Friday, November 9, 2012

News

Dirks, an anthropology professor who was hired in 1997 to rebuild the University's anthropology department, is stepping down effectively immediately to prepare for his new role as chancellor of UC Berkeley.

Gelseigh Karl-Cannon, CC ’11, co-founded student cooking group 4local. She died in Denver Tuesday morning after she was hit by a truck while cycling.

Administrators believe a 2010 study that showed pay disparities among Columbia researchers is outdated, and are conducting a new study before modifying existing conditions.

Starbucks has donated money to local job training and service programs since it began collecting five cents for every cup of coffee sold at its Lenox Avenue store last year.

At Columbia's Manhattanville expansion, workers have finished the first slurry wall and begun construction what will become the first floor of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Opinion

Frontiers fills an imperative role in scientific education.

Columbia should teach the underlying origins of where our ideas come from.

Distorting history shouldn't have a place in academia.

Columbians should take Obama and Romney's recent speeches on civic duty to heart.

Arts and Entertainment

Dinner is good. Dessert is better. Here are the sweetest places around for those times when only the yummiest, most nutritionally irredeemable treats will do.

Dinner is good. Dessert is better. Here are the sweetest places around for those times when only the yummiest, most nutritionally irredeemable treats will do.

Demetri Martin has made a name for himself as a comedian—but the former law school student and Yale graduate puts everything on the line with his new LP, recently released on DVD.

The GREs not only require intense studying and work—but for one writer, its a means to greater reflection on food and childhood.

Everybody loves chocolate, but they may not know all the hard work and the artisanal techniques that go into making their daily chocolate fix. The New York Chocolate show puts all of the biggest names in chocolate on display in the Metropolitan Center downtown. Natalie Felsen went to get a preview of what's in store this weekend for New York's chocolate enthusiasts.

Everybody loves chocolate, but they may not know all the hard work and the artisanal techniques that go into making their daily chocolate fix. The New York Chocolate show puts all of the biggest names in chocolate on display in the Metropolitan Center downtown.

Columnist David Ecker looks at the trend of relief concerts—and questions what they really mean to the causes they publicize.

Small band with big sound tours with Grimes, plan new album.

Animal lovers and internet trollers alike can enjoy LOLwork, a new show from Bravo that focuses on meme-mecca the Cheezburger Network, that brings laughs and a quirky cast.

CBS show reimagines Sherlock Holmes, doesn’t measure up to similar BBC's ‘Sherlock.’

New play explores life of a 600-pound man, but script fails to impress.

Sports

The third-ranked Lions will try to get off to a strong start in the season opener this Saturday.

The Lions will kick off the season in South Carolina on Saturday.

The Lions will try to improve on a disappointing finish last season in their two opening games on Friday and Sunday.

Learning to shoot a jump shot with a defender in your face is a textbook challenge for any basketball player. But shooting a jump shot with a 6-foot-4, 230 lb linebacker in your face is another challenge entirely.

As coach Paul Nixon begins his eighth season at the helm of the women’s basketball team, many are curious to see how the team will rebound after their disappointing 3-25 (1-13 Ivy) season.

As women’s basketball aims to reach its full potential this season, look for the young woman clutching a Starbucks cup to lead the team to victory.

Senior guard Tyler Simpson, who claims a tall iced coffee is her “good luck charm,” averaged 12.6 points as last season’s leading scorer.

Take a look around the Ivy League.

The Light Blue had a rough season in 2011-2012, winning just three games overall with only one coming in the Ivy League.

The Lions’ nonconference schedule in 2011-2012 was a comeback tale. After losing star point guard Noruwa Agho to a season-ending knee injury in the team’s home opener against Furman, the Lions wound up losing their first four games of the year.

Men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith has seen plenty of successful moments in his first two seasons at Columbia. The Lions have posted back-to-back 15-win campaigns and have a talented squad once again this year.

Both senior point guard Brian Barbour and his team have had a quick rise to prominence within the Ivy League. After averaging slightly more than 10 minutes over his 21 freshmen games, Barbour started all but one game in his sophomore year and played over 35 minutes a game.

The Lions are shifting to a bigger front court, sophomores Cory Osetkowski and Alex Rosenberg on the floor with senior Mark Cisco.

Get ready for the 2012-2013 basketball season with our supplement, complete with features, player profiles, and much more.

The Light Blue will try to qualify for the national championships with a top-two finish.

Lions will compete among many of the nation's best fencers.

The Lions will take on the Big Red on Saturday as they look for their second conference win.

The Lions are looking to gain ground on Princeton and Virginia.

The Lions will open their 2012 Ivy slate in New Haven this weekend.

Seniors will suit up for the last time against rival Cornell at Columbia Soccer Stadium, as Columbia looks to end the season with a win.

The Lions will face Penn at home before traveling to New Haven to take on Yale.

The Lions will try to finish a late second-half surge to move up in the Ivy League.

The Lions will be looking to build on last season's strong finish in East Lansing.