While students expressed holiday cheer at the annual tree lighting ceremony on Thursday night, they also remembered South African freedom fighter and former President Nelson Mandela, who passed away earlier in the day.
The four undergraduate student councils will launch the “Our Blue” campaign in early December to foster community spirit across Columbia.
After students expressed dissatisfaction with housing changes during this year’s Columbia Urban Experience pre-orientation program, the group’s new leaders are hoping to discuss potential changes to next year’s program.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and activist Leymah Gbowee will take on a new role next semester: Barnard professor.
Columbia College Student Council and the Engineering Student Council passed a resolution this week asking that undergraduates be allowed into Uris Hall’s Watson Library after 5 p.m. during midterms and finals.
Students attempting to sign in to the East Campus residence hall this weekend will likely continue to face long lines and annoyed guards, a problem that has only been exacerbated this semester by the expanded number of students who need to be signed in.
The Millennium Development goals will expire in 2015—and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs believes that too many lives are at stake to let politicians figure out how to replace them.
Jack Dorsey, chair of Twitter and CEO of Square, doled out advice to aspiring Columbia entrepreneurs in Roone Arledge Auditorium on Monday.
New limits on the number of consecutive nights guests can stay in Barnard residence halls stemmed from residents abusing a lax guest policy in previous years, administrators say—but the rule is not expected to be strictly enforced.
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