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October 13, 20145:32 pm 3 Comments
Columbia B-School students featured in last episode of Suits
In the Uris Cafe earlier this afternoon, two gentlemen spiffed up in suits had the following exchange:
Suit 1: “If you met the perfect girl, would you ditch your girlfriend?”
Suit 2: “No way man, the sunk cost is way too high.”
To the girls lucky enough to call these men their own, we suggest you try dating outside of the Business School.
Spiffy via Shutterstock
Tags: b-school, dating a guy from b-school = bragging rights?, if you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it, overheard, suits, sunk costs, uris, we wonder what female b-school students say
September 06, 20135:57 pm 5 Comments
Last week, rumors abounded that the East Asian Library was implementing a major policy change. Our Columbia-trained reactive minds got irrationally angry and readied our protest signs, assuming it was similar to the one implemented in Uris during finals last year–no undergraduates allowed.
However, a short email exchange with the director of the East Asian Library, Jim Cheng, revealed that only a small section of the library will have seating preferences for graduate students: specifically, two tables at the back of the reading room. As Mr. Cheng says, “the East Asian Library will be designating two tables in the back of the reading room as having seating preference for graduate students during the fall semester. … In addition, there is a small group of study carrels that were added downstairs last year that will be assigned to PhD students by the department.”
tl;dr undergraduates are still allowed access to the rest of the library as long as you don’t sit on the two tables with the ‘graduate students only’ markers. Put the protest signs down.
Bwog’s front page via Shutterstock
Tags: east asian library, kent, nick miller is bwog's spirit animal, reactive minds, uris, we won't say anything if you sit at those tables though. solidarity., yeah it's that place in kent, you can still print 10 copies of your 12 page fiction workshop story don't worry
May 02, 201311:02 am 7 Comments
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation
The B-School announced today that they’d received a $100 million donation from businessman and philanthropist Ron Perelman.
Perelman is part of the Board of Overseers for the B-School and serves as CEO and chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., which that owns a ton of corporations—including the Revlon make-up company and Scantron, the company that makes those standardized tests that require a number 2 pencil.
Perelman’s $100 million will go toward building the B-School’s two new buildings in Manhattanville, one of which will be named the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation, “in recognition of [his] generosity.” The other building will be named after Henry Kravis, B ’69 and co-chair of the Board Overseers, who made his own $100 million donation last year.
No word on whether either of the buildings will be restricted to undergrads. But as of this writing, http://undergradsinperelman.tumblr.com is still available.
Read the press release after jump
Tags: b-school, donations, manhattanville, money money money money, ron perelman, uris
April 27, 20132:30 pm 40 Comments
“Job well done, my friend. Looks like it’s just us B School students now!”
As of Finals week, you can add Uris to the list of places that will turn you away after an ID check.
This is the first time that admittance to Uris’ Watson Library has been restricted to only B School students. The upper floor, 2M, has been off-limits for undergrads since April 15, but now the entire library will be an Undergrad-free zone from May 3-May 17.
B School students have been complaining about this issue for quite some time, and in the most mature fashion possible. If undergrads need a book from the library, a librarian will get it for them. Comment away, readership.
B School students congratulating each other on the recent ban via Columbia.edu
Tags: hasta la vista undergrads, in other news finals are happening soon whut, it will be easier to get into 1020 than a library, uris
February 10, 201212:00 pm 3 Comments
A sign has appeared in Uris warning rowdy B-schoolers to keep it outside. Bwog was wondering why a similar sign didn’t exist in Butler, until we realized the obvious (and sad) answer. When you go to a school that treats its students to a kegger, you need to make sure that the library is an alcohol-free zone. When you go to a school that treats its students to a senior playpen, it’s not even an issue. Instead, you need to be on the lookout for “ugly mugs.”
The Man is watching you read
Tags: another reason not to go to business school, bulk containers of alcohol, business school, business school library undergrad expulsion, drinking, kegs, overseen, seriously can we attend just one uris party, sticking it to the Man, uris
February 03, 20114:30 pm 2 Comments
There will be a bone marrow drive today from 6 to 8:30 pm in Uris. If you want to participate, you can have your cheek swabbed with a cotton ball to see if you’re a potential donor. Check out the Facebook event here.
Tags: bone marrow, good deeds, uris
August 03, 20103:21 pm 67 Comments
Media Luna Mexican Deli did not fare so well.
The Health Department is, as of this summer, requiring that every restaurant in New York display the letter grades they most recently received for cleanliness.
