Bwoglines: Batenawi Edition

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A former Columbia biology Ph.D. candidate’s lawsuit against the city for wrongful prosecution has been thrown out. He had previously been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a Barnard student. (WSJ)

Columbia’s history program ranks first in a tricky-to-follow ranking of Ph.D. programs by the National Research Council. (Inside Higher Ed)

Gothamist loves Batenawi (But then who doesn’t?).

Mayor Mike is proposing a $1.5 billion plan to reduce sewage flow into the city’s sewer systems. The pro-sewage-in-the-streets lobby has yet to respond. (NYT)

Monday was Family Day, as proclaimed by the consistent research-producing National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and by President Barack Obama. Did you know where your family was? (CASA,

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  1. lg213  

    I have to say, when I read to the beginning of the 1st paragraph, it kind of jolted me to see the word "rape."

    But when it comes down to it, we need to start euphemizing these brutalities that happen every day, because fear of a word only increases fear of a thing itself (as well as the fear of talking about it) - kudos to Hermione Granger for saying something similar in Harry Potter 2.

  2. lg213  

    Sorry, I meant to say to STOP euphemizing these brutalities.

  3. Cornell BRO

    so did he rape her or did he not?? the former case against him was tossed out because she refused to testify. well, was it because her allegations were bullshit, or because she feared for her life and didn't want to testify? (trust me, ive seen my share of victims being threatened)

    • equivocal  

      If she doesn't testify, he can't be convicted. BUT that doesn't mean that he can sue the city for wrongful prosecution. Whether he actually raped her or not, there was probable cause indicating that he may have.

  4. Dartmouth BRO


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