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AskBwog: What’s the NROTC Survey Margin of Error?

As the NROTC results are being discussed and debated, it’s likely that the term margin of error is going to get thrown around. So, what is the margin of error? According to Jon Hill, Bwog’s Nate Silver Correspondent of Mathematical Wizardry, there is none. Here’s why: Votes counted: 2,971 Undergraduate enrollment (2007 [2008 figure was […]
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BC’s NROTC Results

Hot on the heels of the CC/SEAS/GS results, Barnard’s numbers came in just a few moments ago. Here’s how they look: Total # Votes: 1,189 Yes: 453 (38.1%) No: 736 (61.9%) According to SGA President Sarah Besnoff: “The results of this vote indicate that this is an issue that will be discussed in the University […]
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GSSC President Calls NROTC Survey “Meaningless”

In a statement to the GS student body, GSSC President Brody Berg expressed skepticism about the results of the NROTC survey, writing that “I believe that this poll result is meaningless due to the huge number of apparently fraudulent votes.” Although almost 2000 fraudulent votes were removed (including one student who voted 276 times) by […]
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NROTC Survey Results for CC, SEAS, GS: NROTC Loses By 39 Votes

Final results for the NROTC vote were just announced for three of the four undergraduate schools (CC, SEAS, and GS), with an extremely close result. From CCSC president George Krebs’s weekly email: “The NROTC poll was closed at 9 am Monday morning and here’s the tally: We sent out 6913 email invitations, including all CC, […]
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St. John the Divine Reopens

Yesterday was a big day for Morningside Heights. Our most famous off-campus building, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, reopened fully Sunday, seven years after the massive 2001 fire that forced its partial closure. $40 million later, the Cathedral is back in all its splendor. The rededication of drew a crowd of thousands […]
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A Look Back at ROTC

The results of last week’s ROTC survey should be released later today. Before they are, Bwog encourages you to do some close-to-home back-reading on the issue–below, we’ve re-run Izumi Devalier’s article from the November 2005 issue of The Blue and White titled “Embedded in New York: Or, How I Learned to Stop Whining and Love […]
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QuickJest: Green Edition

A new issue of the Jester is out today, which you should find distributed around campus. This month’s “Green”-themed issue can also be on read on the Jester’s brand-new website, and is chock-full of lol-inducing articles, including… a consideration of what it means to be a nihilist publication in this day and age, a reunion […]
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The Sky Has A Sense of Humor

God knows its finals season. This afternoon from around 2 PM to 6 PM, the juxtaposition of the moon, Venus and Jupiter will form a frowny face in the south-south-western sky. Bwogger and astronomy-tipster Hans Hyttinen believes that optimal viewing time will be after the sun sets at 4:20 PM. Fiddle around with the stars […]
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Post-Thanksgiving Thankfulness

We just wanted to take a quick minute to thank you, the reader, for reading. We’ve had an exciting fall, with pageviews numbering just below 1.5 million/month for October and November (our highest since April ’08 by about 100k). So again, thanks for reading — we’re humbled and grateful that you do.
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Solutions for Study Day

There was much uproar in response to our Shocking Revelation that next fall, the traditional Reading Week will morph into a tiny, hellish creature known as “Study Day.” Is there anything to be done about the unfortunate calendering? CCSC offers up a resounding “maybe!”  According to 2010 VP Sue Yang, who’s point person on the […]
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Carman Elevator: NSFW

Bwog receives a lot of emails. Still, even Gmailers as jaded as we were curious about the following anonymous correspondence, the subject line of which was “giant vagina in carman elevator! 2:30ish am, Dec 1”  We were hoping there would be an explanatory picture, and oh, was there ever.  No further context was provided, and […]
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How To Make Your Life Seem Worthwhile Until Finals

Columbia, welcome to no man’s land. For the next two weeks, life will most likely not be fun. You are stuck in the in-between holiday purgatory, having just left home and not far from returning. You must somehow fit what now seems like a lifetime of paper-writing and furious studying into this short amount of […]
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BC’s NROTC Results

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St. John the Divine Reopens

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A Look Back at ROTC

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QuickJest: Green Edition

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The Sky Has A Sense of Humor

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Post-Thanksgiving Thankfulness

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Solutions for Study Day

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Carman Elevator: NSFW

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