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But This Is Like A Tradition!

Bwog wouldn't be surprised.

Bwog has seen Butler camping and even orated on its behalf.  But if you’re in CC or SEAS, today you received an email from your senators which may threaten that sacred masochistic rite.

Amidst standard student government “we want to hear what you want” business-as-usual, Bwog found this bit:

Libraries and Technology – Contact: Kenny Durell
We are working with CUIT to set the groundwork for a program employing student programmers for University projects. We are also a part of conversations regarding a switch to Gmail or another outsourced email provider, pending legal and privacy concerns. We hope to find a solution that works for everyone. In the Libraries Committee, we are working to extend hours on the upper floors of Butler and perhaps implement a peer-enforced anti-camping program.

“Peer-enforced” measures against camping?  Could this be politico-jargon for “We can’t do anything about this so we’ll put it on you students” perhaps?  Bwog isn’t sure, but warns you–stay vigilant!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous anti-camping? what is this COD? I can get my clan to help enforce the new rules.
    1 h8 h@X0R$!!!!

  • yay says:

    @yay I’m in favor of this, seats are too scarce for people to get to save seats forever. It’s unfair.

    1. try harder, says:

      @try harder, just look around. I went to Sipa library yesterday night, and there were plenty of space, even private nooks available until 4 in the morning, but if you want to study at the premier “study and be seen” location at Columbia (aka butler), then you’ll just have to beat other people to it!!

      1. I meant says:

        @I meant “there was”

  • just great says:

    @just great “peer-enforced anti-camping program”?

    Just what we need, self-righteous busybodies empowered by the administration to bitch at us. Seriously, there’s a reason we don’t have an honor code. The last thing Columbians need is an excuse to judge one another!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous *another excuse

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “peer enforced anti-camping program” sounds like antsy people moving your stuff the second you get up to get some coffee or go to the bathroom.

    Not that I don’t want the chance to get a seat that has been unoccupied but reserved for 2+ hours…

  • YES says:

    @YES just give me a reason balcony folks; just one goddamn reason.

    Better pee while washing your hands because I’m coming for yo shit.

  • deepthroat says:

    @deepthroat how the hell would that work?

    Butler only gets really crowded during Midterms and finals. Even, then it’s not really that crazy but for peak hours. If we need more space, which we really do during those times, then open up classrooms and keep other libraries open later! We have the space, just let us use it! Instead of peer-enforcing camping, just peer-enforce the usage of Hamilton, Kent, and Pupin.

  • Hogwarts says:

    @Hogwarts Hogwarts Inquisition Squad much?

  • Dumbledore's Army says:

    @Dumbledore's Army Watch out for the Inquisatorial Squad… Soon we won’t be able to assemble in groups of three or more.

  • just says:

    @just dont let barnard people into columbia libraries and we wont need to worry about any of this

    1. Likewise says:

      @Likewise I think we could preserve a lot of wasted bandwidth on the Columbia network by banning trolls.

  • ... says:

    @... fuckit. just setup tables, chairs, extension cords and surge strips in the lerner party space and leave it open 24 hours.

  • what says:

    @what email was this associated with? could Bwog post the whole thing?

  • this is awesome says:

    @this is awesome I want to make a peer anti-camping task force (PANT..F). Fire hoses, tear gas, batons – anything we need to get these rascals out of the library. Who’s with me?

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