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P/D/F Policy: Bwog Staff Opines

All the cool kids have been talking about the mandatory freshman P/D/F policy that’s circling the administration rounds, waiting to become official mandate. The Spec editorial board has officially endorsed the policy, and Bwog’s official classroom/dorm room census has heard opinions ranging from ecstatic to furious. To throw in our two cents to the conversation, […]

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LectureHop: Lydia Davis On Translation

On Tuesday night in 413 Dodge, Susan Bernofsky, director of Literary Translation at Columbia (LTAC), held a conversation with Lydia Davis.  At a Columbia Summer Program in high school, Alexandra Svokos was told to read Davis, fell in love, and natch was there on Tuesday. There’s no way to say it without sounding pretentious: I […]

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LectureHop: Fedspeak

Columbia’s University Lecture was held on Monday at 6 pm in Low.  Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, gave a lecture entitled “Fedspeak: Does It Matter How Central Bankers Explain Themselves?”  Syntax and grammar enthusiast Alexandra Svokos heard the answer. Much as Michael Woodford cares about how bankers explain themselves, he cares […]

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WTF, Columbia: Building Community?

Last month, we had our first “WTF, Columbia” post, detailing intricate complaints about the school.  This time around, Bwog Editor Alexandra Svokos (#transparency) divulges on an interesting experience.  If you have a story you’d like to share about Columbia pushing you around, email tips@bwog.com or use our anonymous form.  Anonymity guaranteed. I love this school. […]

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CUPAL Presents: Opera Untapped

CUPAL Presents: Opera Untapped was this past Thursday and Friday night in the Lerner Black Box. Our world-famous opera connoisseur and critic, Alexandra Svokos, was in the audience. Experience the enchantment! If you happen to know me at all, you know I want nothing more than a world in which everyone is a loud and […]

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The 1020 Murals

After a police sting involving a 19-year-old who looks 30, 1020 might lose its liquor license.  In honor of all those late nights spent hunched over sticky booths—whether there’re to be more of them or not—Bwog Editor Alexandra Svokos writes about the 1020 murals in this month’s issue of The Blue and White. “Why, yes, […]

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LectureRant: George Papandreou, Bailouts and Ballots

The latest in the World Leaders Forum The annual Silver Lecture at SIPA featured former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, who served a turbulent term from October 2009 until his resignation in November 2011.  Last night in the Altschul Auditorium, Bwog’s resident Greek Alexandra Svokos got frustrated. The last time I asked my grandfather, who […]

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In Defense Of Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Bwog wants you to stop grumbling and be happy.  We enlisted Alexander Pines and Alexandra Svokos to cover both sides of the argument—Alexander has barely been single since he was 14, while Alexandra has avoided relationships since she was 14.  Will you please stop posting Adele gifs, please? Alexander: Sure you like […]

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The Best of All Possible College Candides

CMTS’s Candide will be performed again at the Lerner Black Box tonight and tomorrow at 8 pm.  Last night, Alexandra Svokos checked out the premiere. As Shelley Farmer, BC’14, director of Candide says in her playbook note, the show is “a nightmare to stage.”  With wars, castles, and locales from Uruguay to Portugal to Turkey, it is […]

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LectureHop: Art and State

In the latest World Leaders Forum, cohosted by Maison Francaise and the School of the Arts, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor in the French Embassy in the U.S., and recently resigned National Endowment of the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, in his final public appearance in the position, discussed their respective country’s relations between the government and […]

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LectureHop: A Conversation with William C. Dudley

Last night, in front of the imposing view from the top floor of the International Affairs Building, William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, was right on the money with his insights into the Fed and our economy. Bwog’s Economic Expert Alexandra Svokos was there to report. I […]

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A Dreary Evening Warmed by Classical Music

Last night at 6 pm, as part of the Music at St. Paul’s series, the Columbia Classical Performers held their first concert of the season hardly a month into the academic year.  Bwog sent its Sonorous Sounds Sleuth Alexandra Svokos to investigate. In case you don’t recall, it was a blustery, cold night yesterday.  There […]

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LectureHop: A Conversation with the Honorable Sheila C. Bair

Yesterday at 6 pm in Low, the Columbia Program for Economic Research hosted the Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC from 2006-2011.  Teacher’s pet Alexandra Svokos did her best to be a good econ major. The Hon. Sheila C. Bair had the honor of being head of the FDIC during the most […]

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In Defense of… Heels in Butler

Think heels in Butler only cause loud noises and excessive classiness? Think again! Fatal fashionista Alexandra Svokos explains why these boots were made for walking in the library. You hear those click-clacking scrapes walking up and down 209 and you cringe, wondering what on earth would inspire some girl to wear heels to the library. […]

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An Update On Columbia Global Centers

  Columbia Global Centers (CGC) have been busy establishing themselves.  With eight centers across the world in Chile, Brazil, France, Jordan, Kenya, Turkey, India, and China, the directors are finding exactly how they can best fit in to the Columbia sphere.  To that end, a week-long Directors’ Summit was held last week, closing with a […]

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