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Nov

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We love turkey day as much as we love attending cool on-campus events!

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

  • “In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Dorothy Roberts’s groundbreaking book, Killing the Black Body” Monday, November 20, 4:15 – 6:45 pm. Barnard Hall, Sulzberger Parlor.
  • “Orhan Pamuk” Monday, November 20, 6:30 pm. Miller Theater.

Monday, November 20

  • “Data Science Institute Colloquium: Yann LeCun, Facebook AI Research & New York University” 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Schapiro CEPSR, Davis Auditorium.
  • Book Talk: “Preventive Engagement: How America Can Avoid War, Stay Strong, and Keep the Peace” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1302.
  • “The Future of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Columbia Law School, Jerome Green Hall 107.
  • “Storytelling and the Geopolitics of Petroleum: Student Roundtable Discussion with Vahan Zanoyan, Author & Global Energy Consultant” 12:30 – 2:00 pm. School of Social Work.
  • “Metaphors and Models: The Neuroscience of Comparison – Seminars in Society and Neuroscience” 4:14 – 6:15 pm. Faculty House.
  • “Author Irina Reyn In Conversation With Anna Katsnelson About Her Novel
  • ‘What Happened To Anna K.’” 5:30 – 7:30 pm. IAB, Room 410.
  • “Poetry Reading. “Posts” By Tadeusz Dąbrowski” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 707.
  • “Beyond fighting ISIS: Gender, Conflict & Nationalism. Nadje Al-Ali in conversation with Latif Tas” 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Knox Hall, Room 509.

Tuesday, November 21

  • “The Human Rights Crisis in Mexico: The Role of Mexican Law Schools” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 546.
  • “Pop-Up Concerts: Regional de NY” 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Miller Theater.

Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24

Thanksgiving Break!

Turkey courtesy of the Public Domain.

Nov

12

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Do you think Eric Holder sparknoted Plato’s Republic like we did?

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

  • “Columbia Journalism School hosts a panel on the International Freedom Awards of the Committee to Protect Journalists” Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, World Room.
  • “The State of Human Rights in the World Today, Keynote Address by Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights” Tuesday, November 14, 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Casa Italiana, Teatro.
  • “Combahee River Collective Mixtape: Black Feminist Sonic Dissent Then and Now with Daphne Brooks, Kara Keeling, and Jacqueline Stewart” Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “Risk with Laura Poitras” Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 9:00 pm. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern.
  • “Living the Core and Advancing Justice/Contemporary Civilization Special Event: A Conversation with Eric H. Holder Jr.” Friday, November 17, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Miller Theater.

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Oct

29

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Bwog wishes we had more time to read books like this for fun :-(

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

  • “Benjamin Breen – Explorations in the Medical Humanities: Three Ways of Looking at an Opium Ball” Monday, October 30, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.
  • “Awakening Our Democracy: Free Speech on Campus” Wednesday, November 1, 12:00 – 1:15 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 300.
  • “Alumni Speaker Series: Matthew Kennis” Wednesday, November 1, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Knox Hall, Room 208.
  • “Strangers in Their Own Land: Where Do We Go from Here?” Wednesday, November 1, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Room 1512.

Some more stuff for fun

Oct

22

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Spooking it up

Hip Hop and Politics powers us through our last week of ~the spook~. 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

  • Discussion: “Migration Challenges to Human Rights in Europe” with Dr. Nils Muiznieks, Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. Tuesday, October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Fight the Power: A Global Conversation Exploring Hip-Hop and Social Consciousness”. Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Lenfest Center for the Arts, The Lantern.
  • “Power Talk with Athena Distinguished Fellow Jehmu Greene” Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Barnard Hall, Held Lecture Hall.
  • “A History of Echoes: Memory and Militant Sound Investigations” Thursday, October 26, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Knox Hall, Room 509.
  • “The Second New York International Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition and Reception” Friday, October 27, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Kent Hall, East Asian Library.

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Oct

15

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just another busy week on campus! 

