With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
On March 30, the University announced that it has added three more members to its Board of Trustees, including Columbia alumni who are trailblazers in the non-profit sector.
Nico Muhly, CCxJ’03 (that’s Columbia-Juilliard Exchange), has worked with Philip Glass, Björk, and Grizzly Bear, among countless others. On October 21, Two Boys, an opera Muhly composed, will have its Metropolitan Opera premiere. Bwog’s resident opera enthusiast Alexandra Svokos was too starstruck to give him a high-five for Veckatimest. Nico Muhly, CCxJ’03, unlike some […]
Barnard grad Ebonie Smith, BC’07, wears many hats–she is a music producer, sound engineer, and musician who both works as a producer for Atlantic Records and owns her very own independent music studio, Eudora House. Ebonie is also the founder of Gender Amplified, a music festival which took place on Barnard’s campus last weekend. Bwog […]
The “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” collection, currently on display at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, is, to say enough, engaging. There’s certainly something subtly exciting about seeing a young William S. Burroughs with a young Jack Kerouac, but it suggests that excitement is better attributed to the subjects’ proto-celebrity rather than quality of […]
Robert Lefkowitz, CC’62 and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons ’66, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry yesterday with Brian K. Kobilka for their hard work studying G-protein coupled receptors. According to the Associated Press, “about half of all medications act on these receptors, including beta blockers and antihistamines, so learning about them will […]
While we’ve come to realize that Columbians may not be the most athletically inclined people, no one can deny that the Olympics are something that the whole world can come together for (mainly because they’re on TV). This year, at least 10 former and current Columbia students and coaches will be competing. Check out who’ll be […]
As you may have heard, the Columbia fencing team is pretty freaking baller. This summer, four of our own fencers will be going to London to compete in the 2012 Olympics. James Williams, CC ’07, was an alternate in Beijing in 2008, where he was called in to help the US win silver. He is […]
Bloomberg Businessweek profiles PrezBo in a new light. (Bloomberg) A blind Chinese blind rights activist escapes “extralegal” house arrest in his rural village; American embassy may or may not be harboring him. (NYT) Ronald Breslow, author of space dinosaurs, is being accused of self-plagiarism; he denies everything. (Nature) Some rich alumnus who credits Columbia with […]
Eli Sanders, CC ’99, just won a Pulitzer for his harrowing feature, “The Bravest Woman in Seattle,” in the Seattle weekly, The Stranger. Bwog called him to figure out how journalism works. Bwog: So what was your major? Eli: Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, I don’t know if they have that anymore. MEALAC? Bwog: […]
Space. The final frontier. That’s true today more than ever, as the space shuttle Endeavour soars into the heavens for the final time (after multiple expensive delays)! Now that Endeavour has launched, after a final flight from the Space Shuttle Atlantis next month, manned space flight in the United States will be grounded for quite some […]
He’s an important guy. Here are some things you should know about him: he founded the New York Post; he went to college here, but did not graduate; he is Michael Cera. If you want to learn even more, a biopic on Alexander Hamilton airs tonight at 10 pm on Channel 13. According to the […]
Nhon Ma CC ’04 has a startup, Tenka! Basically, it’s an app (that’s not really an app) for your phone which lets you get free stuff and sweet deals. Tenka and Korilla—also alumna-owned—have teamed up to give us three free tacos! This deal (steal?) lasts ten days, and is limited. Just as on previous days, […]
Last week, we saved potentially spilled salsa with the guys from Salsabol, and sang soulfully with Tara Priya. This week, Colin Drummond, CC’09, buys a house…on TV. We’ll be posting a few stories about enterprising alums this week and next. If you know an alum doing something worth writing about, tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Colin […]
After college, we all want to change the world, in some small way. Has your life ever been ruined by spilled salsa? Yeah, ours too. Luckily, CC ‘09ers Michael Charley and Tom Stewart have come to the rescue with the Salsabol. A bowl with an elongated lip to push salsa back onto a chip as […]
For those seeking a soulful September jam, Columbia’s latest singing sensation, Tara Priya, CC ’08, offers a nostalgic escape from the autotune avalanche. Her sound is a throwback to the likes of Billie Holiday and Etta James, but never anachronistic. With influences ranging from Tupac to opera, Tara has developed a powerful voice of her […]