Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
Copy Edit

Too Bad We’re Not Allowed to Have Candles

Some say a friend’s worth may be measured by whether or not he or she remembers your birthday. Oops! The Internet just reminded us that Columbia King’s College turns 258 today. Gothamist commemorated the day with neat old photos and some stories from the days Columbia spent romping around between Morningside Heights and Madison Avenue.

If you were wondering, Columbia shares a birthday with no one interesting other than Donald Sutherland, and even that’s a stretch. The date of our beloved institution’s inauguration also makes it a Cancer, which according to one dubious astrology website, means that is “emotional, loving, protective, and sympathetic.” With that we say, Happy 258th Columbia.

birthday card via Museum of the City of New York

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.

 

2 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous It’s Disneyland’s birthday today too.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous But we’re celebrating the birthday of a fantasyland ruled by a rodent king.

      Oh, wait.

  • Have Your Say

    Most exhausting walk on campus?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Favorite Comments

    Politicians - what a bunch of clowns! (read more)
    20 Memes To Airdrop Everyone In Your Large Lecture Class
    March 19, 2019
    *sigh* If only we could drop politicians from tall buildings instead. (read more)
    20 Memes To Airdrop Everyone In Your Large Lecture Class
    March 17, 2019

    Recent Comments

    Politicians - what a bunch of clowns! (read more)
    20 Memes To Airdrop Everyone In Your Large Lecture Class
    March 19, 2019
    *sigh* If only we could drop politicians from tall buildings instead. (read more)
    20 Memes To Airdrop Everyone In Your Large Lecture Class
    March 17, 2019
    In the 1930s politicians would drop fliers from tall buildings on pedestrians below (read more)
    20 Memes To Airdrop Everyone In Your Large Lecture Class
    March 17, 2019
    You are amazing!!! (read more)
    Barnard Academic Award Recipients Announced
    March 16, 2019