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The Vag Opens, Everyone Giggles

Barnard’s brand new student center, the Vagelos Center aka the Diana aka the Nexus aka the Vag, is open and ready for business as of yesterday. Hey, ‘Vag’ sounds like ‘vagina’. Weird! The Diana is shiny, new and streamlined. It is much, much nicer than Lerner. The Vag’s first patrons seemed excited about their new […]

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The Nexus’s New Name Will Hunt You Down

At the “coolest” part of Barnard’s Spirit Day – “Celebrity Scoops,” where administrators served free ice cream to students – President Deborah Spar announced that the Nexus will now be known as “The Diana” (yes, just “The Diana”). The new moniker replaces the unofficial name of “The Vagelos Center,” a change that possibly maybe perhaps […]

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QuickSpec: Other News Edition

Everybody will read today’s issue for some forum. But there is other news, apparently: Madonna Constantine refuses to go away. How quickly could you construct a “Vag?” Professors aren’t gods? Whaaat? Already tired of New York clubs? Some months-old options.

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The Vag: Delays and Hurrays

Earlier this morning, Barnard students received a message from outgoing President Judith Shapiro informing them that their would-be Vag will not be completed by its scheduled Fall 2009 date — something about subcontracting gone awry — but will instead open in January 2010.  But there are silver linings abounds: Starting this fall Lewis Parlor will […]

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Barnard Celebrates its Spirit Day with Fireworks at The Vag

Today is BC Spirit Day, and this afternoon, over what was reportedly a less-than-enthralling fireworks display, Barnard announced the new name of the Nexus, its new ominous-sounding student center. The Nexus’ new moniker? The Vagelos Center—the name was kindly spelled out in fireworks for all to see. “We’re going to go to THE VAG,” said […]

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Of Human Bondage: What’s in a Name?

The naming of buildings at Columbia has always been a project undertaken with the greatest care. Indeed, the majority of buildings on campus carry the names of prominent alumni who have contributed much to the university and to society at large. One is hard-pressed to find a building on campus without a family name of […]

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