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Meet Julia Zeh, future marine biologist, creative writer, and this week’s CU Women in STEM profile!

Bwog Science is back with CU Women in STEM, where we highlight the amazing women in science at Columbia. Today’s profile is from Julia Zeh (CC ’18), future star marine biologist!

Major: Environmental Biology

What subjects are you interested in? Marine biology, bioacoustics, behavioral ecology, and conservation. I’m really interested in how we can use acoustics to monitor whale and dolphin behavior and look at how noisy human activities in the ocean (like shipping or drilling for oil and gas) impacts marine mammals’ ability to communicate.

Can you remember the specific moment that got you hooked on marine biology? I grew up on Long Island just a few blocks away from the beach. I’ve always been a nature/animals girl; when I was in first grade I did a project about dolphins so I guess I’ve just never really grown out of it. Then when I started learning about what humans were doing to the environment, I knew I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to conservation.

What research have you done? I studied abroad last year in Scotland, where I studied dolphin vocalizations. I also currently do research in an office at the Bronx Zoo on dugongs in Madagascar, humpback whale vocalizations in New York, and field work observing whales in New York.

What are your career goals? I’ll be starting my PhD this fall, where I’ll be studying marine mammal acoustics. I would eventually like to be a professor; my goals are to focus on research and teaching with an emphasis on science communication.

Favorite scientist? Marie Curie. Not only was she an incredible scientist but she also was a really admirable woman who put up with a lot of shit from men. I also really like her because I went to her tomb in the Pantheon in Paris and it was super inspiring to see the hundreds of notes which people from all over the world had left on her tomb about how Marie Curie has inspired their careers and goals. It was a really emotional and intense experience.

Click here to read Julia’s advice for you!



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Probably none of our destinations, but enjoy!

Just when you thought I couldn’t put out yet another grossly-generalized MBTI post, here I am, proving you wrong. This time, in honor of the ending midterm season, I decided to cast spring break vacations as Myers-Briggs personality types. This is the last post until the Monday after break, so enjoy, you crazy kids!

Cancun = ESFP. Flashy, cheap, but fun. No one wants to admit they like you.

Cancun, but, like, hipster (a.k.a. Cabo, Playa del Carmen, etc etc.) = ENFP. Same level as fun of ESFP, without the sell-out shame. Charming.

Staying on campus and doing nothing = INTP. Spends their entire break on the internet. Probably owns 10 different Gmail accounts. Plays too much Pocket Camp.

Staying on campus and exploring NYC = ENFJ. Really, really likes being around their friends. Will visit all the restaurants they wanted to visit during the school year, but never did. Idealist, a dreamer, yet focused on the now. The golden retriever option.

Going home = ESFJ. Popular, reliable, aligns with established traditions. The standard answer. Everyone likes you. The vanilla ice cream of spring break vacations.

Going to Europe = INFP. Reflective and emotional. Just wants to curl up in a London library with a good book. Didn’t really understand why everyone seemed so stressed during midterms season.

Exploring NYC for half, then going home for half = ENTJ. You maximize your options. You’re also kind of (really) annoying. Good for you!

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Electra and Chrysothemis argue over how to live with their mother’s treachery

Yesterday evening, Riva Weinstein and Betsy Ladyzhets (Arts Editor and EIC, respectively) braved the precipitation and the ridiculously large puddles to attend the 9 pm showing of Electra, KCST and Columbia HeForShe’s production of the Greek tragedy in honor of International Women’s Day. The performance was incredibly accomplished for its short time frame (about 35 minutes) and small space (a stage set up in the Lerner Party Space).

Last night, the King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe (KCST) and Columbia HeForShe put on three consecutive performances of Electra, Anne Carson’s translation of Sophocles’ tragedy. This is the second time the two organizations have collaborated for such a performance, following last year’s production of Antigone. Columbia’s chapter of HeForShe works to “foster gender equality, encourage positive attitudes towards women, and create an activist space on campus,” from their blurb in the show’s program. Before the show began, president Celine Laruelle explained that HeForShe’s collaboration with KCST is meant to use the arts to “convey a powerful story of resistance,” and emphasized HeForShe’s commitment to intersectional, anti-racist feminism.

Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, Electra tells the story of Electra (India Beer, BC ‘21) and Orestes (Daniel Kvoras, GS ‘19), two children of Agamemnon, a major player on the Greek side of the war. The siblings have been left in a ruptured family after their mother, Klytaimestra (Grace Henning, BC ‘20), murdered their father with her lover Agisthos (Jared Rush, CC ‘21). Years later, Orestes (now a grown man) sends a false story of his death to Klytaimestra and Agisthos, and Electra falls into deep mourning. When Orestes arrives and sees her grief, he reveals himself to her. She helps him kill first Klytaimestra, then Agisthos. The story appears to be a family tragedy, but it is full of the language of resistance, which KCST/HeForShe’s production emphasized through stage direction and lighting choices.

So, how was the production?



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Butler Ref (300-level)

You know these people. I know these people. Everyone knows these people.

After spending an inordinate time in Butler this week to study for her midterms, this Bwogger has noticed that each person she shares a study desk usually falls under one of these following archetypes. Here are her observations:

  • The Eater. The Eater likes to open loud bags of chips, or paper-wrapped sandwiches, or maybe is shoveling a full-on, five-course meal.
  • The Old Person. They’re often sitting there reading a newspaper or sometimes a book. Oftentimes, they fall asleep and snore loudly. How did they get in here again?
  • The Couture Model, aka the International Student. They are often found sporting Yeezy’s, a Louis Vuitton purse, and some other expenny shit. Hanging off the back of their chair is probably their Canada Goose (or Moncler).
  • The Person Crying. Self-explanatory. If you’re this person, feel better, and consider following Bwog’s guide to places to cry next time.
  • The Non-Academic. This person is very obviously not studying. They’re probably suppressing a giggle while looking at their screen, or have been scrolling through their phone for the past hour.
  • The Academic. The person actually grinds hard, and kind of makes you feel bad about yourself.
  • The Frat Guy. The Frat Guy’s bros like to stop by the table. He is always talking. In fact, you don’t remember a time when he wasn’t talking.
  • The Accidentalist. This person accidentally opens a Snapchat with the sound on and it’s really loud. Some people around them snicker, and they get really embarrassed.
  • The Hoarder. Having brought perhaps their entire dorm with them, the Hoarder takes up way too much space at the desk. Their papers are….everywhere.
  • The Sus. This person is either really sus or is just watching porn. They could be watching horse porn. We can’t tell.
  • The marching band member in disguise. Remember Orgo Night?

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New York’s Hottest Club is…

An appreciation post for the soundtrack at the best dining hall on campus.

We’ve all been there. Squashed in between angsty adolescents, skin on skin, mouths rife with hunger and thirst. It’s hot, and you can vaguely smell ranch dressing and mandarin oranges. Gasolina by Daddy Yankee is playing loudly, its fervent bass shaking your insides. Are you at a frat on a Friday night? No. It’s 11:43 AM a Tuesday at Ferris Booth Commons.

Let’s say it: the Ferris Booth soundtrack is just one banger after another, and Bwog is here to show it some love. It’s no secret that Ferris Booth serves the best food on campus. We come for the Very Berry Salad, the warm biscuits, and the Italian wedding soups. But we’re also here for the ambience. We’re here to drop that ass in front of the cheesecake display case.

Here at Columbia, we’re beholden to various soundscapes in campus hotspots: Hewitt’s Natasha Bedingfield-esque easy listening playlist, fraught whispered conversations and accidental phone vibrations in Butler study rooms, and sad people music at Snock and Postcrypt. But it’s about time we admit that the one we just can’t get enough of is Ferris’s mix of salsa, merengue, and early 2000s reggaeton. We spend our classes learning about the verses of Homer, but we come to Ferris to learn about the verses to Ricky Martin B-sides.

We want to know who compiled this playlist. Could it be Alex, the legendary Barnard Public Safety shuttle driver who moonlights as a DJ downtown? (True story). Or is it Fausta herself? No matter what, there’s nothing else we want to hear as we wait for my corn on the cob. So Fausta, for all of us with #FerrisForever, please leak the most bumping playlist in Columbia history.

