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D-Lite of Our Eyes: A Tasti Retrospective

We know, you’re devastated, and need time to mourn. But please forgive us this small commemoration, a look back at all the moments Tasti and Bwog have had together, in the last post until something else actually happens (we promise!). In the beginning, a pair of intrepid freshwomen embarked on a three-day Tasti-only diet, to […]
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QuickSpec: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

The Columbia bureaucracy may be untangled for professors… …but you’ll be seeing them more on Friday. You can preserve your memory, but must forgo doughnuts. A college sport created a coherent playoff system, but it’s not football.
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I, You Know, Can’t

Daughter of Camelot Caroline Kennedy officially withdrew her bid for Hillary Clinton’s senate seat around midnight last night, ending her bungled campaign of not answering questions and irritating verbal tics. The Kennedy camp has not answered any questions about the unexpected move (see previous sentence), but the New York Times and the NY Post are […]
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Don’t Worry, It’s Only $3 Million

And yet more benjamins go up in smoke. Earlier this afternoon, Columbia confirmed a Bloomberg News report that it had “uncovered” a $3 million loss in its law school endowment tied to Bernie Madoff. Madoff is currently out on bail for what many are calling the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The $3 million is […]
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Lawsuit Filed by Manhattanville Holdout

Nick Sprayregen, one of two property owners resisting the  the Manhattanville expansion project, filed a suit today against the Empire State Development Corporation, claiming that the ESDC made various errors in the process of deciding that eminent domain laws apply to the Manhattanville area, allowing the state to seize it and sell to Columbia. According […]
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Why Tasti Left, And What Could Replace It

Suggesting that frozen-yogurt customers are perhaps less than loyal, Tasti D-Lite experienced a 75% decline in sales in the first semester before abruptly departing campus this past Friday. Was it off-campus flex? The introduction of (more popular) Pinkberry? The economy? We’ll probably never know. As for what would go in its place, Columbia Dining Services […]
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Columbia Wants to Demolish Buildings, State Commission Says No

Despite the success of eminent domain efforts, Columbia’s real estate war appears to never cease. Now, they’ve come into conflict with the State Historic Preservation Office, which has created a new historic area of Morningside Heights that includes three buildings Columbia intended to demolish. The three buildings, 408, 410, and 412 West 115th Street (Google […]
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In the News: Columbians on Obama

You�ll be glad to know that that the online press officially recognized the efforts made by several thousand Columbians yesterday to get some free cider, get a decent spot on Low, and hold the kvetching about cold toes while President Obama (we can say that now!) was inaugurated. According to AFP, students didn�t turn out […]
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Call for Opening Remarks, M-W edition

To brighten up this, the first real day of school now that both vacation and inauguration fun are officially over, Bwog will again be posting any noteworthy opening comments your new professors make today. So please email any inspiring/hilarious/insane things your professors say to introduce a class to bwgossip@columbia.edu so that everyone will be as […]
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QuickSpec: All Obama, All the Time

The US government, I mean, Columbia�s bureaucracy isn�t doing exactly everything it should be doing? Eee gad! Liberals, stop being excited. Now. Liberals, you are a slave to your ideologies! Liberate yourself! Obama-day a good excuse to go to Tom�s Diner, and crazy parties, in D.C.? What?  
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Opening Remarks: Inauguration Edition

Bwog humbly presents our traditional anthology of professors’ opening remarks. Remember to send any overheards tomorrow to bwgossip@columbia.edu. Morris Rossabi, History of the Mongols “A visitor to Mongolia once came upon a Mongolian woman whom he thought had enormous breasts that seemed to be moving. Upon further investigation, he found that the woman was nursing […]
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More Obama Roommate Recollections, and Inauguration PhotoBwogging

City Room interviews Obama’s old roommate (whose own article Bwog linked to on Saturday) about the many savory details of their time together, including being forced to use Dodge’s showers, and their reliance upon Tom’s for breakfast. On the photography side of things, Bwog daily editor Jon Hill contributes some of his shots of Columbia […]
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