Monday, April 9, 2012

Sports

The NCAA should be much more considerate when it comes to scheduling games during religious holidays and forcing athletes to choose between faith and team.

After the Lions snapped the Big Green's best-in-the-nation 28-game home winning streak in game one, Dartmouth came out with a vengeance in game two, beating Columbia 11-3.

The Lions overcame unfavorable conditions to take second behind Princeton and finishing ahead of the Crimson and Big Red.

The Lions' heavyweight varsity eights placed last behind Penn and Princeton, but the lightweight varsity eights upset Navy at the Blackwell Cup.

Softball sweeps Dartmouth over weekend after failing to score against Harvard.

Light Blue tennis struggles in doubles against Dartmouth, and comes back to wins four singles match to clinch victory, but falls against Harvard with weak singles performance.

Men's tennis extended its winning streak to 12 games with victories over No. 67 Dartmouth and No. 20 Harvard this weekend.

Freshman Nadia Eke and senior Kyle Merber both set school records this weekend, in the triple jump and 1,500 respectively.

News

Habbu is the third student member of the committee, which University President Lee Bollinger originally announced as having two student members last week.

GSAS Dean Carlos Alonso says that Columbia is the only one of its peer institutions without a graduate center. Most others have an entire building.

In partnership with other New York colleges, campus sustainability groups are looking to provide New Yorkers with a database of eco-friendly and ethical neighborhood shops.

The group provides space for female veterans to reflect on gender and deployment while bonding with other women.

In at least a temporary victory for Park West Village tenants, a judge agreed to an injunction preventing any modification of the parking lot that the nursing home plans to relocate to.

Opinion

A trimester system at Columbia would greatly enhance our learning.

Now that housing and elections have arrived, it is time for Columbia students to consider reshaping their experience at the school.

President Bollinger's commitment to faculty diversity at Columbia is necessary.

Let's not forget the need for transparency and student voices when searching for the new dean.