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Everything We Know About Columbia’s Reopening Plan (As Of 7/28/2020)

Information about CU’s reopening has been slow in coming to the student body. Various Bwog staffers have attended webinars on reopening and sought out other resources to compile an up-to-date, updating list of what we know and what questions we have regarding the upcoming academic year.
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University Ratifies Columbia Postdoctoral Workers’ (CPW-UAW) Tentative Agreement

At 12 pm on August 10, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson announced in an email to the Columbia community that the University has ratified the 2020 Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW Memorandum of Agreement, the last step needed for the provisions negotiated by the union to be implemented.
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How to Simulate the COOP Experience At Home

COOP was cancelled this year, which means you lost your one opportunity at making life-long bonds with other Columbians by braving the wild outdoors and peeing in bushes together. But don’t fret—Bwogger and past COOP participant Chloe Gong is here to share with you how to simulate the full COOP experience at home, without any of […]
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Barnard Outlines Campus And Community Safety Procedures

In light of the pandemic and a recent uptick in robberies in the area, Barnard sent an email to students outlining new safety procedures and emphasizing the necessity of commonplace safety practices. Highlights include several entrance closures and a new rideshare partnership with Via offering FREE rides within the Morningside Heights area.
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Bwog’s Approved Packing List: Pandemic Edition

Bureau Chief and resident organizational expert Olivia Mitchell shares our Bwog-approved packing list for the upcoming unprecedented school year, pandemic style. The Move-In Motto: When In Doubt, Keep It Out What’s Already Provided Extra-long twin bed and mattress Wooden desk and chair Clothing storage/wooden dresser What’s Prohibited Candles/incense Adhesive putty, 3M strips, and double-sided tape […]
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Barnard Announces Plans For Students’ Return To Campus

Yesterday afternoon, Barnard released their plans for move-in and initial quarantine procedures for upper-class students. All first-years and sophomores are invited back to live in the dorms, as well as juniors and seniors who have been granted a Housing Exception.
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Barnard’s Launch Week Displayed New Curricular Plans

Barnard academic and extracurricular departments shared their plans for the 2020-2021 academic year through a week dedicated to orienting students with the upcoming unique semester.  Throughout the week of July 20 to July 24, Barnard College’s academic and extracurricular departments and programs held informational sessions focused entirely on the 2020-2021 academic school year. Their goal […]
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Barnard Outlines Specific Plans To Work Toward Racial Equity

Barnard President Sian Beilock released a statement outlining Barnard’s ongoing mission addressing inequality and racism at the school.
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A Bwogger’s Guide To Good First-Year Classes: Fall 2020 Edition

Unsure of where to start when looking for classes? Debating on whether or not you actually want to follow through on your original plan for a major? Bwog’s here to help! Ah, yes…the Black Friday of the fall semester. Before you know it, you’re going to have to make the most important decision yet before […]
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Things We Wish We Knew Our First-Year

Bureau Chief Olivia Mitchell gives you a list of all the things that Bwoggers wish that we knew before starting our first year at Barnumbia.
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At 5 pm on July 27, Executive Vice President of Arts & Science and Dean of the Faculty Amy Hungerford sent an email to graduate students and faculty instructors encouraging them to teach more classes in a hybrid or in-person format, despite the many risks associated with holding in-person classes.
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Bwog’s Guide To Dorm Decor

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Wish this post existed when I went to Columbia. Well said. (read more)
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