Menu CATEGORIES

Connect with us

CATEGORIES Menu
Posts Tagged with "actual wisdom 2012"
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Peter Awn

Our last  Actual Wisdom takes a radical leap from professors to other really cool people at Columbia. Dean Peter Awn discusses the merits of monasteries, socks, and gives you your daily dose of soul (music). 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. Solon claims you’re not counted happy until you’re in an urn. […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Nathan Pilkington

In our penultimate Actual Wisdom (look out tomorrow night for a super special Dean Wisdom), Nathan Pilkington casually drops his language prowess, explicitly mentions his Southerness, and eschews Columbia lions in favor of another savanna animal. 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. To remind Columbia freshmen that they have reached the start […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Stacey D’Erasmo

1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. I don’t need to justify my existence–I wasn’t responsible for it. But since I’m here, I hope that by the time I’m gone I’ve written a few things and loved a few people well. 2. Your claim to fame (what makes you special?): Oh man — […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Cris Beam

In tonight’s Actual Wisdom, Cris Beam is a synchronized swimming rock star and resists anxiety and frustration. 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. Wow, you’re really hitting on a core anxiety for your first question; you really ask people to justify their very existence? Well, I guess I’d say that aside from […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Nancy Workman

Tonight’s Actual Wisdom has proof of blatant plagiarism, how unsophisticated Columbia students are, and a defiance of question 5. Meet Nancy Workman: 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. I’m quite possibly one of the bestest Core instructors you’ve never heard of. 2. Your claim to fame (what makes you special?): I’ve been […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Jason Fitzgerald

Tonight’s Actual Wisdom proves that you don’t have to have any grey hair to be wise. Jason Fitzgerald laments about metrocard prices and celebrates waffles with us.  1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. I am here to learn, to grow, and to encourage intellectual risk in myself and others. More than that, […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Shamus Khan

Today’s Actual Wisdom: Shamus Khan, expert on farm to table food, authenticity, and not being an asshole.  1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. I teach. Every year I have a chance to influence how hundreds of young people understand the world and themselves. Cheesy? Yes. But I love it (most of the time). […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Reyes Llopis-García

Tonight’s Actual Wisdom brings you a little bit of international wisdom with the words of Reyes Llopis-García, who discusses Finding Nemo and all of the awkward Spanish slip-ups. And makes you feel really good with the last question. 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. Spanish philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955) does […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Herbert Sloan

Tonight’s Actual Wisdom offers sage advice on the relative values of cheeses, more weird clubs professors are part of, and the sinister side of artichokes. 1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. I exist to help undergraduates acquire a credential that this society seems to value. 2. Your claim to fame (what makes […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Gary Okihiro

Tonight’s Actual Wisdom: Gary Okihiro, Comparative Ethnics professor and expert on the Department of Social Formations, humility, and how many times a person can die.  1. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer. Throughout my over thirty-year career, I’ve had to justify my field of study, comparative ethnic studies, repeatedly. Now I’ve got to […]

Read More
All Articles

Actual Wisdom: Anne Prescott

As final papers and exams loom on the horizon, so comes the return of another, happier Columbia tradition: that week where you get to read about your professors’ preferences on cheese and oral sex. Actual Wisdom is back in all its elegant, awkward glory, and kicking it off is Barnard’s own Anne Prescott. Let her […]

Read More

Have Your Say

What should Bwog's new tagline be?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments

My cat understands when i say its too early. He huffed and walks away (read more)
My Cat Doesn’t Care About My Education
September 26, 2020
same with dr. price's cat (read more)
My Cat Doesn’t Care About My Education
September 26, 2020
My cat will interrupt my classes, not because he is hungry, but because he just wants some attention. However, I (read more)
My Cat Doesn’t Care About My Education
September 26, 2020
idk man hunger games sounds kinda sick (read more)
What Should CU’s Admissions Criteria Really Be
September 26, 2020

Comment Policy

The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
  • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
  • Hate speech
  • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
  • Personal information about an individual
  • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
  • Spam or self-promotion
  • Copyright infringement
  • Libel
  • COVID-19 misinformation