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Creating Space For Computer Science At Barnard

Starting in the next academic year, Barnard is going to have a computer science department, led by a new chair for which a hiring process is well underway. Betsy Ladyzhets talked to Barnard’s Provost, as well as a professor and student involved in CS, to find out more on the impetus for creating this department, […]

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CUNIX Homepages That Remind Us Of Geocities, Pt. 2

We only scratched the surface the last time it went digging around the CUNIX servers. Here are some more of your COMS W1004 homepages that remind us of the Internet’s early days.  

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Jacob Andreas, SEAS ’12, Won a Churchill Scholarship

Last week, Jacob Andreas became the first Columbia student since 1963—and the second in our school’s history—to be offered the prestigious Churchill Scholarship. The prize allows graduating seniors the opportunity to pursue studies in the fields of science, math, and engineering at the University of Cambridge for one year, where Andreas is looking to obtain […]

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Follow Your Dreams: Codecademy Edition

Codecademy, a quick, fun way to learn the JavaScript programming language has only been live for less than 100 hours, and it has already crawled its way to the front page of Reddit and been featured on Wired and Techcrunch. Developed by recent graduate Ryan Bubinski, CC ’11, and Zachary Sims, CC ’12 (and taking a leave of […]

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Bwoglines: Almost There Edition

The Space Shuttle Enterprise will touch down at the Intrepid! Cue NSOP 2011. A nugget of history for you: the Enterprise was the first shuttle orbiter, but never actually flew in space. Geek out. (Intrepid Museum) A Columbia Comp Sci study found that people can’t quite handle social networking privacy settings—they’re either “sharing something they wished to […]

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The CS Department is Not Your Mother

A tipster forwarded us this email that was sent out to the Computer Science department mailing list. Students with poor food storage habits, you have been warned! hi all, the refrigerator in the CS lounge is disgusting; the smell of rotting food hits you in the face when opening the door, and we can make […]

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