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Barnard Commencement Lottery Now Open to Columbia Seniors

According to an email just sent out by Dean Shollenberger and his GS counterpart, all graduating seniors in CC, SEAS, and GS will be able to enter the lottery for tickets to Barnard’s Commencement ceremony (the one with the President speaking)—which was previously open only to Barnard students. The full email, with the most important […]

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GS Class Day: Councils Step In

As part of the ongoing efforts to alleviate the impact of moving the GS Class Day a day earlier, the other three undergraduate student councils have pledged some money ($2,012: what a random amount!) toward funding a reception for GS seniors on May 14th, the originally planned date of the ceremony. Solidarity! According to sources, […]

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Couch Surfing into GS Class Day

While it’s not quite the Housing lottery, some diligent engineers have come up with this handy utility, allowing families attending the rescheduled GS Class Day who might not otherwise have a place to stay to find an available couch/floor/closet in the neighborhood. The administration’s posturings thus far have been remarkably unhelpful and opaque, but Bwog […]

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University Statement on GS Class Day Controversy

Last night, Spec published an official statement sent to them by the University to address “misinformation which we want to dispel” about the GS Class Day controversy. The statement is more notable for what it doesn’t say than what it says—neither the fund set up to compensate GS seniors for changed travel plans nor the […]

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Breaking: Columbia Councils Call for Formal Apology, Accommodations

In a statement responding to Monday’s announcement that GS Class Day would be moved a day forward, prominent campus figures joined members of GSSC, CCSC, ESC, SGA and the Senate to call for a formal apology from President Bollinger. The statement praises the announced Travel Fund, but demands an extra ceremony on the original day in […]

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GSSC: 62% of Grads Say Some Guests Can’t Come

For a little extra context regarding the whole GS Class Day rescheduling debacle (which could have ended worse), check out GSSC’s survey, embedded below. They surveyed about half the graduating class, as well as a handful of CC, SEAS, and BC students. Highlights: 62% of graduating seniors have at least one guest unable to come, […]

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Dean Awn Announces GS Class Day Travel Fund

Apparently in response to outrage over the rescheduling of GS Class Day, Dean Awn sent out an email late this afternoon announcing a “modest fund” that will attempt to relieve those families “most significantly affected” by costs incurred from late changes to travel/lodging arrangements. Awn’s email is posted in full below. Dear Graduates, Together with President Bollinger and […]

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Save The New Date

According to an email from Dean Awn, the date for GS Class Day has been changed late in the game, due to the amount of set-up and security checks required for Obama’s Barnard Class Day visit. Instead of taking place on Monday, May 14th, the ceremony will occur on Sunday, May 13th. Spoiler alert (literally): it will […]

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