On Thursday, April 14, Marianne Williamson addressed a lecture hall packed with Columbia University students. Covering topics from capitalism to Christ and psychic health to sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, Williamson dazzled the crowd with her unique outlook and powerful personal presence.
While graphic novels are often viewed in popular culture as a juvenile form of media, the discussion panel Violence, Politics, and the Graphic Novel highlights the extraordinary power they have for communicating complex and uncomfortable realities to a wider audience.
It’s NSOP, which means new students are flocking to campus, eager to learn more about life at their new school. The 2018 Disorientation Guide is here to give them more information about the place they’ll be spending the next four years at. The Disorientation Guide is a collaboration between the Barnard Zine Club and student activists, […]
Are you a black-identifying individual attending Barnard College? Want to hear from fellow black-identifying Barnard students and alumni? Bold, Beautiful, Black at Barnard will be happening from today up until Wednesday with various events throughout the three days! Below is the schedule for each of the events and panels that will be held for you to […]
Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this extremely busy reading week are below. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to […]
Last night, SisterSpit, “a night of storytelling and poetry” hosted by Barnard Student Life, kicked off the semester with powerful performances from students and guests alike. Staff Writer Zöe Sottile attended the event and wrote about her experience there. As its contribution to MLK Legacy Week, Barnard Student Life hosted its third annual SisterSpit yesterday. Though […]
Campus group No Red Tape (NRT) is hosting a Survivors Week of events, talks, and performances aimed “to raise awareness about the issues faced by survivors of sexual and dating violence both on and off campus.” Highlights include: today (Monday’s) 8-10 pm talk with Professor Christia Mercer on justice and incarcerated survivors. The event is […]
UPDATED 7:06 p.m: Hundreds gathered on Low beginning at 5 pm this evening to protest Trump’s immigration ban. The protest lasted until 6:20 pm (though scheduled to end at 6). Starting now, protesters are taking the subway to 59th Street and Columbus Circle to march downtown. This march will include students from five different NYC […]
Columbia and Barnard students hit the streets in both NYC and Washington to protest Trump on Saturday, January 21. We sent senior staffer Sarah Dahl to our nation’s capital get the scoop on why students attended the Women’s March there, what they thought of it, and what their goals are looking forward. Though New York […]
Earlier today, a group of students demonstrated in front of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house on 114th Street in response to our release of screenshots from a wrestling team GroupMe. Kappa Delta Rho, also known as KDR, is widely considered the “athlete” frat, and numerous wrestlers are members. Three of the protesters held a sign stretched in […]
The Disorientation Guide is back for NSOP 2016. Made by student activists, the “zine’s” purpose is to familiarize new students with campus activism and educate them on the various causes and how they can get involved. You can check out the 2016 guide here. This new version pulls from the 2014 iteration, re-purposing content such […]
Our next senior wisdom comes to you from your favorite SJP babe Shezza Abboushi Dallal on activism at Columbia and Barnard’s best bathroom. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Shezza Abboushi Dallal, Barnard College, History, Beirut, Lebanon Claim to fame: You might know me as the benevolent dictator of the non-hierarchical, democratic students’ organization Columbia Students for […]
The Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) met last evening with the Board of Trustees to discuss a proposal CDCJ has written “for divestment from the top 200 publicly-traded fossil fuel companies,” according to an email CDCJ wrote Bwog last night. CDCJ sent the proposal to Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI). The […]
Tonight on campus there will be a teach-in to get students to mobilize for the Fight for 15, a national movement of fast-food and other low-wage workers calling for their right to unionize and to earn $15/hour. The teach-in is in preparation for the planned National Day of Action on April 15th. Tonight, Professor Matthew Vaz will be […]
Whether it’s attending drunken FroSci lectures or showing up to Tunisian talks, Bwog loves to learn in the classroom and beyond. We sent Poetry Professional Briana Bursten to check out Justice Poetry: Readings and Discussion with Claudia Rankine, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Messiah. Read about her evening of learning and listening below! A genuine feeling of reverence was evident as individuals from various […]