Kavanaugh v. Bollinger

“The use of race to achieve an integrated student body is not necessitated by the lingering effects of past discrimination because race-neutral means to remedy past discrimination will in fact achieve an integrated student body,” wrote Supreme Court nominee Judge Kavanaugh on January 14th, 2003, as the legal case Grutter v. Bollinger hurled towards the…

Alfredo Dominguez

Alfredo Dominguez, CC ‘19, does not see what the big fuss is about–he wouldn’t have picked himself as a Campus Character, and does not see why we did. But he is also a newly elected University Senator, an intern with the New York City Department of Education, and an intern at a second job with…

Judy Liu

“I’m trying to find that sweet spot between the humanities and sciences.” Judy Liu, BC ‘19, tells me over the phone from India. Liu, who grew up in Brookline, Massachusetts, spent her summer doing research in India for an organization called the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP), in addition to taking a course on practicing…

The Magazine of Old

How The Blue and White came to be By Gaby Edwards The very first issue of The Blue and White dates back to 1890 when it was founded as a weekly journal to compete with the then biweekly Columbia Spectator. The first 14 issues of the magazine appeared much like a newspaper; it was not…

Blue Notes, Orientation 2018

During daylight hours, I don’t look at the statues around campus much. Warmer bodies rush past me, off to class, to meetings, to whatever must be done today to graduate later, reminding me of my own duty to be scholarly. Only when night falls do I truly stare. Each statue then seems to embody a…

The Columbia Blue Guide

Eight recommendations you actually should do By Jasmine Park Welcome to the Greatest University in the Greatest City in the World™! If your head is not spinning already, it will be soon, and if you are like some of us editors at The Blue and White, you’ll be an upperclassman before you realize that four years…

Columbia Dictionary

Whether you’re new to campus or have been around for a few years but feel like you live under a rock, our handy guide will introduce you to some terms that every informed Barnumbia student should know. Art Hoe: The Birkenstock-footed, Fjallraven- Kanken-toting person in your Intro to Art History section, who “shops exclusively at…

Gradual Learning

Stephen Sullivan has almost spent as much time learning at Columbia as he has teaching high school students. With multiple awards and papers related to his work as a high school teacher, he spends his summers (and retirement) at Columbia teaching History of the City of New York. The Blue and White Investigations Editor Ufon…