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Tulips in West Side Community Garden

One way to help is by gardening in the community!

If you’re confused about all of the yellow balloons on campus, today is Columbia Community Outreach Day of Service, when Columbia encourages student groups to get involved and give back to the community. If you’re participating, good for you! But whether you are or not, you can help the community more than just one day out of the year. In honor of the Day of Service, we’ve compiled some resources for Columbia students looking for ways to help out.

Find ways to volunteer through:

  • Deed, “an on-demand app that makes volunteering easy,” purports to be an “Uber for volunteering” which connects volunteers who can’t commit to weekly volunteer spots. Not currently available on Android.
  • NYC Service, a 2009 creation in response to calls for volunteerism by President Obama, has listings for official NYC government-sponsored events, but also lists miscellaneous opportunities.
  • New York Cares focuses especially on three key issue areas of education, immediate needs, and public spaces.
  •, which lists over 1000 opportunities in NYC, also offers over 100,000 volunteer positions across the nation.
  • Cherry Ivy attempts to “make philanthropy accessible” by showing how easy it can be to get involved.
  • Idealist,  run by Action Without Borders, has been around since 1995 and promotes over 2,500 opportunities in NYC.

And if you’re looking for some specific ways to help out:

Opportunities on and off campus after the jump!



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Prezbo is the new sun

The Gadsden Flag, also known as the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, which originated as a symbol of the American Revolution, has turned into a racist symbol as recognized by the EEOC. The flag has also been a favorite target of editing for enemies of the alt-right. To celebrate our experiences at Columbia, consider flying these new flags in your dorm room. Whether you want to support Manhattanville, mourn [email protected], or show your distaste for Spec, we’ve got you covered.



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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.

Promotional photo via Facebook



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Students and Faculty Line Up Outside of Low Library, Demanding Negotiation

“What do we want?” “Negotiation!”

On Tuesday morning, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of the Graduate Workers of Columbia University. The union, represented by UAW 2110 (the same group responsible for Barnard Contingent Faculty, among others), now has no legal barriers between themselves and the University which can delay the negotiating process.

Columbia University had previously appealed to NLRB on multiple grounds. While they challenged the union’s ability to unionize in the first place (which was controversially confirmed by the board in August), they also alleged that the union had engaged in electioneering, improperly pressuring voters by keeping surveillance, stationing union members near polling places, and not requiring consistent voter identification. However, the board ruled twofold against the University. First, they struck down several of the University’s individual claims about electioneering. For example, for a claim about stationed union members, interviews revealed that the mere presence of union members at tables in front of Earl Hall was not sufficiently deleterious to the election process. On the second point, the NLRB determined that the University failed to prove that its objections would have been enough to swing the nearly 1,000 vote victory earned by the union.

On Thursday afternoon, GWC-UAW 2110 took to in front of Low Library to demand action from the University. In its negotiations with BCF, union members felt that Columbia intentionally dragged its feet in order to prevent the union from performing effectively. Thursday’s protest involved representatives standing all around Low Library, holding a roll of paper showing the names of signatories requesting immediate action from the University. It also featured a symbolic “negotiating table,” a holding table at the base of Low Steps. The demonstration lasted approximately an hour, and ended with an emphatic, “We’ll be back!”

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The Gottesman Library at Teachers College, unique for its treadmill desks.

Over the last month, Bwog has compiled 17 reviews of Columbia libraries around campus with the goal of promoting spaces other than Butler to the student body. With our project complete and midterms underway, we’d like to present one post with information from and links to every library review. Take a look at the specific pros and cons, or just pick a time to study (standard hours sourced from the Libraries website) and a random place that’s open!

The libraries are listed roughly in descending size order, but first, some preliminary suggestions:

  • Prettiest libraries: Burke/UTS, East Asian, Avery
  • Best libraries for collaboration: Science and Engineering, Business, Barnard
  • Most unique libraries: Teachers College, Journalism, Music and Arts
  • Best libraries for cracking down: Butler, Social Work, Science and Engineering

200-400 Seat Libraries:

Business, 130 Uris Hall.

  • This crowded library is one of the largest spaces for collaboration on campus, featuring a dense main area of circular tables and a mezzanine of group study rooms.
  • Bwog recommendation: “This library has a very unique feel. It allows you to chit chat, yet compels you to do work. Come here to feel inspired to get your life together.”
  • Quote from the review: “If you like doing work in a high school cafeteria this is the library for you.”

