Last night in 417 IAB, Professor Alan Brinkley, The New Yorker‘s Hendrik Hertzberg, and The Nation‘s Katha Pollitt came together to discuss the election. Bwog Daily Editor James Downie was there. If nothing else, last night’s panel discussion between Alan Brinkley, Hendrik Hertzberg, and Katha Pollitt proved that smiles are contagious. Brinkley (who served as […]
Bwog Presidential Archivist Mariela Quintana reports that all kiosks surrounding campus are completely sold out of today’s copy of the New York Times. Gawker is also reporting the same problem in the West Village, where there is nary a copy to be found. The Times has also picked up on their own paper shortage, reporting […]
This morning, in the wake of Obama’s historic victory, the BBC rounded up some its go-to American history experts — a troupe that included Columbia’s Simon Schama and Harvard’s Niall Ferguson (also an early McCain adviser) — to discuss the implications of the race and the results. The 9-minute discussion concluded that while Obama will […]
Before anything happened, Lauren Salz advised the next president to break his promises. Obama won. Yes, he did. Just in time to find Washington decimated. We watched it in Harlem, Times Square, Virginia and the Broadway Sky Lounge. Now what? Apply for grad school!
At least a hundred people turned up in the middle of Broadway at 115th to celebrate the results of tonight’s election. Chants of “Obama” — and non-specialized screaming — were aplenty. Every time silence struck, someone would leap up on top of light posts and garbage cans to start the chants over again. The NYPD, […]
Celebratory Bwog banner — and change and hope, etc. — is on its way! See you in class tomorrow. More exciting news headlines announcing this very thing after the jump! Plus, stick around for Anish Bramhandkar’s Party Photos from celebrations out on Broadway.
Columbia statistician/friend-of-Nate-Silver Andrew Gelman has resurfaced on everyone’s new favorite blog, FiveThirtyEight. Gelman uses FiveThirtyEight’s data to conclude that if Obama wins Virginia and it’s a close race in Indiana — both of which are looking increasingly likely — it’s literally a statistical certainty that Obama will win the race. Additionally, this means that the […]
Voters around the country will be casting the final ballots over the next few hours, which means national news media will begin broadcasting the results of their exit polls. In past cycles, the poll data leaked before any actual voting had finished, so this year marks the first presidential election that those news agencies are […]
Today, just for participating in democracy, you will be lavished with free food and the like. Here’s a quick round up of places that are rewarding you for voting. Starbucks: Receive a free tall coffee. Today is the one day when Starbucks is not over-priced. Ben & Jerry’s: Free scoops from 5-8 PM. Be warned: […]
Daily Editor Eliza Shapiro votes in Manhattan Valley this morning and recounts her adventures. Bwog arrived at PS 145 on 105th and Amsterdam early this morning to cast our vote and was immediately confronted with non-political myriad choices: the school was hosting a bake sale outside the doors of the cafeteria-turned-polling-place. The cafeteria was crowded […]
Here is a Google Maps App that tells you where to go to cast your vote today. (If you’re at school, it’s probably Wien, despite Google’s uncharacteristic misspelling.) The app also includes reminders like “you must be registered” and whether or not your location offers early voting, which at this point is irrelevant, but still, […]
Bwog stopped by the Upper West Side Obama Headquarters at 104th and Broadway today to see how things were going on Election Day eve. We were informed that today has been extremely busy and that buttons and posters are being sold like mad. However, “what we’re going to do on Wednesday” a volunteer told us […]
If you’ve procrastinated about volunteering for a presidential campaign this season, few precious hours remain to get your fill of phonebanking. Bwog Daily Editor Mariela Quintana has compiled the following Procrastinator’s Guide to Phonebanking. McCain: Bwog could not find any information about phonebanking for McCain, but the candidate’s website offers a comparable alternative. (You must […]
This week’s events promise to be sequentially nail-biting, shocking, fascinating, and slightly scary. Tuesday Election Day: The College Democrats and Republicans will have watch parties, and so will pretty much everyone Bwog knows. We’ll even cover some of that. Eveningish @ all over the country. Wednesday Blackwater: J. Cofer Black, VP of the infamous mercenary […]