feel just as adult as your CG peers.

Location: 601 W 110th St (Between Broadway and Riverside).

Nearby Dorms: Nussbaum, Harmony, the 113 farts and sororities.

Stores and Restaurants: While most Barnard students will spend their days getting ripped off by MoWill’s high prices and limited selection, you’ll have access to Westside (110 st.) and Garden of Eden (108 st.).

Cost: unofficially $9,230 for a multiple, $10,712 for a single, and $16,000 for a studio single.

Amenities: Kitchen/Bathroom/Lounge space: Kitchens are pretty narrow, but every suite has one with a fridge, stove, and a counter top. There is also a small dining/ common space.

Laundry: In the basement. Machines are fine, but don’t take the same cards as the rest of the Barnard dorms. You’ll have to get a new one.

Computers/Printers: The closest are in Butler, haha.

Gym: No gym here, but you’ll be walking at least 12 blocks every day, so that counts as something.

Intra-transportation: two really nice, modern, wood paneled elevators that are covered in this weird gray fabric. The reasoning might be connected to why 110’s lobby is actually made of marble, but is currently covered up.

Wifi: Fast. You get your own router. (ProTip from a resident: write the password somewhere in your room and hang it up for visitors because you will not want to check it every time someone wants to access wifi.)

Hardwood/Carpet: Depends on the suite. Most rooms have carpet, while the common spaces are wood. The bathroom floors are marble, which is fancy.

Room variety: A mix of studio singles, walk-through doubles, and suite-style apartments including doubles and triples. Be mindful there aren’t any single rooms in 110 suites, so your only shot at having your own room in this building is in a studio single. Some suites have two bathrooms, a luxury the 600s will never know. Everything in 110 is very unique, as they are all converted apartments.

Numbers: Total mix of Barnard sophomores/juniors/seniors. Given its mystique and lack of singles, not many people go for 110, so it can be easier for sophomores to slide in here compared to 620 or CG

Bwog Recommendations: 

  • You’re right next to the 110 train station, which means you’re one more stop closer to that 96 express stop.
  • You could also take the train to campus. I would.
  • The hallways are really big and RA suites aren’t that plentiful, so you could probably get away with some stuff that you wouldn’t be able to do in the 600s.
  •  You’ve got a little gap between you and the rest of campus, which can be nice, but also inconvenient if you’re not very punctual. Even still, the short blocks and familiarity of Broadway don’t make the walk feel that long.

Resident Opinions

  • “You have a little phone in the kitchen and can buzz up food, guests, ect.”
  • “The building super is amazing. If you ever need anything — more chairs, pipe isolated — he’s on it. Our ceiling fell in last semester and it was fixed within days”
  • “This dorm is so underrated. 110 is where it’s at.”
  • “You also don’t get free toilet paper, but we’ve all got to grow up some time.”
  • “The furniture is really unique and cute. Also, real mattresses, not those dorm shits!”

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A shitty graphic for shitty boys.

We know you’ve all thought it. Which dorm your current hookup lives in says a lot about his relative sadboy- or fuckboy-ness. Whether he’s a Carman athlete, a Furnald poet, or a Wein loner, the stereotypes hold true more often than not. After all, what’s a stereotype without a little bit of truth? Read on for our definitive spectrum of Columbia dorms. 

EDIT, 3/24/17, 12:55 am: The section on Carman has been changed from discussing specifically Sigma Phi Epsilon boys to instead refer to frat boys in general. This section was not intended to trivialize nonconsensual sex, as Bwog recognizes that this is a very serious issue on college campuses nationwide (including at Columbia). Also, SigEp’s leadership would like to make it clear that they do not condone sexual assault of any kind, and that hard alcohol being served at fraternities is against both their national policy and Columbia policy.

Wallach

Ranking as the most sadboy dorm at Columbia is Wallach. These boys are so sad, actually, that you may not even know a single goddamn person that even lives in Wallach. You can often find a Wallach sadboy alone in his room, listening to classical music and studying for his Latin exam. A Wallach sadboy only ever ventures outside his dorm to go to class or get dinner at John Jay. You always forget his name even though he’s been in your lit hum for almost a full year, and he’s most definitely a virgin.

