Spring is coming! At least, according to our nation's most famous groundhogs.
Neither Punxsutawney Phil nor Staten Island Chuck saw his shadow as they emerged from their winter dens this morning, and legend dictates that if the groundhog does not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, there will be early spring-like weather.
But, if our experience with winters at Columbia is anything to go by, we won't be swapping our boots for flip flops any time soon.
Check out these wintry scenes of our campus during this month in history, frozen in time.
Columbia is the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, founded 22 years before the founding fathers (including Columbia alum Alexander Hamilton) signed the Constitution. The Columbia Alumni Association, in contrast, is the youngest among the Ivies, having celebrated its first decade in 2015.
This duality brings together something that is uniquely and utterly Columbian in nature—a sense of tradition, gravitas, and history paired with an innovative and contemporary spirit.
Take a look at today's Columbia alumni community by the numbers: