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In an alert titled “Security Alert – Sexual Abuse – Forcible Touching,” Public Safety reports that several females were accosted in the late afternoon on December 13th in separate incidents near campus. The victims were “grabbed” by male assailants, who then fled on foot. Full Public Safety alert after the jump, including fuzzy photos of […]
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A For Apathy

Students from a Radical Democracy course are ending the semester with a bang: a truelife protest on Low Steps. This is not, as hypothesized by some, a final project, but rather an independent project dreamed up by a group of “classmates and friends,” as one mini-Mark Rudd put it. One young radical was seeing waving […]
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You probably haven’t been as excited to evaluate your courses as that automated Courseworks student-pestering system thinks you are. Yes, robot, I must have just forgotten to do my evaluations, thanks for the reminder! But at this point you’ve got to start thinking about it, since the deadline for most class evaluations is tonight (presumably) […]
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Oh Grant Me A Garden

The Grant Houses Community Garden Project is exactly what it sounds like. Columbia students want to help public housing residents just north of us build a garden for communal use that could become a sustainable and nutritious food source as well as a source of community pride. Liz Naiden reports on the saga of this […]
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The Shredding Truck

Is on college walk! Get your most personal papers destroyed for eternity today until 4pm or tomorrow between 8am and 4pm. It’s free!
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In 15 days the decade will end (and no, we do NOT subscribe to the absurd theory that it actually ends in 2010). The idea can be rather shocking for those of us who passed our teen years entirely within the age they call “the noughties.” To get some perspective, Bwog takes stock of what […]
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Kids (who don’t live two blocks from class like most of us) could lose the free and discounted Metrocards that get them to school every day. (NY Times) No need to panic over 800,000 doses of H1N1 vaccine lost to a recall. Apparently, it just wasn’t “potent” enough. (ABC News) Empire State Development Corporation (which […]
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Free Food

Forget your troubles and indulge in the seasonal treats offered around campus.  The Kraft Center is staying open until 2 AM on most weeknights from now until the 21st, and features free snacks and an atmosphere significantly cozier than Butler’s.  Hillel is also hosting a Hannukah party at the Center from 7 to 9:30 tonight […]
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at Butler Steps Gathering for speeches and poetry reading.  There will be several dozen boxes of pizza waiting for those willing to listen or deliver their work. Contact Email: jld2160@columbia.edu
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So Long, Farewell

As the semester draws its last rattling breaths, your professors offer their wit and wisdom to sustain you through finals. Bruce Cronin, American Foreign Policy, on cheating: “If you’re Jewish or you’re Catholic, this will eat away at your soul for the rest of your life. So don’t do it!” Sunil Gulati, Principles of Economics, […]
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Are You ROFL Yet?

Bored @ Butler is on indefinite hiatus, FML is fast becoming a distant memory, and the short-lived MLIA is only funny for about two minutes.  With such scant options,  Columbia students have decided to take the new frontier of internet procrastination for their own:  Jin Ha, CC ’12, started a Facebook group entitled Texts from […]
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One student decided to spruce up the Schapiro sky lounge: The floor lamp might’ve been a little much to get past the Butler guard.
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