You’re in lecture, you look around…to your right, Johnson Jayson is trying to fit four back to back classes in one day; to your left, Barney Ard is trying to take 21 credits at once.
This Thursday, the Columbia Debate Society hosted a public debate with the Rikers Debate Project – a program teaching competitive debate skills to students held in Rikers Island jail – in Lerner 555. CDS members
Embracing the ridiculousness of the birther movement, Obama quips about Hawaiian birth certificates. (NYT) Conspiracies about conspiracy theorists launch conspiracy theories. (MSNBC) Someone was preparing for the apocalypse in a Brooklyn housing project… with an exotic animal zoo? (Gothamist) The government actually is watching you. (Engadget) World conspiracy pyramid via Wikimedia Commons
Turns out Bank of America’s $5 monthly debit fee was actually an attempt to be more transparent, but consumer outrage killed the surcharge before it reached fruition. (Atlantic) The Murdochs, no strangers to lying to the public, could be in more trouble as new legal documents suggest that News Corp paid off victims once they realized their position was “perilous.” […]
What happens when you give Columbia students 11 rolls of tin foil… Matt Jacobs, CC ’11, gave credit to the industrious schemers of this April Fools’ joke in an email: The ringleaders were Laura Vican BC ’11 and Nate Christian CC ’11, Yujie Zheng SEAS ’11 and John Haney CC ’11 were their main helpers. […]