2005 in Columbia history:
- February 3: The first Glass House Rocks is held in Lerner Hall
- April 8: Creation of the National Undergraduate Film Festival by Calvin Sun and Brian Foo
- Michelle Oh elected President of the CCSC
- The Sachems prank Lerner Hall with saffron sheets in the style of Christo's "The Gates"
- Grad students strike during finals for the second year in a row; this time joined by sympathizers from Yale. A giant inflatable rat is positioned outside the 116th Street gates.
- Robert Kraft is the keynote speaker at Columbia College Class Day
- The Lacrosse wins a conference game for the first time in team history - after losing its first 55 conference games. The team has yet to win another conference game.
- Bakergate breaks out as the adminisration limits drinking at football games
- Around 150 students from Tulane University and other gulf coast schools displaced by Hurricane Katrina enroll as visiting students for the semester through Columbia's School of Continuing Education
- October: Creation of the Columbia Science, Math and Engineering Secondary School announced
- 15: Roar-ee the Columbia Lion adopted as Columbia's athletic mascot
- 2: Ruggles vandalization incident
- 14: the Committee on Global Thought is created
- 15: Norries Wilson named new head football coach
- Subway strike fucks up New York City, but everyone still required to be at Columbia, every day, on time, which is already hard enough on a normal day.
- The Current is first printed
- Creation of the National Undergraduate Film Festival
- LionLink launched
- Spec launches La Pagina, a weekly Spanish-language insert regarding neighborhood news
- Foundation of hip-hop dance group Onyx
- The Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award is established
- Columbia ceases operations at the Arden Conference Center
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