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Feb

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So many cool events in such a short period of time!

So many cool events in such a short period of time!

This week marks Islam Awareness Week, a series of events and guest speakers sponsored by the Columbia Muslim Students Organization (MSA) that both helps Islamic people on campus celebrate their faith and educates other members of the community. This year, the week’s theme is Reclaiming Muslims Narrratives, which, according to the event’s official Facebook page, “aims to deconstruct distorted and false narratives of Muslims in an effort to bring back and take agency of our own narrative ourselves.” There will be events every night this week, all of which are open to CUID holders. (Non-CUID holders can contact the Columbia MSA to RSVP.)

The schedule for this week is as follows:

Fancy design via the event’s Facebook page

Jan

21

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It'll all be ok... if you attend the fair!

It’ll all be ok… if you attend the fair!

Does the thought of planning your future career leave your heart as icy cold as your toes have been this week? Never fear, it’s Barnard Career Fair time! From 11 am to 3 pm this Friday, January 22nd, join your fellow terrified students in the Diana Center Event Oval for an opportunity to meet, exchange info with, and impress over 50 companies that will be presenting at the fair.

Dress code is business attire, so leave your mom jeans and Air Force 1s at home (just for today!). If you feel the need for extra preparation, a career fair prep workshop is taking place on the second floor of Elliott Hall at 12pm today (the 21st). You can also register online to skip lines and streamline your process at the fair here. Make sure to upload your most recent resume to Nacelink as a PDF!

If you do all this, we give you permission to feel self-satisfied and productive until at least Sunday morning when you realize you haven’t done anything that’s due the next day. Go to the career fair to dodge those pesky existential crises!

Office Woes via Wikimedia Commons

Dec

7

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Missing these events would be as much of a crime as these sweaters

Missing these events would be as much of a crime as these sweaters

Instead of a Bucket List, Finn Klauber presents to you some holiday-themed opportunities for procrastination.

Have you glanced up from the mountain of term papers, theses, notes, and final projects to make holiday plans yet? If you’re like us, you probably fell asleep on those very same term papers, theses, notes, and final projects instead. Regardless, just like the Butler staff during finals season, we pass no judgement. We made this list of holiday celebrations around MoHi so you can destress and get out of Butler. Consider it Bwog’s Hanukkah present to you.

To start off, the Order of Omega and the Columbia Inter-Greek Council are hosting the first annual Greek Games at Bernheim and Schwartz this Wednesday, December 9th, at 9:30 pm. The winning sorority or fraternity team will receive a donation to their national philanthropy.

Following that, Sig Nu and Camp Kesem are hosting a holiday party at The Heights at 11 pm on Thursday, December 10th. A $5 dollar donation will be required at the door, but the money will be going to Camp Kesem Columbia.

Also on Thursday, December 10th, Mel’s is having an ugly Christmas sweater-themed night. Come out at 10:30 pm with your favourite (ugly) sweater and a whole lot of holiday cheer.

More fun fun fun inclusive events after the jump

Nov

20

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A whole new world

A whole new world

Columbia’s latest World Leaders Forum event was a small and casual affair when compared to some of the high key speakers earlier in the semester. “Diplomacy in the Digital Age,” an hour long discussion with the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Matthew Barzun, focused on how the digitization of the world has changed the goals and methods of diplomats. Even the venue fit the more understated nature of the event, taking place in the main auditorium of Earl Hall as opposed to the marble floored atrium of Low.

Regardless, Ambassador Barzun (who continually asked to be called Matthew as opposed to Ambassador Barzun) led a strong discussion centered around listening to the concerns of those he meets in his diplomatic work. The 30 minute Q&A illustrated this point, as Barzun dedicated a majority of his time to responding to questions from the two moderators, Director of the European Institute Adam Tooze and Adjunct Professor at SIPA Alexis Wichowski, as well as members of the audience.

Barzun, whose grandfather Jacques Barzun was a famous mid-20th century intellectual as well as a professor at Columbia, began his presentation by discussing the beginning of his career in the State Department. Barzun held leadership roles in both of Obama’s campaigns, but lacked any formal experience in diplomacy until 2009 when he was appointed ambassador to Sweden. In 2013, he was appointed ambassador to the United Kingdom, which he soon realized would be a challenge.

Before arriving in the UK, Barzun’s experience with British culture consisted of “Monty Python, Doctor Who, and Betty Hill.” Thus, he asked many for advice on his new role, including the newly reelected Obama. He recalled in particular one piece of advice he received about the British media, saying that the “British press will build you up and tear you down.” Proving this point, a British newspaper soon after ran a front story about Barzun’s appointment and described him as “a potato with hair.” Similarly, after David Cameron’s failed vote to initiate military action against Bashar Al-Assad, a newspaper ran a headline lamenting the “death of the Special Relationship.” Barzun joked that the relationship was “seven decades in the making,” and that he’d “killed it in seven days” after being appointed ambassador.