This is a nightmare for everyone; it’s rare that any restaurant will sneak away with no health violations. The grades will be assigned during the next year, when the Health Department conducts its next rounds of inspections. The grades will be issued as follows: 0-13 points gets an A, 14-27 a B, and 28 and above a C. You know, like Calc II. This numbered rating system, however, is due to be made more lenient (after all, who cares about burned-out lightbulbs?) before the letter grades are assigned so the correlation between numbers and letters isn’t accurate just yet.
In the meantime, that Health Department has created a website that lists the violations of every restaurant in the city after their most recent inspection. The results from Morningside are occasionally surprising (Hewitt/John Jay) and generally terrifying (there are mice everywhere). Here’s a list of the most popular Columbia restaurants and bars. We note when they were most recently reviewed and pick their most notable violations. Individual links don’t work, but if you want to go through every single one of them, go here for 10025 and here for 10027 and start clicking. These restaurants will probably maybe get their shit together in the next year so that they don’t get big old fat B’s in the window once the next round of inspections starts. We can but pray.
More listings, while we’re at it: in the Princeton Review 2011 college listings, Columbia was listed as being in a “great college town.” Unclear if that’s Morningside Heights or New York, but you make your own guesstimate. The Princeton Review also ranked the Top 20 best college newspapers. Guess who’s missing?
Update: And we almost forgot Pinnacle—21 points as of February, for evidence of mice, milk improperly dated/expired.
Tags: 10025, 10027, 1020, butler, ferris booth, health department, hungarian, la negrita, lion's head, maoz, nussbaum, pinkbery is made of weird animals, restaurants, terrifying things, tom's, uris, vareli
July 14, 201012:01 pm 9 Comments
Roar, Lion, Roar! Photo via designscene.net
Here is some news: the Emporio Armani Fall/Winter 2011/2012 ad campaign is public!
Here is why that news is sort of relevant: those ads were all shot on our fair campus mere months ago!
Take a look: there’s the model shrouded in smoke wearing all black next to a building that looks like Uris, the other model shrouded in smoke wearing all black on Broadway next to Lewisohn, and variations on that theme.
The Bwog listserv chattered late into the night about which buildings were which in these photos. It’s kind of impossible to tell, what with all the smoke and models, but give it your best shot in the comments.
Different, yet similar: Gossip Girl is shooting today on 105th and West End.
Different, and not similar: PrezBo wrote an Op-Ed for the WSJ, calling for public funding for the press. (Hey, Mr. President, we know you read this: do you think we could talk about Bwog getting an office? Just our own table at Brad’s or something! Much love, email@example.com.)
He also writes that the priority should be expanding America’s public broadcasting network, and imagines an “American World Service,” similar to other global broadcasters like the BBC and China’s CCTV.
Tags: armani, famous, fashion, free press, Gossip Girl, lewisohn, models, prezbo, uris
June 30, 20103:49 pm 22 Comments
Mata Hari was also a spy, but she didn't go to Columbia. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Cynthia Murphy, one of the Russian spies who has destroyed everything that is holy (Montclair, New Jersey) attended Columbia B-School, and got her MBA in May, Bloomberg (not the mayor) confirms. That means we all went to school with a SPY! The Kremlin probably has your UNI on file or something. Putin knows that you got a C in Principles!
In other news, our very own Jake Snider was one of four finalists in the College Battle of the Bands in Las Vegas this weekend. In other other news, the WSJ ranked Columbia the 19th best college at returning on investments. And that’s all for today, folks!
Update: Commenter ‘Russki’ (if that is your real name!) informs us that Columbia has a long tradition of training spies. Observe!
Update, 7/1: So turns out these jokes are kind of true! According to the NYPost (yes, we know) Murphy was instructed by “Moscow Central” to “to strengthen . . . ties w/ classmates on daily basis incl. professors who can help in job search and who will have (or already have) access to secret info.” AAAAAAAAAAAH!
Update 3: If you or anyone you know attended Columbia B-School from 2008-2010, lemme know ASAP! Eliza@bwog.net.
Tags: america, columbia "danger" university, commies, danger, espionage, jake snider, lenin, montclair, not america, putin, russia, russian spies, spies, stalin, uris, uris "russian spy" hall
January 24, 20103:30 pm 15 Comments
New vending machines in Butler Cafe and Uris are getting macho and crunchy, respectively.
The B-School cafeteria, which already basically monopolizes the other vending machines on this campus anyway, is offering FreshDirect microwaveables: Rosa Mexicano Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchera Sauce, Terrance Brennan Beef Bourguignon with Egg noodles, and Wild Alaskan Halibut with Wild Chile Sauce. Uris: the new Per Se!
