Voting in student elections begins this week, and on Sunday, the Columbia College Student Council, Engineering Student Council, and Barnard Student Government Association held forums for candidates to voice their platforms.
The new policy allows candidates to speak directly to members of student groups, inform them of their platforms, and receive feedback.
The hackathon, which took place in John Jay Lounge, began at 7 p.m. on Friday and continued into the night, drawing about 50 students, each tasked with building a novel program that remedies a minor problem in the Columbia community.
At a town hall Wednesday night, Greg Brown, Barnard’s chief operating officer, explained the college’s plans to deal with the deficit and discussed the school’s investments and general financial picture.
Ten Barnard professors and five clerical workers are retiring early as part of an administration plan to cut $8 million from the school's operating budget. The retirements will save just under $700,000 in the long term.
After student musicians said that there were not enough practice rooms on campus, Barnard's Student Government Association opted to create more rooms equipped for music.
Kristina Ford, former head of city planning in New Orleans, will help a student committee studying space on campus analyze the results of a survey from last semester.
The Muslim Protagonist, a day-long symposium, featured panels and speeches by Muslim writers from a variety of fields and backgrounds on the importance of narrative and authorship in the Muslim-American community.
CCSC held a town hall Sunday night for students to discuss Frontiers of Science, amid a renewed push by faculty to update the course based on student feedback and better integrate it into the Core.
SIPA professor Ester Fuchs designed whosonherballot.org to provide city residents with streamlined information on local politicians and the voting process.
May 17, 11:47pm
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