More Columbia Libraries



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The Women's Basketball team bench cheering after a made three-pointer in Levien Gymnaisum

A lot to look forward to, but a lot left behind

As Basketball season came to an end, Bwog’s Sports Editor Ross Chapman weighed in on the performance and the future of Columbia’s basketball team. 

Both Columbia Basketball seasons came to an end on Saturday night with close losses to the Yale Bulldogs. The women’s team ended their season at 3-11 in Ivy play, following a program-best 10-3 out-of-conference effort. The men’s season finished at 5-9, but it wasn’t certain whether or not the team would head to the postseason until Penn defeated Harvard about ten minutes later. Penn’s victory shut the door on the Lions, who had a 6-7 preseason. And while both teams will lose crucial pieces, the immediate future looks bright in Levien Gym.

The women’s team’s 3-11 Ivy mark matches their score from 2013-14 campaign, and exceeds every record since then. Coach Griffith’s first year will be hard to judge until we see the development of some of team’s younger players in the coming years, but the team is already more energized and competitive than it has been in the last several years. While four seniors are graduating, including two starters, the team is led by Camille Zimmerman, who returns next year with only 39 points between her and the Lions’ all-time points leader.

What about men’s bascketball team?



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Loretta Mester & Belinda Archibong in Sulzberger Hall

Let me tell you something about the economy…

As the latest in a series of Power Talks with successful Barnard alumnae, the Athena Center invited Loretta Mester, BC ’80, to talk about her experience as the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. The talk, introduced by Athena Center Director Kathryn Kolbert and moderated by Assistant Professor of Economics Belinda Archibong, hit some common talking points of female empowerment, but spent much of its Q&A time mired in the details of economic policy.

Despite her current job in economics, Mester came to Barnard with an interest in math, which she picked up in her Baltimore-area public school. She credits Watergate, which occurred the summer before her first year at Barnard, with giving her an interest in policy. Seeing Econ as a mixture of math and policy, and noticing that the Barnard economics major was only eight courses (compared to today’s 12), Mester double majored in Economics and Mathematics. She applied to graduate school for mathematics, but was convinced by a few letters from Princeton University to apply her math skills in economics. From this serendipity, which led her to her current success, Mester drew the first lesson she imparted on the evening – “Be open  to things that you’re not expecting to come.”

More Mester and her views on her experience as a woman in the Fed after the jump



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Six members of the Columbia basketball team cheering from the sidelines

Is cheering all they do?

Sports editor Ross Chapman is back with more expert basketball analysis. This time, he’s writing about Conor Voss, John Sica, and Peter Barba – three players who started their Columbia basketball legacy on the bench.

Levien Gym, Columbia’s basketball gym of 2,700 fans, loves Conor Voss. The 7’1″ senior center has always been the tallest Lion, but he hasn’t always used that height on the court – Voss logged only 142 minutes in his first three seasons at Columbia. But Voss has made himself a team presence since when he was learning to play the center role from Cory Osetkowski. Even on a slow day at Levien, Voss could always be found jumping and cheering from the bench when a teammate hit an exciting three or rejected an opposing shot. His enthusiasm was infectious. When Voss started to get minutes in nearly every game, the passion he gave was returned by his teammates.

Voss’s evolution from bench character to offensive and defensive threat is impressive, but it happens all the time. Every year, seniors graduate and new players have to step up – in basketball and everywhere else. What those players do, and how they train and perform, determines the future of this Lions squad We talked with Conor Voss, John Sica, and Peter Barba to learn more about this transformation.

How do these players evolve?



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Canada Goose Jacket Found Orgo Night Poster From Fall 2015

more than just Canada Goose was “lost” here…

For the first-years who don’t know, Cannon’s was a Columbia bar at 108th and Broadway. While the business hadn’t actually been called Cannon’s since 2004 (it turned into O’Connell’s, and then into Tara Hill), the venerated bar was a well-attended watering hole since the 1930’s. Last June, Cannon’s announced that it would be shutting its doors, much to the dismay of many a social drinker. But one thing we won’t miss about Cannon’s was how much stuff went mysteriously missing there.

The bar had a knack for taking people’s coats and hiding them away in that same abyss where all of your sharp pencils go. Records of coats disappearing at Cannon’s go back to Spring 2011, and reports of jacket theft and loss went on until the bar’s closing. Spring 2015 was a particularly disastrous semester for North Faces and Canada Gooses – the Class of 2018 Facebook group alone reported 22 instances of loss or theft at Cannon’s. And this brings up the question: just how much stuff did Columbia students lose at Cannon’s?

