At 1 am this morning, hundreds of police officers raided the two-month-old Occupy Wall Street encampment in Zuccotti Park. Tune in here for a live stream of the events. And despite efforts to suppress media access to the park, Bwog and B&W alum Avi Zenilman was there. IvyGate blogger Wilfred Chan, CC ’13, met up with a few Columbians there as well. Bwog wonders what this will mean for this week’s Occupy Columbia events. (NYT, Reuters, National Memo)
We may spend our days attempting British accents, but it looks like the linguistic imitation goes both ways…sorta. A recent survey from the Economist has shown that speech-wise, “Americanisation” is catching in Great Britain. …we takin’ ova.
Former opponents of Charlie Rangel Vincent Morgan and Adam Clayton Powell IV have teamed up to defend Harlem residents against Columbia’s oft-criticized Manhattanville expansion. The West Harlem Local Development Corporation, the group responsible for allocating Columbia funds for public works, is their main target. (DNA Info)
.xxx domains are totally a thing, and universities are trying to get in on the ground floor. It appears the columbia.xxx domain is still up for grabs, but while Bwog would love a new site to house our Roaree Erotica, we imagine that Columbia might want to snap it up before we do. PrezBo, are you reading this? (TPM)
In an interview with Bob Costas on Rock Center, former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky admits that he “shouldn’t have showered with those kids.” (MSNBC)
Requisite old-school black and white via Wikimedia Commons