A $250,000 gift to the University from two B-School alums facilitated a week-long Global Core workshop in May, which resulted in the creation of five new classes. (Spec)

$2.5 Million in venture financing was given to Codecademy, a start-up focusing on computer science education that was founded by Columbia graduates undergrads this last summer. (NYTimes)

2.3 Million people lost power along the East Coast yesterday due to the freak snow storm. (NYTimes)

23% versus 22%. That’s Herman Cain against Mitt Romney in the latest Register’s Iowa Poll. (Des Moines Register)

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