Well, I've browsed this whole thread, and can tell you that, if I were a prospective student there, I wouldn't get a warm-fuzzy feeling at all about Columbia's school spirit or camaraderie! Does this "sniping" go on at all levels, or just between CU and Barnard students?
"Well, I've browsed this whole thread, and can tell you that, if I were a prospective student there, I wouldn't get a warm-fuzzy feeling at all about Columbia's school spirit or camaraderie! Does this "sniping" go on at all levels, or just between CU and Barnard students?"
I think rationally certain CC and seas students get a little irked when barnard students say they go to columbia. But what you see on this board is a rational discussion not indicative of barnard-columbia relations, when interacting it doesn't really matter whether or not barnard is officially a part of columbia. There's no sniping or anything, in general students get along regardless of college affiliation. I've seen a few columbia girls roll eyes at a barnard girls but it's infrequent. I have several barnard friends, and have hung out at Barnard with only barnard students on several occasions. there's no real tension as far as i've seen. In fact that's one of the things I like about columbia - that people here (at least socially) are not school conscious, as an overall trend, I never found an air of superiority derived from going to columbia, maybe from other things, but i've had freinds visit from 'less prestigeous' schools and they too were treated no differently than other columbia students.
i'm really tired right now, but i will say that barnard does have more of a "college" feel. i noticed this most recently at their radio station spring concert. just very little red tape, security that didn't seem to give a **** if kids were openly drinking on the lawn, and bands that played right through from noon to midnight. contrast this with the bureaucratic cluster**** of a spring concert that columbia tried putting on earlier that same week, with very limited access to the student center, overpriced booking, and security guards overseeing the event for misbehavior -- it just reeked of large scale bureaucratic university paternalism. of the few courses i've taken over at barnard, it's definitely a "friendlier" experience. then again, i've also found barnard girls more likely to flake out on you at the last minute. many times over.
Little Rock is not a bad place to be, monday-thursday. but i do miss new york when i'm gone. just going to Orgo Night last night was awesome - I had (for whatever reason) never done it as a student, and now I see what it was all about.
1000? subtract 800 and you'd have the right number. library staff caps it at 200 and security enforces this so to prevent damage, especially since the room was recently renovated. spec usually has something on this.
besides, alumns attending this thing stick out like sore thumbs.