Major declaration is sooner than you think. Barnardigans, have you found your adviser?
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Are you going to one of Spec's open houses this weekend?
Today's top stories
Will Trump cut funding to CU? Trump signed an executive order to cut federal funding to states, counties, and cities that don’t cooperate with his efforts to deport undocumented immigrants. Columbia’s vowed not to comply. Does that mean Trump could potentially cut federal funding to Columbia because it’s a sanctuary campus?
Stressed about stress: Most students here are stressed in at least some capacity, but too many of us face academic stressors every day. This op-ed argues that stress is not analogous to academic rigor, and that professors can do more to collaborate with students to alleviate stress.
Squashing the competition: Our men’s squash team is ranked number two in the country, the highest it’s ever been. We doled out two upsets last week, but can we be victorious again against Cornell and Williams?
Man vs. machine: Last week, Spec’s Elo model (fancy term for the computer that calls college basketball games) agreed with Spec Sports Editor Austin Horn’s predictions. What does the machine say this week? (Spoiler alert: There are some discrepancies this time ’round.)
Three-peat: The men’s tennis team has advanced to the ITA National Indoor Tournament for the past two years. Can we make it a three-peat after this weekend’s showing in Oklahoma?
Pro tip of the day
Advice on adviser-hunting: Sophomores: Major declaration is coming up soon. If you’re in Barnard, that means finding your academic soulmate (or adviser). Here are three ways you can do it.
Spectator Spring Recruitment
Here at Spec, our team is made of students from all of Columbia’s undergraduate schools: reporters, software developers, photographers, designers, social media experts, data analysts, and more. Find your place at one of our open houses.
Saturday, Jan. 28, 3.00 p.m.: Journalism Open House
Saturday, Jan. 28, 4:30 p.m.: Business and Innovations Open House
Sunday, Jan. 29, 3:00 p.m.: SpecTech Open House
Sunday, Jan. 29, 4:30 p.m.: Visuals Open House
Events and opportunities
Discussion: Professor Kimberly Marten on Russia and the United States
1-2 p.m. in Lerner 569
Auditions: CU Sur Spring Auditions
8-11 p.m. in Lerner Hall
Discussion: Talks With Professors: The Future of Global Organization
4:30-5:30 p.m. in Low Library
Social Event: Columbia Carnaval
9 p.m. - 12 a.m. in Low Library. Tickets are $20.
Social Event: First Friday: Existence is Resistance
10 p.m. - 12 a.m. in Lerner’s Broadway Room
Audition: BHM Fashion Show Casting
6-8 p.m. in Milbank 223
Performance: Linelions at Postcrypt Coffeehouse
9:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. at Postcrypt Coffeehouse
Social Event: LGBTQIA Meet Up: Strategies in the New Administration
12-1 p.m. in 301-303 at the Diana Center
Snapchat of the day
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