Something your self-proclaimed "wacky" high school teacher kept on his desk.

Spec provides further context for the growing dissatisfaction with Dean Peña-Mora. (Spec)

Our own faculty woes seem little in light of yesterday’s verdict that Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois, will serve to 14 years in prison for 18 counts of federal corruption. (Reuters)

Columbia’s Manhattanville campus has forced the owner of a West Harlem Cuban restaurant to close shop for the past 18 months. The University provided the owner with a new space, but problems with asbestos have kept the space closed. (NYDailyNews)

The internet is aflutter with images of Apple’s new Grand Central Station store, which is set to open this Friday. It’s always exciting to find new places where you can buy stuff you already know you can buy somewhere else. (MacRumors)

In case all this controversy has put you to sleep, that’s ok. According to recent findings by a Columbia professor, nodding off on the subway can be productive. A test subject snoozing during his 20 minute commute was able to repeatedly reach stage two sleep of sleep, the “restful” state. (NYTimes)

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