Apr

10

Mystery in East Campus, Or Just Drunk People

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Kids these days

EC High Rise residents got a slap on the wrist today concerning some questionable activities, the specifics of which Bwog can only speculate about. Wrote an RA the AD:

It has been brought to my attention that there are items “being thrown on a regular basis, during daytime hours, from an East Campus high rise window(s) overlooking Morningside Drive.  These items are negatively impacting the staff offices whose windows overlook this street on the first level of Morningside Drive.”

The horror! It was also briefly mentioned that throwing things out of high rise windows can, you know, potentially kill someone on the street. Of course, the majority of the email, the full text of which can be read after the jump, was preoccupied with the policy violations and aesthetic distress. Ah, Columbia.

The most intriguing part of this mystery remains the unidentified nature of these “items.” One distressed Bwogger “was almost hit by a used tea bag” the other day, only to be saved by her cat-like reflexes. But besides drink paraphernalia, what other mystery objects could be being expelled from EC? Unless, of course, the answer is other types of drink paraphernalia. Microwaves? Bedding? Small animals? Offer your deductive opinion in the comments!

(But honestly, this is the first thing we thought.)

Dear East Campus High Rise Residents:

It has been brought to my attention that there are items being thrown on a regular basis, during daytime hours, from an East Campus high rise window(s) overlooking Morningside Drive.  These items are negatively impacting the staff offices whose windows overlook this street on the first level of Morningside Drive. Moreover, please be reminded that throwing or dropping objects from roofs, windows, balconies, and/or ledges, whether accidental or deliberate is in direct violation of University regulations which can result in removal from University housing.  (Guide to Living:http://housingservices.columbia.edu/content/roofs-windows-balconies-fire-escapes-and-ledges).  It is also dangerous to discard items out of high rise windows for pedestrian safety down below. 

 If you have any knowledge, questions or concerns about this please let me or your Resident Adviser know. 

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Kristen Sylvester

Associate Director

Office of Residential Programs

Columbia University

Defenestration of Prague via Wikimedia

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25 Comments

  1. Anon  

    Seriously guys? Who does this?

  2. victim  

    i was once almost hit by a tomato being thrown out of an EC window on a weekend night while walking down Morningside. i say "thrown" and not "dropped" because thrown expresses explicitly malicious intent and THOSE FUCKERS LAUGHED WHEN IT ALMOST HIT ME. chodes.

  3. Anonymous  

    ...you're 22.

  4. Anonymous  

    Wait, the excerpt is listed as being written by an RA, but the email is clearly signed by Kristen Sylvester, AD of East Campus.

  5. Anonymous  

    Ted Rall, the political cartoonist, got kicked out of housing for this acc. to WikiCU.

  6. wtf  

    there are over 1.5 million people living in manhattan. the only reason anyone can go outside is that they know that some douchebag won't drop a potentially lethal (or even embarrassing) object on them from overhead. if you start throwing things out the window, you might as well attack the next person you see for no reason--you're contributing very directly to the demise of our society.

  7. Anonymous

    but what if they're unopened condoms? Maybe they're just reinforcing nyc's free condom distribution patterns

  8. Apparently,  

    Browsing the internet shirtless and in my boxers is frowned up on in Best Buy.

  9. Anonymous

    i also google image searched "chodes" :)

  10. Anonymous

    Huh. When I were a lass, I was visiting friends in EC when some dipshit threw a book out of a window from somewhere nearby. RAs and Security descended on the whole floor like the wrath of God within ten minutes, the air thick with threats of expulsion.

  11. OH COME ON...  

    ...teabagging has been going on in EC since the building's erection. These are just residents trying to have a ball during a particularly hard semester. If you REALLY want to terrified, uou should see the kinds of things in McBain's shaft...

  12. Anonymous  

    It's pee being thrown out of the EC windows. And it's disgusting.

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