Alumni and Friends of the Columbia Daily Spectator

Alumni and Friends of the Columbia Daily Spectator A group for alumni, family, and friends of Columbia's independent daily.

The folks who have spent endless nights in the offices above 112th Street and Broadway, editing, cropping and enlarging; debating whether the food really is better at Uris; fending off the kids from the Internationalist Socialist Organization; and spending inordinate amounts of time covering riots, demonstrations, boycotts and protests.

Thanks to everyone who attended or donated to CDSAAD this year. We had a great time! See highlights of the event below.
02/25/2018

Thanks to everyone who attended or donated to CDSAAD this year. We had a great time! See highlights of the event below.

As the 136th Director of Finance, Daniela remembers how she "was in the room when they announced that the Columbia Daily...
12/03/2016
Spotlights

As the 136th Director of Finance, Daniela remembers how she "was in the room when they announced that the Columbia Daily Spectator was going completely online. It was a historical moment not only for us, but for campus media in general and especially within the Ivy League."

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ICYMI: President Debora Spar has decided to end her 10-year contract early to take over as President & CEO of Lincoln Ce...
11/23/2016
Barnard President Debora Spar to resign in March

ICYMI: President Debora Spar has decided to end her 10-year contract early to take over as President & CEO of Lincoln Center.

Barnard President Debora Spar will resign from the college on March 5 to become the president and CEO of Lincoln Center.In an email sent to the Barnard community on Wednesday morning, Spar—who was inaugurated as president in 2008—said she had originally intended to fulfill the extent of her contract...

ICYMI: President Lee Bollinger criticizes Donald J. Trump at the Hamilton Award Dinner, saying Trump's rhetoric conflict...
11/23/2016
Bollinger says Trump's presidency is 'a challenge to what Columbia stands for'

ICYMI: President Lee Bollinger criticizes Donald J. Trump at the Hamilton Award Dinner, saying Trump's rhetoric conflicts with Columbia's core values.

University President Lee Bollinger delivered a strongly-worded speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump at the Hamilton Award Dinner on Thursday night.In his remarks, which also celebrated the Core Curriculum and the three faculty members that the dinner honored, Bollinger said that the threat...

Celebrate Homecoming with the Columbia Daily Spectator over brunch at our offices at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22.
10/11/2016
Alumni Homecoming Brunch

Celebrate Homecoming with the Columbia Daily Spectator over brunch at our offices at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 22.

Join us at the Spectator office before Columbia's Homecoming game. Food and refreshments will be served.

Columbia Daily Spectator
05/02/2016
Columbia Daily Spectator

Columbia Daily Spectator

Look back at the moments that defined the 2015-16 academic year.

Come support fellow alumni at In the Public Eye: A Conversation with former White House Counsel Bernie Nussbaum!
03/25/2016

Come support fellow alumni at In the Public Eye: A Conversation with former White House Counsel Bernie Nussbaum!

Two of our speakers at our upcoming conference, In the Public Eye: A Conversation with former White House Counsel Bernie Nussbaum, are former Speccies and Editors in Chief.

Listen to their stories on 4/3, Sunday, as they draw on experiences as diverse as investigating the Watergate scandals or doing Pro Bono work for the mentally disabled.

Get your free tickets here: www.specpublishing.com/public-eye

Columbia Daily Spectator 29th Annual Awards Dinner
02/11/2016

Columbia Daily Spectator 29th Annual Awards Dinner

The Columbia Daily Spectator Annual Awards Dinner is this Friday! Have you purchased your tickets?
01/31/2016
Columbia Daily Spectator Annual Awards Dinner

The Columbia Daily Spectator Annual Awards Dinner is this Friday! Have you purchased your tickets?

Join us on Friday, February 5th in Tribeca with special guest Martin Baron, Executive Editor of The Washington Post, in conversation with Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of the New York Times.





Columbia Daily Spectator Annual Awards Dinner 2015
02/03/2015

Columbia Daily Spectator Annual Awards Dinner 2015

Check out the 39th issue of BKLYNR, a great journalistic source for all things Brooklyn. This week, BKLYNR examines the ...
11/21/2014
Bklynr

Check out the 39th issue of BKLYNR, a great journalistic source for all things Brooklyn. This week, BKLYNR examines the strained relations between residents and the NYPD in East New York.

In-depth stories about Brooklyn — all of Brooklyn.

On Sunday, November 9, the Columbia Daily Spectator hosted its third annual Columbia Media Conference, featuring Jill Ab...
11/10/2014
Five things to know from Jill Abramson’s speech at Columbia Media Conference

On Sunday, November 9, the Columbia Daily Spectator hosted its third annual Columbia Media Conference, featuring Jill Abramson, former New York Times Executive Editor.

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson talked Edward Snowden's leaked documents and her new startup at the Columbia Media Conference on Sunday afternoon.

On Wednesday, October 29, Columbia students and faculty members gathered on the Low Steps to protest the University's se...
10/31/2014
‘Carry That Weight’ National Day of Action at Columbia and beyond

On Wednesday, October 29, Columbia students and faculty members gathered on the Low Steps to protest the University's sexual assault policies.

