Nutella-Gate Exposed: It's a Smear!
The mundane fact, according to the University's Division of Dining Services, is that the weekly cost of the Nutella supply is actually less than 10 percent of the amount originally reported on a student blog and quickly picked up by other media.
"I mean, who can resist a sweet story involving hazelnut spread?" asked Columbia's chief digital officer Sree Sreenivasan, a noted Nutella nut and social media maven. "I've already retweeted this thing in several time zones myself since I assumed it to be true just based on the Nutella consumption in my house." (Editor's note: Sree didn't say any of this... but he easily could have.)
—by Columbia News Staff
The University mourns the death of David Rosand, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History Emeritus, who taught at Columbia for 50 years. An expert on the Italian Renaissance and Venice, he was also project director for Save Venice. For more information, visit the Department of Art History and Archaeology website.
Professor Rachel Adams, director of the Future of Disability Studies program, won the 2014 Educators Award from Delta Gamma Kappa, the society of women educators, for her book Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery.
Columbia Law School professor Lori Fisler Damrosch was named president of the American Society of International Law.
Associate social work professor Michael Mackenzie has been named a 2014 William T. Grant Foundation Scholar for his research on improving the lives of young people in the child welfare system.