April 11, 2014

News

Columbia alumni who have founded startups will now have more than just their degrees in common. Starting in June, they will be sharing office space downtown in the new Columbia Startup Lab.

40s on 40, an annual yet unofficial event, brought seniors from all four undergraduate schools to the steps to drink together and reminisce in the early hours of Thursday morning, this year 42 days before commencement.

About 80 students attended the MSA’s Fast-a-thon on Thursday night to benefit Islamic Relief, one of many charities currently working to bring humanitarian aid to children in Syria who have been displaced by violence and political upheaval.

After the Lion Credit Union Initiative and the sandwich ambassador ballot initiatives passed overwhelmingly during Columbia College Student Council’s elections last week, the students who spearheaded each project are deciding their next moves.

Candidates for the Barnard Student Government Association discussed their platforms on Thursday night ahead of next week’s elections.

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Science are really shaking things up with their custom-designed shake table to simulate earthquakes.

Arts and Entertainment

Sarah Roth rounds up the best in Biblical cinema to complement this weekend's lead on "The Mysteries."

In visiting the "A Brush with Asia" exhibition at the Met, Joanna Lee was forced to reflect upon her relationship with the Chinese language and script.

Jenny Singer takes a look at the fiscal motives at work behind the scenes of big Broadway productions, and argues that the musical is being dumbed down in favor of profit.

There's more to this area of the city than just going to see the Yankees play.

A new exhibit at the Met traces the politics and religion of 5th to 8th century Southeast Asia, through a wide array of historical artifacts and sculpture.

Alexandra Warrick is impressed by Lars von Trier's powerful and unflinching portrait of the nature of desire, addiction, and domination.

Saint Pepsi will play in Altschul Atrium tonight, but we caught up with him before his show to talk about his music.

Yesterday’s Bacchanal and Holi festivities, all in one slideshow.

Alexandra Villarreal is blown away by the talent and significance of a new Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun," the award-winning 1959 play that takes American race relations as its theme.

Chris Browner is disappointed by the Met's sub par rendering of "Madama Butterfly," which should have been a classic, but accessible opera.

A new production at The Flea Theater is retelling the story of the Bible, start to finish, in a six-hour epic undertaking.

Sports

After a mid-week win over Rutgers, the baseball team takes on Princeton in four games this weekend at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium. The Tigers, with a 4-2 Ivy record, are second place in the Lou Gehrig Division.

Sophomore foilists Jackie Dubrovich and Margaret Lu helped the United States to the gold medal in foil.

The men’s golf team will compete this weekend at the Princeton Invitational, which has been won for the past four years by the Yale Bulldogs.

Lacrosse is winless in Ivy play, having dropped all four of its contests against Ancient Eight opponents. The team will play Yale this Saturday.

Spring rowing continues, as the women’s, men’s heavyweight, and men’s lightweight teams all compete on Saturday morning. While the men will take on Ivy opponents, the women race against Northeastern.

Softball will take on the last-place Princeton Tigers at Columbia Softball Field.

With a program-high No. 17 ranking and a perfect 3-0 Ivy record, men’s tennis plays Brown and Yale in Providence and New Haven this weekend.

Women’s tennis competes on the road this weekend, traveling to Providence and New Haven to take on Brown and No. 59 Yale.

Track and field competes in its second outdoor meet of the season this Saturday at the Mason Spring Invitational in Virginia.

The sailing team has made much progress over the past five years under head coach Will Brown, but will have to look for a new leader as Brown plans to leave the team after this season.

Opinion

Apathy should be a legitimate option in student elections.

Students, alumni, and colleagues of Hopper and Vance address an open letter to Bollinger and Coatsworth.

Bollinger's creation of an EVP for student affairs to address sexual assault should be lauded.

In which Karl thinks about summer. Damn.