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Over break, Eliana Pipes (CC ’18) and a team of students released a new video series, Meet me @ The Clinic, a show about a character named Dia, who is described as “a Youtube social justice vlogger trying to fill a void” and another girl named Nina, “a girl with a lot of questions and one big secret.”

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Within our Journalism team, there are two different levels of writers:

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Contributor:

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Technology and Design

Within our Technology and Design team, there are three different positions:

Developer :

As a Developer for The Lion, you will work on developing mobile applications and technical projects for the Columbia community.

Designer:

As a Designer, you will help design graphics for articles, projects, and events for The Lion.

Photographer:

As a Photographer, you will capture images of the student body for use within articles, social media, and other Lion projects. You will retain full ownership rights to any photos you take.

Operations

Within our Operations team, there are two different positions:

Events Lead:

As an Events Lead for The Lion, you will help in designing and planning events that The Lion hosts in conjunction with other on-campus groups.

Special Projects Member:

As a Special Projects Member, you will work on developing new projects and ideas for The Lion.

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Within our Campus Outreach team, we have the following open position:

Outreach Member:

As an Outreach Member for The Lion, you will help in growing our readership. You will work to collect data from the student body, flyer, and plan advertising campaigns.

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Join our team by emailing us at operations@columbialion.com with a short note telling us about yourself and your interest(s). Those interested in joining our Leadership team will be contacted for more information.

 

Earlier today, the CU Now team released it’s newest video, CU News Tonight, a new show that looks to make light of events affecting students at Columbia.

CU Now, a series started by Shreyas Manohar (CC ’18) is known for its popular Shreyas on the Street series that follows Shreyas around campus talking with students.

Rather than bore you with multiple paragraphs telling you why you should watch their work, we recommend you check it out for yourself below.

 

 

As we reach the end of the semester and the start of finals, The Lion team wanted to share some recent submissions we’ve seen.

Orgo Night 

One of Columbia’s more controversial events, the Columbia University Marching Band’s Orgo Night takes place in Butler 209 at 11:59PM on 12/16. During the event, the band comments and jokes about past events on campus while helping students destress through their performances.

To get ready for the event, check out their promotional video here and advertisements below.

Fall 2015 Orgo Night Poster

Fall 2015 Orgo Night Poster

 

In other Orgo news, Kevin Chiu (SEAS ’17) along with Helen Chen (CC ’17), Rebecca Gellman (CC ’17) , and Sid Perkins (SEAS ’17) created a video for every student out there studying for their Orgo Finals.

Only 13 days until the end of the semester. Good luck with finals!

Want to share some of your group’s upcoming events on campus? Send us an email at submissions@columbialion.com

In a surprise move, Barnard has decided to rescind its funding from the Columbia Urban Experience Program (CUE) starting with the Class of 2020. In a letter sent to past CUE participants today, Dean Alina Wong cited low participation rates of Barnard students in the pre-orientation program over the last few years for deciding to terminate the school’s relationship with the program. CUE, a pre-orientation program started by Eric Garcetti (CC ’92), allows a cohort of incoming first-years come to campus a week early to do community service work while learning about major issues affecting the city.

 

A full copy of the email can be found below.

 

Dear CUE,

 

We appreciate the time that many of you have taken to share your thoughts about CUE with us. We have read each email, and listened at each meeting. Your deep connections and invaluable experiences with CUE are impressive to hear.

 

That being said, we must also weigh other factors that surround CUE, including the organization and implementation of the program; the considerable financial and staff resources expended; and its impact on NSOP and the broader Barnard community.

 

After much consideration and a great amount of deliberation, we have decided that beginning with the Class of 2020, Barnard will no longer participate in CUE as a pre-Orientation program.  We do realize that this decision will disappoint some people, so please understand that we do not come to it lightly.  While CUE offers many opportunities, overall participation has historically been limited–both by design and fiscal realities–and the number of participating Barnard students has always been low. We believe that the positive effects experienced by CUE participants should be broadened to more students, and that engagement with community agencies should be deepened. We also believe that we need to focus the College’s resources and the attention of the students on NSOP in order to enhance the entire incoming student body’s introduction and transition to Barnard and Columbia.

 

Many details must still be finalized with our Columbia colleagues – including the continued service of Barnard CUErs as coordinators and student leaders within the program, which we will support. We recognize the ways that CUE has been a meaningful experience to many, and understand the impact of this change. Moving forward, we plan to work collaboratively and creatively with students to develop and expand existing programs that will encourage students to engage in self-awareness and direct social action, including programs offered by Barnard Student Life, Barnard Reach Out (BRO and EBRO) and the New York City Civic Engagement Program (NYCCEP). We hope that there may still be opportunities to collaborate with CUE, understanding that this will take a different form than in the past. We hope that this creates an opportunity to develop innovative ways to engage our students and the community around us.

We are sorry to bear this bad news, and we believe it is in Barnard’s best interest at this point in time. If you would like to discuss in person, please feel free to make an appointment with me.

 

Respectfully,

Dean Alina Wong