Billed as a National Day of Action to “Help Carry the Weight,” the event was inspired by the senior art thesis of Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15.

Columbia's first ever Voting Week, Oct. 6-10, encourages student democratic participation and guides them through the vo...
10/14/2014
First-ever Voting Week aims to increase student democratic engagement

Columbia's first ever Voting Week, Oct. 6-10, encourages student democratic participation and guides them through the voter registration and absentee ballot submission process: http://spc.me/1s1okl8

The first-ever Columbia Voting Week kicked off on Sunday with a number of events aimed at getting students registered to vote and excited to participate in the upcoming midterm elections.

10/13/2014
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You're invited! Join the 138th Managing Board for an Alumni Homecoming Brunch in the Spec office on October 25 at 11 AM before the game. For more details or to RSVP, check out our event page: spc.me/1w4i10m

Check out the 35th issue of BKLYNR, a great journalistic source for all things Brooklyn. Shoutout to Spec alum Thomas Rh...
09/26/2014
BKLYNR

Check out the 35th issue of BKLYNR, a great journalistic source for all things Brooklyn. Shoutout to Spec alum Thomas Rhiel and Raphael Pope-Sussman for another great issue: http://bklynr.com/

In-depth stories about Brooklyn — all of Brooklyn.

Congratulations to Sara Just, CC'88, Spec Board of Trustees member and most recently, appointed Executive Producer of PB...
08/21/2014
Congratulations, Sara Just! | Spectator Alumni & Friends

Congratulations to Sara Just, CC'88, Spec Board of Trustees member and most recently, appointed Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour! spc.me/1kYprzx

Sara Just, CC’88 and a Spectator Board of Trustees member, was recently named Executive Producer of PBS NewsHour and Senior Vice President of NewsHour Productions. According to Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and chief executive of PBS’s acquirer WETA, Just’s appointment was “the most important…

Our year in review!
05/12/2014
Year in review | Columbia Daily Spectator

Our year in review!

This year brought a unique set of triumphs and challenges to Columbia. We saw exciting moments such as quality student performances and Ivy championships, tragic losses like Havana Central and Columbia Cottage, and scandals ranging from Title IX complaints to Greek life controversies to contested ca…

05/01/2014

To all alumni and friends of the Columbia Spectator: we would like to warmly invite you to celebrate the last day of daily print production this Sunday, April 4, at 6:30 in the Spectator office, located at 2875 Broadway between West 111th and 112th streets. We hope to see you there!

04/27/2014
Letter from the editors: Spectator's new direction | Columbia Daily Spectator

Check out the letter from the editors on Spectator's new direction: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2014/04/27/letter-editors-spectators-new-direction

By Abby Abrams,Steven Lau, and Michael OuimetteApril 27, 2014, 7:25pmAt Spectator, we often talk about ways we can improve our coverage and increase our outreach, but rarely do these conversations translate into meaningful action.We’re trying something new this year. Starting in the fall semester, t…

Barnard senior fund to restore Athena statue, go to financial aid: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/04/09/barn...
04/09/2014
Barnard senior fund to restore Athena statue, go to financial aid | Columbia Daily Spectator

Barnard senior fund to restore Athena statue, go to financial aid: http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/04/09/barnard-senior-fund-restore-athena-statue-go-financial-aid

Linda Yin for Spectator NEW LOOK | Barnard's class of 2014 Senior Fund Committee announced on Tuesday that part of the senior gift will go towards restoring the Greek Games statue of Athena. By Emma GossSpectator Senior Staff WriterApril 9, 2014, 1:34amMembers of Barnard’s class of 2014 can now boas...

The University Senate passed resolutions to amend the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault and institutiona...
04/07/2014
USenate passes resolutions to reform PACSA, institutionalize quality of life survey at plenary |...

The University Senate passed resolutions to amend the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault and institutionalize the quality of life survey at its plenary on Friday.

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/04/06/usenate-passes-resolutions-reform-pacsa-institutionalize-quality-life-survey-plenary

Cindy Ma / Senior Staff Photographer SURVEY PEOPLE | Student Affairs Committee co-chairs Matthew Chou, CC ’14, and Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14, presented a resolution that would institutionalize the quality of life survey to be conducted every two years at Friday's senate plenary. By Yasemin AkcagunerSpec...

Martinez to step down as interim dean of student affairs to take position at Johns Hopkins:http://www.columbiaspectator....
04/02/2014
Martinez to step down as interim dean of student affairs to take position at Johns Hopkins |...

Martinez to step down as interim dean of student affairs to take position at Johns Hopkins:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/04/01/martinez-step-down-interim-dean-student-affairs-take-position-johns-hopkins

File Photo MARTINEZ | Interim Dean of Student Affairs Terry Martinez will leave Columbia in May to become the associate vice provost and dean of student life at Johns Hopkins University. By Samantha CooneySpectator Senior Staff WriterApril 1, 2014, 2:15pmUpdated, 4:56 p.m.Interim Dean of Student Aff...