The new Butler selections are a bizarre and frightening array of new energy drinks: some banal Vitamin Water selections, and an array of Slap Energy drinks, in Low Calorie Frost, Crisp Apple Green Tea, Blue Agave, and, of course, Full Throttle.
Tags: butler, energy, gourmet, uris, vending machines
March 23, 20095:32 pm 23 Comments
Nathan Bailey, Lenny Langenscheidt and John Nordin, (bottom, middle, top of picture respectively) all CC ’12, get a lot of weird looks.
This is due to the trio’s penchant for free running around campus as the rest of us peacefully walk to class. Free running is essentially the British and American version of Parkour, which is basically running around urban landscapes jumping over things and climbing up walls. Bwog’s official urban acrobatics correspondent Julia Barrington noticed the boys climbing up the walls of Uris a few weeks back, and today the trio took us back to the B-school to show us their moves.
Before scaling the walls of their favorite Uris nook, the boys, in true Three Musketeers style, touted the position pictured at right for its ‘all for one, one for all’ mentality. As they lined up, the gentlemen explained: “if one of us falls, we all get crushed.”
The freshmen have also climbed to the top of the dome of St. John the Divine and explored the science facility being constructed next to Pupin, although they didn’t find much besides hard hats and sawdust. As they leaped over the side of Low up to the top of the steps to survey their kingdom, a young man paused and admired them. “Man, that’s so cool” he sighed, “I wish I could do that. I’m so depressed now.” More photos after the jump.
Tags: those crazy kids'll hurt themselves, uris
January 23, 20092:11 pm 15 Comments
With the new year comes new dining policies, and none may be more threatening to freshman waistlines than the institution of “Order-by-Phone” pickup system at JJ’s. According to Dining Services, “you can order any food item from the menu in advance by calling 212-851-5801 and can pick it up approximately 15 minutes after the phone call.”
The service (which is also available for the Kosher Deli during the day) is available Sunday – Thursday from 6 pm to 1 am. JJ’s also now offers a catering service for student group events, ensuring that a steady supply of chicken fingers will make its way into our free food announcements.
But while the actual JJ’s menu will remain unchanged, several other campus eateries have introduced new options for the semester, including new salads at Ferris, and Bento Boxes from Mill Korean at Uris. See the full list of new ways to spend your Dining Dollars after the jump. (more…)
Tags: cafe 212, dining, ferris booth, JJs, kosher deli, uris
November 17, 20084:34 pm 8 Comments
Spotted heading toward Uris earlier this evening: Jim Cramer, the excitable host of CNBC’s Mad Money. He was alone and talking on his cell phone. “He sounded, well, mad,” reported an eyewitness.
The reasons for his campus visit are of course a mystery, though Bwog would like to point out that he has a 17 year old daughter, who could be looking to join Blake Lively and the other as-yet-unknown castmembers of the class of 2013. Or perhaps he’s off to scream some investment advice towards B-Schoolers, who are presumably huddled together in their exclusive luxury study rooms.
Tags: celebrities on campus, jim cramer, unlucky 13s?, uris
November 13, 200710:16 am 5 Comments
Free samples of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, and Izze juices, in the Uris cafeteria right about now. You can also nab a nifty Boar’s Head insulated sandwich bag that you can cool in your freezer.
And also, Columbia Catering, the exclusive catering service of Lerner Hall, has free bag lunches in the Piano Lounge.
UPDATE: Each sandwich comes with an apple, Lays chips and an Oreo brownie, and you may accompany your meal with a selection of drinks including Coca-Cola, Seagram’s Ginger Ale, Minute Maid Lemonade, 7-Up, and Lipton Brisk. They have mozzarella and tomato, ham and cheese, and tuna salad. They used to have roast beef, but Bwog got the last one. – DHI
Tags: free food, uris
January 22, 20072:37 pm 4 Comments
If you have been following the news in even the vaguest capacity over the past few
years, or if you’ve ever tried to get a computer in Lerner around 1 PM, you’re aware of the major space crunch Columbia is experiencing. But who needs to move into Manhattanville when you have the garage below Uris, with a carport-sized space devoted entirely to old computer monitors? (Even without the old iMacs, we know that’s the purpose because of the snazzy signs Columbia made up). Bwog recommends a new freshman dorm, and perhaps a Jamba Juice franchise, for the space.
More computer-riffic pictures after the jump!
Tags: broken computers, computers, investigative journalism, manhattanville, pcs, suggestions, uris, waste
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