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The Fierce Battle of Giving Day

Today marks the Columbia Alumni Association’s Columbia Giving Day, an online fundraising event with cute videos on its own YouTube channel. So far the stats show some interesting trends, as SEAS leads the “Main Match Challenge,” Athletics is its own school, and the School of Continuing Education leads in percentage participation. Here’s the top 10 list in the Main Match Challenge. Fight on, alumni.

Update: Athletics has stolen the lead, with CC close behind and SEAS trailing in third place!

Update 2: As of 6 pm, CC has overtaken Athletics. SEAS remains in third!

Update 3: As of 8 pm, Athletics is back in the lead, followed by CC and SEAS.

Update 4:As of 8:45 pm, CC and Athletics are jockeying back and forth!

Update 5: Final rankings: CC, Athletics, SEAS. In total, Columbia raised nearly $7 million. Spec made a nice chart showing where the money came from.

Screenshot via Columbia Giving Day

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18 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Might one consider this an indication of which schools lead to the highest income?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous yaa, go athletics!!

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous #1 question at NSOP 2013: “Are you CC, SEAS, or Athletics?”

    3. I took stats1211 so I'm a genius says:

      @I took stats1211 so I'm a genius I think we have to consider the size of the schools.

      E[donations] = (donation rate) * [E[income per alumni] * (num alumni)]

      1. MD says:

        @MD u r also forgetting dat ther can be a corelation between the donation rate and income per alumni which u dont model.

        ^ typical dumb stats major. Everyone knows that you know make the most money in finance. Peace out, losers.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous GS should organize some intramurals. If Athletics can raise this much money in spite of a lifetime of shittiness…all Peter Awn has to do is win one field hockey game and we’ll make millions

  • SEAS '13 says:

    @SEAS '13 You spent my $50,000 worth of tuition all in one place *again*, Columbia? Honestly…

  • Truth says:

    @Truth I think we need more new faculty, better classrooms, and healthier living conditions for all before we hire a better football coach or send the Fencing team around the world. Athletics should donate its share to a cause more central to the mission of the university. Sorry not sorry.

  • just a thought says:

    @just a thought People who care about athletics probably have more school spirit, and vice versa.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous or the extra tutoring, unofficial signing bonuses and white glove treatment they receive might set them up for a comparatively easier ride in the future…maybe that stuff just hasn’t been rolled out to other undergrads because it doesn’t have any effect though, idk

      1. SEAS '13 says:

        @SEAS '13 “unofficial signing bonuses”
        lol. What do you think this is, Princeton?

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous Murphy literally has assistants give stacks of cash to recruits. Granted I only know about this happening in football.

  • MD says:

    @MD where is Barnard on this list? Oh right it isn’t because it’s not part of columbia

  • Real says:

    @Real If you donate a single penny to this fund, you’re a fucking retard.

    1. Real says:

      @Real Sorry, I should’ve elaborated; my previous comment applies only to those who pay full tuition.

    2. Alum says:

      @Alum Who are you? Ann Coulter?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous You have to realize “athletics” are mostly CC donors.

  • Have any BWOG readers actually ever says:

    @Have any BWOG readers actually ever fucked in the stacks? Just curious.

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