Read on to see the rest of the Spectrum.

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your new front door?

616 is the Goldilocks of the 600’s; not all doubles, not all singles, not too close to Broadway, but not too far either. If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser, 616 might be your best bet.

Location: 616 W 116th St, basically at the intersection of 116th and Claremont.

Nearby Dorms: 600, 620, Claremont, Elliot, Barnard Quad, Schapiro, Woodbridge

Nearby Restaurants & Stores:  Halal, Morton Williams, Vine, and Coming Soon: Shake Shack

Cost: Singles are $9,510 and doubles are $11,038, but both prices are tentative.

Amenities:

  • Bathrooms: One per suite, with a toilet, sink, shower/bath.
  • AC/Heating: No AC, but heating works just fine. Fans are a must for hotter months, and can come in handy during winter if the suite gets overheated.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite has a kitchen with a gas stove, oven, sink, and fridge/freezer. The lounge on the first floor is top-notch, offering both nice study tables, a computer and printer lounge, as well as couches and a TV, on the off chance you’ll be watching cable.
  • Laundry: In the basement.
  • Computers/Printers: Computers and printers in the lounge on the first floor. There’s a good amount of computers and two printers, so you won’t have to worry about competing for machines.
  • Gym: None in the building. The closest is Barnard Gym, or Riverside Park if you’re the outdoorsy type.
  • Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a set of stairs. The elevators are pretty quick and reliable so if you’re not a fan of the stairs or can’t take them, 616 is a good idea.
  • Wifi: Reasonable wifi in all suites.
  • Hardwood/Carpeting: Linoleum, sorry!

More info after the jump!

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Maybe the bad joke will have you laughing like this baby.

Happening in the World: An attacker in London on Wednesday killed four individuals and injured at least 40 others in what appears to be an attack on London’s parliament.

Happening in NYC: A new report has found that the city of New York is capable of reducing homelessness far more than it currently is. The report found that the city, if it were to change the eligibility requirements, could do a far better job of reducing homelessness.

Happening on Campus: Check out the lecture “How to Laugh: The Role of Comedy in Social Justice and Sustainable Peace” from 4:00 – 5:15 pm in SIPA.

Overheard: Girl waiting in ferris grilled cheese line: “Stop mansplaining my haircuts to me”

Bad Joke: It’s hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

Cuteness via MaxPixel

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“Abandon every hope, who enter here.”

If the fraternities of Columbia were in Dante’s Inferno, what circles of Hell would they be in? Bwog has all the answers.

