Columbia makes four (six if you include two counts of James Franco) of The Times‘ 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010. Averaged (kinda), this makes us the 71st most talked about thing, up there with 4Loko, and the fact that ‘BFF’ is now in the dictionary. Here are our rather sordid claims to fame:
50. Columbia Business School has to remind its first-year students to brush their teeth and use deodorant before a job interview.
67. The valedictorian of this year’s graduating [GS] class at Columbia University plagiarized part of his speech from a YouTube video posted by the comedian Patton Oswalt.
75. Five Columbia University students are arrested on charges of selling an array of drugs at several fraternity houses and other campus residences.
92. A Columbia University professor is accused of having a consensual incestuous affair with his 24-year-old daughter. Columbia is having quite the year.