May 2, 2014

News

Data from the National Institutes of Health show that the amount of money received by sociomedical sciences-affiliated professors at Mailman has fluctuated but not decreased.

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, GS ’97, will address graduates at the School of General Studies Class Day on May 19.

The CUCR executive board released a statement early Friday morning asserting that its elections were held in a transparent manner, in accordance with the club’s constitution, and under the supervision of Student Governing Board representatives.

The former St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital staff housing building on 113th Street and Amsterdam Avenue will reopen on June 1 as a luxury rentals building after a two-year renovation by Stonehenge Partners.

As the artwork for the Manhattanville Community Arts and Employment Initiative nears completion, organizers are finding out that their original plan to put the art on the construction fences may not happen.

Arts and Entertainment

David Ecker reflects on Billy Joel’s staying power and Madison Square Garden gig.

Emily Neil considers the importance of the arts in child development.

Film associate Carroll Gelderman rounds up the best cult movie soundtracks of all time—but mostly the 1970s—in this week's Best Of.

Ryan Veling breaks down the thrilling (Deno’s Wonder Wheel) and terrifying (the Cyclone) at Coney Island.

French dancers and choreographers descend on the city for DANSE, which features 16 city premieres across 14 venues.

Rooftop Film Festival works to create community while showing independent films with a killer backdrop.

If you're considering ramen, there’s no real need to make the lengthy trek to Cho-Ko.

Eric Wimer is enthralled by the eclectic and whimsical whirlwind that is tUnE-yArDs’ new album.

Despite a slow pacing, this 1960s musical is helped along by the music, written by Jeanine Tesori, BC ’83.

Daniel Radcliffe joins the ensemble cast of ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ in a funny, entertaining play.

A new play in Brooklyn looks at what it’s like to be trapped in a cabin with your friends.

Reuben Berman is duly impressed by the consistency and creativity at the heart of KCST’s spring production of “The Tempest.”

Opinion

Abby Mitchell on maintaining a healthy balance between Spectator, social, and academic life.

Isaac White shares his experience of being welcomed to Spectator.

The administration must provide more resources for international female students with little exposure to American feminist culture.

Trigger warnings can obstruct the exchange of ideas—something that shouldn’t happen at a university.

Columbia should create more spaces for students to socialize.

In which Karl understands the cliché of ephemeral youth and experiences selective nostalgia.

Sports

Columbia will be up against Quakers ace Connor Cuff in this Saturday’s one-game playoff. Cuff, a junior, is having his best season to date.

With identical 15-5 records in Ivy play, Columbia and Penn’s seasons come down to this Saturday’s game, with the winner advancing to the Ivy League Championship Series.

The men’s heavyweight and lightweight teams compete in their final regattas before EARC Championships, while the women are in action at the Women’s Sprints Regatta.

After a great performance last week at Penn Relays, large portion of the track team heads to Princeton for the Elite Meet. This will be the final event before Ivy League Championships.