  • Beta Theta Pi: Honestly, Beta represents all of Hell: the quote above the door of the Beta house itself is the inscription over the gates of hell. But realistically, they’re in the Eighth Circle of Hell, in the Fifth Pouch, with sticky tar. This pouch is the literary representation of the basement of Beta house. If you step foot on a particularly bad spot on their floor, you will need to say goodbye to your shoe; it’s gone forever, destined to decorate the basement of the Beta house for eternity as another reminder that they really need to clean that damn floor.
  • Delta Sigma Phi: In order to be accepted into DSig, one needs to be a bourgeoise international prep school kid raised in the elegant cesspools of Oxford and Cambridge so that he could one day go play golf with Donald Trump Jr., Scrooge McDuck, and Judge Whitey from Caddyshack. They belong in the Fourth Circle of Hell for the Avaricious. They’re also bitter because they weren’t quite bougie enough to get into St. A’s, so they could also be in the Fifth Circle of Hell for the Sullen.
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon: Every fraternity is guilty of lust to some extent, but Sig Ep especially so. If you have been to any Sig Ep party ever, you would know without a doubt that they belong in the Second Circle of Hell for the Lustful: there are always around 500 girls and 8 Sig Ep guys, and guys who aren’t in the fraternity are rarely allowed into their parties.
  • Sigma Nu: Sig Nu doesn’t brand itself as an athlete frat, even though the speedos they don at their parties say otherwise, but the consistent smell of rotten chlorine wafting from the basement of their house betrays the truth: Sig Nu is the swimmers’ frat. Hence, they belong in the frozen lake Cocytus at the very bottom of Hell.
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi: Even though AEPi might claim that they are “housed” in a suite in EC, we all know that doesn’t really count as a house. Are they really a frat? Who knows. They’re in the Limbo, in the First Circle of Hell.
  • Phi Gamma Delta: Columbia has rewarded Phi Gamma Delta’s (commonly known as Fiji, and known for highly qualified alums such as Donald Trump Jr., Mike “Fragile Masculinity” Pence, and Neil Gorsuch) degeneracy by evicting them from their brownstone. Addicted to nicotine in the form of the Juul e-cig, and commonly seen daydrinking on a Wednesday, Fiji brothers belong with the epicureans in the Sixth Circle of Hell.
  • Sigma Chi, Kappa Delta Rho: Known mostly as the football frat and the wrestling frat respectively, these fraternities are composed mainly of members who partake in aforementioned sports. Both sports involve a lot of violent bodily contact, so they’re in the Fifth Circle of Hell for the Wrathful, or perhaps the First Ring of the Seventh Circle of Hell, for violence against neighbors.
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon: Lambda is the frat to rush if you’re a frat bro, but like, Asian. Lambda parties are the frat parties that white people feel out of place at, which is something of a paradox. In the 14th century, when Inferno was written, Christianity wasn’t really a thing in Asia, so Lambda belongs with the virtuous pagans in the First Circle of Hell, the Limbo. They have something of a reputation for hazing, however, so they could also belong with Sig Chi and KDR in the Seventh Circle of Hell for violence against neighbors.
  • Zeta Beta Tau: They say they’re a fraternity, but there doesn’t seem to be much evidence for this. They don’t have a house, and the only evidence of their existence is the occasional ZBT jacket you see around. They’re with AEPi in the Limbo.
  • Pi Kappa Alpha: ???? Who??

Welcome to Hell via Bwog Staff

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600 is a good place to store your shoes

Our next housing review is for one of Barnard’s most conveniently located dorms (for students, but also for mice). Hardwood floors and detailed walls lend it more charm than its linoleum-floored counterparts. 600 is the community suiteheart (haha), bringing people closer together (good luck getting a single) with large suites and a pretty face. 

Location: 600 W 116th Street, on the southwest corner of 116th and Broadway.

Nearby Dorms: 616, 620, Barnard Quad, Schapiro, Furnald

Nearby Restaurants: Shake Shack (arrival date TBD, but it will literally be in your basement), Vine, Ollie’s (RIP), Halal

Cost: $9,510 for doubles and $11,038 for singles (both tentatively)

Amenities:

  • Bathrooms: One per suite, with a shower, sink, toilet, and occasionally a bathtub. Rumors are swirling that the bathtubs will be removed soon.
  • AC/Heating: No AC. Heating works well (sometimes too well) so making that investment in a good fan will be worth it.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite is equipped with a functioning kitchen, some with electric stovetops (thanks to the Ollie’s Fire 2k15), and others with gas. Ovens, full-sized refrigerators and freezers, a pantry, and other drawers and cabinets. Second floor lounge is available for TV, comfy couches, and the smell of fresh laundry (occasionally, it’s not so fresh).
  • Laundry: Machines in the second floor lounge. Difficult to get machines on weekends.
  • Computers/Printers: 616 has the nearest computer lounge/printing station. It’s a short walk in theory, but a long walk when it’s 20 degrees and you already changed into PJs.
  • Gym: None, technically, but the elevators are slow and often broken, so the stairs will probably give you that workout anyway.
  • Wifi: Yes. Routers in suites, pretty consistently decent connection.
  • Hardwood/Carpet: Hardwood

Room Variety: 

  • Mostly doubles, but they’re some of the biggest doubles you’ll be able to find, often with good natural light. Some singles, but mainly for RA’s.

