General Studies Student Council 2007-08
Vice President of Communications
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of General Studies,
This is the weekly update. If you have any questions or comments let me know, thanks.
- New Student Council Members
- "How To" pages on gslounge.com
- Call For Papers: Sustainable Development
- Getting Your Foot in the Door
- Community @ Large: Breast Cancer Awareness
- Outing To Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
- Book Reading: Jagdish Bhagwati reading: In Defense of
- 2007 GSSC All Hallows Eve-Halloween Fright Night
- How to Become a Research Assistant
- Discussion about Campus Free-Speech
- Yoga Retreat
- Ladies Night
- Kaplan: Free Practice Tests on the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE at Columbia
- Formula One World Championship Final
New Student Council Members:
Welcome to our newest members!
As usual you can review the list of all council members here: http://gslounge.com/gssc
How To pages on
Stay tuned for more How-to's at: http://gslounge.com/communication/
CALL FOR PAPERS: Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Consilience is a
global, online publication dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary dialogue on
sustainable development. By providing a
public platform for discussion, we hope to encourage a global community to
think more broadly, thoroughly and analytically about sustainable
This publication aims to bring students, researchers,
professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical
regions in direct conversation with each other through an online, academically
We invite you to submit original
and rigorous articles dealing with issues of sustainable development for the
Fall 2007 issue. Articles can take the
Read More: http://gslounge.com/node/114
Getting Your Hand in the Door: Alumni Panel- Reaching Success in the Job Search
October 17, 2007 from 5:00pm EDT to 7:00pm EDT
Satow Room, Lerner Hall
Part of "Career Education for Multicultural and Nontraditional Students"
Starting your own internship or job search and interested in
how others have successfully done it? Come listen to six alumni
panelists speak about their current careers and how they have achieved
successes in a variety of industries. How did issues around diversity
play into their search? What advice would they give to you, if they
were in your shoes all over again?
This event is part of the series "Getting Your Foot in the
Door- Career Education for Multicultural and Nontraditional Students."
Please register for this event at
Community @ Large: Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale
Thursday October 18th -- 11 am to 3 pm
College Walk and Lehman Walkway
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us on the
Morningside Heights campuses of Columbia University and Barnard College
where you can send caring messages to loved ones, enjoy delicious baked
goods, purchase t-shirts, and participate in a raffle to win great
prizes. All Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
We hope to see you there!
Cosponsored by Columbia Colleges Against Cancer, AMSA, and the Blue Key Society.
For more information on this event and upcoming awareness events please visit
For more information: http://gslounge.com/community/breastcancer
Student Workers Outing to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters"
Event: Student Workers Outing to Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters
"Because Work Isn't a Walk in the Park, But It Doesn't Mean You Can't!"
What: Group Trip
When: Saturday, October 27 at 10:00am
Where: Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters Museum
For more information: http://gslounge.com/workers
Book Reading: Jagdish Bhagwati reading: In Defense of Globalization
Is American Anxiety Over Globalization Mistaken?
Panel Discussion and Book Launch
Monday October 22nd 2007, 6.30pm-8pm
World renowned experts discuss what everyone is trying to figure out about
globalization: Is poverty enhanced or diminished? Is child labor increased
or reduced? Are women harmed or helped? Is democracy reinforced or
weakened? Are cultures imperiled or enriched? Are wages and labor standards
at stake? How can we make globalization work better?
Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law, Columbia
Lael Brainard, Vice President, Brookings Institution and Former Deputy
National Economic Adviser and Deputy Assistant to the President for
International Economics, Clinton Administration
Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Center for Geoeconomics Studies and Washington
Welcome Remarks by Merit Janow, Professor in the Practice of International
Economic Law and International Affairs, School of International and Public
Affairs, Columbia University; Member, World Trade Organization Appellate
Moderated by Sunil Gulati, Professor of Economics, Columbia University and
United States Soccer Federation President
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
2007 GSSC All Hallows Eve-Halloween Fright Night
2007 GSSC All Hallows Eve-Halloween Fright Night
Bring your Best Costume for a Prize!
Join us @ Soundz Lounge
3155 Broadway (b/t LaSalle and Tiemann - 123rd and 124th)
Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 9:00pm to close!!
Admission to this evening of imagination and creativity is $15,
which includes some goodies (food, beverages, and entry into the
contest) as well as a good time! (Please ensure that you have 2 IDs
Please come and celebrate with the School of General Studies as we
don our costumes and compete for prizes!
Any questions? Please email Ashley Forman: arf2115
Becoming a Research Associate:
Or, what to do with that economics degree
Are you interested in economics research? Would you like a job that
will help you get your economics PhD? Do you want to use your
economics degree for something other than finance?
Then join the Columbia Econ Forum and the Center for Career Education
(CCE) for a discussion of research associate (RA) positions for
economics majors. Hear former Columbia undergraduates talk about their
work as RA's and how they found their jobs. Hear from a current
economics PhD student on how previous RA experience has been beneficial
in his graduate work. Hear from a Columbia Professor about how he
employs his RA's. Also, we will be distributing information on
that you can apply to for RA positions!
Time: Friday, Oct. 19th at 6:00pm
Location: CCE Conference Room, East Campus, Lower Level
Refreshments will be served
Discussion About Free Speech
Law School Senate, President
Columbia Law School '08
In recent weeks, Columbia has experienced several incidents that raise
troubling questions about the nature of free speech in an academic setting.
From the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visit to the hateful sentiments expressed at
SIPA, Teachers College, and just yesterday the School of General Studies,
these incidents cry out for discussion and reflection.
In an effort to utilize the law school's unique resources to promote
dialogue and debate in a respectful, yet thought-provoking forum, the
Student Senate has organized a panel discussion with members of the Law
faculty to examine what limits, if any, there are or should be to free
speech in a university setting.
WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 6-8 P.M.
WHERE: JG 106
Please join us next Tuesday for this important event!
Go on a YOGA RETREAT to relax and detox with some of your fellow GSers midway throught the semester:
One and a half hour yoga practice Meditation, breathing
exercises,mantras and a bhajans (meditation & music)
Retreat includes lunch
Where: 25 First Avenue(between 1st & 2nd street)
When: Sunday, October 21 at 12:30-3:30
How Much: $12
See more details about the retreat at
Space is limited. Contact Monique at
Ladies Night Out!
A girls night out is a fun way to network among your cohorts at Columbia. And it is also a way to build lifetime friendships.
Friday, October 19, 2007 at 9:00pm
2492 Broadway @ 93rd St
Please join Ashley Forman, your GSSC Social Chair, and other
fabulous Columbia women as they paint the town red and do it up New
Kaplan: Free Practice Tests on the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, and GRE at Columbia
Take a free practice test and receive a detailed score analysis and
exclusive strategies to prepare for test day from Kaplan. *Note: They
will probably try to $ell you something.
When: Saturday Oct 20th at Noon
Where GRE 503 Hamilton
GMAT 516 Hamilton
LSAT 603 Hamilton
MCAT 703 Hamilton
How: Sign up 800-kaptest or visit
Formula One World Championship Final
If you are a Formula One Fan and would like to join a group of students
watching the final race in Brazil on Sunday October 21st, please email
Brody Berg: email@example.com
Reasons this race is crucial:
- Last race of 2007
- The World Driver's Champion will be crowned
- There are
three drivers still in contention for the title
The race is in Brazil, where anything can happen, and often does
- Lewis Hamilton for McLaren(a rookie!)
- Double World Champion Fernando Alonso also for McLaren
- Kimi Raikkonen for Ferrari
Join us, and we'll turn it up and watch the pinnacle of motorsport!