Daily Archive: September 10, 2017



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We love Tina Campt and Bucket List!

Another year, another Bucket List! 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 week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or if you have a correction, please let us know in the comments.

Recommended Events

  • “What Are Your Thoughts on a Changing World?” Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Kent Hall 403.
  • “A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers, with Tom Finkelpearl” Thursday, September 14, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
  • “Listening to Images: A Salon in Honor of Tina Campt” Thursday, September 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The Diana Center.
  • “Afghanistan, South Asia, and the West: A Conversation with Professor William Maley” Friday, September 15, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Monday, September 11

  • “Guided Historical Tour” 1:00 – 1:45 pm. Low Library 213 – Visitor’s Center.
  • “Multicultural Affairs’ Open House: House Party” 2:00 – 8:00 pm. Lerner 505 Lounge.
  • “The Whiteness of Bones: the Emergence of the Human Skeleton as a Commodity” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.

Tuesday, September 12

  • “Exhibit Opening: Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960s-80s” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Harriman Institute Atrium.

Wednesday, September 13

  • “Timor-Leste: Perceptions of Military and Police Legitimacy” 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm. IAB 1512.
  • “Oral histories of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris and of September 11 in the US: Christian Delage and Mary Marshall Clark” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.

Thursday, September 14

  • “Uprising 1/13: Revolution with Etienne Balibar, Gayatri Spivak, Bernard Harcourt, and Jesus Rodriguez-Velasco” 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.
  • “Investigating North Korean Sanctions Violations: Trends and Indicators with Hugh Griffiths, Coordinator for UN Experts Panel on North Korean Sanctions” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB 1302.

Friday, September 15

  • “Columbia University celebrates World Bone Marrow Donor Day” 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Lerner Hall.

Saturday, September 16

  • “What Can the Geochemistry of Bricks Reveal about Historical Archaeology?” 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Seismology Seminar Room.

Photo of a beautiful Barnard woman courtesy of Barnard Center for Research on Women.



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Rush Bwog!

Bwog is currently accepting applications for positions on the business and tech teams: Account Executives and System Administrators. Interested applicants should send their resumé and a brief statement of interest to james@bwog.com by 11:59PM on Thursday, September 28. Applicants may apply for multiple positions. After receiving all applications, a small number of candidates will be interviewed for the positions, and the final decision will be made shortly afterwards.

An Account Executive’s responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining communication with existing clients
  • Sourcing new direct advertising sales leads
  • Scheduling advertising campaigns
  • Compiling analytical reports on advertising campaigns

A System Administrator’s responsibilities include:

  • An ability to learn quickly, untangle complicated systems, and track down hard-to-find bugs
  • Frontend development on the site’s WordPress theme
  • Extensive use and regular maintenance of a Linux server
  • Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: WordPress, PHP, HTML/CSS, NGINX, MySQL, Memcached, Redis.

The heart of the application is a paragraph describing your past experience and qualifications for the job. Candidates should show that they are responsible, honest, self-motivated, and familiar with the culture of Bwog. Past involvement with Bwog or other publications would be a major asset, as would sales, marketing, and digital media experience. Technical skills and/or experience will also be a major asset to an application.



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Can’t come to the phone right now because I’m FUCKING DEAD

We’ve finished the first week of school! You’ve found the time to exchange Instagrams with the funny kid in your Spanish section, you joined Bwog at Club Fair with someone on your floor, and you even blacked out together at Carman/Beta/1020. But Alex from NSOP keeps hitting you up for Ferris? And you keep getting this weird, slightly guilty, over-it feeling whenever he/she/they message you?? Here’s our answer to that problem.

Besides taking a coffee shit in Butler during midterms, NSOP is probably the most awkward and embarrassing experience any CU student has endured. While pretending to like House of Cards and lying about your summer internship will never truly escape you at this school, it is a great way to foster a friendship strong enough to at least not have to eat alone every 5 hours. But even during the scheduled programming two weeks ago you found yourself wondering, “how long do I have to fake laugh at your jokes about turmeric?” You’re not alone in this feeling—we all had to ditch our NSOP friends. Here’s a timeline of how it goes:

1. PreSOP: You were juiced to come to Columbia. So juiced that you made friends with these people weeks before you all even arrived on campus. Group chats, Instagram follows, even meet ups that fell through. You were so excited about your new life in New York City that you couldn’t help but make friends before even touching down at JFK. Your PreSOP friends are probably the hardest ones to let go, as you were the source of everyone’s jealousy during actual NSOP. “How are they already friends? I haven’t even gotten my fucking ID card!” they think to themselves as you laugh your way to Mel’s, because, oh yeah, you guys coordinated a fake ID order before arriving to campus.

So when do I cut out the fake



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Bwog is not an army (disclaimer)

You heard right–the coolest club on campus, the one you’ve been dying to join, is finally having an open meeting! For pre-frosh, your faithful companion during NSOP and before is finally seeking your help to come join. For everyone else, sophomores and beyond (even GS geezers!), we want you too!

Now’s your chance. Tonight at 9 pm, Lerner 510. Snacks provided.

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Florida bout to be covered by water

Happening in the world: An ancient tomb with mummies was discovered in Egypt! (CNN)

Happening in the nation: Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma last night. The whole state is in crisis mode, and the western coast will likely be hit the worst. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: It’s New York Fashion Week! Learn more about the happenings. (NY Times)

Happening on campus: Check out CORE’s town hall happening tomorrow night, 8 pm, in Lerner. OR, if you’re cooler, come to Bwog’s first open meeting of the semester this evening at 9 in Lerner 510!

Overheard: (in Riverside Park) “She seemed basic for a Barnard girl…so like, clogs.”

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