Using this data from the Class of 2018, we decided to make a back of the envelope calculation for how many dollars worth of clothing and accessories vanished at 108th Street. While this article will make no claim as to whether or not Cannon’s was simply a front for reselling Canada Goose jackets, it will make several assumptions.

  • Assume that first-years are twice as likely to go to Cannon’s as other students, as evidenced by the the need for a CCSC resolution to make Cannon’s more accessible to non-Freshmen; ignore the graduate school population, as they mostly frequented other bars.
  • Assume that theft has occured at least since Spring 2011 at a relatively constant level. However, treat Fall 2015 as a particularly bad semester, with 50% more theft than the average semester.
  • Assume that 25% of losses at Columbia go unreported, at least among the underclassmen, due to embarassment.

Now, we examined each report from the first-years of Fall 2015 and estimated the dollar value of items lost.

Get the real numbers after the jump.



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artist's rendition of Ivy playoff scenarios

artist’s rendition of Ivy playoff scenarios

If you haven’t heard, this year is the inaugural Ivy League Basketball Tournament, in which four teams will compete in a bracket to determine who will represent the Ivy League in the NCAA tournament. Since the regular season now has a responsibility to assign the top four seeds, instead of just the top one, there are a lot of new tiebreaker scenarios which the Ivy League has to keep track of, especially on the men’s side.

Some of these edge scenarios are downright terrifying.

This morning, the @Ivy_Basketball Twitter account clarified a ruling on tiebreaker rules, sending the league’s team of analysts into a frenzy. Basically, the tweet says that one parameter for breaking ties, the tied teams’ records against other Ivy teams, will refer not just to teams in the tournament, but all eight teams in the league. However, most statistical models were imagining that only the teams who made it into the tournament would matter, so those models became wrong. The league’s tiebreaker incompetence, for its devoted followers, is nothing new.

Here are the rules, per the Ivy League, on who wins a tiebreaker if, for instance, Penn and Columbia end the season tied at 6-8:

  1. Compare the head-to-head record between the tied teams. If one team swept the other, they win.
  2. If still tied, compare the record of each team against the top-ranked team in the league. If that is tied, continue down the list of teams in the league, all the way down to the very last team in the league. Whoever has the better record wins.
  3. If still tied, compare an average of the rankings given to the tied teams by several analytical systems (BPI, RPI, KenPom, Sagarin). Whoever has the better record wins.
  4. If still tied, go to a coin flip.

This new ruling opens up some outs for Columbia. Because of Columbia’s weak out-of-conference performance, they don’t stand a chance to win Tiebreaker 3. But there are scenarios in which Columbia can make the 4-seed, or even the 3-seed, thanks to the new rules. For instance, if the Lions and Penn Quakers both go 2-0 next weekend, and the Yale Bulldogs secure the 3-seed, then Columbia can make the tournament with a Brown win against Cornell. (If you don’t trust me, I encourage you to check out my horrifyingly complex (and poorly formatted) chart of how every scenario works out.)

Here are the basic playoff scenarios that matter to Columbia. For playoff odds not accounting for slightly undefined edge cases, refer to @YaleSportsGroup’s odds:

  • If Columbia does better than Penn this weekend, they’re in the tournament.
  • If Columbia goes 2-0, Penn does not go 2-0, and Yale goes 0-2, the Lions will lock in the 3 seed thanks to their Tiebreaker 2 against Harvard.
  • If Columbia goes 2-0, Penn goes 2-0, and Yale goes 1-1, Penn gets the 4 seed with a Cornell win over Brown, and Columbia gets the 4 seed with a Brown win over Cornell.
  • If Columbia goes 2-0, Penn goes 2-0, and Yale goes 0-2, both Columbia and Penn make the tournament, while Yale falls out. Penn gets the 3 seed unless Dartmouth beats Princeton and Brown beats Cornell (very unlikely).
  • If Columbia beats Brown and loses to Yale, they secure the 4 seed if Penn loses to Harvard, but do not make the tournament if Penn beats Harvard.
  • If Columbia beats Yale and loses to Brown, they secure the 4 seed if Penn loses to Harvard. If Penn defeats Harvard while losing to Dartmouth, things get complicated. Penn gets the 4 if Cornell goes 2-0, and Columbia gets the 4 if Cornell goes 0-2. If Cornell goes 1-1 in this scenario, Penn gets if Princeton beats Dartmouth (likely), and Columbia gets in if Dartmouth beats Princeton.
  • If Columbia and Penn both go 0-2, Dartmouth can secure the 4 seed by beating Princeton. Otherwise, Columbia gets the 4 seed, unless Cornell goes 2-0.

tl;dr – Neither Columbia nor Penn truly control their own destiny. Columbia should try to win, obviously. Beyond that, they want Yale and Penn to lose, they want Brown to beat Cornell, and they want Dartmouth to do well.