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

  • “Clinica de Migrantes: HBO and Barnard College Forum on Migration Screening Event and Panel Discussion” Monday, October 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Altschul Hall, Room 202.
  • “The Institutional as Usual with Sara Ahmed: Diversity Work as Data Collection” Tuesday, October 17, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “An Evening with Congressman Adriano Espaillat” Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Earl Hall.
  • “Decertifying the Iran Nuclear Deal: What Does It Mean?” Wednesday, October 18, 9:30 – 10:45 am. IAB, Room 1512.
  • “Music and Meaning: Seminars in Society and Neuroscience” 4:15 – 6:15 pm. Italian Academy, Teatro.
  • “Another 100 Days: Artists Organizing Resistance” Friday, October 20, 1:00 pm. Avery Hall, Room 114.

Monday, October 16

  • “Mobilizing Without the Masses: Control and Contention in China” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 918.
  • “Current LGBT Discourse in Burundi, Kenya, and Ukraine” 12:10 – 1:10 pm. Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105.
  • “Lessons from Afghanistan: The Need for a Whole Government Approach with John Sopko” 12:15 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1302.
  • “Book Talk: Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes with Professor Richard Ashby Wilson” 12:30 – 1:45 pm. IAB, Room 1201.
  • “Community Mental Health: Politics, Policy, and Practice in NYC, 1979-2017” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. New York State Psychiatric Institute, Room 6601.
  • “Jesus Rodriguez-Velasco: Explorations in the Medical Humanities: Inventions of the Soul” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Heyman Center for the Humanities.
  • “A Symposium on the Photography of Raghubir Singh: Engagements with “Modernism on the Ganges” 6:15 – 8:15 pm. Barnard Hall, Held Lecture Hall.

More events after the jump…

Oct

8

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Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of The Namesake and Interpreter of Maladies.

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

  • “Homes for All, Cages for None: Housing Justice in an Age of Abolition” Tuesday, October 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.
  • “ProjectART: How We Build the Largest Art School in America, Without Owning a Single Building” Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Faculty House.
  • “Combatting Xenophobia and Islamophobia with Albert Cahn, Legal Director of CAIR-NY” Tuesday, October 10, 8:00 –  9:00 pm. Altschul, Room 903.
  • “Creative Writing Lecture: Lucy Corin” Wednesday, October 11, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Dodge Hall, Room 501.
  • “In Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri BC ‘89” Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm. Diana Center, Event Oval.

Monday, October 9

  • “Indigenous People’s Day Celebration” All-day.
  • “Governance in an Era of Extreme Nationalism” 4:00 – 5:30 pm. IAB, Room 1512.
  • “Fighting Gerrymandering with the Blue Waters Supercomputer with Dr. Wendy Tam Cho” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. William and June Warren Hall.
  • “Smuggling Ukraine Westward” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.

More events after the jump…

Oct

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Can we add graphic novels to the Lit Hum curriculum?

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

  • “DIY to a Career in Comics” Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 – 8:30 pm. Butler Library, Room 523.
  • “A lecture-demonstration with Mallika Sarabhai and the Darapana Dance Company” Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The Diana Center, Glicker-Milstein Theater.
  • “2017 Gabriel Silver Memorial Lecture with Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group” Thursday, October 5, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “Film Screening & Discussion. “I Came To Testify” Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Havana Without Makeup: Inside the Soul of the City” Thursday, October 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 802.

Monday, October 2

  • “An Informal Performance on the Art of Dance” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Miller Theater.

Tuesday, October 3

  • “Lessons from the German Elections and the Rise of Right Wing Populism with Professor Horst Fischer” 1:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 324.
  • “Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly: Safwan Masri, in conversation with Steve Coll” 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Buell Hall, East Gallery.
  • “Queer Awareness Month Opening Ceremony” 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Barnard Hall, Room 418.
  • “Bronx Gothic: A film screening and conversation” 7:00 – 9:30pm. Barnard Hall, Room 304.
  • “War for Guam: Film Screening with Filmmaker” 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Faculty House.

Wednesday, October 4

  • “Flu Fair: Lerner” 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Broadway Room.
  • “The Kosovo-Serbia Dialogue” 12:00 – 1:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooli” 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Teachers College, Room 306.
  • “Become an Automation Editor: A workshop on AI and journalism” 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Pulitzer Hall, The Brown Institute.
  • “Awakening Our Democracy – Climate Change Activism and Advocacy” 12:00 – 1:30 pm. Pulitzer Hall, Room 300.

