January 31, 2014

News

Columbia’s capital campaign raised more than $6.1 billion, which is an Ivy League record for funds raised in a single campaign and second only to Stanford as the largest sum raised by any university.

The fourth annual ADI DevFest will start on Feb. 1, culminating in a 24-hour hackathon a week later. Over 700 people have signed up for this year’s event, a new record that prompted organizers to see a larger space.

The seven Student Project Grants recipients will receive between $200 and $1,300 from ESC to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

The academic advising data bank aims to streamline communications between students and academic administrators and connect students with an academic data bank that consolidates information about each major.

The Department of Transportation unveiled plans for extensive safety changes to the 96th Street and Broadway intersection at a public meeting with Community Board 7 on Thursday night.

Arts and Entertainment

Joanna Lee reflects on coming to America and realizing General Tso's chicken isn't authentic.

Columnist Jenny Singer talks about how Internet rage over NBC's “The Sound of Music Live!” was undeserved.

St. Mark’s Place is a historically important street in the East Village that stretches across 8th Street from Third Avenue to Avenue A. Aside from an abundance of brightly lit piercing and tattoo parlors, there is plenty to explore in this small area.

Ricardo Tuma rounds up some of the landmarks which serve as sights of pilgrimage for Beatles fans, fifty years after the arrival in New York of the band.

Toby Milstein discovers the rich historical works of pioneering photographer Charles Marville, whose photographs of Paris tell the story of a city going through a traumatic gentrification.

The new Rennie Harris performance at the Joyce is something of a mixed bag, but ultimately its disparate parts do not add up to a satisfying whole.

For the next week, celebrations around the city will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the United States.

Hannah Horvath meets Jo March in a new production downtown.

This bizarre play put on by the Austin company fails to capture either its audience or the actors themselves.

Opinion

Perhaps not writing a senior thesis isn’t so bad after all.

Hey, class of 2017. Alma not answering your calls? She’s dumped you—the honeymoon’s over.

Help acknowledge unsung heroes around campus with this year's awards.

Karl has a chilly chat with Alma.

Sports

The Lions will travel to Yale and Brown.

The women's basketball team hosts Yale and Brown.

Check out what the other Columbia teams are doing this weekend.

First-year forward Tori Oliver’s career-high 21 points could not make up for the Lions’ inconsistent shooting in their loss to Brown.

The squash teams will both host Harvard and Dartmouth.

Men’s tennis returns home for a pair of matches.

The women’s tennis team hosts its final match before the ECAC Team Tournament comes to the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.

The Lions will face eight opponents at the Armory.