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  • Philowixian - history
    these earlier efforts Philolexian was established on May 17 1802 Among its earliest members were future Columbia president Nathaniel F Moore Class of 1802 and Alexander Hamilton s son James Class of 1805 To accommodate freshmen who were initially ineligible for admission the Peithologian Society was formed four years later For most of the next 100 years Peitholoigian would serve as Philolexian s primary literary rival For most of the 19th century Philo engaged in a wide range of literary activities including debates within and without the society essay writing correspondence and hosting speeches by eminent men of the city In 1852 at the organization s semi centennial celebration alumni raised a prize fund of over 1 300 to endow annual awards in three categories Oratory Debate and Essay The awards were eventually combined into a general Philolexian Prize which since the 1950 s has been awarded annually by Columbia University s English department In the 20th century Philo broadened its range of activities as it became a training ground for essayist Randolph Bourne Class of 1912 poet A Joyce Kilmer Class of 1908 and statesman V K Wellington Koo Class of 1909 all prize winners in their time at Philo In 1910 the society took a decidedly dramatic turn when it commenced a 20 year stretch of annual theatre productions ranging from Elizabethan comedies to contemporary works Many of the older productions by the likes of Ben Jonson Nicholas Udall and Robert Greene were North American debuts Oscar winning screenwriter Sidney Buchman Mr Smith Goes to Washington Here Comes Mr Jordan Cleopatra Class of 1923 got a start playing Shakespeare s Richard II for a Philo production Although Philolexian members during the Great Depression included such figures as future Pulitzer Prize winning poet John Berryman and publisher Robert Giroux

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  • Philowixian - press
    Leafy Armed Muse New York Times Letters to the Editor December 26 1986 Elzas Sarah A Poem Lovely as a Tree Toucan Radio December 3 2005 Philos Columbia College Today Around the Quads July 2002 Shuffelton Amy B Rushdie Controversy Spurs Protest Readings The Crimson College Beat March 7 1989 Want to find out more about the Philolexian Society Join our whip list This site is that fabled home of

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  • Philowixian - publications
    Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest 1986 2006 Look for further news in the near future The New Broom 193 In the early 1930 s the board of Philo found themselves at odds with folks in charge of the the Columbia Review In true Philo fashion they decided to start their own magazine to show them who s boss In the process they managed to somehow tick off the columbia administration who disbanded the board and took over management of the society The Philolexian Observer 1813 1814 The following year a new publication appeared before the society On December 10 1813 the first of twelve issues of The Philolexian Observer was delivered in a meetings The anonymous author styling himself as Philolecticus found himself at a loss to discover the motive which could have induced the writer of The Philolexian to so soon to have discontinued his labors So according to Earnest Cardozo in History of the Philolexian Society 1802 1902 he set out to promote the interest of the Philolexian constitution and laws of the society to speak and criticise if need be the internal management to describe the duties of the members and to praise or condemn the manner in which the various duties are carried out by the members in general to write on any miscellaneous subject which the author thinks may be of interest to the society By the second issue however the editor called for submissions of essays to be published and criticised to which the remaining ten issues were devoted Essay topics include Procrastination Scandal Literary Societies and of course Gentlemanly Behavior The Philolexian 1813 Possibly the first student publication at Columbia The Philolexian s first issue was two and a half pages long on a sheet of foolscap and published and read before

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  • Philowixian - resources
    some made out to the Society The library also includes a portrait collection of famous alumni Borrowing privelges are limited to full members of the society but visitors are welcome to browse Please contact the Keeper of the Halls for access The Philolexian Theatre Fund In 2003 Philo provided institutional support for an original play and by some twist of fate made money Since then the society has used this

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  • Philowixian - symbology
    about Symbology The follow two pieces were located in the University Archives by Scriba Raza Panjwani CC 07 They are believed to be among the earliest pictoral representations of the Philolexian Society s sun Images 1850 Anniversary Card 1868 Anniversary Card 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

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  • Philowixian - philotheatre
    Project We made money and now we re going to give it to you Maybe If you want our cash and our space reserving ability to put on either a new play or a re invented classic Philo smiles on new translations start putting together a production team now Applications are due ASAP You can click HERE to download an application Want to find out more about the Philolexian Society

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  • Philowixian - alumni
    PST Philowixian legacy content content 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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  • Philowixian - alumni marquee
    PST Philowixian legacy content content alumni 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

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