Connect with us


Bwog Asked: Uris

UnDergradzz in Uri$$

UnDergradzz in Uri$$

Some of you might have heard of the recent conflict surrounding Uris library. BSchool students are just way too cool to be surrounded by the likes of lazy, annoying, undergrads.

To protect their space, they have decided to close off the library during finals week to all non-business students—with the exception of econ majors.

So tonight after our meeting, the bravest of the Bwog staff ventured deep into hostile territory to try and win some hearts and minds gather intelligence on the enemy.

What do the denizens of Uris really think about undergrads in the library? Read on to find out.

  • Econ undergrad: I’m working on financial Econ so I have a valid excuse to be here! I don’t really get what the problem is. There’s always lots of space and open desks. I don’t get it.
  • Suave girl: I’m fine as long as they don’t take too much space.
  • French guy: Personally, I have no problem. I know that some people do, and they think they take up a lot of space, and we’re paying for it and everything, but as long as undergraduates are here and doing work and acting like adults, like some do, I don’t have a problem. I don’t want to keep you out of here.
  • Friendly male: I have never seen the way they sleep, so it generally doesn’t matter.
  • Group: We are undergraduates. It’s helpful to have a place to talk.
  • Cool guy: I’m a phd student. The solution is that since people like these types of loud libraries, create more.
  • Considerate man: I commiserate with you. It’s horrible. You should stage a sit-out outside the library.
  • Group 2: We’re undergrads studying in Uris, so we love it.
  • Actually pretty upset grad student: It doesn’t upset me at all.
  • MORE undergrads: I guess this isn’t our library so we’re not the best people to ask..since we don’t belong here either.
  • Nice woman: I don’t care. I mean, it gets really packed but…I think everyone should be able to [study here].
  • Non-BSchool grad: I don’t mind. I’m not business either so I’m kind of annoyed I’ll have to find a new library.
  • Stone cold girl: Oh, I’m not a fan of [having them here]. Most people I know aren’t happy with it.
  • Friendly group of BSchool students: *smiles* Ya, that’s fine! I was an undergraduate last year. *affirming nods and smiles from both remaining friends*

Write a comment

Your email address will not be published.



  • by the same logic says:

    @by the same logic If undergrads aren’t allowed in uris, then shouldn’t bschoolers not be allowed in butler?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Did u get that from the comments section of the original bwog post?

      1. by the same logic says:

        @by the same logic No, that would be lame if I read every comment that was posted on bwog.

        But the point is, it would be obnoxious if every school did this and everyone was only allowed in their respective libraries and would make trying to find a place to study even more a pain in the ass.

        Where is the love?

    2. Mentioned this before, but... says:

      @Mentioned this before, but... Milstein and the undergraduate reading rooms are the undergrad spaces in Butler. The entire library itself is not.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Butler is the undergraduate Library of Columbia University. All schools and departments have their own libraries.

        1. No, no, you misunderstood. says:

          @No, no, you misunderstood. Milstein is the undergraduate library; Butler hosts both undergraduate and graduate resources. You’re conflating buildings with libraries.

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous Ok, fine. B-School students can only use Butler floors 5 and 6.

          2. And... says:

            @And... They can use the stacks, the cafe area, and the computer lab.

    3. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Not to generalize, but Bschoolers are cool with getting access removed from Butler, if it’s a tit-for-tat thing. 100% of our classes are either in Uris or Warren, and pretty much all of our meetings and events are in Uris. We don’t have dorms to go back to between classes, so Watson library pretty much becomes our home during the day :)

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous that may be true for you, but it’s not true for all the b-schoolers…i mentioned this in the other bwog post but when i was in the ref room earlier today, there were three bschool students (as distinguished by their backpacks) at the table.

        One was studying.
        One was napping.
        One was nowhere to be seen for around 2 hours, though his backpack on the chair still proudly proclaimed that he was a CBS student.

        1. SEAS 15 says:

          @SEAS 15 I feel like a top 5 b-school like CBS should have better facilities. I mean Warren Buffet is an alum and the richest graduate of any business school. And according to US News their finance devision is ranked above Harvard and Stanford.

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous We toootally agree, friend! They’re working on a new CBS campus called Manhattanville, but until that’s complete we’re all relying on short-term solutions.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Alex and Alex are the best bwog editorial team ever. and their duck faces are A+.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous what is the last name of the alex to the right? she looks hawt

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous She’s 17 bro

        1. YOU LIED says:


      2. Anonymous says:


    2. dirty mike says:

      @dirty mike they have vaginas and are vaginas

  • !! says:

    @!! “Friendly group of BSchool students: *smiles* Ya, that’s fine! I was an undergraduate last year. *affirming nods and smiles from both remaining friends*”


  • Blunts in Butler says:

    @Blunts in Butler But Uris is the best spot to light up a doobie. Like most B-Schoolers don’t even know what maryjane smells like. Taking a big toke right now in mourning.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I’d turn away those duck faces as fast as the G train is slow.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Wtf? But econ majors are the most annoying people.

  • Adam Smith says:

    @Adam Smith Library use regulations? We should let the market decide

    1. Obama says:

      @Obama No.

      1. Why says:

        @Why not Zoidberg?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous quack quack

  • wtf says:

    @wtf What could BSchoolers possibly be studying for? How to attend more networking events?!?!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous How are the B Schoolers going to flirt with all the Columbia undergrads now?

  • Watsonlove says:

    @Watsonlove Annoyed BS student: If you’re an undergrad you shouldn’t event be in this conference room
    Undergrad: Just trying to get my time in before they kick us out
    Annoyed BS student: Well you have plenty of other libraries to study in
    Undergrad: You can study in those too
    Annoyed BS student: Yeah but I don’t want to

    Why you gotta be so mean B school?

  • Gender-Based Harassment on campus? says:

    @Gender-Based Harassment on campus? This is an instance of gender-based harassment. If you are a student you has had your picture publicized against your will, accompanied by comments about your body, you have the right to file a report. This blog violated Columbia University policy.

  • Have Your Say

    Most exhausting walk on campus?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

    Favorite Comments

    SGA is too emotional (read more)
    SGA Gets Destroyed By Facts And Logic From DAD
    March 26, 2019
    can you smoke weed in watt (read more)
    Housing Reviews 2018: Watt
    March 26, 2019

    Recent Comments

    SGA is too emotional (read more)
    SGA Gets Destroyed By Facts And Logic From DAD
    March 26, 2019
    can you smoke weed in watt (read more)
    Housing Reviews 2018: Watt
    March 26, 2019 (read more)
    Barnard Housing Mystique: The Lottery, Explained
    March 26, 2019