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Welcome


Our mission is simple: create publications, products, and events that help you get the most out of your Columbia experience. 

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Welcome


Our mission is simple: create publications, products, and events that help you get the most out of your Columbia experience. 

 
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Publications

Our daily news site, blog, and magazine are the best sources for news, opinions, sports, and arts coverage relevant to the Columbia community.

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Products

In January 2013, Spectator expanded its scope by creating and delivering products, which provide information to Columbia students, faculty, and staff. 

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Events

Founded in September 2012, Spectator's event series aims to bring to campus thought-provoking discussions that help inform the Columbia community. 

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Publications


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Publications oVerview

The Columbia Daily Spectator was founded in 1877 as a literary magazine for the Columbia community. It is the second-oldest college daily newspaper in the country, and has been independent from the University since 1962.

In the spring of 2014, the Spectator decided to discontinue daily printing of the Columbia Daily Spectator and weekly printing of The Eye in order to shift financial resources and our journalists' focus to the quality of our coverage and our digital presence. Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Columbia Daily Spectator prints one issue each week, and The Eye thrives online, with both publishing on Thursdays.

In September 2014, the Washington Post began providing our publications with digital tools that enhance our journalism and expand our options for storytelling. This technology is what The Post uses every day for its own journalists, and it has already helped Spectator elevate the ways we can present stories online.

Columbia Daily Spectator

The Columbia Daily Spectator is the go-to source for all Columbia-related news, insightful perspectives, sports updates, arts coverage, and more.

Spectrum

Spectrum is a 24/7 blog that stays updated with the latest campus news, witty commentary, and everything else a Columbia student needs to know.

The Eye

The Eye is a weekly magazine that publishes thought-provoking content concerning arts, politics, religion, and the philosophical implications of modern culture.

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Products


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Courses@CU

Your registration toolkit.

Courses@CU is the one-shop stop for every student’s registration needs. Browse the course directory and class and professor reviews, create a customized schedule, track your major requirements, purchase textbooks, and more.

EAt@CU

routine, now with rewards.

Eat@CU is an iPhone app that equips you with original reviews of Morningside Heights restaurants and bars to make choosing your next eating destination that much easier. Users can also correct stars from partner eateries redeemable for free food and drinks.

ORIENTATION GUIDE

GET ORIENTED.

The Orientation Guide helps first-years get acclimated to life on campus. Information presented includes a comprehensive list of campus resources, descriptions of over 200 student groups, a guide to course registration, and tips on where to eat and drink around campus.

THE SHAFT

OUR Insiders' Guide to Housing 

The Shaft equips users with all the information necessary to get the most out of your lottery number. Use the explore tab to see floor plans photos, and reviews of dorms, and the Whiteboard tab for real-time updates on what rooms have been taken. 

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Events


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Events


Live events that inform, engage, and empower Action.

Find where you fit in media.

Our annual Columbia Media Conference brings together leaders to discuss the ideas that are transforming the media landscape. Highlighting innovation in both journalism and business, this conference unites these two sides of the industry. Spectator has been honored to welcome past speakers such as the Publisher of Buzzfeed, Dao Nguyen, and the Managing Editor of Time, Edward Felsenthal.  Last year we were thrilled to have Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of the New York Times, join us as our keynote speaker. 

discover action that drives change.

For the past two years Spectator has spearheaded the conversation about equality with our Columbia Women’s Leadership Conference (CWLC), a symposium addressing issues that young women encounter both in college and after graduation. We have been honored to bring insightful and inspiring women such as Emma Carmichael, Nancy Jo Sales, and past keynote speakers Gloria Steinem and creator of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler.

decide if medicine is right for you.

Launched in the Spring of 2015 by pre-med students at Spectator, the Pre-Med Summit aims to bring together a community passionate about medicine. Created in collaboration with the Pre-Health Deans and student groups, this summit promises to introduce students to then diversity in the world of medicine, fill in the gaps, and give them the tools to decide if medicine is right for them.

Tell stories that go unseen.

The diversity of the characters we see on our screens inevitably shapes how we see the world. A new event for Spectator, this conference aims to advance the conversation about representation in media by bringing together leaders creating content that celebrates the diversity of our cultures and perspectives to tell the stories that often go unseen.