From the New York Observer:
"Since 2002, the College Republicans at Columbia have rocketed from less than 50 members to nearly 400 undergrads, law students and M.B.A.’s. More than 100 Columbia students are now volunteering at the Republican National Convention. When the student body returns to campus next week, the College Republicans will distribute 1,000 copies of The Citade l, Columbia’s first-ever campus-wide Conservative newspaper, which they hope will be a vocal counterweight to the more liberal minded Columbia Spectator . And the Conservative Club-a student group that swings further to the right-also witnessed impressive growth last year, adding 12 new members. They now stand at 50."