Here’s the whole hype: while we love our historical survey courses and Music Humanities, until this semester we had never seen a Columbia class break out of the comfortable campus environment; most classes focus instead on students’ acquisition of multiple majors and the entire Western philosophical canon.
Americans’ power in this free-market orgy of profitable abuses lies in using our knowledge of business practices to make different consumer choices. We’d rather vote with our vote than our pocketbooks, but hey, we’ve come to terms with capitalist democracy. Do I buy the child-labor Gap jeans or the more expensive pair from American Apparel?
The ferment over university silence—at Columbia, universities nationwide, and a fair number of institutions across the pond—on issues of Palestinian academic freedom is worth your attention.
Last semester’s NROTC activism may not have been the most elegant affair on campus, but it certainly got us thinking over at Shock and Awe headquarters. Even though the vote carried no real weight, the mere fact of polling the student body had demonstrable benefits.
Come gather round students wherever you roam
And admit that the budget has shrunk, it ain’t grown
And accept it that soon your TA will have flown
For the endowment is a-shriii-i-iinkin’
May 16, 6:03pm
Thanks to all who submitted photos to our Instagram contest! After a close race, there’s a clear winner: @alemineo’s photo, seen below: We’ll use the picture as our cover photo... Read More
May 15, 5:48pm
The rising senior captains of the football team have spoken out about the arrest and the tweets that gripped campus last week. In a letter sent to Spec, they report that... Read More
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