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  • Philowixian - exorcist
    26 PM PDT Philowixian Want to find out more about the Philolexian Society Join our whip list This site is that fabled home of The Philolexian Society of Columbia University Recent Site Changes Page Source Site Preferences The Philolexian Society

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  • Philowixian - flyer
    03 PM PST Philowixian Want to find out more about the Philolexian Society Join our whip list This site is that fabled home of The Philolexian Society of Columbia University Recent Site Changes Page Source Site Preferences The Philolexian Society

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  • Philowixian - fame
    and social reformer William Dudley Foulke Class of 1869 Illinois Central Railroad president Stuyvesant Fish Class of 1871 Dramatic scholar Brander Matthews Class of 1871 Music critic Gustav Kobb ecaute Class of 1877 New York City subway chief engineer William Barclay Parsons Class of 1879 U S Congressman and Assistant Secretary of War J Mayhew Wainwright Class of 1884 U S Ambassador to Germany James W Gerard Class of 1890 Mayor of New York City John Purroy Mitchel Class of 1899 New York Times editor and Topics of the Times essayist Simeon Strunsky Class of 1900 Playwright George Middleton Class of 1902 president of the Dramatists Guild of America Publisher Alfred Harcourt Class of 1904 co founder of Harcourt Brace Shoe manufacturer J Ward Melville Class of 1909 Governor of North Dakota and U S Senator William Langer Class of 1910 Union College president Dixon Ryan Fox Class of 1911 Political scientist Parker Thomas Moon Class of 1913 Congressman Frederic Ren ecaute Coudert Jr Class of 1918 Western writer James Warner Bellah Class of 1923 Oscar winning screenwriter Sidney Buchman Class of 1923 Writer Henry Morton Robinson Class of 1923 author of The Cardinal and co author of A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake Philanthropist Lawrence Wien Class of 1925 Science fiction anthologist Groff Conklin Class of 1927 Oscar winning screenwriter William Ludwig Class of 1932 City College of New York president Robert Marshak Class of 1936 president of the American Physical Society John La Touche Class of 1937 lyricist for Cabin in the Sky and The Golden Apple Conservative author Ralph de Toledano Class of 1938 Minimalist poet Robert Lax Class of 1938 Spiritual writer Thomas Merton Class of 1938 English professor and jazz and religion scholar Barry Ulanov Class of 1939 East Asian scholar and Columbia University provost

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  • Philowixian - awards
    The submissions to the Annual Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest are judged by members of the Columbia University faculty on their various merits and at the end of the night a winner is declared and crowned the unofficial Philo poet laureate This distinction has been known to bring with it fame fortune whiter teeth straighter hair and lucrative endorsement opportunities The Philolexian Centennial Washington Prize Oratory Contest Among Columbia s oldest prizes the Washington Prize was endowed to the society by alumnus J Ackerman Coles CC 1864 on the occaision of it s centennial celebration The prize a bronze replica of Jean Antoine Houdon s bust of George Washington to be imported from France was to be awarded once every four years to the member of the society deemed to have delivered the finest oration on a patriotic theme The society now administers the competition open to all Columbia College General Studies and SEAS undergraudates in conjunction with the Office of the Dean The last comeptition was held in 2009 The Philolexian Prize Established in 1852 by the alumni of the society at the society s semi centennial the Philolexian Prize was originally awarded in three categories Oratory Debate

