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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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Convivial Convent Conversion Conversation

Tonight at 7 pm in the Carman Lounge Dean Shollenberger and Dean Martinez are cozying up with a second Community Conversation about the new 113th street brownstone. This former convent is being converted into a Special Interest Community resident hall (comparable to Wallach). The deans are contemplating some concepts about what interest it will concern and […]

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ESC: Convent, Arts Initiative, Tree-Lighting, and BJ’s

As always, our intrepid investigator Aria Sharma went to this week’s Engineering Student Council meeting. Here is her report: This week’s meeting was off to a robust start after a rather long break with hurricanes and elections and such. Dean Kromm visited ESC to discuss the plans for the Convent residential living space. Aside from […]

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A New Residence Hall?

Deans Martinez and Shollenberger will be hosting a Community Forum on “The Creation of a new Residence Hall” today from 7:00pm-9:00 p.m. in 207 MATH. No mention of free food, but still, “all residential undergrads from CC and SEAS are welcomed to attend. Creating a special interest community in which you live and explore with […]

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Get Thee To A Nunnery

Columbia will renovate the former St. Hilda’s House convent for undergrad housing, Spec reports.  The convent’s three white brownstones at 113th between Broadway and Riverside won’t be available until Fall 2013, so only underclassmen will get to make Hamlet references. Administrators eagerly anticipate the new digs. “I think it’s going to be prime space,” Dean […]

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