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Save Your Sanity (And Your GPA) And P/D/F That Class

We’re back from break and that means getting back the midterms from that class that sounded like fun when you registered for it in December, but ended up being a lot more work than you expected. You might not have done as well as you hoped but that doesn’t mean you have to give up […]

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If You Want To Decrease Your Stress In A Class, Your Day Is Today

Weird elective class getting you down? Want to decrease your stress in something, but still kind-of interested in the class discussions? Just plain not ready to admit you’ve completely given up in a class? If you answered yes to any of these questions, P/D/F might be the option for you. Taking a class P/D/F (short […]

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Happy Half Semester Day!

Whether the news brings you excitement or regret, today marks the official mid-semester mark. However, that’s not all there is to the story. If we dig a little deeper, we can find a hidden message within this seemingly arbitrary academic calendar date… Today is 10/18/2012. 10 + 18 + 2012 = 2040. Today is the […]

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Final Exams Resolution Passes Senate Unanimously

There has been a lot of discussion over the issue of the academic calendar and exams on December 23rd. Today the Senate passed a resolution aimed at resolving some of the problems by allowing students to reschedule December 23rd exams. Dane Cook was Bwog’s man in the room. The Columbia University Senate convened this afternoon […]

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The Academic Calendar Conundrum: Are We There Yet?

As today’s CCSC roundup mentioned, the University Senate Education Committee passed a resolution last Friday that promises to be a step in the right direction concerning the academic calendar dilemma. A recent press release by Senator Andrew Springer elaborates more on the resolution, stating that its passing will “allow students to petition their Dean of […]

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CCSC: On Study Days and Elections

Once again we bring you the latest from last night’s CCSC meeting: Though there was no evidence of post-election fatigue, last night’s CCSC meeting stayed at a tight 75 minutes, with the focus on two topics. First, the council discussed the “compromise” resolution in front of the University Senate that would allow students to reschedule […]

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SGA Roundup – Funding for Greek Life Denied

Last night’s SGA meeting focused on funding for BC Greek life. At present, SGA does not fund groups that require dues, as per their constitution. Student Activities Fees given by the SGA can only go to events that serve the broader communities; the possibility of a Greek public list serve was discussed, which would make […]

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ESC: Study Days, Senate Takeovers, and Scary Dorm Storming

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s hot and heavy ESC meeting. Study Days madness never, ever ends: ESC passed the Academic Calendar Proposal that would begin school before Labor Day. Jim Applegate, Education Committee Chair, commented to Whitney Green that he based his proposal to remove the election day break on the Facebook petition, Petition […]

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The Councils Draw on the Power of PowerPoint

As part of the ongoing efforts to persuade the faculty to end the exam calendar debacle, the student councils have decided that numbers just might be persuasive and have created a PowerPoint presentation to outline just how many ways ending exams on December 23rd makes no sense. Instead, the presentation calls for starting the school […]

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Bwoglines: On Your Way Out

It’s time for everyone to leave Butler. (Spec) The Columbia bubble isn’t good for our reputation. (Huffington Post) Paterson set the standard for the position of Governor. (Huffington Post) Maybe next year we won’t have to go home on Christmas Eve. (Spec) The government’s answer to helping us all stay healthy. (Huffington Post)

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Faculty Care About Study Days, Too

ESC President Whitney Green reported that the faculty have submitted an independent study day proposal to the University Senate to eliminate the election day break and convert those days to study days. Their proposal also calls for holding finals on weekends. Senator Rajat Roy commented that when student proposals come up against faculty proposals in […]

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CCSC: Smoking Ban, Study Days, and the Sexiness of Justice

Satow Room Bureau Chief James Downie brings you the latest from CCSC: The Freedom to Light Up: The only voting matter before the council last night was a smoking ban resolution declaring CCSC’s opposition to a campus-wide ban. The resolution, from 2011 VP Sean Udell, 2012 Class Rep Kenny Durrell and University Senator Tim Lam, […]

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Student Gov Roundup: College Days, Study Days, and Puppies!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the latest news from Student Government! CCSC: VP for Campus Life Deysy Ordonez outlined the much-anticipated schedule for College Days, the CC version of E-Week, which will start April 9. Among the highlights: all College Days events, including King’s Ball, will be completely free, Tuesday will see a live […]

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Possible Progress on Study Days Mess

One or two (but certainly not three!) of you had something to say about last semester’s unfortunate Study Day(s?) timing. No one wants to study for Econometrics two days before Christmas, so Marisa Rama and Jordan Hewson, both CC ’12, created a Facebook group as a form of petition against future years following the same […]

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Study Days Open Thread

As you may have seen on Ye Olde Facebook, a “Petition to Change Columbia University Winter Break Calendar” has received over 1800 signatures since being started a few days ago. At the same time, with the (at least temporary) death of Bored@Butler, some commenters have asked us for an open thread, if only for more […]

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