Jessica Spitz

Mon, Apr 18, 2016, 2:35am
Felix Qiaochu Jin, CC ’16, remembers working on problem sets for accelerated physics with his friends in Carman Hall as a first-year, staying up until 3 a.m. to complete work for a class that Jin cites as one of the hardest he has taken at Columbia, but also one of his favorites.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016, 7:57am
Sitting in the Lerner Piano Lounge on Wednesday, Catie Connolly, CC ’18, noticed that although the lounge was nearly full, few people seemed to be using the space to relax. The majority of students sat alone, immersed in books or laptop screens.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016, 7:32am
Of the 2,301 Arts and Sciences courses evaluated by students at the end of last semester, about 50 percent those evaluations are currently available to view on Vergil, while the other half remain unpublished just over three weeks before course registration for the fall semester begins.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016, 5:54am
Students in two sections of Music Humanities do not just listen to symphonies and concertos—they also see them.
Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 2:55pm
No academic departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences currently offer a personalized advising system that pairs undergraduate majors with faculty advisers who work with students throughout their junior and senior years.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016, 10:56pm
When Dean of Humanities Sharon Marcus was a student at Brown, there were no professors dedicated to LGBTQ scholarship. Now, as part of a new initiative announced to faculty last week, Columbia will hire four faculty members who specialize in queer studies.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016, 9:47pm
In 2014, Columbia stood as the only Ivy League school without a center for teaching and learning, leading to “a series of disconnected efforts of varying ambition and effectiveness,” according to a 2014 report written by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Online Learning.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 4:56pm
Students filling out end-of-term course evaluations during the next three weeks will be able to see their peers’ reviews for the first time beginning next semester.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015, 10:52pm
Upasna Saha, CC ’19, knows that her chances of getting into a class taught by acclaimed history professor Eric Foner, who is in his last year of teaching, are slim.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015, 4:01am
The Timely Replacement Policy, a policy implemented last spring to address issues regarding faculty hiring, guarantees to maintain the size of the Arts and Sciences faculty, but does not promise to replace faculty departures that occurred before the policy’s implementation.  

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