2007

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2007 in Columbia history:

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Spring

February

March

April

  • Financial Aid officer David Charlow accused of accepting kickbacks from a student loan company, suspended
  • 40s on 40 institutionalized as lame, tame "40 Days" by the administration; seniors furious again
  • 9: Intensifying the CUSJ-Jester Feud, 700 stolen copies of Jester are distributed around campus with an attached note allegedly from Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal claiming responsibility as retribution against Jester for "promot[ing] scientific fallacies".
  • Spec launches The Shaft, a housing blog, after being beaten at housing coverage by The Bwog in 2006
  • 11: John Kluge gives $400 million for financial aid, the largest gift in Columbia history

May

  • 4: First year students take their Lit Hum final exam using an unauthorized study guide leaked by a section leader, prompting an optional second final exam

Summer

  • May: The Journal of Politics & Society, published by Helvidius, becomes the nation's first commercially distributed undergraduate periodical in over 350 Barnes & Noble bookstores See Columbia News Feature

Fall

Protests over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speech

Throughout the Fall 2007 semester, a series of racist bias incidents have caused outrage and concern on campus.

September

October

November

December

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2007
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