Thursday, October 5

  • “A Brilliant Genocide: Film Screening, Discussion and Book Signing” 6:00 – 8:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.
  • “Hybrid Censorship” During The “Hybrid War”: Freedom Of Speech And Expression in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine” 12:00 – 2:00 pm. IAB, Room 1219.
  • “Jon Gruber: Health Care Reform” 4:00 – 6:00 pm. IAB, Room 1501.

Friday, October 6

  • “Columbia 2017 Forum: Electrified Transportation: Challenges and Future Trends” All-day. Shapiro, Davis Auditorium.
  • “Revolt, Defiance, and Resistance in Prints!” Opening Reception, 5:00 – 7:00 am. Dodge Hall, Leroy Neiman Gallery.
  • “2017 Social Enterprise Conference – Leaders Taking a Stand: Social Impact in Turbulent Times” 8:45 am – 5:30 pm. Lerner Hall.

Picture of Zep, the graphic artist, courtesy of the French Embassy!

Sep

24

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We are the Uber Mensch.

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

  • “Here/Say: Framing, Part 1 [Classification]” Monday, September 25, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. The Diana Center.
  • “Power Talk with Athena Distinguished Fellow Kavita Ramdas” Tuesday, September 25, 7:00 – 8:30 pm. Barnard Hall, Room 304.
  • “White Nationalism and Misogyny: The Intersection of Hate” Wednesday, September 27, 6:30 pm. Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall.
  • “Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth” Thursday, September 28, 8:00 pm. Deutsches Haus.
  • “David Brown: A People-Centered Preservation Movement” Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm. Ware Lounge, Avery Hall.

More things on Israel and other fun events

Sep

17

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Ken Burns has mastered the art of the smize.

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.

Note: Columbia’s World Leaders Forum is this week! Find a full schedule and check to see if registration is still available for events here

Recommended

  • “Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030” Monday, September 18, 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm. Lerner Hall Auditorium.
  • “The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick” Tuesday, September 19, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. Low Library Rotunda.
  • “Understanding Charlottesville: White Nationalism and American Society” Tuesday, September 19, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Cinema.
  • “Data, Ethics, and Decision Making: Using Data for Good – What does it mean?” Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Uris Hall, 301.

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Sep

15

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Can we have class HERE

On Thursday evening, the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia’s Manhattanville campus hosted their inaugural event for the 2017-2018 season in the Lenfest’s 8th floor “Lantern”. The event featured a presentation by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner for New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Bwog sent Events Editor Lexie Lehmann to check it out.

As Bwog’s resident Urban Studies major, I felt it was my duty to trek up to Manhattanville to see Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl discuss his newly released CreateNYC report, a cultural plan for New York City residents aimed at increasing the accessibility and equitability of cultural events and organizations in the city. More than a report, it’s a blueprint: according to the Plan’s description, CreateNYC aims to “serve as a roadmap to a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient cultural ecosystem, in which all residents have a stake.” In other words, it’s an URBS dream-come-true.

Finkelpearl’s presentation was preceded by a short speech by Carol Becker, Dean of Columbia’s School of the Arts, and Ester Fuchs (my main #girlboss), Director of Urban and Social Policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. In her introduction, Fuchs explained that she and Finkelpearl shared a similar background, having both started their careers in boroughs of the city besides Manhattan. Fuchs was born in Queens, where Finkelpearl served tenure as the director of the Queens Museum.

Fuchs was also sure to emphasize the small size of the Department of Cultural Affairs as compared to its wide scale of implementation in the city. Despite possessing one of the smallest department budgets, the DCA manages 33 main agencies and several hundred other cultural and artistic properties around the city. That said, size is relative — Finkelpearl was quick to follow up in his own presentation about the budget of the Department still consisting of a whopping 320 million dollars annually.

So does the Pearl match the finkel?

Sep

10

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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.

Sep

5

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A cloudy martini glass with two olives and alcohol.

Two olives makes it even more classy

Rumor has it that Columbia’s core and Barnard’s foundational requirements have one ultimate purpose: to provide adequate cocktail conversational skills. This narrative is evidenced by the fact that both Columbia and Barnard have their own respective bartending agencies. If you know a Columbia/Barnard bartender, chances are they have some pretty cool stories about their previous gigs. Events Editor Lexie Lehmann gives you this boozy edition of Night in the Life.