More after the break:

Sep

29

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Drs. Albright and Gambari--a dynamic duo, to say the least.

Drs. Albright and Gambari–a dynamic duo, to say the least.

First-year staff writer Mia Lindheimer jumped at the chance to attend Madeleine Albright’s “Governing the Crisis of Global Governance” panel at Columbia this week. Here are her musings from the vantage point of the Low Library Rotunda’s first row.

Jittery with excitement, we had rushed over to Low Library at 8:30am. “We’re just so lucky to go here; like, how did we get this crazy opportunity?” my hallmate Rose asked me. I nodded my head in agreement; whether it was our first year awe or the fact that we were about to listen to the first woman Secretary of State, I was pretty damn excited.

Yet half an hour after finding our seats, Low Library’s Rotunda was still oddly empty. I was in the first row behind the reserved seats, and half the seats behind me remained unclaimed, despite the email I had received beforehand warning me the event was oversubscribed.

Eventually, with seats still untaken, a hush fell over the room. As a slightly frightening voice came out of nowhere to request we to silence our cell phones, the procession of panelists arrived on stage.

Read on for the speakers’ words of wisdom (and the author’s rightful adoration).

Sep

27

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It’s literally lit!

Every September since 2012, the Processional Arts Workshop has orchestrated an annual event known as Morningside Lights, and this year the procession returned to the Columbia campus. Staff Writer Phoebe Newton scoped out the scene for us this Saturday night, to see if it truly was, as they say, lit.

Many Columbia University students argue that our campus and the surrounding area is, in many ways, very sheltered. This fact often rings true, for the convenience of on-campus offerings (as well as financial constraints) often squanders curiosity. On the other hand, if you look hard enough, you don’t have to make a long trek or damage your bank account to find something worth doing. On September 26, 2015, the annual Morningside Lights procession returned to the neighborhood. This year, the procession was themed “New York Nocturne” in order to explore what New York City really becomes when the sun goes down. Is this city’s night life defined by the hipster club-goer? The famous landmarks? Or is there something more tangible that defines this city that we call home?

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Dec

7

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This Saturday night at 9PM, 4×4 Magazine celebrates the end of its first semester with an event co-hosted with WBAR. The event will feature lit readings as well as performances by Neoseeker, Solid Gold Luxury, and Drug Pizza.

So far this semester 4×4 has garnered hundreds of submissions for its award, which will be judged by Joyce Carol Oates. It is still taking submissions for its spring publication. So far this semester 4×4 has collaborated with a variety of student groups, including ADP, Writer’s House, NewPo, and the Columbia review. Although the event is free, donations will go to 4×4‘s Kickstarter campaign.

Nov

17

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Mmm, chumburgers!

Mmm, chumburgers!

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended:

  • “Consequences of the Debt Crisis for US National Security and Foreign Policy” Monday, 5-6, IAB 1512, Robert Hormats, Richard Clarida
  • “World Leaders Forum: America’s European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times” Wednesday, 4-6, Earl Hall Auditorium, Laurie Fulton, Philip Reeker, Alan Solomont, et al.
  • “Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa” Wednesday, 5, Faculty House Room 2, Mahmood Mamdani

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Oct

20

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Fall events are the best events

Fall events are the best events

Bucket List represents the unbelievable 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. As always, feel free to mention any events we may have missed in the comments section (and/or mock our typos) and we’ll add them. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump.

Recommended:

  • “Is Sustainability Sustainable?: A Post-Bloomberg NYC Panel Discussion” Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00, Low Library, Rohit Aggarwala, Sergej Mahnovski, Steven Cohen
  • “Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort” Tuesday, 6:15, Heyman Center Common Room, Raffaele Laudani, Nadia Urbinati, et al.
  • “Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference” Thursday, 1:30 – 9:30, Teachers College, Leymah Gbowee (7:30-8:30), Peter T. Coleman (Register)

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Dec

3

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Instead of pre-gaming with cheap vodka in your J.Crew swag, drink some blood red wine and dye your hair black, GOTH PROM 1986 is tonight! WBAR is throwing the party, and appropriate dress is strongly recommended, so ask that mysterious nocturnal figure dressed in black down your hall if you can borrow some of his/her threads. Balam Acab, Purling Hiss, Leather, and RL Grime will be performing, and a prom queen and king will be declared. Doors open at 7 pm, and the event is free and open to the public. Listen to The Cure, Joy Division, and some Depeche Mode to get in the mood.

