Student Groups Search for Space on a Crowded Campus. A Recently Open Brownstone is the Answer for One.
Just through the front door of the brownstone at 542 West 114th Street, strings of lights run along the walls of the room on the right, casting a warm glow through the windows and onto the sidewalk below. A print of a Gustav Klimt painting is tacked up above the fireplace, and the room is full of a hodge-podge of furniture. In this front room and throughout the brownstone, residents host club meetings and Friendsgivings, cook alongside each other in the kitchen, and chat over homework. Here, Columbia’s transfer student community has found a home. The residents trade in corridor-style living for a living room shared with neighbors who can relate to their path at Columbia. On a campus where almost every inch of space is claimed before they arrive, here is a house that has been set aside for them—but only for this year....
Casa Latina was selected to move into a highly sought out brownstone on 542 W. 114th St. for the upcoming academic year.
For the first time in 36 years, Columbia will be offering a major in linguistics starting spring 2020 following a notice of approval by the New York State Department of Education sent late Tuesday night. The major will require 34 total points, including two required courses, a senior thesis, and one intermediate-level course in a foreign language....
“Do you take any notice of people you don’t know?”
Special Interest Communities (SICs) have been around since the 1980s—although they were then-called “Special Interest Housing,”—and have since evolved into the current branch of fourteen houses on campus. To help you through your SIC application process, Spectrum is shining the spotlight on four SICs you should keep your eye out for by interviewing students living in or involved with them....
UpLift, the recently-approved first-generation low-income special interest community, will be open for Columbia College and Engineering undergraduates starting next fall....
Even if you’ve heard of special interest communities, you may not know exactly what they are. Here’s what you need to know.
Columbia College and Engineering undergraduate students will now be able to apply for housing in the Muslim Student Special Interest Community, intended to serve as a dedicated safe space for Muslim students and better accommodate their religious needs, following its approval earlier this month....
Dean of Barnard Library and Academic Information Services Jennifer Green presented an overview of the Milstein Center, which opened on time and on budget last Tuesday, at the first Student Government Association meeting Monday night....