Numbers:

  • 600 will go to mostly juniors; it’s out of reach for the majority of sophomores, and most seniors stay away because they’re opting for singles. If you’re a junior and are okay with a double, this is a great option.

Bwog Recommendation: 

  • Opt for A suites or B suites; they have the best layouts.
  • The most convenient location, hands down. You won’t have to worry about getting to class on time if you’re on lower floors. Higher floors may get you a better view, but take the slow elevators into consideration, especially if you need disability-accessible housing. Close to the subway as well.
  • Think about the pros and cons of the new Shake Shack before deciding this is the best option for you. There will be construction, grease in the air, and the inevitability of impulse-buying a milkshake on your way home from 1020. But also, good food.
  • MoWill is on this block for your grocery needs!
  • Fair warning: Barnard Library construction has pushed mice into dorms, especially 600. One miserable Bwogger had to catch and kill a family on nine with her own hands. If you’re super squeamish and/or love to leave crumbs everywhere…think twice.

Resident Opinions:

  • “The stairs are exhausting to club and the elevator is the slowest you will ever ride, but the guards are nice and the proximity to campus makes 600 a great place to live. It’s fun to have extra mouse roommates in the winter to share your food with, and the traumatizing experience of trapping and killing them really makes a great story to tell at parties.”
  • “The rooms are spacious and nice, but have fun sharing a bathroom with 5 or 6 other girls.”
  • “George, the super, is amazing. Honestly, biggest shoutout to George.”
  • “If you’re in a double they’re arguably the best. Great natural light, size, and common suite spaces.”
  • “It’s old, and you have to be prepared for that. It’s what’s going to cause all your problems.”
  • “A great common space to have friends over.”

 

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620 W 116th St.

Location: 620 West 116th Street, at the corner of Riverside and 116th street

Nearby dorms: 600, 616, the Quad (including Hewitt, Reid, Sulzberger and Brooks), Woodbridge, Claremont

Nearby restaurants/stores: Vine, Halal carts, Morton Williams, Starbucks, $weetgreen

Cost: ??

Amenities:

  • Bathrooms: Each suite has its own shared bathroom. Some of the suites (B suites on the upper floors) have a half bathroom in the common area. More options for peeing in the morning when everyone needs to use the bathroom!
  • AC/Heating: No AC- definitely invest in a fan for the summer months. Dinky little radiators that can take a long time to turn on/overheat the room quickly.
  • Kitchen/Lounge: Each suite has a kitchen, sink, gas stove/oven, and refrigerator. Kitchens have a ton of cabinet space, but the cabinets are super high since the suites tend to have high ceilings. Definitely will want to invest in a step ladder. Some of the suites have a small common area off the kitchen (big enough for a dining table and chairs, not big enough for additional furniture/huge gatherings.) No lounge in 620, but you can use the one next door in 616.
  • Laundry: In the basement. About 6 washers and dryers. Usually not super busy.
  • Computers/Printers: Printers and Computer Lab in the 616 lounge.
  • Gym: None in the building, but close to the Barnard gym in Barnard Hall.
  • Intra-transportation: Two elevators and a stairwell.
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, pretty good coverage throughout the suite.
  • Hardwood/carpeting: Flooring is black linoleum throughout the suite. They can get cold in the winter, so bring some rugs.

Room Variety:

  • There are single and double rooms in 4, 5, 6, and 7 person suites. Floors 1-4 have doubles and singles in suites (singles are pretty small but nice), and floors 5 and up are 4-5 person suites comprised of all singles. These floors usually are occupied by all seniors, and the underclassmen housing on lower floors is 2/3 doubles and 1/3 singles.
  • For the all single suites, most of the rooms are fairly large with one smaller, narrow room. Still plenty of space (think of a Plimpton single.)

Numbers:

  • Usually the 620 suites are claimed by seniors, especially floors 5 and up (suites with all singles). Expect those top floor suites with the views onto 116th St. to go very early to the best lottery numbers. Some juniors will be able to grab the suites on the lower floors for the mixed singles/doubles suites. Sophomores shouldn’t hold their breath for 620.