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Meet today’s CU Women in STEM profile, Amita Shukla, who’ll be shaping the way that governments use technology in the future!

Bwog Science is back with CU Women in STEM, where we highlight the amazing women in science at Columbia. Today’s profile is from Amita Shukla (SEAS ’20), whose interests lie in computer science and public policy!

What subjects are you interested in? I’m majoring in Computer Engineering and minoring in Political Science. I’m interested in just about everything though! When I study abroad in two semesters I’m going to deliberately study something that isn’t either of those.

How did you get interested in your subject? Can you remember the moment that got you hooked? It actually wasn’t too long ago that electrical engineering and public policy, my two big current interests, were among the most boring things I could imagine. They both have pretty steep learning curves before things start to get interesting, and that’s basically where most people get alienated from them.

While I’ve been interested in building and designing things for a long time, which is a typical engineering backstory, I’ve always been a lot better at subjects in the humanities, like English.

I started computer engineering mainly for the intellectual rigor. Doing something that’s not your strength rewires your brain really noticeably. I feel like a lot more methods of thinking are available to me now, and my headspace has become a lot more varied and interesting. I’m staying with the major because I’ve started getting past the initial discomfort and found the subject matter to be really elegant and worthwhile.

Most important research/extracurricular experiences so far: This academic year, I’ve been working at the U.S. Department of State, creating a platform using interactive maps to help new diplomats get acquainted with their regions before deployment. Last year, I interned at the Harmony with Nature initiative at the U.N. and helped build a platform for scientists and policymakers to collaborate on proposing and passing international laws on sustainability.

What are your career goals? I want to work in the public sector to help governments build data aggregation and analysis tools, which would allow the government to work more efficiently and develop closer relationships to people.

Favorite place to study on campus? Watson Library in Uris. The space I take up in the B-school is the payment I require for putting up with pitches about joining their AI-blockchain-neural-networks-for-Uber in exchange for 1% equity.

Click here to learn more about Amita (and to read her great advice)



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The Quad courtyard, protected by the Chastity gates.

On Sunday, the Barnard community received an email from Dean of the College Avis Hinkson reporting on an intrusion in the Quad by a Columbia student earlier that morning. Hinkson explained that “a Columbia student who had signed in as a guest of a Barnard student entered the room of another student, without permission and in the nude. The student awoke and became alarmed by his presence. The intruder ran but was detained by Barnard Public Safety, and the police were engaged.”

The student was later arrested on grounds of criminal mischief and taken to the police station at the 26th precinct. According to public records obtained from the NYPD, he has been identified as 19 year old Clay Watson, a first-year at Columbia College and a member of the heavyweight rowing team. This is Watson’s first arrest.

Witnesses report that around 4 am, the intruder came into the lounge on the fourth floor of Sulzberger Hall with a towel covering his genitals, ran around the room, then back out into the hallway. A few seconds later, an unidentified Barnard student began complaining that he had urinated on the floor of her room. The NYPD also noted that he damaged the door of the room as he was leaving.

We have reached out to Columbia Athletics and the Barnard Administration for statements, and we will update the post when we receive them.

UPDATE, 3:58pm: We have received a response from the Barnard Administration. At this time, they are unable to release more information because of the “ongoing investigation.”

UPDATE, 9:20pm: We have received a response from Columbia Athletics, saying that they are still in the process of investigating the incident, but that the “alleged behavior” will not be tolerated.

Full text of the Athletics statement after the jump



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Healthy and delicious!

This buttery, flaky salmon is the easiest and most luxurious weeknight meal you will ever make. I used to make it with my ex-boyfriend, and not even our breakup could taint this recipe for me! Serve it with roasted veggies or rice. 

Roasted Salmon (adapted from Mark Bittman)
4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, or more!
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Half of an onion or a shallot
1 salmon fillet (2 to 3 pounds), skin on if you like
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
A few sprigs of thyme and rosemary

Heat the oven to 475°F. Meanwhile, begin sauteeing your onion in butter with generous amounts of thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. You want the onions to be translucent but not too browned.
Put the salmon in the seasoned butter, skin side down, and sprinkle the top with more salt and pepper, as well as a generous amount thyme and rosemary leaves. Return the pan to the oven.
Roast until the salmon is just cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes. To see whether the fish is done, stick a paring knife between the layers of flesh; the center should be bright pink and still a little translucent. Garnish with the parsley and serve. Put a little extra butter on top if ya like!




