Bloomberg doesn’t want to go to your stupid graduation

Michael R BloombergIt seems Columbia engineers have a new graduation tradition: getting rejected by former mayor Michael Bloomberg. A letter from the school’s dean, obtained by (IG contributor Skelding at) Capital extended an invitation to the former mayor to speak at graduation, which he declined. The letter details that he was asked last year, too, but couldn’t make it due to a scheduling conflict.

The day of last year’s graduation, he “hosted a Jewish heritage reception at Gracie Mansion and subsequently accepted a lifetime achievement award at the New York League of Conservation Voters’ Spring Gala,” per Capital, which is the same excuse we give when we don’t want to sit through a long ass boring ceremony wearing a polyester robe outside on a humid May afternoon.

So Bloomberg didn’t make it up to Morningside Heights, but at least he didn’t offer to speak at Barnard graduation.

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Election Theft 101: Princeton Geeks Show You How

Princeton’s resident hackers have not only figured out how to swing the elections this fall, they’ve also provided a handy instructional video so you can too! The video’s kinda long, but stick with it. Because now when the Republicans take Massachusetts, you know who to blame.

Ain’t No Party Like a Biomedical Engingeering Party Cause a Biomedical Engineering Party Don’t Stop

Ain't No Party Like a Biomedical Engingeering Party Cause a Biomedical Engineering Party Don't Stop

What happens when Columbia BME’ers let their hair down? That is, if short, predominantly Asian hair could be let down in the first place? A Facebook album whose value looks a little like … Ain't No Party Like a Biomedical Engingeering Party Cause a Biomedical Engineering Party Don't Stop!

Above: Prof. Paul Sajda conducts office hours. More intergenerational, differential equational pics after the jump.

(Disclosures: Thanks, Columbia tipster. And no, we have no idea what that equation means.)

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