The Observer has the detailed rundown on the now-infamous Friday afternoon meeting at Columbia Journalism School, which reportedly left uber-prof Samuel Freedman (pictured, for good measure, at right) close to tears, and Columbia students ruing the day they turned down Northwestern. To wit:

Most students ducked reporters' questions as they exited the meeting. "There's no story here," one said.

"The more you guys write about it, the more the value of our $60,000 degree goes down the drain," another student said.

Oops. Sorry about that!

Columbia J-School: At Stake: The Value of Our $60,000 Degree [Media Mob]
Earlier: The Columbians Speak