I used to literally skip out of Tom Harford’s office on the third floor of Lewisohn. I distinctly remember having a massive grin on my face every time I walked down the staircase, going out of my way to declare to my friends that he was “a homie.” To this, my friends would roll their eyes and call him my “academic sugar daddy” or my “fairy godmother.”...
At Athena Power Talk, founder of Working Mother Media talks gender-based discrimination in the workplace
Founder and President Emeritus of Working Mother Media Carol Evans reflected on her experiences as a female CEO in a predominately male profession at a talk at Barnard on Wednesday....
At Columbia, you’d be hard-pressed to find any woman afraid to call herself a feminist.
Ivy football power rankings after Week 2 of the season, as determined by Spectator Sports Staff.
Barnard College's Class of 2015 is being treated to a dose of Samantha Power as its commencement speaker at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 17. You may (or may not, but that's ok because we'll fix that) know Power as the US Ambassador to the United Nations, an expert in genocide and foreign policy, and an advocate for LGBT, religious freedom, women's, and human rights. However, there's still more to Power than that:...
Empowerment, disempowerment, and human experience were all on display at an exhibit in the Diana Center Thursday evening.
If you've been following these power rankings the past few weeks, the bottom feeders of the league have set up a trend—trading shutouts. And while Columbia was the victim this week (and you know what that means!), a primo choke job by one Ivy team sent its ranking falling down as well. Interestingly enough, the Lions play that other team this week, so maybe—just maybe—this will be the week where we steal a win. Other than that, click past the jump to see the teams that benefitted from those spectacular losses.more 1. Harvard 5-1 (3-0 Ivy, Last Week's rank 1) Harvard continued its dominance of the Ivies—and really, everybody—with a 56-39 victory over Princeton last week. The Crimson was up 35-9 before they let Princeton get back into the game in the third quarter for a 42-39 scare. Yet Harvard sealed the deal in the fourth quarter by scoring 14 unanswered points to continue its Ivy winning streak. But letting Princeton score 39 points shows that the defense can be vulnerable if struck at the right time. 2. Penn 4-2 (3-0, LW 2) Penn scored a second fourth quarter victory in a row, but this time they had to come back from 10 points down at the start of the final period against Yale. Long story short, they scored 27 points in the fourth to win 37-25 and push their Ivy winning streak to 18 games. As good as they've been, they stay in second because even though they're winning, they need to get off to better starts in these ballgames because not every defense is going to allow that kind of ridiculous comeback. 3. Brown 5-1 (2-1, LW 4) Brown has steadily made its way up the ranks with some pretty staunch defense lately. With their 35-24 win over Cornell (with eight of those points coming in garbage time), Brown is now first in the league in scoring defense, and second in total defense to Penn. That defense has a chance to move Brown up in the ranks again as they play Penn at home this weekend, but ending that Ivy streak will be a tough task. 4. Yale 3-3 (2-1, LW 3) Yale is going the wrong way! After losing second place to Penn last week and now third place to Brown. But it's very hard to move up when you give up 27 points in the fourth quarter (can you tell how bad I think that is?). They have a good chance for a pick-me-up game as they come to face Columbia this weekend, but with the way they finished the last game, who knows? 5. Cornell 2-4 (0-3, LW 5) Cornell stays in fifth because it just seems so unlikely that they'll sink to the bottom feeders level with their talented quarterback, Jeff Matthews. Even though he was sacked six times in Cornell's loss to Brown, he managed to complete 31-45 passes for 402 yards and two touchdowns. Those are pretty damn good numbers, and makes for a good matchup against Princeton this week, as they're ranked last in the league against the pass. 6. Dartmouth 2-4 (1-2, LW 7) Dartmouth beat the crap out of Columbia last week for a 37-0 shutout victory, which only moves them up one spot because, well, the Lions haven't won a game. On the whole, Dartmouth's defense has been mediocre as it now ranks fourth in total yards, and first against the pass, but their offense has been dreadful as they're seventh total and dead last passing—yes, worse than Columbia. They'll probably have a very tough time against Harvard in Cambridge tomorrow night. 7. Princeton 1-5 (1-2, LW 8) Princeton put up a good fight against Harvard last week and probably gave them a scare, but when you give up 56 points, it's tough to move up in these rankings. However, because one team got shut out this week, Princeton gets to reap the benefits. As mentioned before, Princeton's last-ranking pass defense will have a tough task going against Cornell's Jeff Matthews, but unless a miracle happens, they'll probably keep their seventh spot next week. 8. Columbia 0-6 (0-3, LW 6) Oh Lions You know what I've said about shutouts before—they land you in nowhere but last in the rankings. And you know what? After I was gracious enough to give them the sixth spot, they made me look like a complete idiot! If they go out and beat Yale on Saturday, not only would it be a sports miracle, but it will also prove that I really know absolutely nothing....