Big Day on The Quad
Written by Bwog Staff
The ghosts and ghouls come out on All Hallow’s Eve, but All Hallow’s day is ruled by campus groups. The Statement of Principles, in development since the Minutemen aftermath, (and reproduced here after the jump) was unveiled and has been covered in signatures, while the deans have set up a trick or treat stand and are passing out cupcakes.
Down on college walk, the Rotaract Club is selling Cuban food, while the Columbia Musical Theater Society is having a classic bake sale. Meanwhile, the Word Wall is gathering more language. And what would Halloween be without a little blood? New York Blood Center is taking donations today. Vee vant to suck your blood (through a tube, so we can give it to medical patients.)
Community Principles Statement
Columbia University is a community of students, faculty, alumni, staff and visitors. As members of this community we understand that our actions as individuals impact not only our own lives but also those of our community. Through these principles we can continually engage each other in order to understand our differences and similarities.
We believe that intellectual discourse in all forms is essential to the University; as such it is vital that we give all perspectives a place to be expressed.
We are all responsible to this community and affirm that we treat each other with respect and dignity.
Members of our community act with honesty by accepting accountability for their words and actions and maintaining the integrity of the community as a whole.
As members of the University with different experiences and ideas, we actively engage each other to understand, appreciate and accept our various identities.
We participate in a free and open community and ask that all those who come within our gates act in accordance with these principles.