Daily Archive: April 26, 2017

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It looks like our beloved VaJJ’s is dealing with some difficulties tonight, as the dining area is closed due to an unconfirmed issue. One observer speculated a possible roof leak, but the official problem has yet to be determined. Don’t worry, the grills are still going—patrons are just asked to take their chicken strips to go.

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Panicked? Tired? We get it.

It’s the end of the semester, and everyone’s getting tired. We’re tired, the dogs who sometimes meander across Low are tired, even Prezbo’s weather machine is tired (of making it look as though summer has come early for Days on Campus). But few people are more tired than our professors, who have had to give lectures, grade papers, and put up with our bullshit for the entire semester.

As our professors get more tired, we know they’re going to slip up. Maybe they’ll switch their lecture notes and their grocery list, or tell a wild story about their time studying abroad in Amsterdam (the city, not the street), or answer a phonecall from a pornographic film producer in the middle of class. Whatever happens, we want to hear about it.

Send your professor’s weird shit (a.k.a. closing remarks) to tips@bwog.com by 11:59 pm next Monday, May 1. You can also send them through our anonymous form, or leave them in the comments on this post. It’d be helpful if you could include your professor’s name and the name of your class, if possible.

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On Friday night, a few Bwoggers went down to NYU to hang out with our good ole’ friends at Local. Our night of revelry was in full swing until a particular NYU boy and his friend asked, “What, exactly, goes down at Columbia?” Well, we thought, there was only one way to find out. Here is the story of a night in the life of a displaced NYU boy— told from his perspective. 

“So what do you guys even do up there for fun anyways? Like, study and shit?”

The two girls grinned ominously.

“If you really wanna find out, come uptown with us!”

I looked at my buddy who was visiting me from back home. Well, I thought, what the hell did we have to lose? So we agreed, stubbing out our cigarettes, while one of the girls called an Uber for way uptown.

More of this unfortunate NYU boy’s unfortunate adventures after the jump

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Bye bye GSSC! It was nice to know you <3

Last night was the last GSSC meeting of the year and our beloved Bureau Chief Romane Thomas’ last coverage. We will miss you, Romane and GSSC!

Last night, General Studies Student Council met in the Satow room to review the constitution and launch the GSSC App.

President Larosa started us off by announcing that the food bank was recognized by the broader Columbia community. He motioned for the GSSC food bank special committee to be dissolved.

VP of Policy Silin Huang announced that the Teaching Excellence Awards have just been released. She also shared her work in the Ivy Policy Conference and stated that she had learned a lot from other schools about improving mental health policies.

More updates after the jump

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Looks kinda haunted, why would you wanna have sex here

Daily Editor Youngweon Lee was inspired by the strange late-night sounds and noises in the stacks while writing a Greek history research paper and started thinking: what if someone is having sex on a book she needs in the stacks? Here is the results of her pondering.

Here is the scenario. It’s 2:37am on a Tuesday night. You’re in the stacks – say, level 7. You have a 20 page paper about Thucydides and human nature to write. You have a list of 8 books you need scattered all throughout the stacks of Butler Library. You look them up, one by one, on library.columbia.edu, and write down their call numbers. According to the call number guide, you have to go to stacks level 8, 5, and 3. You go to level 8 and pick up the books you need. Check 3 off your list. You go to level 5. There are still a few people working. Feeling a vague sense of camaraderie, you check another book off your list. Then you head down to level 3.

What the fuck happened on stacks level 3?

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Happening in the world: A San Francisco federal judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, temporarily blocked Trump’s measures to withhold money from sanctuary cities, using his own words against him. This is the third such judicial measure against Trump’s immigration orders in his first 100 days on the job. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: Mayor Bill de Blasio has committed $100 million to filling a gap in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway between 41st and 61st Streets by the East River, where only a highway runs by. Construction will begin in 2019 and is expected to take 3 years. $5 million more will be spent filling smaller gaps in East Harlem and Inwood. (NYT)

Happening on campus: Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister of Ghana, will be speaking today at 8pm at the Columbia Law School (Room 104). RSVP required.

Overheard: (at the ESC meeting) “Just put Beta mixer in the SEAS the Day description so people will come.”

Old celeb tweet: 

I really wanna know the context for this

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