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This logo is 10 years old and looks it

Are you interested in wind band music? Do you want to support music education in NYC public schools? Do you like the shape of a triangle? Have you ever wondered what kind of weird noise a bassoon makes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should put aside your midterms for a couple of hours and come on down to Roone Arledge Auditorium and listen to some incredible wind ensemble music.

This afternoon, the Columbia University Wind Ensemble is presenting their annual Columbia Festival of Winds (or CFW, for short), an event that brings ensembles from the greater New York City area together in an afternoon-long concert. The concert will start at 1 pm and continue until about 5:30 pm; audience members are invited to come and go between ensembles as they please.  CFW this year features the Princeton University Wind Ensemble, Mark Twain Concert Band, Grand Street Community Band, and Kings County Concert Band, as well as Uptown Vocal (for a different kind of wind). Proceeds from the event go to support Musical Mentors Collaborative, a Columbia student-run organization that provides free music lessons to elementary school students at P.S. 145. This year, the CU Wind Ensemble’s repertoire will feature several premieres, including the world premiere of a piece by Vice President (and friend of Bwog) Brent Morden, CC ’19.

In honor of 10 years of CFW, the CU Wind Ensemble has extended their event this year to include an Honor Band, consisting of talented high school students from the greater NYC area (and two students from Alabama) who rehearsed all day with guest clinician Prof. Randall Coleman. The Honor Band will open the concert at 1 pm today. The concert’s full schedule is:

  • Honor Band: 1:00 PM
  • Grand Street Community Band: 1:45 PM
  • Princeton Wind Ensemble: 2:20 PM
  • Kings County Concert Band: 2:55 PM
  • Uptown Vocal: 3:30 PM
  • Mark Twain Concert Band: 3:50 PM
  • Columbia University Wind Ensemble: 4:25 PM
  • Massed Band: 5:00 PM

Tickets are $15 general admission, $5 with CUID and for children ages 18 and under. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook event and website.

Note: Senior Staff Writer Ross Chapman and EIC Betsy Ladyzhets are the current president and one of the vice presidents of the CU Wind Ensemble, respectively.

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We are most definitely in vulva territory

Go Ask Alice! is an anonymous resource that Columbia students and others can use to get any health-related questions answered without feeling anxious or embarrassed. The Go Ask Alice! team is made up of health professionals, health promotion specialists, and others concerned with the well-being of students. Bwog has compiled some of the most interesting questions asked on Go Ask Alice!‘s website.

  • Geese feces health risks? Is this inquirer asking about the Canada Goose jackets on Low Beach, or are actual Canada geese infesting a real beach? I guess we’ll never know.
  • Are we in vulva territory? This person’s sister was right.
  • Oral sex in the 50s? Because when asked the age-old question, “Oral sex or cheese?” old people always answer with cheese. Always.
  • Help—My roommate’s a lesbian! This question simply reads, “I need advice. I think that my roommate is a lesbian. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
  • Whom should I thank for my penis? Read this if you’re curious about the genetics of penis size to find out whomst giveth your penis to you.
  • Ain’t got the giggles from crazy sex jigglesThis person’s girlfriend has the crazy sex jiggles indeed: “One night she jiggled right off the bed!”
  • Straight man wants penis in mouthBecause even fragile masculinity can escape into the inbox of Go Ask Alice!
  • Why do you answer dumb questions? Despite all the bizarre questions one might find answered on Go Ask Alice!, the team believes that there are no dumb questions and that there will always be at least one other person with the same question. The team at Go Ask Alice!‘s main goal is to ensure that Columbia students and others who may have questions for them are getting timely, educated answers, no matter how ridiculous they may sound.

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Prepare yourself.

