This essay was a finalist for a National Magazine Award in the Essay category. A researcher who specialized in cells and microorganisms, Margulis was one of the most important biologists in the last half century—she literally helped to reorder the tree of life, convincing her colleagues that it did not consist of two kingdoms plants and animals , but five or even six plants, animals, fungi, protists, and two types of bacteria. She knew I was interested in ecology, and she liked to needle me. Hey, Charles, she would call out, are you still all worked up about protecting endangered species? Margulis was no apologist for unthinking destruction. More than 90 percent of the living matter on earth consists of microorganisms and viruses, she liked to point out.
All good things must come to an end… Back in , the idea of alumni clubs collaborating came about when we had a Columbia Business School professor coming to town and he wanted to hold an evening talk. It would have been a disaster if we only had 7 attendees. Thus, we decided to invite other alumni clubs to join in the event. At the end — we had 40 attendees — which was a pretty good turnout. That evening, the various alumni clubs present thought it was a good idea to collaborate and share events as we all were very small. Rolling forward to after almost 20 years, all the alumni clubs have grown — in terms of alumni size and activities.
Hi I'm Manny. I'm a London man with a van and a Londoner to the core. Yes, cockney rhyming slang is a foreign language to most people, so I thought I'd let you in on the secret and help non-cockneys translate some of our favourite London sayings. Check out the full list of cockney rhyming slang phrases below.