March 7, 2014

Sports

Rebeka Cohan discusses why, despite its ups and downs, men's basketball holds a special place in her heart.

After kicking off their season last weekend, the Lions are on the road for four games against Kennesaw State.

Men's basketball has a shot at 20 wins for the first time in over 40 years, taking on Penn and Princeton at Levien this weekend.

The Lions got ahead early and put the game on ice in the second half, earning a convincing win.

The Lions could not hold off the Tiger attack in their final game of the season.

The Lions will take on Princeton and Penn, both Ivy foes they lost to earlier in the season. These contests mark the end of Columbia's first season under head coach Stephanie Glance.

Columbia sends 19 of its fencers to Massachusetts this weekend to compete at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. A maximum of two fencers per school from each weapon can advance to next weekend's NCAA Championships.

Fencing at the NCAA Regional Championships and wrestling at the EIWA Championships highlight this weekend's action for Columbia.

The Light Blue will face the Big Red on Saturday.

Men's tennis, which have suffered just one loss to date in 2014, will take on No. 75 Binghamton at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center on Saturday.

No. 43 Columbia faces regional foe University of Massachusetts in its final contest before spring break.

This year, a rule change rendered this weekend's track meet meaningless in terms of potentially qualifying for NCAAs. Nonetheless, 14 Lions are expected to compete.

Columbia wrestlers compete in the EIWA Championships this weekend in the hopes of earning a bid to the upcoming NCAA Championships.

News

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will speak at Barnard College Commencement on May 21, Barnard President Debora Spar and Dean Avis Hinkson, BC ’84 and TC ’87, announced in an email to students Thursday.

Student business groups are hoping that a $50,000 prize will foster a startup culture at Columbia and get students thinking about entrepreneurship opportunities.

The task force, co-chaired by Provost John Coatsworth and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine Lee Goldman, brings together almost 40 faculty members across the entire university. Unlike other institutions, including various cancer centers, that are also working in personalized medicine, this task force will use a University-wide approach, rather than just a medical one.

Members of Community Board 7 and traffic safety advocates are pushing for changes that will allow New York City to independently install speeding cameras as part of citywide efforts to reduce pedestrian fatalities.

Ahead of public housing funding changes that will transfer money from security toward repairs, the tenants of local public housing complexes say that the city needs to look instead at the relationship between police and residents instead.

Arts and Entertainment

David Ecker casts a critical eye over the critical structure of the Academy Awards.

There’s more to the Flatiron District than some old building—check out this week’s Neighborhood Watch.

Don’t fear the staycation. Check out these picks for a spring break in the city.

At the MoMA, curators have put together a collection of the artist’s rarely-seen prints.

The biennial war of the galleries will end this year with the final Brucennial.

After a cash injection from author James Patterson, the future seems a little brighter for local independent store, Bank Street Bookstore.

Brian Sanders' JUNK uses unconventional objects in order to explore the often unsettling dynamics of human relationships.

A new thriller puts everyone’s favorite Hobbit in the spotlight as a piano player.

Sarah Batchu heads down to Midtown to experience the infamous "meaty" veggie sandwich at Untamed Sandwiches - and she isn't disappointed.

In his first show on Broadway, Cranston delivers with “All the way.”

"Blown Youth," draws from the dramatic legacy of "Hamlet," to create an all-female play that is rich in meanings and gripping in its narrative.

Opinion

The Core Curriculum is an entry point into universal truth.

Lent means different things to different people. Why not ask them?

Rana Hilal's article does not demonstrate the ambiguities of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

By implementing a standard midterm week, we can reduce stress.

Karl Daum is a Columbia College junior majoring in history. He is a deputy opinon editor for Spectator. 

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