4:00 pm: You get out of your last class of the week. While some of your classmates will rejoice the start of the weekend with a celebratory shot or much needed nap, you rush back to your dorm to prepare for your gig.

4:30 pm: The only thing you know about your upcoming event is that it’s a “birthday party” in Midtown East. Pay is a solid $22/hour. All black attire requested. You dig a pair of black slacks out of the bottom of your laundry basket and fetch a black button down from a crevice in your drawer. You haven’t worn, nor washed, either garment since your last bartending gig about 2 weeks ago.

5:15 pm: The client told you beforehand to bring ice, your waiter’s corkscrew, and a smile. Weird but… cute? He also told you via email to call him when you get to the apartment building. Because of security reasons, you’ll need to bring a photo ID and be escorted up. You note that the email’s signature contains small print tidbits about confidentiality and screening. Also weird? You wonder who’s birthday party this is…

Whose home is this?

Aug

22

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As the end of the summer approached, Events Editor Lexie Lehmann took some time to unplug at a contemporary Buddhist monastery in Crestone, CO for a meditation and yoga retreat. This Bwogger is a city girl at heart so it was definitely a bit of a culture shock to immerse herself in ~nature~ for a little bit. Here’s what she heard and saw!

Saw: Every night I saw a beautiful sunset setting over the tallest mountain in North America. I also saw an authentic Tibetan stupa, the dunes of Great Dunes National Park, and many legal marijuana dispensaries.

Heard: The sound of silence. But seriously. It was so quiet I really felt like I could hear myself think. Perfect for meditation.

Felt: Um, like, 25 mosquito bites. Also a killer sunburn. Oops.

Tasted: The monks at Crestone Mountain Zen Center cooked us vegetarian meals produced from the sustainable garden on the Center’s campus. It was fabulous; we had fresh sourdough bread, ripe watermelon, and helllla tea. My mouth is watering at the thought of it now.

Smelled: TreeEeeSss

Read: I actually did a lot of reading while I was there!! One book I picked up was Robert Thurman’s Inner Revolution, an introduction to Buddhist practice and thought. Thurman is also a professor at Columbia (and Uma Thurman’s father!!)

Apr

30

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Go female leadership!! Rock on!!

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

  • “Disrupted: Speech and Democracy in the Digital Age” Monday, May 1, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Casa Italiana. The Knight First Amendment Institute, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
  • “The Art of Translation” Tuesday, May 2, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. IAB, Room 1512. Antonina Bouis, Lisa Hayden, Thomas Kitson, Marian Schwartz.
  • “Envisioning Life after Incarceration: A Gendered Response” Tuesday, May 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Schermerhorn Extension 754. Reuben Miller, Miyoshi Benton, Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin.
  • “Learning While Serving: Reflections on Five Years Working International Development and Diplomacy in the Obama Administration” Wednesday, May 3, 12:00 – 1:30 pm. IAB, Room 1219. Dr. Sarah E. Mendelson.

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Apr

25

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

On Monday afternoon, CU Dems Member and Bwog Events Editor Lexie Lehmann attended an open lunch with Marjory Fisher, Columbia’s Title IX Coordinator. The event was hosted in honor of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Yesterday, Columbia Democrats hosted a public lunch meeting as an opportunity to discuss the resources available to students on Columbia’s campus, as well as to address concerns about how Title IX might change during the Trump administration. As the group nibbled on some gourmet Westside-Italian catering, Ms. Fisher introduced herself as well as her colleagues, Sarah Swan, a representative from Columbia Law School and Jeri Henry, Associate Vice President of Columbia’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Ms. Fischer explained that before coming to Columbia, she was the Senior Managing Director of the Sexual Misconduct Consulting & Investigations Division at T&M Protection Resources. Before that, she was the Bureau Chief of the Special Victims Bureau in the Queens District Attorney’s Office.

Marjory Fisher began by explaining the history of Title IX, reminding us that it used to be just a protocol regarding sports equity. Under the Obama administration, however, Title IX was reinterpreted to address gender-based discrimination at private and public schools receiving federal funding. Columbia University, for example, receives around 1 billion dollars annually from the federal government. The purpose of the Title IX office, therefore, is to ensure that all complaints of misconduct are addressed through quick and thorough investigations.

More on Title IX after the jump

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