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The Behemoth of Columbia University

Recent developments surrounding Moodygate have left all parties stunned and confused, but everyone can be certain of one thing: Columbia University is an organizationally complex machine, perhaps too much so. Investigations into the origins and circumstances of Moody-Adams’ resignation have revealed existing and historical rifts between deans, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and central […]

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Everything You Never Wanted to Know About the Columbia Administration

MiMoo’ email revealed animosities plaguing the administration. Only when you understand the university’s current structure can you begin to comprehend the implications of centralization and her departure. First, a bit of history. The massive administrative construct, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, traces all the way back to the late nineteenth century. In 1880, Graduate […]

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John Coatsworth To Be Interim Provost

President Bollinger just sent out an email announcing that John Henry Coatsworth, current Dean of SIPA and owner of the name to end all names, will assume the duties of University Provost starting July 1. With the recent loss of Claude Steele to Stanford, Coatsworth will serve as Interim Provost until PrezBo and “a small […]

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Columbia Goes Global: The University’s Mission

Does anyone know what the global centers do? In the larger sense, aside from hosting a program here and an event here, what is their sinister purpose? Yesterday administrators, students and scholars converged on Low Library to explain what it means in a conference entitled “Columbia Goes Global: The Next 50 Years.” Semi-pro Low Rat […]

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Leaving The Bubble: Bureaucracy Edition

A lot of study abroad applications are due this Friday, October 1, and if you happen to be a member of the Class of 2012 eager to leave Morningside next semester, your days have been filled with a few extra doses of Existential Crisis and lots of paperwork. Here are a few tips to make your […]

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Do You Support Gender Neutral Housing?

Following Columbia administration’s decision to postpone the implementation of a gender neutral housing policy that was expected to be in place for the 2010-2011 academic year, the students who introduced the plan – EAAH President Avi Edelman (CC ’11) GendeRevolution President Miranda Elliot (CC ’10), 2011 VP Sean Udell (CC ’11) and 2010 VP for […]

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ESC Welcomes Dean Peña-Mora

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s meeting. Perhaps inspired by Nixon’s success, the Senate, according to Senator Rajat Roy, plans to keep all committee records secret for fifty years. The only records that would remain public would be plenary meeting information, and all information from the budget, IT, external affairs, Manhattanville, and other committees would […]

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QuickSpec: New Year Nascency Edition

Columbia administration looks a bit spartan to start off the year. Fully stocked fridge?  Enjoy cooking with Spec. Use your KimMoney while you still have the chance. Been away recently?  Rent control, it’s still a problem. Turn and face the changes.  

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Convobwog

After the umpteenth hour of lawn manicuring and tent set-up, 2:30 today saw the culmination of parent-related move-in events, Convocation. There were flags, smiles, “Pomp and Circumstance”-lite music piped-in over the loudspeaker, and quasi-poignant speeches from admins all around. Flubs: Colombo called assembled matriculants “students and daughters,” Quigley was interrupted by a crash from the […]

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QuickSpec

Double-sided, super-sticky, extra-thick red tape Our own high-profile university admin search Those who take time off gain perspective, face problems A glut of Israeli-Palestinian conflict pieces: More Left, Left, Right, More Right  

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From the Issue: Lords of the Cubicle

In which Bwog instills heart-thumping excitement in you and all of your friends; this piece will appear in the November issue of the Blue and White.  Here, Lenora Babb discusses the wacky world of “Department Administrators and the University That Needs Them.” Professors like to think they’re the stars of the university, but in every […]

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