Oct

19

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QuickTix exists to help you use your CUID and the TIC to the fullest (and save some money while you’re at it). It runs every other Wednesday.

Most popular events at the TIC:

  • Columbia University Players present Chase Scenes: Oct 14th – 15th
  • QUAM presents GenderF*ck: Qrave: Oct 15th
  • Met Opera Satyagraha: Dec 1st
  • Kenneth Cole Engagement Forum at Miller Theater: Oct 28th, 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
  • Barnard Theatre’s Marisol: Oct 27th – Oct 29th

Campus events on sale now:

Off campus events on sale now:

The model for Muhammed Yunus’ microeconomic reform via Wikimedia Commons

Jan

24

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Huzzah! It’s new, it’s now, it’sBwog Events! Please direct your attention to our super spiffy events sidebar, courtesy of Bwog tech guru Hans Hyttinen.

  • Click on the Events on Campus link and, by the magic of the Internet, you’ll be taken to a snazzy Google Calendar of events run by students groups. Upcoming happenings are listed directly above for reference. Submit to the calendar with the online events form, or if you’re still feeling nostalgic for the ol’ backwards days, email events@bwog.com.
  • We’ll keep posting the Bucket List every Monday with recommended academic events and lectures sponsored by departments and other University-affiliated organizations. The Bucket List link on sidebar will lead you to the most recent post.
  • Every Thursday, we’ll post Where Art Thou, a weekly arts round-up with separate sections for on-campus student-run productions, department-run events, Miller Theatre offerings, and off-campus Columbia performances. To get on this list, e-mail editors@bwog.com.
  • “But Bwog,” you say, “my event deserves more than a mere mention on your round-up or a silly spot on your calendar.” So buy an ad! It’s only $10 per day. Buying a Bwog ad is like flyering in a place where thousands of people pass by everyday without wasting paper! And if you want a more official justification, email ads@bwog.com and ask about our uber-fancy media kit.

As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us: editors@bwog.com.

Mar

23

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In case you weren’t lucky enough to have your talent featured on Bwog, there’s a new talent showcase in town. Auditions for Columbia’s Got Talent begin this Wednesday, from 8 to 10 in Wallach Lounge. They continue through Sunday, but you must register 24 hours prior to auditions. Registration and auditions schedule available here.

Mar

2

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An expanded schedule of events for EC’s intellectual haven was sent out last night, causing oohs ahhs and drooling. Bwog’s pulse notably quickened when we reached the new addition of PrezBo and Salman Rushdie.

Here’s the e-mail containing the line up thus far:

THE HEYMAN CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
Revised and Expanded Schedule of Events, Spring 2010

Admission to all Heyman Center events is open to the public.
Unless noted below, events are free and no registration is necessary.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, please visit www.heymancenter.org.

ANTHONY GRAFTON
“Race in the Renaissance”
Thursday, 4 February   6:15pm
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities

PETER GALISON
“Blacked-Out Spaces: Freud and War Censorship”
Thursday, 11 February   6:15pm
Second Floor Common Room, Heyman Center for the Humanities

Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, and so much more after the jump!
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Feb

22

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One of the greatest perks of an Ivy League education is having all sorts of guest lecturers and talks hosted right on campus. Yet many of these great talks are not publicized enough. Enter Bucket List, a new weekly feature that aggregates these events in a single location that will hopefully make you realize, like Bwog has, how special our campus is. Our recommendations for this week are below; the full list is after the jump. Dig around, who knows what you’ll find!

  • February 22: “The Iranian Revolution after 31 Years: Domestic Challenges and Regional Implications ” and “Transportation, Environment, and Energy Systems”
  • February 23: “Citizen Complaints and Popular Accountability under Authoritarianism,” “US Special Forces – Global Capabilities,” and “A Talk with Marc Levy”
  • February 24: “Afro-Latinas in the Americas: History and Culture of an Invisible Majority,” “A Man Escaped – Religion on Film,” “Philosophy Forum: History, Philosophy and Method,” and “The Great American University”
  • February 25: “Recovering from the Great Recession: Barnard’s Economic Experts Weigh In,” “Strangers in Paradise: Religion, Politics and Identity in New Immigrant Communities in the U.S.,” “Along Those Lines: An evening of dance in five parts,” “Make Music, Not Emissions,” and “NAKatar”
  • February 26: “After Communism: Achievement and Disillusionment Since 1989,” “Obama in Latin America,” “The Pasts and Futures of Ethnic Whiteness,” and “Black Heritage Month Fashion and Culture Show”
  • February 27: “Feminism and Climate Change” and “Lunar Gala 2010: Muse”

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