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PSA: Special Interest Community Applications Due Sunday

Are you a freshman or sophomore who is into Jazz Music or sustainability (or some other “special interest”)? Want to live in the same dorm as Kerouac (or maybe just a nice brownstone)? Want to avoid the drama of the housing lottery and live with a bunch of other people who have similar passions as you […]

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Last Call For Spring SIC Housing

Is your roommate messy/obnoxious/ inconsiderate/a serial killer? Well today might be your last chance to get the hell out of there make other living arrangements for next semester.  The priority deadline for SIC spring housing is today, so get those apps in! Information about the applications can be found here; just don’t pay attention to […]

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The New SIC House: What’s All The Jazz About Jazz House?

If you haven’t noticed, Bwog is really interested in the whole new SIC this year. We wanted to know just what made the Jazz House a key above all the rest of the applicants to be chosen for next year’s new SIC; a smooth jazz Bwogger reached out to the group’s housing coordinator, Ben Rosenblum, […]

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Jazz House Gets the SIC in River

Results are in, folks; Bwog has investigated and found out that the newest Special Interest Community at Columbia will be the Jazz House, according to the community’s housing coordinator. This news comes after an application process that had six finalists. The Jazz House will be located in the first floor of River, and is the […]

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Apply to Form Your Own SIC

Columbia is now accepting applications for students to form a new Special Interest Community house.  So if you’re feeling premature in your panic about housing and have a Columbia-recognized student group you think would be perfect to fill the 1st floor of River (1 double and 7 singles),  you should check out the online application. […]

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Special Interest Communities Applications Are Open

Do you have a special interest? Do you eat, breathe, and sleep in your special interest? Would you like to share a living space with people who also share that special interest? Or maybe you just want to figure out your housing stuff really early? Well, here’s your chance! Special Interest Community applications are up, […]

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SIC, Townhouse, and Wallach Decisions Released

This morning the 11-person SIC committee announced the names of the student organizations whom they chose to live in two EC townhouses, a spiffy Wallach suite, and the Convent (“Special Interest Community House”). The lucky winners have until tomorrow at 5 pm to accept the offers. Congrats to the following groups! Wallach 2C: Writer’s House SIC House: […]

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An Update on SIC Spaces

The committee to determine who gets SIC space on campus — the new “Special Interest Community House” (AKA the Convent), two EC townhouses, and a space in Wallach — had their final meeting today.  They will be presenting their suggestions to Dean Martinez, who will make the final decisions next week.  Later this month, applications […]

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Info Sessions for Pretty SIC Living Spaces

The Convent on 113th and Wallach 2C will be available for Special Interest Communities and “other populations with specific needs” come this fall, so it’s time for applications. The Convent is newly renovated, so we’re talking hardwood floors, a multi-purpose room in the basement, a full kitchen, two RAs, a Public Safety guard, and other […]

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Concluding the Convent Conversation

Last night, Deans Shollenberger and Martinez attempted once again to gather community input on the fate of Columbia’s newest residential acquisition, the former St. Hilda’s House convent on 113th. Seeing as Bwog and Spec were joined by no less than two legitimate voices of the “community,” the event was less a conversation and more a […]

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SIC(K) Housing

Everyone’s favorite lottery process, also known as “Housing,” has begun, and the housing office announced two new SICs opening up next year. That’s Special Interest Communities, for you rising sophomores who haven’t looked them up during your desperate search for a single. On top of the seven others that will roll over from 2008 (there […]

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