Bwoglines: Contemporary Civilization Edition

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History Ph.D. candidate, CC instructor, and HuffPo columnist Meghan Doherty tells the world about Plato’s Republic. And calls you all “elite.” (HuffPo)

Did you know that Ivy League football players can make it to the NFL? Will that change your mind about going to football games this season? (Bloomberg)

A new Columbia University Center for Medicine as a Profession (yes) study calls for more disclosure of authors’ financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies. You can read the paper here. (WSJ/Archives of Internal Medicine)

Ethically questionable U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel won his primary yesterday. (NYT)

Nightline—the late-night counseling line for Columbia and Barnard—is holding their first info session for prospective counselors tonight at 9:00 in Lerner. To see their other times/locations or find out more see their website.

Update: Mitt Romney will not be coming to the Millenium Campus Conference. After all that! (Spec)

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  1. ermm...  

    the name is RangEL.

  2. Anonymous  

    Saying that Meghan Doherty called Columbia students "elite" is at best a misrepresentation of her actual quote, and at worst a flat out lie and an inflammatory one at that. Good job Bwog.

  3. well now then  

    "handful of carefully selected final stage doctoral candidates" hah

    also #4 i do believe she does call them elite. she asks this question "Aren't you all, as members of the ivy league and future employees of elite institutions, members of America's guardian class?" and her final paragraph implies her answer to that question. perhaps you are one of the students who "vehemently disagree" due to automatic conflation of elitism and aristocracy?

    • Anonymous  

      She says "future employees of elite institutions." Nowhere does she call a Columbia student "elite," though Bwog kindly has that in quotations. What she believes or implies is irrelevant to the fact that she never called Columbia students by the term "elite." What I believe about elitism is also irrelevant.

      • Anonymous  

        you say tomato, i say guardian class.

        the distinction between calling people "today's guardian class" and "future employees of elite institutions," and the (admittedly imprecise and incorrect) quotation of "elite" as ascribed specifically to students doesn't seem to me like a flat-out, inflammatory lie. tomahto.

  4. Any Mouse  

    I read "ethically challenged" as "ethnically challenged." It was an awkward moment.

  5. i

    think it's funny/sad when unknowing plebians ask me whether columbia is a division1 school...

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