Tired of cramming for finals? Support your fellow students and come protest on Low this week!

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Student Event Spotlight

  • On Monday, December 12, Columbia student organizers will host Veteran and Morningside Heights community organizer Dan McSweeney for a teach-in, poster-making session, and rally against Columbia’s forced displacement of longtime Morningside Heights residents. The Teach-In and poster-making are open to CUID holders and will take place in Uris 331 from 3 to 5 pm EST. Please register online to attend. The rally following the teach-in will begin at 5 pm on Low Steps by Alma Mater.
  • On Tuesday, December 13, at 7 pm in Uris 301, BlueShift is hosting a Sci-Fi Movie Night where they will be screening Avatar. Hang out and destress before finals!
  • On Wednesday, December 14, at 11 am on Low Steps, the Reproductive Justice Collective is holding an in-person event on behalf of CUNY and SUNY students, who will speak about their experiences getting abortion healthcare in New York. Assembly Member Harvey Epstein and Senator Cordell Cleare will be in attendance, allowing space for students to make their voices heard and providing a clearer pathway to the Governor’s office. Please register in advance to attend.

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  • On Monday, December 12, from 3 to 4 pm EST, there will be an online book talk for Voices in the Code by David G. Robinson, which is the story of how one community built a life-and-death algorithm in a relatively inclusive and accountable way. A diverse group of patients, surgeons, clinicians, data scientists, public officials, and advocates collaborated and compromised to build a new transplant matching algorithm for kidney donations.  The book illustrates both the promise and the limits of participation, transparency, forecasting, and auditing of high-stakes software. Please register online for this event, which will take place over Zoom.
  • Also on Monday, December 12, from 5:30 to 8 pm, the Center on Global Energy Policy and the Columbia Energy Association will host the first edition of the Holiday Energy Trivia Night! Each team will consist of four students and two energy experts, and students will have the chance to mingle with faculty and scholars from CGEP. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be served. This event will take place in the Faculty House and is open to currently-enrolled Columbia University students. Please register online.
  • On Tuesday, December 13, from 12 to 1:30 pm, Law Professor Amaya Alvez Marín from the University of Concepción in Chile will join Columbia’s Jackie Dugard for a discussion on “The Still-Unfolding Chilean Constitutional Journey.” Between 2021 and 2022, Professor Alvez (who is of Mapuche heritage) was an elected member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted a new, rights-based, post-Pinochet era constitution for Chile. Devastatingly for many involved in the drafting, the proposed constitution was rejected (by a vote of 62% to 38%). However, the process to reform the dictatorship-inherited constitution is ongoing, and many lessons have been learned along the way regarding the obstacles and opportunities entailed in undertaking rights-based constitutional reform. Tuesday’s conversation will be held in the International Affairs Building Room 802. Please register in advance to attend.
  • Also on Tuesday, December 13, from 2 to 5 pm in the John Jay Lounge, Columbia University Life will be hosting a Fireplace Study Break where students can decorate cookies, write holiday cards, and enjoy hot cocoa by the fire.
  • On Wednesday, December 14, from 6 to 8:30 pm, AENY – Spanish Artists in New York will present a staged reading of the play El Tratamiento, performed in Spanish. The Staged Reading Series 2022 is an annual series highlighting contemporary new voices from Spain and NYC-based creatives. Pablo Remón’s El Tratamiento is a comedy about the world of cinema with frustrated writers, drunk directors, and producers on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The staged reading will take place at the Forum, and is free and open to the public. Please register below.

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