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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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This month, students from the Coalition Against Gentrification published a document entitled “Understanding Columbia University’s Expansion into West Harlem: An Activist’s Guide.” The guide aims to bring together all of the disparate information on Columbia’s expansion into one easily accessible resource. The document includes census data and statistics on the neighborhoods surrounding Columbia, as well as information […]

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The first issue of The Blue and White is still hanging around campus! In case you missed the issue in print, Bwog humbly hosts this edition of the magazine’s regular feature, The Conversation, in which it interviews notable figures around New York. This time around, senior editor Claire Sabel, CC ’13, headed to the Hungarian Pastry Shop […]

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ECAASU 2013 came to Columbia and had its opening ceremony on Friday night, various workshops and forums on Saturday afternoon, and a kickin’ after-party last night. Sarah Thompson*, appreciator of all things Asian, braved the stares to check out the opening ceremonies. ECAASU, the East Coast Asian Association Student Union, is kind of a big […]

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The Dark Night holds many mysteries, not least among them the delibility of chalk. The following sentence is true. The following sentence is true. The following sentence is true. The first sentence in this list is false. Did the chalk last through the night?

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Frenetic Fall Fun

You may have missed your chance to get a balloon animal, but take heart, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around campus. Occupy CU is holding a protest outside of the Law School, calling on Michael Sovern, former CU prez and current chair of Sotheby’s, to end the worker lockout. The crowd was […]

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CCSC holds weekly meetings. Brian Wagner attended one of them last night. This is what he saw. The meeting opened with a discussion of a new committee. Bureaucracy!  The special committee would tackle co-sponsorship requests. At present, groups requesting co-sponsorships from the different student councils schlep to four different meetings to present their case. If a new committee […]

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Fresh Tunez

Bwog received this Auto-Tuned gem by Ben Kaplan, CC ’14. “The Finalz Song” deals with the trials of Butler, the Bible, and fighting for survival. A sample lyric: Just better get the flashcards out your calculators and all them granola bars out and do not think I’m going home until the starz out we about […]

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One Love

The College Democrats are on Low Steps now for the first event of their Students Advancing Marriage Equality (SAME) campaign. Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, State Assemblyman for District 69 (aka Rosie O’Donnell’s brother), will be speaking at the event at noon!

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“Tonight,” declared one of the Take Back the Night organizers before the march, “we reclaim the streets!” And for the 21st time, anti-sexual violence marchers (about 200 this year) took to the streets around campus with a mix of chants and whistles, adding a dose of public emotion to their campaign against sexual violence. Unlike […]

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 – Photo by JCD Jonesing for a good Gaza protest? About 20 members of the Columbia Palestine Forum are out on Low Steps for several hours today, calling for divestment from Israel and other non-contentious ideas. Those looking for more background can check out the LectureHop of last night’s teach-in. If nothing else, they’d appreciate […]

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 -Photo from Ariel Moger For the final installment of this week’s Veritas Forum,whose symbol looks bizarrely similar to the Mac Wireless sign, the group hosted a screening of Justin Dillon‘s film Call and Response and brought Matisyahu, the greatest Jewish reggae singer of all time, for a performance that can only be described as “kick-ass.” […]

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Madonna Constantine sues TC, drama proves to be as eternal as Columbus’ legacy…oh wait… Farewell, evil Columbus Day! Hello, Indigenous Peoples Day! New Yorkers pay a lot of money for food; seem “more than willing to enjoy a bit of gastronomic luxury.” The economy, Columbia’s endowment are “mildly disheartening”: Spec-er has “vague impression” that  “theoretically […]

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