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Students Create New Journal to Discuss Academic Affairs

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Earlier this month, a new publication hit Columbia's campus.  Columbia Class Notes, a student-run publication on academic affairs at Columbia, published its first edition on March 19, 2012.  The journal aims to provide an open forum for students, faculty, and administrators to constructively discuss undergraduate education at Columbia. 

According to Sam Gelb CC’13, a member of the journal’s editorial board, the idea for Class Notes originated when he and Aaron Liskov CC '11 and Sam Rhee, CC '13 wanted a new forum for influencing teaching at Columbia. Gelb and Liskov knew each other from high school and they met Rhee his freshman year. “Each of us had our own particular set of changes that we wanted to present to the University, but lacked a concrete, non-partisan forum through which we could communicate and discuss ways to improve the Columbia experience. In order to fill this gap, we created Class Notes with the intent of making the conversation about improving education at Columbia more public, more substantive, and more accessible,” Gelb said.

Class Notes is accessible at and is available in hard copy in Lerner Hall, Hamilton Hall, and the Diana Center.

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