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Here are the weirdest and most memorable things we heard from the first week of classes, in our semesterly opening remarks compilation.

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Professors are bursting at the seams (and mouths) with excitement to be back in the classroom—send us all the lines they use to make their course seem fun and cool before the shopping period is over.

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Good morning class of 2024 and 2025, and I hope you’re settling in nicely! You may or may not have noticed, but living in New York City costs a pretty penny, and it can be overwhelming to navigate the financial waters of college as a semi-new adult. My two best pieces of advice are snag […]

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Merit Janow will step down from her role as Dean of SIPA on December 31, 2021, but will continue to teach as a professor of the school.

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Interim Provost Ira Katznelson and University COVID Director Donna Lynne announced updates to the University’s campus and health-related policies as COVID-19 restrictions loosen through a phased approach.

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This year’s Pulitzer Prize winners are among the most talented and inspirational members of the journalism community, except if you’re an editorial cartoonist, apparently.

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Columbia announced that faculty and staff need to get vaccinated by September 1, 2021, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by University Vice President Gerry Rosberg and University COVID Director Donna Lynne.

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Barnard dining halls will be closed for summer 2021, but Barnard students can purchase a Columbia meal plan according to an email from Barnard’s VP for Operations.

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The tuition strike, organized by the Columbia-Barnard Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), ended on Monday, April 5 after nearly six months of public preparation and three months of active striking.

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Bwog received multiple reports about the closure of JJ’s Place, the Columbia dining hall directly below John Jay Hall, so we delved into these reports to try and gain clarity on this event.

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Editor-in-Chief Lauren Kahme met with Associate Vice President for Student Life Ixchel Rosal to discuss Columbia’s new grant program, the Racial Justice Mini-Grant. 

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