Bwoglines: Mid-Break Edition
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog was shocked to learn the world continually turns as we sleep in until 1 pm and subsequently spend the day watching Netflix. Because the news won’t take a break, we’re taking a break from being on break to break some news—cue a recovery nap.
Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature and culture and former Columbia professor, attained Japanese citizenship on Friday after planning to attain it after the Great East Japanese Earthquake in 2008. (Yomiuri)
Is Obamanard simmering down or picking up heat? Last Wednesday, a Barnard graduate wrote a letter to The New York Times in support of Barnard, describing those against Obama’s plan to speak as having “flunked the seminar in issue management.” Meanwhile,CNN picked up the controversy on Saturday. (NYT, CNN)
A graduate of Columbia’s 3-2 engineering program, John Shick was gunned down by policemen last Thursday afternoon after he engaged in a hospital shooting, killing one medical worker and wounding six others in a psychiatric clinic at the Western Psychiatric Institute on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Prior to the shooting, Shick served as a teaching assistant and Biology grad student at Duquesne university, where he was fired for harassing female employees. It is still unknown what sort of connection he had with the psychiatric center. (USA Today)
Either Homer, Robert Fitzgerald, or your professor is wrong—columnist Nicholas D. Kristof is taking a trip to Greece to locate the exact spot Odysseus landed after returning to Ithaca in the Odyssey. (NYT)
The CC class day speaker will not be live tweeting what goes on in PrezBo’s commencement tent. John R. MacArthur, publisher of Harper’s Magazine and the chosen one who will be delivering the commencement speech to the CC class of 2012, revealed his strong hatred of the internet. Rumor has it he went bitter after he couldn’t figure out Netscape. (Providence Journal)
A Goldman Sachs Executive Director has not only resigned due to his conviction that the company no longer has the needs of their clients in mind, but has published an Op-Ed in the New York Times recounting his disapproval of the company as a greedy institution. (NYT)
After 244 years of publishing a hardcover collection, the Encyclopedia Britannica has discontinued its print edition. Supposedly the publisher behind the books of reference realized he could use his iPhone to prove to his buddy wrong about Talking Heads trivia as opposed to opening up volume XXIV.53.A. (Media Decoder)
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