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Big Tech Is People, Too

Managing Editor Zack Abrams attended a chat between author and Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar and Columbia professor R.A. Farrokhnia. The subject was Foroohar’s new book about Silicon Valley, Don’t Be Evil, which fails to consider the human component of Big Tech’s story.

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Tolerating The Intolerable: A Conversation Avec Maison Française

Formerly-fluent-in-French Bwogger Alan Wang attended a dialogue on modern tolerance in French and American communities.

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Theater Of War’s Ajax: Unpacking The Wounds of War

How can Ancient Greek plays guide discussion about the difficulties faced by the veteran community and their families? Bwoggers Donna Qi and Chloe Gong attended Theater of War’s production of Sophocles’ Ajax held at Miller Theater to experience this inspiring public health project. 

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CUL and Colloquia want us to debate whether we need to “Dismantle ‘Big Gay.’” Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda and Deputy Science Editor Sarah Braner didn’t quite do that, but they did talk LGBTQ+ identity, safety, and free speech on campus and where they intersect.

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How to Write A Good Op-Ed (But Not For Bwog)

Former New York Times Op-Ed editor Trish Hall spoke on campus Wednesday evening about the elements of a great op-ed at an open class session hosted by Telecommunications, Media, and Communications professor Claudia Dreifus.

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Free Speech Against Mass Surveillance: Edward Snowden At The Forum

How much surveillance can open societies tolerate? NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed this question and more live at the Forum this Tuesday, and Daily Editor Skylar Li has the rundown for you.

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Every Event On Campus: Fall Break Edition

Here at Bwog, we do our best to bring your attention to important guest lecturers and special events on campus. If you notice any events excluded from our calendar or have a correction, let us know in the comments or email events@bwog.com.

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Life In The Universe

Are stars alive?  Staff writer Olivia Mitchell attended Columbia Astronomy Outreach’s October 18th lecture “Life in the Universe” to find out.

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Who Needs a Spire Anyway?

Sports Editor Eunice Bae decided to add a little «ooh-la-la» to her Wednesday evening with a talk by Dr. Allan Potofsky about the Notre-Dame de Paris at Columbia’s Maison Française, learning a surprising amount about fire codes.

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Send Us Your Events, Cowards

Events Editor Isabel Sepúlveda is literally begging you to make her attempts at Inbox Zero futile.

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It’s Big Sub! Grab Your Annual Free Sandwich Tonight At 6 PM!

Can I interest you in a big, free… sub?!

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Your Favorite Women In Podcasting Share Their Secrets To Success

Bwogger Chloe Gong attended Women in Podcasting, the second of the three-part series, The Podcasting Revolution, happening at Barnard. 

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A Preventive And Peaceful Force: Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry And The Right To Education

Staff Writer Victoria Borlando reports on a speech delivered by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education.

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More Egregious Than Watergate: A Guide To The Recent Impeachment Scandal

After attending a panel discussion, Staff Writers Solomia Dzhaman and Victoria Borlando created a guide to the developments of the recent impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

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