If you had tried to take the subway last weekend, you might’ve discovered that the 1 line was actually not running between 96 and 137th streets. In the interest of preparing our readers for another inevitable MTA disaster, we wanted to provide you with some practical, little-known transportation alternatives to the subway:

  • Wait until Thanksgiving and ride on a Macy’s floatThis option is both festive and fun – plus, you get a great view of the city! Just requires a little bit of patience.
  • Pretend to break your leg, call CAVA. Or you could actually break your leg (maybe it’ll get you out of your midterms!)
  • Steal a Canada Goose and sell it to pay for Uber. Materials needed: eBay, working Uber app, any KDR party.
  • Jump on the roof of a car and hang on real tight. Self-explanatory, but definitely not for the faint of heart.
  • Magic carpetAladdin isn’t only for kids anymore!
  • Hope the Manhattanville Public Safety shuttle comes at some point (spoiler: it won’t). They’ll probably call you an NYPD cop car instead.
  • Grow some wings and fly. Make like Icarus and have a go at it!
  • Jump on the back of a delivery bike. Especially as snowstorms plague NYC this weekend and as New Yorkers everywhere are ordering Seamless, we find this option particularly viable.
  • Walk. You have two legs; use them.
  • Real answer: you can take the M104 to 96th. Not that the rest of these answers weren’t real.

Which circle of hell is the MTA???? via Youngking11 on Wikimedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]



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Who has taken our men?

What happened to the Fat Men of Broadway?


Did they leave us

For better places?

Or rust in their metal skin

and hollow eyes.

Do they miss us, as I miss them?

Or enjoy the freedom

The MoHi bubble will never grant.

Maybe they followed the DSpar path

And left us for Lincoln Center.

Or are they at peace?

Our missing men via Bwog Staff



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Our reaction when we heard Rite-Aid was closing down :(

Fresh off the heels of beloved restaurant Amigos, yet another MoHi familiar face is closing down soon. This time, it’s Rite-Aid on 110th – an institution that for years has provided us with well-priced prescription medicines, bars of soap, and friendly, sassy staff workers. We hope that these memories, shared by friends, students, and alums alike, will help comfort you in these grievous times of hardship.

  • @Sitting_quietly on Twitter said, “Buying a case of natty lite and running a beer mile in riverside park on a cool June evening in 2017. RIP rite aid”
  • When our Thursday daily editor went shopping there for an entire semester to get cash back, because there’s no ATM for her bank nearby and she wasn’t sure where else she could avoid fees.
  • Joe Milholland commented on Facebook, “When I played tabletop games with my friends, I’d get snacks from there.”
  • When our sports editor bought emergency pantyhose there, after realizing she hadn’t shaved her legs in advance of an interview she was wearing a skirt to
  • Soap, water, shampoo, medicine, mixers, and other goods that were always more reasonably priced than Duane Reade
  • One staff writer said, “The number of times I, a 5’2 blonde little girl that looks like she’s 15, have bought a giant Keystone Lite 30 pack or other giant packs of beer from Rite-Aid is insane. I went last weekend and they didn’t have Keystone and the guy at the register and I had a long chat about how upset we were about it closing down and the limited selection of beers everywhere else.”
  • When one staff writer popped into Rite-Aid with her best friend to buy safety pins for his makeshift Halloween toga.

More memories below!



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This weekend, a snafu caused a handful of Barnard seniors to receive an e-mail informing them that they would not be graduating come may. In the midst of finals and second-semester senior stress, those who received the e-mail (AT 8AM) were affronted with the possibility of having to eat at Diana for another semester. One Bwog staff writer fell victim to this registrar ‘glitch,’ and this is her story:

Since January, I have jumped right into expressing my nostalgia as a second-semester senior. Every time I contemplate skipping a class, I think, “I only have three months left of college classes ever,” which just makes me proceed to skip with slightly more guilt. Or I get misty eyed thinking about never going to 1020 again. Or I whine about a lack of dining halls in the real world, and so on and so forth.

