Jul

5

While You Were Sleeping…

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Much like your peers, you may have taken a well-deserved, month-long, post-finals nap.  Perhaps you’re feeling disconnected from the Columbia community as of late.  Luckily, Bwog doesn’t sleep very much.  

Broadway Lobby gets a grassy makeover for Summer!

  • The sports season may be over for the Columbia Lions, but Lions Basketball star Brian Barbour and Baseball standout Tim Giel will keep on playing.  Barbour just signed with the Sheffield Sharks as the third signed player of the summer.  Giel signed with the New York Yankees after going un-drafted in the 2013 MLB Draft.  Congrats!
  • Recently appointed Journalism School Dean Steve Coll wrote this piece in The New Yorker about first-amendment protections of journalists.  Coll claims that “the First Amendment aspires to a fuller compact among citizens, including between journalists and confidential sources, that is premised on the self-evident truth that secrecy and concentrated power are inherently corrupting.”
  • New York Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn is reportedly receiving some of her campaign contributions from questionable places.  Among these includes former Columbia Professor David Epstein (who was charged with attempted incest with his adult daughter in 2010).  Reportedly, a fundraiser co-hosted by Epstein raised $13,825.
  •  Columbia is welcoming a new Assistant Vice President of Environmental Stewardship, Jessica Prata.  According to Scott Wright, VP of Student Administrative Services, “in her new role, Jessica will be charged with collaborating with University leadership, departments, and student organizations to develop annual sustainability priorities, strategies, implementation plans, and performance measurement.”
  • Next up in “Columbia administration hires that you may never notice” is Columbia’s newly-appointed Dental School Dean, Christian S. Stohler.  Dr. Stohler joins Columbia from the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry.
  • Columbia’s School of Social Work staff includes several formerly-incarcerated adjunct professors, and Fox News doesn’t seem too happy about it.  According to the report, several staff members served prison time for violent crimes.  Fox News did not comment on the school’s potential name-change to the more commonly-used “University of Havana-North.”
  • BwogWeather’s creator and SPEARS writer Pat Blute (CC ’12) has a few lessons for all of you graduates (past, present, and future).  He may have also shared them with a few hundred people at his Cape Cod high school.
  • When the New York Times attempts to find the story behind popular drugs like Molly, the paper knows to look no farther than Columbia students.

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Giel signed with the Yankees after going un-drafted? Um, did I read that right?

    • Yup.

      But, he'll likely never a play a game in pinstripes. It's much more likely that he'll knock around a backwoods, minor league circuit for a couple of years before getting a full-time job.

      That said, it's still really cool.

  2. Blunts in Butler

    Dude. The coolest pot in the city is in my freezer. Fuck yeah weedsicles.

  3. anon

    Wait, I think I know who this Kaitlin person in the Molly article is.

  4. Anonymous

    Don't worry dzhokhar, you'll always have a job at columbia

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    information regarding my study and knowledge.

  6. STOP

    THE STIGMA.

    "Columbia’s School of Social Work staff includes several formerly-incarcerated adjunct professors, and Fox News doesn’t seem too happy about it. According to the report, several staff members served prison time for violent crimes. Fox News did not comment on the school’s potential name-change to the more commonly-used “University of Havana-North.”"

    they already did their time. but more importantly, let's not fall into stereotypical characterizations of ex-criminals. do you really know these people are hispanic? because your cutesy "University of Havana-North" makes it seem that way. please stop profiling perpetuating truly harmful ideas about minorities from FOX NEWS no less.

    • Alum

      The "Havana" moniker is an old one. It refers to Columbia's leftist reputation. It doesn't stem from this particular controversy, and it isn't about anyone's ethnic background.

    • Anonymous

      Just chiming in to say I hate you and the rest of your pseudo-intellectual liberal posse. As a recent grad, I'm still fighting my addiction to BWOG but I hope I ween myself soon, because you all are still just as annoying. Please include a "trigger warning" next time you use the word "stigma" or even the phrase, "trigger warning," for that matter

  7. Alum

    The "Havana" moniker is an old one. It refers to Columbia's leftist reputation. It doesn't stem from this particular controversy, and it isn't about anyone's ethnic background.

  8. Anonymous

    Did they finish the Pupin/Noco plaza?

  9. Justice for george

    The Zimmerman verdict is proof that there is still hope for our country

  10. lol

    "It's really important to be a user and not be used by it." Love you Pat.

  11. Prefrosh!

    @STOP: And here I was thinking that we called it the University of Havana-North because the University of Havana (South?) also has a statue of Alma Mater.

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