CU Vets in the Gray Lady
Written by Bwog Staff
An article from today’s New York Times outlines the large (and growing) presence of veterans enrolled at Columbia. The article claims that good old Alma has, “more than any other Ivy League institution…thrown out a welcome mat for returning servicemen and women.” There are currently 210 veterans at CU (88 are in General Studies); GS was originally created in 1947 to host WWII veterans on the G.I Bill, the post-9/11 variation of which has led today’s veterans to Morningside. The article acknowledges some GS stigma and name-drops Haakon’s Hall, where the vets gather and have Thanksgiving lunch.
Plus, all the news that’s fit to print: we’re stuck up! The article declares: “the campus still tilts heavily to the left, with many students displaying the arty, jaded aura befitting their Manhattan surroundings.”