Columbia Coda

Facade of Butler Library Windows and engraved authors' names
Butler Library by Susan Sermoneta (2006) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 via Flickr.
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It’s that time of year when pictures of proud graduates grace my social media feeds and inspire upwellings of nostalgia. After relating my fear of not living up to the promise of my fancy education to a college friend, he responded with the following:

“Well, in freshman chemistry, the professor told us that the purpose of a Columbia education (e.g. the Core Curriculum) is to educate people who can make intelligent conversation at cocktail parties. By that measure, I would say you are an extremely successful Columbia graduate.”

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