Absentminded is a curmudgeonly 2007 graduate of Columbia College, a two-time recipient of the PrezBo Award (April 2007, May 2013), and author of the WikiCU Research guide and resources for new authors. As of this writing he is patiently awaiting appointment to a sinecure by the Columbia administration, preferably that of "University Historian and Lord High Chancellor." He is also willing to accept a consulting contract.
Current research interests
The following are areas of Columbia history/knowledge that I'm currently researching, have recently researched, or would like to research in the future. I am listing as much for my own reference as anything else, as I tend to get distracted by too many things at once (see xkcd strp "ADD" above.) This is not a comprehensive list of everything I've worked on, just recently active stuff.
- History of student government organizations
- History of greek life on campus
- History of fundraising
- History of the administrative mess in the Arts and Sciences, including:
- The development of the graduate faculties
- Various CC/GS/SEAS undergrad merger proposals dating back to 1970.
- The history of the Deanship of Columbia College, and relatedly, the development of CC within the University.
- Columbia symbols
- Campus land acquisitions and sales
- Columbia and Barnard's participation on the College Bowl tv and radio programs.
- Cataloging official school and student publications for reference use in the Research guide and Books about Columbia bibliography.
|Awarded despite this supposed|
sabbatical you've taken.
Admin 04:44, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
|2013 Wikithon Survivor|
|I survived the WikiCU 2013 Wikithon,|
and all I got was this sweet Roar-ee badge!
|I hereby award you your second PrezBo Award|
for your continued dedication to the cause.
This makes you the second two-time recipient
in the history of WikiCU.
− Reaganaut 17:18, 4 May 2013 (EDT)