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A glance backward

Our correspondent wades through the morass of Reunion 2007, last weekend’s get-together for 60 years of Columbia and Barnard grads. The annual tri-college reunion brings with it myriad opportunities for the enterprising summer student. For the social climber, it is a chance to establish some gainful contacts with potentially loaded and influential alumni. For the […]

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The GW Hatchet, George Washington University’s student newspaper, is reporting that GW President (and ’59 Columbia grad, pictured) Stephen Joel Trachtenberg will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Commencement. The list of recipients also includes Aharon Barak, former Israeli Supreme Court President, and CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux. UPDATE: According to the official list, […]

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Those of you who were around last year may remember Kate Berthold C’06. The three-time V-Show star, Tea Party improv cast member, writer and performer of the one-woman “Samantha Show” as her senior thesis, B&W Campus Character and part of the legendary Prangstgrüp lecture musical has moved on to her next role in life: starring […]

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“Columbians” miscredited, discredited, and, well, just plain credited, worldwide: Spike Lee has certainly stalked our campus before. First, it was to use Hamilton Hall in a scene of Malcom X (to serve as Harvard, of all places). Later, Bwog discovered he was ducking into the same building for evening Lit Hum sessions. Now, a Chicago […]

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One of our more distinguished alumni (excerpted): “I’m a liar and a cheat and a thief and the ultimate manipulator. … I tell lies every day, man,” the 40-year-old actor says in the February issue of Men’s Journal magazine. “And when I say I’m phenomenally manipulative, I am.”   Fox, who is now starring opposite […]

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Crashing the Awards

You may have seen the fat ad supplement in the Spec the other day about the John Jay Awards, which brought in $1.2 million for Columbia last night. Bwog freelancer Addison Anderson has the story from the ground level.  Last night I went to Cipriani on 42nd Street to introduce Eric Foner at the John […]

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R.I.P. Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins, the nationally syndicated columnist and Columbia Journalism School graduate, died of cancer at the age of 61 today. Ivins, a witty Texan,  was known throughout her life for an unpretentious, down-to-earth style as well as her strong, self-proclaimed liberal views. Most recently, Ivins had written in strong opposition to President Bush and his […]

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Tuesday Trinkets

Herein dumpeth Bwog various unrelated chunks of news, information, and gossip… SoA Films Score Big Three films produced by School of the Arts alums have received major accolades. At the Sundance Film Festival, Padre Nuestro, written and directed by Christopher Zalla and produced by Ben Odell (both SoA ’04) took the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic […]

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Whacko Alums Who Amuse and Inspire Wayne Allyn Root, C’83, is considering running on the Libertarian ticket during the next presidential election. More importantly, he has gotten rich by peddling crap, and he knows it. Nevertheless, after a career involving sports news, TV production, gambling, and writing best-selling books such as Millionaire Republican (part of subtitle: “Why Rich […]

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The Books of Moses

At the same time as the Manhattanville debate is increasingly becoming polarized, Columbia is at the center of another controversy concerning urban planning.  This time, the subject is the historical legacy of Robert Moses, who earned his Ph.D. at Columbia in 1914.  Moses was responsible for the construction of many of New York City’s highways, […]

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Last week, Bwog brought you the daring discoveries of Columbia’s most intrepid research scientists; two weeks ago we uttered our approval (or lack thereof) for newsworthy alums. This week, we bring Columbia’s finest faculty and awesomest alumni together in a feature uncreatively titled Monday Medley. Theatre of the Deterred, Honors for the Deserved Perhaps the […]

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Continuing Bwog’s rare tradition of saluting the sons and daughters of Alma Mater, we would like to take the time to recognize the achievements (and stupefying failures) of some of Columbia’s most recent headline-making alumni. We begin with Lee Phil-sang, a Korean journalist who earned his M.A. and Ph.D. here. Lee was just selected to become […]

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Andy Bean, CC ’01, is one of the gentlemen of the Two-Man-Gentlemen-Band. Together with Fuller Condon (CC ’00) they perform ‘Up-Tempo, Original, Old-Time, Two-Man Music at a reasonable volume.’ Bwog Staffer Brendan Ballou asked Mr. Bean a lot about kazoos. So what’s the Two-man-Gentlemen-Band? The two is an Americana band. We play country and Dixieland […]

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Que bonita bandera

John Heffernan (see comment #12), G’76 checks in from the real world with a question for Bwog and the Columbia masses: Has anyone missed the pretty blue flag on top of Barnard? Where could she have gone? It so nice to have her around. Anyone care to speculate?

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Selling Out

Tao Tan reports: The Alexander Hamilton Medal, an award presented annually to accomplished CC alums at a $600-a-plate dinner, is now available on eBay. As a paperweight.

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