Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fire alarms, Research and SoHo

This morning we were rudely awakened by an obnoxious fire alarm drill. I was planning on sleeping in a bit, but that was not an option.

The Columbia campus is surprisingly wonderful. When I think of a NYC school, I immediately think of a set of buildings spread out through many streets and blocks - not a traditional campus. But Columbia is not like that at all. The school is in its own little world, relatively secluded from the busy city. It’s quite nice.

Our morning class consisted of another library presentation to help us begin researching our topics. Furthermore, we were assigned reading tonight for our first class discussion tomorrow. For our afternoon session, we were given the choice between two libraries: Butler or Lehman. I stayed in Lehman gathering sources for my topic.

After class we had our daily chat with Mrs. Lilhanand and then headed off on our separate ways. Irene, Masao, Eric, Milani and I decided to get lunch at the dining hall and then headed off to SoHo to get souvenirs.

Tomorrow marks our first class discussion and time is running out as our 1st assignment is almost due.

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