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Barnard Senior Bingo

We’ve given you the Barnard first-year experience in a Bingo board, now we’re going the opposite direction to give you the Barnard senior experience in a Bingo board. (Not to be confused with the Barnard Senior Experience™. Although, if you know where to get one of those tote bags, please let Betsy know. She’s getting […]

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Graduate Workers Union Members Circulate Petition To Vote No On Negotiation Agreement

This past Monday, Columbia University President Lee Bollinger and Provost John Coatsworth announced that the university is willing to negotiate with the Graduate Workers of Columbia (GWC) and Columbia Postdoctoral Workers (CPW) unions, both of which are affiliated with United Automobile Workers (UAW). The announcement follows years of the GWC pushing the university to begin […]

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Clubhop: Jewish Israeli Film Club Brings Personal Stories From Israel To Columbia

This past Friday, a new cultural group on campus called the Jewish Israeli Film Club held a film screening of The Band’s Visit – and hosted Sasson Gabai, one of the film’s stars, for a meet-in-greet. Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets attended the event and talked to the group’s founder about its goals. Both the 2007 Israeli film The […]

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There Is No Other Side, Except For NOMADS’ “The Other Side”

Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets loves Beat poetry and strong female characters. Naturally, she has a lot to say about NOMADS’ “The Other Side,” a new original musical by Eden Gordon (BC ’19), after attending the show’s first performance last night. Two weeks ago, my American literature class read “Howl and Other Poems” by Allen Ginsberg. […]

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Feel The Fall Spirit In Morningside Heights

Despite a rather warm Homecoming, the temperature is dropping, the winds off the Hudson are blustering, and Alma’s nose is beginning to take on a slightly reddish tint – all sure signs that fall is here. Not everyone can escape to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard upstate, so Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets has compiled a list of […]

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ShopHop: University Hardware & Housewares

Managing Editor Betsy Ladyzhets needed a vacuum cleaner. In order to solve this problem, she walked a couple of blocks to University Hardware & Housewares, then wandered through the store. During her journey, she noticed that the store sells a lot more than meets the eye. This post is part of our new ShopHop series highlighting unique […]

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Columbia Football Sucks Again

Were you at the football game yesterday? If you weren’t, take it from someone who sat through the whole thing: you didn’t miss much. The Princeton Tigers trounced your Columbia Lions, 45 to 10. I’m not gonna lie, it was a little sad to see our boys on the field fumble one pass after another. It was […]

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Bwoglines: We’re All Melting Edition

Despite the weather imprisoning us all in our own sweat, today is the first day of classes – meaning it’s also the first day of Bwoglines! First-years: it’s okay if you don’t have your schedule figured out yet. Shopping period exists for a reason. And upperclassmen: welcome back to campus! We’re sorry it’s so gross. Happening […]

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Barnard Dining Expands Hours And Ways To Use Meal Swipes

This afternoon, Barnard Dining sent an email to students announcing changes expanding the College’s meal options for the coming school year. Two of these changes were announced with this year’s tuition increase in May, but you probably weren’t paying attention back then, so Dining is happy to remind you of its feats now. Here’s the official […]

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Former GS Dean Implicated In $50 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Yesterday morning, an anonymous student at the Columbia School of General Studies filed a lawsuit against Columbia University and former GS Dean of Students Tom Harford. The anonymous plaintiff (Jane Doe) “alleges that Dean Harford engaged in inappropriate and manipulative sexual behavior with her,” according to a press release from the firm representing this student. Columbia University is also […]

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Get Up And Go (To The Park)

New York City is the biggest city in the U.S. and one of the biggest cities in the world. While all the chaos of eight million people coexisting in only a couple hundred square miles is incredibly exciting, it’s easy to feel trapped – especially when it’s ninety degrees outside and you’re living in a double […]

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Woodbridge Basement, 10:41 pm

Last night, our Managing Editor was wandering through the basement of her new dorm when she noticed something unusual. Woodbridge Basement, 10:41 pm This basement is definitely haunted. I’ve only been down here twice, first to start my load of laundry and then to move it to the dryer, but that’s enough for me to be sure. […]

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Columbia Professor Found Liable For Retaliation In Sexual Harassment Case

This past Thursday, a Manhattan federal jury ruled that Geert Bekaert, a professor of economics at the Columbia Business School, is liable for retaliation against Enrichetta Ravina, a former researcher and assistant professor in the department, after she refused his sexual advances. As reported in the New York Times, Bekaert worked with Ravina on her research, which involved data to which […]

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Barnard Meal Plans Limited For Upcoming School Year

On May 3, in the Barnard administration’s annual “tuition and fees” update email, COO Robert Goldberg and (soon-to-be-departing) Dean of the College Avis Hinkson informed students that there would be “several important changes” to Barnard’s meal plan. These changes, the email read, “resulted from discussions with students” and were purportedly intended to “address the issue […]

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Creating Space For Computer Science At Barnard

Starting in the next academic year, Barnard is going to have a computer science department, led by a new chair for which a hiring process is well underway. Betsy Ladyzhets talked to Barnard’s Provost, as well as a professor and student involved in CS, to find out more on the impetus for creating this department, […]

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That sounds like a delicious drink! Definitely, want to give this a try. cheers! (read more)
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Callout: So, Where Are Our Grades?
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That sounds like a delicious drink! Definitely, want to give this a try. cheers! (read more)
Cooking With Bwog: Rum Punch
January 19, 2019
It has been this way for at least fifty years, this is nothing new. School does start the Tuesday after (read more)
Callout: So, Where Are Our Grades?
January 10, 2019
I've been here since 1984, and I don't remember Reading Week ever being more (or less) than 3 days--am I (read more)
Callout: So, Where Are Our Grades?
January 10, 2019
Sorry, the professulas finally kept their promise that if Trump was elected, they would emigrate to CHina as organ donors. (read more)
Callout: So, Where Are Our Grades?
January 9, 2019