Happy first Monday of the semester, Columbia! It’s time to rise and shine! As I’m sure you all know by know, Bwog has revamped our Bwoglines. They’re, like, super freaking cool now. Check ’em out.
Happening in the World: Building off of yesterday’s Bwoglines… According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, President Trump’s inauguration had the largest crowds of any inauguration ever. Sound a little sketch? Not if you’re Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Trump. To her, that’s just an “alternative fact.” Alternative fact? Are you fucking kidding me? As much as that’s a load of bullshit, I’m not going to lie… next time one of my professors says I have the wrong answer, I have my retort. “My answer wasn’t wrong, Professor. It was just an alternative fact.”
Happening in NYC: Well, it didn’t last long. Yesterday Melania and Barron Trump returned to NYC after spending the weekend in Washington D.C. post-inauguration. Reports say that the two will remain in NYC for the rest of Barron’s semester in school. But don’t worry. You’re not the only one who won’t be able to stand going down to midtown for the next few months… or years… or ever. It’s just a tad too close for comfort.
Happening on campus: This afternoon, three senior energy and environment advisors to President George W. Bush will be on campus in the Pulitzer Hall World Room to discuss energy and environmental policy under the Trump administration. The event is free, but registration is required. But if you cannot make the event in person, never fear! It will be livestreamed (so you can watch it in Butler while you pretend to do work).
Overseen/Overheard: Overheard in the Lerner elevator: “Stop referring to John Jay as ‘the Jay.’ You sound like a tool.”
Your Monday Playlist:
Fleetwood Mac cover photo via All Music.