But what about some even more confusing scenarios?



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A commissioned portrait of Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci at a sunny desk Turkey

Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci That’s way neater than prezbo’s de

Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci, SIPA ’96 and the chairwoman of the Turkish news giant Hürriyet, came to Columbia as part of the World Leader’s Forum to discuss the connection between Islam and the media, and her personal experience as a self-proclaimed moderate Muslim.

“I am a Muslim woman,” Vuslat Doǧan Sabanci proclaimed to start her address in Low Library. After President Bollinger gave the introduction to “Fostering a Better Conversation and Understanding of Islam: The Vital Role of Media,” Doǧan Sabanci spoke about her view of the responsibilities of the East and West to combat Islamophobia and its effects. The event ended with a (relatively hostile) Q&A session with Doǧan Sabanci and Bollinger.

(Before I begin actual coverage, I would like to highlight the very first stumbling words out of PrezBo’s mouth at the event: “The Columbia Worlds Forum- World Forum… World Leaders Forum.”)

The most important thing in Doǧan Sabanci’s CV, according to her on Tuesday, was not her feminist activism or media accomplishments, but, “Of course, it is being a Columbia graduate.” When she graduated 21 years ago, she was convinced that globalism would lead to the world’s nations becoming one happy family. However, countries have instead retreated, becoming “hostile villages.” The new media led to accelerated polarization, and “attention became the new currency” for the media. Digital media did not fulfill its promise of promoting communication. Doǧan Sabanci targeted communication, between individuals and civilizations, as the key to successful Globalization. Her keys for better conversations included listening attentively, acknowledging each other, and displaying compassion.

Islamophobia and more after the jump



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A photo of Butler 209 devoid of students during Orgo Night Fall 2016

Wow, is 209 always this empty on a Thursday night?

Bwog is back with another installment of Library Reviews! Today, we take a look at a classic: Butler 209. Whether 209 is your go-to spot (*ahem* like me) or simply a relic of Orgo Nights past, join us on a journey through this age-old Butler classic. 

Location: Butler Library, Room 209. Enter Butler and turn either direction, following the hallway to the end. Accessible Library.

Hours: 209, like several other rooms in the Philip L. Milstein Family College Library, is open 24 hours a day. It is not open 24 hours a day during Spring Break. The Library’s service hours open at 9 am on school days, close 11 pm on school nights.

Contact: (212) 854-7309;[email protected];; @ColumbiaLib on Twitter, and gosh do they wish they were BarnLib.


  • Total: 122 Seats
  • Tables: 86 Seats, 14 of which are at 2-seat tables.
  • Study Carrels: 14 Seats
  • Computers: 21 Seats
  • Stuffed Chairs: 1 Seat – it’s in the Southwest corner of the room.
  • Seats for Talking: 0 Seats. Take your commotion to ButCaf.

Tell me more about the zines!



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A promotional image for the Ivy Postseason Basketball Tournament

Will the Lions make it?

Bwog’s Sports Editor shares his insight on the recent losses of the Columbia Men’s Basketball team. 

So, the Columbia Men’s Basketball team has lost four games in a row. And the Penn Quakers have won four in a row.

This isn’t good.

The Lions, who two weekends ago had a two-game cushion on the teams beneath them in the League, are now 4-6, a position which can be graciously described as tied for fourth place. They are tied with the Quakers (or, according to Mike James, the #ZOMBIEQUAKERS), but Penn beat Columbia a couple weekends ago, meaning that as of this moment, Penn has the head-to-head advantage.

Some of Columbia’s losses have been predictable. After an easy first half of the season, which involved two games against Cornell, five home games, and no matchup against the undefeated Princeton Tigers, the Lions had to go on the road. The Lions did better than expected against the Tigers, but couldn’t prevail in the final moments against a great team in an obnoxious home stadium. They also had to match up against the Crimson, who have already clinched their spot in the Ivy League Postseason Tournament. Harvard jumped out to a huge lead, threw it away, and managed to eke out an advantage in the final three minutes. The Lions would have “broken serve” by winning either of those games, capturing an unexpected win against a top team. Columbia’s failure to do that was not the problem.

