October 18, 2013


Barnard’s Student Government Association has doubled its budget for campus enhancements this year to $32,000, and it’s turning to the student body for ideas on where the money should go.

Columbia College Student Council and the Engineering Student Council passed a resolution this week asking that undergraduates be allowed into Uris Hall’s Watson Library after 5 p.m. during midterms and finals.

The Syrian civil war is threatening to spill over into neighboring countries, experts and professors said at a panel discussion Wednesday.

Leslie Woodard, GS ’94, the former director of Columbia’s undergraduate creative writing program and dean of Yale’s undergraduate Calhoun College, died unexpectedly in her home Monday. She was 53.

Community Board 7’s transportation committee has asked the Department of Transportation to consider a plan for a protected bike lane for Amsterdam Avenue, a four-lane roadway many view as one of the most dangerous on the Upper West Side.

Arts and Entertainment

Sarah Batchu makes a PSA about Halloween costumes.

David Ecker explains why Paul McCartney defies the formula for being an aging rocker.

Have you always longed to be a Beat? Check out their famous haunts in the Village this weekend.

Spectator picks its favorite Beat poetry.

The San Francisco Ballet's performances at Lincoln Center run through Oct. 27.

Krokidas’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’ revisits 1940s Columbia, the birthplace of the Beat writers.

Vincenzo Natali’s “Haunter” discards genre stereotypes in favor of a simple, creepy atmosphere.

Steve McQueen discussed his latest film, “12 Years a Slave,” at the New York Film Festival.

Whether you consider it heroic or traitorous to reveal thousands of classified documents, Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate” won’t try to force any conclusions on you.

Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," which is based on August Rodin's pupil and mistress, is a controversial look at the institutionalization of a female artist.

1200 Miles creates a pleasant dining experience for its French and Algerian fare.


The Millennial generation needs to embrace the philosophies of Cicero and Marcus Aurelius to affect meaningful policy.

The "Beginner's Mind" of the Elementary French student opens up a world of rich experience of newness, giving meaning to the constant discovery and rediscovery of words and sounds in the French language.

The ballot measure for fossil fuel divestment introduced in yesterday's elections is an important step in empowering students and environmental activism.


Men's and women's cross country will compete against the nation's finest in the University of Wisconsin Adidas Invitational.

Field hockey will face two tough opponents to close out its homestand this weekend.

Still looking for their first victory of the season, the Lions will host Penn at Robert K. Kraft Field on Saturday afternoon.

The men's golf squad will compete in the Ivy League Match Play event this weekend.

Heavyweight, lightweight, and women's rowing will all compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta in Cambridge on Saturday.

Men's soccer will hit the road looking to start a new winning streak this weekend.

After a five-game homestand, women's soccer will hit the road to look for its first Ivy League victory against Princeton.

Competing at the ITA Regional Championships, members of the men's tennis squad will look to qualify for the Indoor Nationals Tournament.

A half-dozen members of women's tennis will head to Harvard to compete in the ITA Women's Tennis Regionals.

Volleyball will host two Ivy opponents this weekend.