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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the past two semesters as Managing Editor and EIC, Betsy Ladyzhets has learned one very important thing: she would die for any and all of the Bwog first years. Here’s why. Zack: Zack’s superlative for this semester was “human Bwoglines,” which is incredibly accurate because, like Bwoglines, he is filled of knowledge that I […]

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