The Lions’ current bind comes from their losses to Penn and Dartmouth on the road. The first loss came to the resurgent Quakers, who have risen from the ashes of a 0-6 start. The Quakers are, in a sense, the anti-Columbia, since they started the season by facing Princeton twice and travelling for their games. After their dominant win at Yale today, the Quakers have the momentum to finally match their preseason hype. Then came a literal last-second heartbreaker in Overtime against Dartmouth, who took a one point lead with one second remaining against the Lions, who stayed close for the entire game. They were severely out-assisted, and Dartmouth shot a ton of three-pointers, and shot them well. Dartmouth overcoming their expectations is commendable, but it doesn’t make the Lions’ loss any less disappointing.

Looking forward, the Lions have to defeat the Quakers this weekend. In their return to Levien Gymnasium, the Lions face a must-win game. They’ll also have to “break a serve” in order to finish the season with a positive record, either by beating Princeton at home or Yale on the road, the latter of which is far from impossible. The fact that the 4-6 Lions are still energetic is a testament to the power of the new Ivy postseason tournament. Unlike in years prior, every game down the stretch will matter for the Lions and the Quakers.

A weird Palestra-Low Library fusion via #IvyMadness



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    Celebrating faculty on Thursday afternoon

Barnard President Debora Spar sent an email to the community this evening informing them of the details of the contact made between Barnard College and the contingent faculty union, BCF-UAW 2110. This announcement follows an email sent on Thursday informing students that an agreement had been made while not supplying details. The announcement of the agreement came mere days before the strike deadline, and purports to tackle some serious concerns of contingent faculty. The contract is pending formal ratification by the union. Full details of the agreement are available on Barnard’s website.

The announcement from President Spar continues congratulatory assertions which Barnard has made in the past. It puts forward that Barnard negotiated “respectfully and in good faith,” and that promoted the College’s “deep respect for the union members’ significant contribution to our community.” In her email, Spar promotes wages, healthcare, and job security as the core tenets of the new agreement. Wages for contingent faculty will raise over five years, the first raise for contingent faculty in over a decade. Barnard will subsidize healthcare by 50% for full-time, “half-time,” and “third-time” contingent on the number of credits taught. The agreement also provides severance packages for contingent faculty who teach classes in seven consecutive semesters.

While the full details of the contract are not yet available, it does answer many concerns of BCF-UAW 2110. Current announcements do not state whether or not the agreement will take any steps on the issues of maternity leave or gendered wage gaps, two key components of claims of gender discrimination against the College. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for coverage on more specifics on the negotiations and the agreements reached.

Full email text after the jump.



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Camille Zimmerman, holding the ball above her head ready to pass in a game of basketball

Move out, Maodo

Columbia Women’s Basketball has a high rising star with Camille Zimmerman, a junior from Arizona who’s looking to break team records in her last two seasons here. Sports Editor Ross Chapman writes about Zimmerman’s power on the court and her potential to become the team’s greatest player of all time. 

Camille Zimmerman (CC ’18) plays 40.4 minutes per game. A women’s basketball game only lasts 40 minutes.

Zimmerman electrified the Lions when she arrived on campus from Tempe, Arizona in 2014. She immediately asserted herself as an equal to the team’s active leader in career points, Tori Oliver (CC ’17), and has since overtaken her in nearly every statistic in the book. Today, she leads the Ivy League in rebounding and blows the rest of the Ancient Eight away with 25 points per game in Ivy play. Nationally, she ranks 7th in points scored. But while her success on the court is obvious to anyone in the stands, one important question takes a bit more analysis and history – is Camille Zimmerman, not yet done with her third year at Columbia, the greatest women’s basketball player it has ever seen?

The first thing you notice in the Levien stands is that, from the moment Zimmerman touches the ball to start the opening tip-off, she barely ever abandons her post on the hardwood. In the eight games so far played in the Ivy season, Zimmerman has only missed 17 minutes of play. This was most heavily on display during the team’s quadruple-overtime victory against Dartmouth, during which Zimmerman played a crazy 58 minutes (which accounts for her 40.4 mpg in Ivy play). Her presence on the court defines games. She blocks, she steals, and she rebounds, and she barely ever gives the opposing team a moment to take a breather from her dominant play. Zimmerman’s 37.3 minutes per game (including non-conference play) eclipses anyone’s mark at Columbia over the last four years. Zimmerman, Oliver, and Paulina Koerner (CC ’19) are the only players on the team averaging over 20 mpg, but Zimmerman is on her own shelf. Her overwhelming contribution to the team in time on the court is enough to make her one of the most important players in Columbia history.

More arguments for GOAT after the jump.

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