In  a recent announcement, FLIP has posted that they will be putting the Class Confessions page on hiatus. CUCC, originally launched in March 2015, was meant to “illuminates students’ experiences and struggles within socioeconomic diversity.” The page’s stories helped bring numerous socioeconomic struggles to light for the Columbia community and generated large amounts of media attention.


FLIP’s official comment on the topic can be found below.

Hi everyone. Effective immediately, Columbia University Class Confessions will go on hiatus for the temporary time being. All confessions have been posted as of today. Please feel free to redirect concerns and questions to flipcolumbia@gmail.com.

Submitted by Luis Rivera (SEAS ’18)

The founder of the page disaffiliated from FLIP and removed the admin privileges that the members of FLIP’s e-board originally had.

She is suspending the class confessions page because she doesn’t want to be affiliated with FLIP.

FLIP wants to keep the page.

No word on whether or not either party will start up a new page.



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Late last night, the Columbia First-Generation Low-Income Partnership (FLIP) announced that they would be terminating their relationship with Swipes, the recently-launched mobile application meant to help connect students interested in sharing and receiving meal swipes.

From the  group’s Facebook page:

As of today, Columbia FLIP has decided to terminate our partnership with Swipes as a way to help end food insecurity on campus. We have determined that the app is detrimental to our efforts to solve food insecurity, and thus we at FLIP encourage everyone to stop using the app and go back to using CU Meal Share.


We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Update: FLIP has taken down their post announcing their intent to terminate their relationship with Swipes as they work with Swipes and the Student Councils to resolve their issues.

All three groups have issued the following statement:

There was a lapse in communication tonight between FLIP, CCSC and Swipes. We’re all going to meet in person as soon as possible to discuss our partnership.