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CCSC Owns Up To Goofing Up, Addresses ABC Rep Reallocation Proposal

You can catch Nadra Rahman in the Satow Room on any given Sunday night, observing the tumult and angst that characterize a good CCSC meeting. The Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) had two items on its agenda at its meeting last night: discussing a proposal by black, Latinx, and indigenous constituency groups for reallocating representatives […]

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SGA Is Good At Student Governing

Once again, SGA revealed its capacity to get things done. Despite starting late and running long, members at this week’s Rep Council meeting heard from two student groups, voted on election guidelines and endowment proposals, and–our favorite–discussed the most recent Desserts After Dark results. First, members of the Black, Latinx, and Indigenous Constituencies under the […]

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TFBM: Texts From Bwog Members

Some of you may be familiar with the website Texts From Last Night (TFLN), where users submit screenshots of texts they sent during nights out. After looking at some of our embarrassing screenshots, we realized that a lot of our texts could have easily been submissions from the website, despite the fact that they were […]

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We have received a tip containing both a press release by the Activities Board at Columbia (ABC) in response to alleged bias on the ABC board as well as the funding allocations for the next year. The press release expresses that “recent allegations that cultural organizations governed by the Activities Board at Columbia (specifically in the Black, Latinx, […]

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Concerns About ABC Bias Raised By One Representative

We have received the tip that an Activities Board at Columbia (ABC) representative has raised concerns about possible bias in the board. The representative, via email, claims: “We are done sitting through meetings where our diverse voices are singular; Meetings where our culture is not respected; Meetings where our values are deemed insignificant; Where insensitive comments […]

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CCSC, ABC, SGA Approve Funds For Additional Bacchanal Lawn Tickets

This afternoon, CCSC released a press release stating the council would pay up to $11,164 for 2,000 additional students to attend Bacchanal on top of the original ticket sales earlier this month. This payment would also open the West Lawn and the Butler Lawn to allow for students to stand during the concert. The 2,000 […]

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The Activities Board At Columbia And Conflict Of Interest

The Activities Board at Columbia is responsible for the proper allocation of campus clubs’ funds, and its deliberations have become an interesting cause for concern. Fairness aficionado Maud Rozee visited the group to check it out. A few days ago, Bwog got a tip which claimed that the Activities Board at Columbia (ABC), which allocated the budgets […]

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ABC Releases Statement in Favor of SJP

ABC just came out with a statement of unanimous support for SJP’s recent actions regarding Barnard’s banner policy and the “opaque and arbitrary treatment of student groups” by the Columbia/Barnard administration. The statement involves discussion of student groups’ role on campus, the administration’s supposed role in helping those student groups, and the policies involving group […]

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ABC Election Results Announced

Ladies and gentlemen, your 2013-2014 Activities Board Below! According to outgoing ABC president Saketh Kalathur, this year marks a switch to a Direct Democracy mode of representation: each ABC rep was elected only by the groups in their category. Best of luck for next year, all! Executive Board: President: Tony Lee, CC ’15 Vice President: […]

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ABC Announces Comprehensive Reform Process

At their December 5th meeting, the Activities Board (ABC) resolved to commit their efforts during Spring semester to a comprehensive reform of the structure and policies of the Board. The most significant immediate impact of this process is that, in order to redirect their efforts toward reform, the Appeal and New Group Recognition processes will […]

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Everyone Wants to Save the Arts Initiative

Tonight, GSSC passed a resolution and SGB issued a statement calling on the administration to “Save the Arts Initiative.” SGA, ESC, and CCSC have already passed similar resolutions (and ABC issued a similar statement), while over 1,200 students and alums have individually signed a similar petition. All of the resolutions, statements, and petitions call on […]

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ABC ALSO Rejects Barnard’s Flyering Policy

ABC has just voted to join SGB in not complying with Barnard Student Life’s new Posting Policy.  This is a big step as ABC represents over 150 student groups.  In their statement (below) they announce that ABC will take full responsibility for any “sanctions” given to ABC groups who do not obtain approval before flyering.  The […]

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SGA: It’s All Over

Last night’s SGA meeting, the last of the semester, included special guest Joanne Kwong, Barnard’s VP of Communications; a debate over SGA funding of the Activities Board at Columbia; and a heated discussion over appointments to SGA committees. Barnard Boy Peter Sterne reports. Good Communication: Ms. Kwong explained to the SGA Rep Council that the […]

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Movin’ On Up

In the last 24 hours, Columbia has seen its fair share of movers and shakers—and not just the literal ones huddled around Alma’s throne last night. Sean C. Solomon was chosen to be director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, according to an email from PrezBo and Coatsworth.  Dr. Solomon was the leader of the Carnegie […]

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See CU on ABC on TV

Bwog received numerous tips today that a film crew from ABC7 was around campus getting footage and conducting interviews about the recent attempted robberies of iPhones. No footage has been posted to the local affiliate’s website yet, but we’re hoping that when it does, we can get sandwich man‘s take on all this. Update, 3:00 […]

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