January 24, 2014


It's easier to be optimistic about Columbia men's basketball when national columnists are beginning to pay attention.

The Lions are heavily favored, but last Saturday's game suggests the rematch will be closer than expected.

The Lions can build off Saturday's surprising win.

The men's and women's fencing teams compete downtown on Saturday and in Queens on Sunday.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams head to Brown on Saturday to build on their impressive homecoming wins over Cornell. Columbia’s No.

The men's tennis team faces its toughest test of the season.

The stakes in this weekend's tournament: a spot in the ITA National Indoor Championships next month.

With their Ivy rivals absent, the track teams will use this weekend's meet to train for Heps.

The wrestling team looks for its fifth win in a row.

Arts and Entertainment

The new virtual shrine to the late Jerry Garcia exploits a market for cyber-worship.

Emily Neil traces her love of the arts back to a formative infatuation with Bob Dylan.

Once you’ve finished seeing Works & Process at the Guggenheim or an exhibition at El Museo del Barrio, it’s nice to take a break from Museum Mile and check out the streets and avenues nearby.

With “Works & Process,” the Guggenheim reveals inner workings of opera and ballet, with unfiltered access for audiences.

The Parsons Dance January world premiere is a performance of immense power and emotional depth.

The experimental filmmaker creates another film that defies typical storytelling techniques.

Noah Jackson provides a roundup of the album releases you missed while Christmas comatose.

Chancellor Agard welcomes the return of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the BBC adaptation which never fails to thrill.

Eric Wimer tells you the best way to take advantage of two-for-one deals on Broadway shows.


We associate ignorance with failure, but we need to acknowledge what we don't know in order to make the quest for knowledge more fruitful.

Our instinct to rely on logic and academic thought hinders us when considering real-life situations.

The new chair of the board of trustees should strive for greater transparency, despite the hushed announcement of his appointment.

Daumsday: Jan. 24, 2014


Xuan Linh Vu, SEAS '10, is one of 1,058 applicants shortlisted for a crowdfunded one-way trip to colonize Mars by 2025.

After new furniture was installed and Barnard meal swipe policies changed over winter break, major changes—including a new staircase—could be coming to Ferris over the summer, Executive Director of Dining Services Vicki Dunn said.

As part of its One Train Portal Project, the MTA shut down the bus stops on Broadway between 122nd and LaSalle streets in September, forcing locals to walk to 120th or 125th streets in the winter cold.