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Just Can’t Get Enough: University Increasing Fundraising Goal to $5 Billion

Good news bears! The University expects to raise its original goal, announced in September 2006, of $4 billion nearly a year ahead of schedule. The $4 billion plan was the largest fundraising effort in the history of higher education. But we can’t stop, won’t stop: the University hopes to raise a total of $5 billion […]

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Guide to Another Natural Disaster of a Weekend

While you may have to invest in a pair of swimmies and a ski mask to get to the subway station, the lovelies at Inside New York have found some options for the more adventurous members of the Columbia community. Avant-garde or just sort of trippy? If weather conditions permit, The DUMBO Arts Center has proposed to […]

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Columbia Raises Lots of Money, Possibly for The Last Time

Ah, memories of when money grew on trees: a study by the Council for Aid to Education determined that Columbia raised $495.11 million in Fiscal Year 2008, an increase of 17% over FY 2007, good for third in the country. The only two schools to raise more money than Columbia? Stanford ($785.04 million) and Harvard […]

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Columbia Ranks Third Among University Donations to McCain

As the fundraising for the presidential campaign wraps up, the Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled a total of all donations from “professors, college administrators, and other educators,” and has found that Columbia actually ranks higher among institutions donating to McCain than ones donating to Obama. In fairness, this is only a shocking stat before […]

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Why, Zvi, Why?

Dean of SEAS, Zvi Galil—who captured the hearts of every engineer with his idiosyncratic personal e-mails and his Australian-Israeli accent—may be leaving us for his native Israel as the new president of Tel Aviv University.   A senior source at the university says he is the leading candidate for the presidency, according to Israeli daily, Haaretz. On November […]

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Out For a Stroll

Some of the delightful things Bwog has seen around the neighborhood on this pleasant, balmy Saturday: People on 110th street were loading these marked boxes into a big truck.On closer inspection, the boxes turned out to be penny harvest kits. Sixth grade fundraiser anyone? And some kids were playing leap frog outside John Jay dining […]

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We hope they’ll do better than the senior fund…

According to the New York Times, PrezBo & Co. have kicked off a drive to raise $4 billion in seven years. That’ll buy a whole lot of fruit and cheese platters, fo sho. And everyone’s favorite cosmonerd Prof. David Helfand gets some airtime defending the administration. Word up! Meanwhile, over in the Magazine section, we […]

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