March 5, 2014

Sports

Columnist Melissa Cheung says there are too many examples of external pressure affecting the decisions made by judges or referees in sports.

With one weekend to go, a Harvard win or Yale loss would give the Crimson the Ivy League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Columbia was able to make a name for itself defensively in nonconference play because it applied pressure along the perimeter. The strategy hasn't been as effective in conference play because Ivy teams don't rely on three-pointers as much.

With only one weekend to play, Princeton and Penn are tied atop the standings, and Harvard is just a half-game back.

Opinion

We need to integrate technology like e-books into Core classes.

Donating meal swipes is an insufficient way to aid the homeless. Students should look further to address root causes.

The new room key fees may discourage students from pursuing leisurely walks to Hartley.

CC and GS can help to foster relationships between faculty advisers and students by expanding the program.

Cultural appreciation comes from an earnest effort to learn about other cultures.

Cultural icons have deep significance, and appropriation trivializes careful work to share that.

In order to approach cultural learning with sensitivity, it is important to engage in dialogue about how our actions impact others.

Using stereotypical symbols to represent a culture often represents the first step of learning, rather than intended condescension.

News

General Studies Student Council voted Tuesday evening to give the Columbia Elections Board the responsibility of managing its council elections.

Paula Franzese, who teaches political science and law at Barnard and Seton Hall University respectively, will release two books that offer cheerful, unconventional, and practical advice to college students.

Community Board 7 Chair Elizabeth Caputo sent a letter to the Department of Health on Tuesday that said the scoping document submitted by Jewish Home Lifecare does not take into account important concerns raised by the community.

The Department of Education announced on Feb. 27 the decision not to co-locate P.S. 149 with the Harlem Success Academy IV charter school.