Bwog recommendations:

  • 620 is arguably one of the best housing options at Barnard, so it’s no surprise that seniors move quickly for those upperfloor suites. Some of the suites have beautiful views onto 116th St. through huge floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, you can’t beat a housing option that gives everyone their own single with plenty of space.
  • If you’re someone who has lived farther from campus the past couple years (110, Plimpton, etc.) 620’s location can be a huge bonus. You’re close to both Columbia and Barnard’s campuses and steps away from the subway if you’re interning during the week.
  • The building definitely doesn’t feel like a traditional dorm considering most of the suites feel like apartments. This can be a great choice for seniors transitioning from college life into the real world. Also, this is nicest housing you’ll be able to afford come graduation, so appreciate it while you can.

Residents’ Opinions:

  • “Definitely some of the best housing at Barnard.”
  • “I love being close to the subway considering I lived farther from campus the past few years.”
  • “So much cabinet/closet space in the dorm. We have two big closets in the hallway.”
  • “We’ve had a couple cockroaches in the suite, but nothing major compared to the problems in the other 600’s dorms.”
  • “My suite and I have been dreaming about our all singles suite since we were all living in Brooks freshman year! Seniors, you must live here!!!”
  • “Pro-tip: take the walk down Claremont to Diana in about 3 minutes as opposed to going up to Broadway.”
  • “If you end up with a larger single, consider bringing along a futon or other furniture- you’ll definitely have the space for it.”
  • “The rooms with the big windows looking on 116th can be a little drafty. Be prepared for some cold nights in the winter if your radiator isn’t working.”

 

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Find out what’s new in this week’s GSSC with bureau chief Romane Thomas.

Last night, General Studies Student Council got bwog pumped up about the GS Gala, swipe access and mental health initiatives.

President Larosa started out by announcing that registrations for the upcoming elections were closed and that a mandatory rules meeting will take place at 8pm today in Math 202. Campaigning will start next Wednesday and voting will take place in the week after that.

An exclusive look at the forever inaccessible John Jay Lounge

Senator Curtis updated the council on his initiative with the subcommittee for students with disabilities. A panel will be organized at the end of April to raise awareness about disabilities and disability access on campus.

The policy team is currently working in conjunction with the Student Affairs Representative on providing swipe access to GS students. Specifically, GSSC is trying to obtain access to the CPS walk-in hours for GS students.

The representative for working students and students with families is currently meeting with CUFSN to ensure the smooth organize of the children’s music festival happening on April 8. He also announced that the Ivy Leage Policy Conference applications were now closed and that the organizing committee invited GSSC to an informal luncheon on April 15.

The Academic Affairs Representative spoke about the upcoming Annual GSSC Excellence awards. She reminded the council and the audience that the student body was responsible for nominating faculty members, teaching assistants or administrator for this award. Application close on April 11.
The Representative for Community Service Representative reminded the council that a scavenger hunt with an after school program is organized on Saturday.

Coffee house and more after the jump

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Happening in the world: North Korea tried to launch a missile…and failed. A North Korean missile fired on Wednesday morning (local time) exploded seconds after the launch. With North Korea having made clear its ambitions to develop missiles that can reach the US mainland, this (frankly unsurprising) failure is a reassuring result for South Korea, US, and allies. (Washington Post)

Happening in NYC: New York state Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou is petitioning for the “Fearless Girl” statue, intended as a temporary installation for International Women’s Day, to be a permanent feature. This statue of a girl staring down the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Wall Street has quickly gained a lot of fame since its installation in early March. Niou said that the request to keep the statue there is under review by the city. (NBC)

Happening on campus: Maggie Nelson is coming to Columbia! She will be delivering a lecture today at 7pm in the Davis Auditorium.

Overheard: “Nussbaum is my Judaism, Kimoji is my sexuality.”

An old celeb tweet: 

 

 

 

Rihanna’s Exorcism via Twitter

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