Summer opportunity: paid minority counseling
From Axeline Maisonet (firstname.lastname@example.org): The Lang Youth Medical Program is a grant-funded organization at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian (168th Street) that works with 7th-12th graders from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine living in the Washington Heights community. We teach science, community & public health, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,...
A video of the NYU takeover
M. Night Shyamalan Casting Call... WHAT?
Dear Shilpa, This is not a spam and it is urgent. My name is Nadia Surapanpong and I am a professional, working in the films business and currently casting for a new big budget Hollywood movie. I am wondering if you and your organization at Columbia U can please post and pass along this flyer to every one you know of Asian-decent to come to my Open Casting Call this Sunday, 3/1 from 11A - 5P to be...
Humanities on the chopping block
… will Ethnic Studies be the first to go? Check out the NYTimes article here. Some thoughts to consider: how high is Ethnic Studies in administrative priorities? What about a Core curriculum? Which disciplines might the institution value over others?
CUNY Hunter Walkout on March 5th
From Christina Chen: Hey everybody, I have a friend who is organizing a walkout at CUNY Hunter on March 5th to protest tuition hikes, faculty layoffs, department downsizing, the lack of a transparent admissions process, Hunter’s relationship to NYC communities, and more. Apparently BMCC is holding a rally on the same time, and both schools are planning feeder marches to a CUNY-wide...
TODAY: Queer Black Cinema Film Screening
Columbia/Barnard Black Heritage Month & Proud Colors present: Queer Black Cinema Film Screening TODAY Tuesday, February 24th at 8pmHeld Auditorium (304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College) Please join us for an evening of independent documentary and narrative films that explore the complexities of being queer and black in the world. Followed by Q&A with QBC founder and Executive Producer, Angel...
Affirmative Action Debate
The Columbia Political Union will be hosting a debate on affirmative action,between the College Democrats and College Republicans: Sick and tired of the seemingly endless partisan debate? Well then, you’re out of luck! Because, on Monday, February 23rd, the College Democrats and the College Republicans will face off in the first debate of the semester, moderated by the Columbia Political...
More on the NYU takeover
Reported by Rachel Smith, Richa Naik and Marc Beja. Compiled by Thomas Garry: Just minutes before a planned 12 p.m. rally, Public Safety officers stormed Take Back NYU’s third floor barricades, according to Emily Stainkamp, Take Back NYU’s spokeswoman. Just past noon, five non-NYU students walked out of the front door of Kimmel Center after they were granted amnesty from the university...
CAAAV and a tenant's lawsuit!
The Times goes into depth on their city blog about a new lawsuit filed by Chinatown tenants against a New York private equity group for the harassment they endure from their landlords. From the post: The complaint says the harassment by the landlord includes disrupting three tenant meetings by calling the police; rejecting rent payments; frivolously pursuing legal eviction proceedings; suspending...
Take Back NYU!
NYU BUILDING TAKEOVER!!! At approximately 10pm (Feb. 18), students of Take Back NYU! took over the Kimmel Marketplace. They blockaded the doors and declared an occupation! They presented their demands to the NYU administration. They read as follows: DEMANDS We, the students of NYU, declare an occupation of this space. This occupation is the culmination of a two-year campaign by the Take Back NYU!...
Bone Marrow Registration Drive
From Sayaka Hanada: I am contacting you on the behalf of Wincheng Lin and All4Win for help in finding Wincheng Lin a bone marrow match, a life saving cure to her leukemia. Please join All4Win, OCA-NY, the Greater Chinatown Community Association, DKMS and NYC Councilman John Liu for our second round of registration drives. *Saturday, February 21 from 10am - 3pm* *Charles B. Wang Community Center...
Happy Cute Thursday
It’s amazing how much the internet loves this guy. He’s shown up on my Google Reader at least five times.
The New York Post editorial cartoon: Racist, or...
Dean Nair's Desi Rap Book Release Party
I googled “Ajay Nair” and this popped up. Dean Nair, ca. 2003! Our beloved Dean Nair, who departed Columbia last summer to tread Penn’s waters, has kept himself busy. His book, which was released in October, finally has a release party! See below: Celebrating the hard work of the editors & contributors to this great collection of essays about South Asian American identity...
Eiro Yamada Memorial Scholarship Program
From Cayleen Nakamura: The Go For Broke National Education Center is proud to partner with the Yamada-Scott Family Foundation to present the Eiro Yamada Memorial Scholarship program. This program offers college-bound high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students who are descendants of World War II Japanese American veterans, an opportunity to receive financial scholarships ranging from...
It’s that time of the year again! The time when a few NYC schools gather and plan the crazy awesomeness that is the New York City Asian American Student Conference (i.e. NYCAASC, i.e. Nye-Sack). We’ll keep you updated on what’s to come, but for now, here is the “official” postcard: This year’s NYCAASC theme is ACT: Empowering Our Generation. The conference will...
Taiyo and Magnetic North in Boston
Two of our favorite artists, Taiyo Na and Magnetic North, are touring Boston! If you’re in the area, go check them out, and listen to their collaborative single “I Got My”. Magnetic North & Taiyo Na Boston Tour (2.20 -2.21.09) Friday, February 20, 2009 8 pm $3 East Meets West Bookstore 934 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139 http://bostonprogress.org/ (Limited...
Sign a petition on academic freedom in Palestine!
From Rahel Aima: As some of you may know, the faculty have composed a letter addressing President Bollinger’s silence regarding academic freedom in Palestine. They have collected over a hundred faculty signatures thus far, and are now hoping to gather student signatures in support. This letter will be made public Monday, but it would be great to have an already sizable list of student...
Disgrasian goes vlog
Our favorite ladies Diana and Jen from Disgrasian have started vlogging! Their first piece is on the “pantless” trend that has been circulating lately: Fierce.
Gender, Sex and Intimacy: Translated for students...
Event alert! Gender, Sex and Intimacy: Translated for students of color Satow Room Thursday 2/19 @ 6:00PM The United Students of Color Council would like to invite you to be part of “Gender, Sex and Intimacy: Translated for Students of Color.” Along with Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program (SVPRP), USCC wants to have this workshop to create a space for discussion about...