Don't Pay for Drugs With Venmo You Big Dumbass

Sam Biddle · 04/03/15 02:55PM

Capital New York reports that "Columbia University students are bugging out" after their favorite, smartphone-compatible drug dealer was busted by the cops. You'd think a bunch of Ivy Leaguers wouldn't need to be reminded, but paying for drugs with an app that logs the exact details of a transaction is a bad idea.

Columbia J-School Grad Submits Most Passive-Aggressively Vicious Alumni Update Ever

Emma Carmichael · 03/07/12 02:17PM

A friend and graduate of Columbia's journalism school noticed this incredible update in his monthly alumni update email blast today, and thought to pass it along, because oh my god, it is fantastic. Amidst the general, self-congratulatory notes—"Peter Hoffmann '60 has revised and expanded his 2001 book," "Anusha Shrivastava '02 was elected president of..."—lies this gem:

Vinny from Jersey Shore Is Now a Columbia Professor

Brian Moylan · 11/03/11 12:12PM

Apparently Vinny Guadagnino, the big-dicked guido from Jersey Shore, the greatest sociological experiment of our time, was a guest speaker at a Columbia sociology class yesterday. And it sounds like the students weren't too happy about it.

Hipsters Are Ruining Twitter, Say Hipsters on Twitter

Owen Thomas · 03/13/09 02:22PM

Dear Facebook employee: If you're going to do something obvious and cliché like wearing cowboy boots to SXSW's geek spring break, please have the decency not to tell Twitter about it. Other Twitter idiocies today:

Everything I Learned About New York Media I Learned At Columbia

Rebecca · 03/10/08 10:07AM

Full disclosure: I graduated Barnard College in '05, and while there, wrote for the campus newspaper, The Columbia Spectator.

Columbia University prides itself in being in the city of New York; that's literally their slogan. Even if Morningside Heights is Manhattan lite, there are very real elements of New York living there. For one, with Barnard, the female to male ratio is two to one, giving Columbia females a head start on real life New York dating. For two, Columbia student journalists take themselves as seriously as real New York journalists do. From the years I was at the Columbia Spectator, two reporters went onto Newsweek, one is tenured at the Washington Post, someone else is at Fortune and another has his own blog at Slate. That's why the latest campus controversy over the Bwog, the blog of the campus publication the Blue & White is no surprise. A tipster writes about upheaval on the site: The new editor is alienating writers, the Bwog has lost its focus, along with its campus cachet. Sound familiar?

Nazi Vandalism At Columbia

Choire · 11/01/07 09:10AM

Up at Columbia University, first they came for the blacks but no one said anything, except they totally did say something but Columbia wouldn't give the police their security tapes that may have showed who hung a noose on an African-American professor's door. And now they have come for the Jews! A swastika was found painted on the office door of a Columbia Teachers College psych professor who researches the Holocaust. You know, we've long complained that the students today are politically apathetic and that they should get off their privileged asses and do something. Guess we should have been more specific!

Choire · 10/31/07 08:40AM

Tonight's the last of n+1's master classes at Columbia. (n+1 is the most important literary journal of our time.) The email students received from the school transformed characters into question marks, thereby generating an unintentional uptalk? Related: What costumes will everyone be wearing???