Daily Archive: December 11, 2016

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The only reason to be on Facebook nowadays.

The only reason to be on Facebook nowadays.

Let’s be honest: that meme you’ve been planning on posting on Columbia buy sell memes isn’t that funny, but we’re sure that you’ll have some great pitches up your sleeve. If you need something to do besides scroll through hilarious posts, come to our Bwog meeting tonight in Lerner 505 at 7! We’ll distract you from finals with some great snacks and good company.

It’s time to let the starter packs and gifs fall at the wayside.

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The best type of finals alcohol.

The best type of finals alcohol.

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this sparsely populated reading week are below, with no specifically recommended events. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or a correction, please leave them in the comments.

Monday, December 12th

  • “The Transmission of Knowledge: Tool Use and Cognition” 4:00-6:00 PM, Faculty House. Nicola Clayton, Alex Martin, Ian Tattersall.
  • “American Democracy Under Threat?” 4:10-6:30 PM, Event Oval, The Diana, Barnard College. Michael Gerrard, Alexander Cooley, Mae Ngai, Jack Halberstam.

Tuesday, December 13th

  • “US Presidential Election: The View from Japan” 12:00-1:30 PM, 918 IAB. Hitoshi Tanaka, Takako Hikotani.

Wednesday, December 14th

  • “Student Discussion on Human Rights Post-Election” 1:00-2:00 PM, 513 Fayerweather Hall.

Thursday, December 15th

  • “OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo” 9:30-11:00 AM, Presidential Room 1, Faculty House. H.E. Mohammed Barkindo (RSVP).
  • “Rethinking Victorian Individualism” 5:30-8:00 PM, 411 Fayerweather Hall. Anna Clark.

Friday, December 16th

  • “How to Hold a Dead Star in Your Hand” 7:00-9:00 PM, 301 Pupin Hall. Kimberly Arcand.

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Why can't snow look like this all the time instead of turning brown in 2 seconds?

Why can’t snow look like this all the time instead of turning brown in 2 seconds?

It looks like we might be getting our first snow! The NYC metro area is expected to see some flurries this afternoon. It’s time to put on those Canada Goose coats! (Weather.com)

President-elect Donald Trump is speaking openly about his disapproval for the C.I.A.’s investigation into possible Russian ties to the election. Despite Trump’s attacks, both Republicans and Democrats are supporting investigations into voting tampering. (NY Times)

There will be a Women’s March on Washington the day after Donald Trump is sworn into office. Starting in front of the Capitol, demonstrators will march westward on Independence Avenue. The Presidential Inauguration Committee has blocked off several potential areas: the Lincoln Memorial, Pennsylvania Avenue, and parts of the national mall. (Huffington Post)

Ohio has passed a bill that bans abortions 20 weeks after conception. Also proposed is the “Heartbeat Bill,” which aims to stop abortions after a fetus’ heartbeat is detected at roughly six weeks. People are speaking out and calling this, “an attack on women.” (CNN)

A snowy forecast via New York Metro Weather 

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