The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
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After seventy-two years, the Bleecker Street subway connection will finally be completed tomorrow. Way to finish what you started, New York! (NY Daily News) The phenomenon of dance-fighting has spread out of the fictional world of “Zoolander” and “West Side Story” as Thai gangs take to the streets…Gangnam Style. (The Guardian) Dethroning “Mad Men” for the […]
Another college ranking! CU ranks #2 on Forbes’ list (of America’s Most Expensive Colleges)! Cause for celebration? You decide! (Forbes) Wireless carriers have formed a deal with the city to bring cell phone service to the subway, maybe. (NYT) The enterprising performer known as the Naked Cowboy, a.k.a. Robert John Burck, is expected to announce […]
The appearance of Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi at the WLF today has drawn some protest online. Will we see political activism on campus? (Various) Why you skip class (kind of) and what to do about “anxiety-related school refusal”. (WSJ) Not that this affects the vast majority of you campus-loving college students, but it looks […]
The MTA has no money, but is using its no-money to make these little robot machines called subway indicators all along the 1 line (that’s the “red line” to you, Class of 2014) this summer. Until they actually take away Unlimited Metrocards, we’re not complaining, because this is a fantastic device that allows you to […]
Subway riders have tea parties and pretend its the Great Depression, sans breadlines (HuffPo). Al Gore is to would-be Bloomberg assassin as Holden Caulfield is to Mark David Chapman (Gothamist). Cue the orchestral backdrop — Phil Spector has made it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, among greats like Abba, Jimmy Cliff, the […]
Our porcine problem persists as experts question the vaccine’s use (NY1). Evangelists may have vanquished Route 66, but Atheists are now converting subway riders (Gothamist). With Manhattanville secured, Columbia plots to conquer Europe and South Asia (Spec). The rich and famous enter Purgatorio without Virgil’s help (Gawker). Teachers College descends from the ivory tower (Spec). […]
Good news–it’s Monday and the city’s subway system is returning to normal operations after the MTA decided it was a good idea to repair 18 of its 20 lines at once this past weekend. (NYT) More shocking news as a new study released by the American Mustache Institute reveals that men with mustaches earn more […]
Sorry, Class of 2010, guess you’ll never know when the next 1 train is arriving. (NYT) Sorry, David Paterson, CC’77, but come on- can’t you just take the hint? (Daily Intel) Sorry, New York school kids… all that zucchini bread is going straight to your hips. You can thank us later. (NYT) Sorry to break […]
Dying from a heart attack, seizing up, or miscarrying from the swine flu vaccine? The Feds say not to worry, this kind of stuff happens all the time, vaccine or no vaccine. (NYT) Support or disagree with a University Senate-imposed Smoking ban? Hold your horses! In their first meeting of the year, PrezBo reminded them […]
It’s two of the best-known rites-of-passage for any Columbian: the first time that you forgot to switch to the 1 train at 96th, and the first time someone who was staying with you forgot to switch. The latter, of course, is the funnier, especially if you tell your visitor the wrong directions back, but the […]
If this new-fangled Twitter thing is to be believed, there’s some big things a-poppin’ in Iran, and the world media has been calling up Columbia professors for their reactions. The man with the most screen time this time around has probably been Professor Gary Sick (at right), which is not surprising given that he was […]
Remember Miss Subway competitions? No, because they were discontinued after 1976 (save a one year revival in 2004). But we should all pretend to be nostalgic for them now that, with the help of a tipster, we have found a former Columbia student winner! After extensive research (read: some Googling), we know nothing about the […]
Even more awful terrorism-related news today, as the FBI has recently issued an alert that “al-Qaida suicide bombers were contemplating an attack on New York’s mass-transit systems during the holiday season.” The would-be attacks are being described by law enforcement as “plausible, but unsubstantiated.” No futher details have been made available, and no arrests have […]