Paulina Pinsky on how BC Health Services' testing policies and attitude are scaring away the students it should be helpi...
04/01/2014
Body shaming at Barnard’s Health Services needs to stop | Columbia Daily Spectator

Paulina Pinsky on how BC Health Services' testing policies and attitude are scaring away the students it should be helping:

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/opinion/2014/03/30/body-shaming-barnards-health-services-needs-stop

Illustration by Darializa Avila-ChevalierBy Paulina PinskyMarch 30, 2014, 9:03pm“So it says on your record that you have a history with an eating disorder.”“Yes,” I sputtered. I know it’s true, but no matter how many times the nurse practitioners read it to me at Barnard Student Health Services, it…

Check out the result of quality of life survey released and analyzed by students of the University Senate.
03/31/2014
University Senate releases list of quality of life recommendations | Columbia Daily Spectator

Check out the result of quality of life survey released and analyzed by students of the University Senate.

Graphic by Ryan Veiling / Source: Columbia University Senate QUALITY OF LIFE | The University Senate released a list of recommendations from its quality of life survey conducted in April 2013. Respondents rated their level of satisfaction with various aspects of the University and ranked them accord...

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Dan Futterman, CC '89, named Columbia College Class Day speaker
03/27/2014
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Dan Futterman, CC '89, named Columbia College Class Day...

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Dan Futterman, CC '89, named Columbia College Class Day speaker

Courtesy of Dan Futterman via Columbia College website MR. SPEAKER | Dan Futterman, CC '89, will speak at Columbia College Class Day on May 20. Futterman, pictured here with his parents Linda, BC '62, and Stanley Futterman, CC '61, majored in English and comparative literature. By Samantha CooneySpe...

New website makes it easy to find an easy-A class.http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/03/24/new-website-makes-it-...
03/24/2014
New website makes it easy to find an easy-A class | Columbia Daily Spectator

New website makes it easy to find an easy-A class.

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/03/24/new-website-makes-it-easy-find-easy-class

Justin Chan / Senior Staff Photographer GRADER | Daniel Liss, CC ’16, created gradesatcu.com, which aggregates the A-ranges for classes submitted by students. By Elizabeth SedranSpectator Senior Staff WriterMarch 24, 2014, 2:00amFor students who want an easy A, a new website will help them pick into...

Check out this NYT profile on Gloria Steinem, one of our speakers at this year's Columbia Women's Leadership Conference:...
03/23/2014
This Is What 80 Looks Like

Check out this NYT profile on Gloria Steinem, one of our speakers at this year's Columbia Women's Leadership Conference: http://nyti.ms/ONNP7S

Gloria Steinem occupies a singular place in American culture as the very face of feminism.

Check out the 23rd issue of Bklynr, featuring an article on transportation activists seeking to end traffic fatalities o...
03/21/2014
BKLYNR | Issue 23

Check out the 23rd issue of Bklynr, featuring an article on transportation activists seeking to end traffic fatalities on the streets of New York. Editors Thomas Rhiel, Raphael Pope-Sussman, and Amanda Cormier are all Spec alumni!

http://bklynr.com/issue/issue-23/

In-depth stories about Brooklyn — all of Brooklyn.

Men’s basketball defeats Valparaiso on a buzzer beater to play on in CIT.http://www.columbiaspectator.com/sports/2014/...
03/19/2014
Men’s basketball defeats Valparaiso, will play on in CIT | Columbia Daily Spectator

Men’s basketball defeats Valparaiso on a buzzer beater to play on in CIT.
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/sports/2014/03/18/mens-basketball-defeats-valparaiso-will-play-cit

Watch the buzzer-beating shot here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuI9XAuMLns&t=3m23s

Kiera Wood / Senior Staff Photographer 3-for-3 for 23 | Junior center Cory Osetkowski was a big part of the Lion assault from beyond the arc, going 3-for-3 from downtown. By Muneeb AlamSpectator Senior Staff WriterMarch 18, 2014, 9:55pmThe men’s basketball team will live to see another day.Sophomore...

Columbia partners with edX to expand online education.
03/14/2014
Columbia partners with edX to expand online education | Columbia Daily Spectator

Columbia partners with edX to expand online education.

File Photo LET'S GET DIGITAL | Provost John Coatsworth announced Columbia's new partnership with edX, a not-for-profit platform for massive open online courses on Thursday. History professor Eric Foner will teach the first course through the partnership. By Maia Bix and Christian ZhangSpectator Seni...

Administrators, students discuss concerns about sexual assault policies at town hall.
03/14/2014
Administrators, students discuss concerns about sexual assault policies at town hall | Columbia...

Administrators, students discuss concerns about sexual assault policies at town hall.

File Photo TOWN HALL | Melissa Rooker (left), Columbia's Title IX coordinator, and other administrators fielded questions from students at Thursday's town hall. By Emma BoglerSpectator Senior Staff WriterMarch 14, 2014, 12:53amAt a long-awaited town hall discussion on Thursday evening, students had…

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