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  • Philowixian - constitution
    It shall be the duty of the Sergeant at Arms to maintain order at each general meeting and to expel or quell members of the Society according to the command of the Moderator Section X It shall be the duty of the Minister of Internet Truth to maintain the web stronghold of the Society On a weekly basis the Minister will update the site with notices of that week s resolution with calendar changes and with documents of the Herald On a semester basis the Minister will train his successor and he or she will significantly contribute to a portion of the online archives either in content in form or both Section XI It shall be the duty of the Editor of Surgam to produce and distribute the high quality literary magazine of the Society once per annum and to procure submissions with extreme prejudice Section XII The officers of the Society shall be elected only at New Member Night Only in the case of a vacancy in office during the semester can an election occur at a general meeting Section XIII An officer may run twice for the same position It is advised however that all decisions for candidacy be made with respect to the future health of the Society Section XIV All elections shall be determined by a majority of votes At New Member Night the Moderator shall count the votes if he or she is deemed to have a conflict of interest the responsibility falls to the Censor or another senior Officer Votes for office must be tallied and may not be approximated by Secret Scriba Fashion at New Member Night or any other event In the case of multiple candidates the Moderator may restructure the election as a run off if he or she sees fit Section XV If any officer fails to attend a general meeting of the Society or is momentarily absent from a meeting his or her position will be filled by an officer pro tempore who will be appointed by either the Moderator or by general acclamation Section XVI The group of officers described in this article constitutes the ruling POWERS THAT BE and Executive Board of the Philolexian Society Article V REMOVALS Section I Any member or officer of the Society may be tried for an offense removal or expulsion by a two thirds vote of the entire available membership and with the approval of both a majority of the Executive Board and the Moderator himself If the Moderator is indicted then the approval of the Censor is required But in all such cases the accused shall at least ten days previously receive from the Scriba a statement of the charges together with the names of the persons preferring them He shall have the benefit of witness and of a defense personal or by counsel Section II The same charges may not be entertained twice and in lieu of a definite law to the point a two thirds majority of the

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  • Philowixian - events
    one of Philo s premier events and all members of the Columbia community are invited to join us and present up to three original works Click here for more information and selections from past contests The Croquet Tea Croquet is the chosen sport of Philos and when the weather is pleasant we take a turn around one of Columbia s exquisitely manicured lawns after meetings We also host a Croquet Tea each spring an opportunity enjoy the sunshine a small spread of victuals and put our lawn sport wardrobe to use Click here for more information and Mr X s unofficial Philo Rules of Croquet our own peculiar and unique flavor of the sport Beat Night Some decades ago Philo President Allen Ginsberg and his colleagues oversaw the temporary demise of the Society but we don t hold a grudge Instead we throw a party for them each spring Don your black turtle neck and join us for an evening of beat poetry and other consciousness raising activities in a dark smoke filled room somewhere on or near campus Symposium You had to read it for the Core now try it out for yourself Every April in the tradition of Plato and other assorted philosophers we philolexians gather to expostulate on some abstract topic of universal significance while drinking cheap wine Previous topics have included Truth Reason Time Chaos and Love Geezer Night Sure our alumni may be old decrepit and senile but we love them anyway We invite them back each semester for Geezer Night a meeting where the old fogeys can come back meet the current members and relive the glory days of their youth Geezers are strongly encouraged to join the geezer listserv or the geezer announce list in order to stay informed of the latest events

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  • Philowixian - croquet
    with 6th Sequence of Play Choose one of the outer wickets as the first goal Players will take their first shots from a point two and one half mallet lengths from the first wicket They must start from the outer part of the lawn and work inward through the wicket Play then proceeds to the second wicket directly across the field length wise from the first Players must put their balls through the second wicket in an outward direction The third wicket across the field width wise from the second must be passed through in an inward direction The fourth across length wise from the third is also to be passed inwardly so that players must proceed from the third wicket across the field and behind the fourth to hit their balls through the wicket in towards the center of the lawn The fifth wicket is that roughly between the fourth and the center post and the sixth is that on the inner part of the lawn opposite the post from the fifth Both of these must be passed through in an inward direction towards the center post Players who have cleared all the wickets must knock their balls into the center post Rules of Play Each player is allowed one hit per turn Each time a player clears a wicket she is allowed an additional hit Players may also earn extra hits by hitting their balls into other players balls on whom they are active One player is active on another when she has not struck the other player s ball since clearing the last wicket Striking another player s ball earns two extra hits The first of these must be taken from a point touching the struck ball A player may NOT put her foot on either ball

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  • Philowixian - eventsdirect
    Philowixian legacy content content about Untitled Document Want to find out more about the Philolexian Society Join our whip list This site is that fabled home of The Philolexian Society of Columbia University Recent Site Changes Page Source Site Preferences

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