October 21, 2013

Sports

Potential loss of tradition is more flattening than Homecoming result.

The men finished in sixth at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational and Princeton Invitational, while the women nabbed 28th and second in the same contests, respectively.

Cross country had another strong national performance, but the squad was far from the only Light Blue team in action.

After completing the overtime comeback against Penn, the Lions fell short in their bid to beat Delaware.

The Lions fell to 0-5 on Saturday afternoon against Penn, extending their losing streak against the Quakers to 17 games.

Despite giving up over 430 yards, the Light Blue defense kept Columbia competitive against the Quakers on Saturday.

Both men's and women's rowing performed well at the Head of the Charles Regatta.

Senior Beverly Leon helped bring Columbia back from a 3-1 deficit to force double overtime.

After getting their first sweep against a conference foe, the Lions lost 3-1 to a tough Yale squad.

News

Colorful dresses, constant chatter, warm hugs, and the sound of smooth jazz filled Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall as AXO sisters and alumnae gathered on Sunday to celebrate their new brownstone on 114th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

Marc Heinrich, CC ’16, has won the special election with 27.4 percent of the vote.

Filling the normally quiet Riverside Skate Park with the sounds of blasting music and whooshing skateboard wheels, skaters of all ages gathered for the inaugural Riverside Skate Jam on Sunday afternoon.

Garbage bags and seedlings in hand, schoolchildren and good Samaritans gathered on Saturday morning along the medians of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Central Harlem. Their goal: to make the green spaces in the middle of the street as beautiful as those on Park Avenue.

Opinion

Fostering good dialogue at Columbia depends on a willingness to disagree.

At University President Lee Bollinger’s fireside chat, I tried to explain the contradiction in the way we talk about affirmative action.

Divestment is a nuanced issue that needs to be examined carefully, for the sake of our planet.