The assembly took forever to get going, but it at least left me time to converse with some people from my dorm. When it started, the head of the high school program and the dean of Columbia spoke about life on campus. It turns out that 40% of the students here commute (the other 60%, like me, are residential). Also, 40% of the students are international. That means that 2/3 of the people in dorm life are studying abroad.
After the gathering, we took off for our classes. As would be expected, most of the people in Constitutional Law are U.S. citizens. The two professors, Jeffrey and Luke are PhD candidates. They'll alternate between teaching in the morning and afternoon, but there's no set schedule. Today was all taught by Jeffrey, so I don't know what how Luke teaches, but they both seem pretty charismatic. Jeffrey's very funny.
At lunch, Lucas and I went with a group from our class to get the textbook from a local book store. The reader was supplied by the teachers. The store had a limited supply, so I couldn't get one today. The staff told me that they would have more either Thursday or Friday (they'll call me). We don't need them until Monday, so that's fine.
I hung out with some students from our class at lunch. The food in the afternoon was better.
Class, today, focused on the Bill of Rights and law terminology. We were given some reading assignments, but that was our only home work.
That was basically all I did today, besides talk to people. I took a ton of photos, but I only wanted to post a few. An RA is running a NYC photography contest; I plan on submitting a few things. If I win, I'll post the picture.