So imagine my fucking surprise when I wake up to an e-mail from the Barnard registrar at 8 am

love waking up to texts from bae

casually informing me the following: “while you are slated to graduate in May 2018, you will not have enough credits to graduate on time. Let us know if you have other graduation plans or plan to graduate at a later date”

Honestly, why was I surprised; it’s a classic Barnard move to drop a bomb like that on Saturday morning, just to make sure you spend the entire weekend in anguish until they open their doors Monday at 9. After frantically calling my mother and my therapist (and my lawyer), I migrated to Butler to work on my thesis. But, as I found out, trying to work up the motivation to write a senior thesis is hard when you know, your collegiate life is in free fall.

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The original Facebook post.

Around 4 pm on Tuesday, February 27, NYPD arrested GS student Shlomo Fingerer in Barnard Hall. Later that evening, a photo was posted to the Barnard Class of 2021 Facebook page, asking about the reason behind the arrest. A student commented that the man being arrested in the photo was a friend of theirs who suffers from a medical condition; they speculated that the reason Shlomo refused to get into an ambulance was because he,“loses awareness of where he is and can’t control his actions.” The post has since been removed from the page at the request of the student who commented. Also, a different commenter noted that Barnard students were not notified of the police presence on campus, as is usual protocol in such situations.

On Wednesday, Fingerer posted on Facebook explaining his condition: “Seizures make me sleepwalk. I am totally unconscious and unresponsive. I look like someone in a total daze.” While studying in Lefrak, he wrote, he experienced a seizure. Later he awoke to find himself under arrest. It appears, he continues, that he went to Hewitt Dining Hall and was asked to leave but did not respond. Public Safety and the NYPD were called (unknown by whom) and Fingerer was removed from Hewitt. He was then arrested for trespassing, and NYPD transported Fingerer to a holding cell off campus.

According to Fingerer’s Facebook post, the head chef at Hewitt, Frank Pulgiano, claimed that he felt threatened because of the way Fingerer was clenching his fork; he allegedly refused to put it down, and it had to be physically removed from his hand.

Fingerer says in his Facebook post that he was told he can no longer step foot on Barnard’s campus, despite being a Columbia student and paying “$1,500 for a class in Barnard this semester.” If he does, he will be charged with trespassing, issued a $1,000 fine, and possibly sentenced to one year in prison. In his post, Fingerer writes, “Any seizure that I have, and I have two a week, I can sleepwalk onto Barnard campus, which is right across the street.” Additionally, because he keeps kosher and Hewitt is one of the few dining halls with kosher options, Fingerer claims that not being allowed on Barnard’s campus severely restricts his dining options.

In an update to his post, Fingerer added that he may now be facing homelessness because of his arrest. According to Columbia Facilities, they have received complaints from students and parents who feel unsafe with him in his building.

Barnard has since released a statement saying, “With the utmost concern for the safety of our community, on Tuesday evening, Aramark staff and Public Safety responded to a university student who was exhibiting threatening behavior and they called NYPD. Subsequently the student informed us his behavior was a result of a medical condition. Barnard will always work with members of our community who have medical needs. The College will never take legal action or ban a student from our facilities solely because of a medical condition.”

A number of students have begun an email campaign targeting Barnard employees who deal with disabilities and discipline. These faculty members range from Barnard Human Resources to a Title IX representative to the Barnard representative for Aramark to President Beilock.

Edit, 2/28/18, 10 pm: The title of the post has been changed from “GS Student Arrested In Barnard Hall Yesterday” to “GS Student Had Seizure In Barnard Hall, Arrested By NYPD,” in order to better reflect the events described by the contents of the post.

Edit, 2/28/18, 10:45 pm: Members of the Barnard community received an email from Dean Hinkson at 10:41 pm on 2/28/2018 regarding the incident described above. In the email, she referenced action being taken by “Columbia counterparts” and indicated that Barnard “will work with them to ensure the student’s well-being.” She also noted that Barnard is not pursuing legal action against Fingerer, that they “are working with Aramark to see that the charge that was filed against the student is dropped,” and that he is not banned from campus or Hewitt Dining Hall.

In accordance with many of the demands being made by students earlier in the day for next steps, the email also stated that Barnard is “looking at how we can collaborate more closely with Columbia’s Office of Disability Services” and “reviewing our response to this incident to ensure it comported with our values, as well as our policies and procedures.”

The full text of the email can be read below.

Full email after the cut

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