Thu, Apr 23, 2015, 10:58pm
As the Barnard board of trustees prepares to vote on the curricular review committee’s proposed two-semester language requirement this June, professors in the Spanish department say they’re dissatisfied with the proposal.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015, 12:00am
At the Polyglot Bar NYC, people can gather twice a month to speak foreign languages over drinks.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014, 8:51pm
The restricted and mistakenly lofty nature of our existing academic lexicon has a detrimental affect on discussion, both inside and outside our classrooms.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 5:50am
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.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 5:07am
Joanna Lee hits the New York pavement, rubber and outmoded British English vocabulary at the ready.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014, 4:53am
Emily Neil draws inspiration from Emily Hayman's professor op-ed to discuss the ways in which language changes our perceptions of the world around us.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014, 12:39am
Learning a foreign language—even just a few words—can unlock another world, and encounters between languages give us a magical symphony of meaning.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 3:17pm
Many languages have words perfect for extremely specific feelings, which unfortunately have no equivalents in English. German offers us "schadenfreude," or the glee one feels at another's misfortune. Portuguese gives us the word "saudade," the feeling of nostalgia or longing for someone or...
Sat, Dec 1, 2012, 2:37pm
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’ve been missing out. Take a few minutes out of your Saturday afternoon procrastination for our speed-read of this week’s top stories: It wouldn’t be Columbia if student space wasn’t a hot topic. The biggest storyline this week was the...
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 9:30pm
This series is all about celebrating the Little Victories here at Columbia. If you didn’t catch the latest post, we left our heroine celebrating the joys of travel mugs. This week, someone gives her a break. I pulled an all-nighter