We don’t have much to complain about since New York has not been hit with as much snow as other parts of the country this winter. But when we are hit with another blizzard, we groan because chances are we’re going to school or work in it. Of course, we all look forward to “snow days” (when schools are closed) so we can catch up at home instead of treading our way through snow mountains and slippery roads. Not to mention all the wet grit and grim from the streets. Gross! But “snow days” are rare in New York City. So needless to say, it’s snowing (A LOT) but we’re not closed; no “snow day” for us. But we are here to support our students who have also made their way to campus. Although it’s not easy to move around with all this snow, New Yorkers always find a way to get where we must go. Our students who move here from other parts of the world, also quickly learn how to get from uptown to/from the boroughs in all conditions. It means we plan a little more efficiently and we’re more resourceful… And thank goodness for one of the more reliable mass transit systems.
With no where to go today and probably very few visitors (because who would risk coming to Columbia in this storm — besides us and all our dedicated faculty and students), we’ll have more uninterrupted time to review applications. We’ll begin releasing admission decisions for our two-year MIA/MPA/MPA-DP programs in mid-March so there’s not much time to finish reviewing all the applications we’ve received for fall 2014 consideration. That’s all I have for today (sorry it’s not as enlightening)– my head is in the applications…. and the snow storm happening outside my windowless office.
Travel safely where ever you may be.