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Many of your professors will be ending class today with encouragements to get out and vote. Some of these encouragements will be partisan, others will be funny, and maybe a few will even inspire you to vote if you were planning on not doing so. Bwog will be compiling an collection of such remarks right […]

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A fair number of you politically inclined tipsters have sent us the CNN story about Palin’s mention of Rashid Khalidi’s relationship with Obama. (Good to know you aren’t harboring a grudge against CNN!) Anyway, Palin characterized MEALAC Professor Khalidi — whom she noted was a “political ally” of Obama’s — as a “former spokesperson for […]

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CNN has invited the Barnard Community to put on their most patriotic Barnard sweatshirts and join the cable station in Times Sq., as part of its Election Night Watch Party. CNN is offering the Barnard gals pretzels, (presumably non-alcoholic) warm beverages, heat lamps and topical political trivia!  An email sent to Barnard students explains that […]

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Columbia’s favorite non-partisan political periodical is on news stands but not online, so we’re giving you the low down on this month’s issue by the page. Rwanda’s President:  Westernizer or War Criminal? (Page 4) Wall Street and Main Street: Vast oversimplifications of the credit crunch or is it just homeowners’ faults? (Page 6) LitHum, CC […]

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Bwog has noticed that over the next week or so there will be a smorgasbord of learning opportunities for those who are not going home to spend their magnificent four days of fall break.  Whether you are interested in theater, bioethics or academic freedom, there’s something going on that’s right up your alley. Human Genetic […]

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Andrew Delbanco, Columbia’s favorite English professor and just about everybody’s favorite social critic, has put down his more customary meditations on Melville, Lincoln and the like and instead pens his reflections on this year’s election in the current issue of The New York Review of Books.  Although he focuses on what he calls the “race […]

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Catch the final installment of the exciting presidential debate series tonight at 9 PM. Your favorite campus political enthusiasts—the CUGOP, the Dems, and CPU—will be watching this thing in Lerner Cinema.  If you’re stuck studying, try procrastinating with some liveblogs. Bwog recommends New York Times‘ the Caucus, Wonkette and Jonathan Martin/Ben Smith of Politico.

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In which Bwog tides you over until Monday’s QuickSpec by bringing you Columbia-related happenings from the real world.  Some connections to our lady Alma Mater are dubious and/or doubtful. Nudist/Columbia Grad Donates Playing Card Collection Dali expert and nude hiker Albert Field‘s collection of 6,536 decks of cards have been archived and restored in Columbia’s […]

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In response to the recent increased frequency with which McCain has been criticizing Obama’s friendship with Weather Underground co-founder and TC ’87 Bill Ayers, over 1600 professors and academics have signed a statement of support for Ayers. “It seems that the character assassination and slander of Bill Ayers and other people who have known Obama […]

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Bwog’s Teachers College tipster has forwarded us an email saying that on October 21st Obama and McCain’s education advisors will debate over “Education and the Next President” at Teachers College and will be moderated by TC President Susan Fuhrman.  Don’t expect any heartbreaking lotteries this time: only TC faculty, students and staff are allowed. But […]

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A politically active tipster clued us in to CountMore.org, a neat website that allows your to figure out whether it makes more sense to vote here, in New York, or in your home state. (Though chances are it’s probably going to make more sense — or just as much sense — to vote in the […]

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Reason magazine has a recent interview with “King of Vegas” Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root (the fellow at right who appears to be marrying his own dog) in which he demands fellow CC ’83 grad Barack Obama release his Columbia transcript. Join us, as we take a look at some other baseless accusations, […]

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Bwog was just stopped by a pair of high school pollsters from New York’s Urban Academy, looking for Columbia students’ opinions on the upcoming election for a project. Help ’em out! The young lady is wearing a purple jacket, the young man is sporting a navy blue backwards cap. They’re outside Lerner holding clipboards now. […]

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Well, they moved quickly this time. As we wrote about before, the announcement of a joint appearance by Obama and McCain on campus next Thursday took student government and group leaders completely by surprise. Just before midnight, though, the presidents of the student councils, club governing boards, and Panhellenic councils have sent an email to […]

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Holy shit. Spec is reporting that the candidates will speak on behalf of ServiceNation, an organization that aims to increase public service participation. We’re trying to figure out whether the event is open to students, and will be updating as we do. According to the NonProfit Times, 500 seats have already been filled: “500 supporters […]

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