Archives for October 2012

10/21 – Malcolm X-Lounge Re-Opening Brunch Reception


The Black Students Association (BSO) at Columbia University will be hosting a reception for the reopening of the Malcolm X Lounge.  Click here to RSVP or email


Date: October 21, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Phone: (216) 924-9685 (Andrew Morrow, Sociocultural Chair)
Location: Malcolm X Lounge, Hartley Hall
Address: 1124 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

The Malcolm X Lounge, honoring the life and work of one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, is located at 106 Hartley Hall.  The Malcolm X Lounge was established as a “Safe Space” for students of African descent during the 70’s and continues to be an intellectual, cultural and social safe haven for students from various backgrounds.Many student organizations utilize this space for weekly general and executive board meetings.  The Lounge is home to the BSO library and serves as a study space.ABOUT THE BSO
Concerned with the recognition and understanding of the diverse needs of the African American community at Columbia University, the Black Student Organization prides itself on being a group that provides support, discussion and solutions to the Columbia and greater NYC communities. Offering a support system to underclassmen, and addressing social and political issues, we are a community of strong voices and people.

10/26 – 31st Annual BBSA Conference

Come join the BBSA at Columbia Business School’s longest running conference! The 31st Annual BBSA Conference is being held on October 26th, and this year’s conference theme is “Bridging the Gap: Profit, Passion & Prosperity.”

Get your tickets now:

Reasons to come include:

  • Great Panels: Topics include entrepreneurship, Corporate America, media & creative arts
  • Awesome Panelists: Citigroup, American Express, Avenue Capital Mgmt. and more!
  • Incredible Networking Opportunities: You’ll be seated at designated company tables!
  • Great Venue: We’re taking the event to Casa Italiana this year!
  • An Amazing Gala: After the conference, enjoy dinner, drinks and networking at the St. Regis
  • Live Performance: We have a TBA musical performance at the Gala

For more details and to register now, go to and get your tickets before we sell out!  Once we announce our musical performance, tickets will go fast!

United Way Names New CEO and She’s a Columbia Law Grad


The United Way of New York City is expected to name the leader of a Harlem economic-development group founded by the Rev. Calvin Butts as its first female president and chief executive.

Sheena Wright, president and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corp., will take the reins at the United Way in November, officials said. The appointment was set to be announced Thursday.

Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan.

Sheena Wright in October 2011.

With a $62 million budget, the New York chapter of the national charity focuses on income inequality, education and health care and assists more than a million people a year, working with other nonprofits in New York on programs that range from mentoring chronically absent high-school students to connecting food pantries with farms.

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