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Nick Dirks, Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Resigns

Nicholas Dirks, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, has resigned to become chancellor (that’s California for “president”) of UC-Berkeley. Dirks is a celebrated anthropology professor who left UMichigan for Columbia in 1997 to overhaul our anthropology department. A few years later, Prezbo arrived at Columbia from UMichigan and asked Dirks to join […]

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What’s In the McKinsey Report?

Earlier this morning, The Eye published an article about shakeups in the upper echelons of the Columbia administration. The piece contained a couple of new nuggets in this seemingly never-ending story—including a summary of the infamous McKinsey report and changes to financial aid—but it can be difficult to keep track of everything that’s happened since […]

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PrezBo Skipped The Fall Arts and Sciences Meeting

Several professors have confirmed to Bwog that PrezBo was conspicuously absent at the fall Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) meeting. While PrezBo has admittedly had a very long semester, so too have his FAS, who’ve spent much of the past year fighting cuts to faculty benefits. PrezBo’s office has no comment about why he […]

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Professors With(out) Benefits

Our dear university, hit hard by the recession, has been searching for ways to cut expenses. With assistance from consulting firm McKinsey, they’ve been weighing their options, some of which so upset Michele Moody-Adams that (have you heard?) she resigned as Dean of the Columbia College. While these recommendations have not been made public—and perhaps shall […]

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A Look into the Policy and Planning Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Moody-Adams’ reasons for resigning probably surrounded decisions made by the Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Executive Vice President Nicholas Dirks focused his reaction to the dean’s condemnation of FAS on defending the PPC and stressing that whatever Moody-Adams found objectionable has not been set in stone. We’re […]

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