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More for my money

By Heather Scroering

September 10, 2012

Entering my final semesters at Columbia, I’ve realized how limited my time here is. Opportunities to take the fun classes I never had time for are running out. The truth is, I really love to learn, but I loathe wasting money.Unfortunately, several of the non-major courses Columbia has required me to take have felt like money-wasters. My freshman year of college, I found myself begrudgingly rereading the same novels for classes t...

The art of death

By Trevor Ballanger

March 12, 2012

by Trevor BallangerAssistant Arts & Culture EditorThe rooms are filled with blank eyes staring from all around you. A large chandelier made entirely of bones bathes the space with an eerie glow. A powerful sense of death closes in, but the fear subsides.This is “Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection,” an all but living art exhibition.A year ago, more than 1,500 prints, sculptures and memorabilia were loane...

Egyptians come to Columbia, speak of revolution

By Amanda Murphy

April 18, 2011

People around the world watched Egypt erupt in protest against the country’s repressive regime on Jan. 25. As the events unfolded and turned violent, President Hosni Mubarak, who had been in office for 20 years, resigned.Three Egyptian civil society activists and media leaders, Mohanad Ahmed Diab, Sherif Abdel Azim and Sally Maged El Baz, came to speak at Columbia on April 11 about their firsthand experience of Egypt’...

Internet censorship a serious offense in any nation

By Luke Wilusz

February 7, 2011

Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s regime shut down Internet access, mobile phone service and BlackBerry Messenger activity across the country on Jan. 27, in an attempt to stifle communications between anti-government protesters and activists in the country. If the millions of rioters who took to the streets of Egypt in the following days are any indication, that plan didn’t work as well as Mubarak might have expected.I...

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