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Reminder: Your Professors Are Smart

Although maybe every so often you forget that.  In the last few weeks, many of our esteemed professors have published articles, perhaps to squeeze ’em in before the school year starts.  Read on and tell us what we missed in the comments. Cris Beam, Creative Writing: Just Holding On Through The Curves (NYTimes) I didn’t give birth […]

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Bwoglines: Building Pressure Edition

Andrew Delbanco’s new book about college shows certain fields to be under pressure of becoming obsolete. (WBUR) President Obama spoke at the University of Colorado about the rising pressures of student debt.  And got pizza at a local bar.  Here’s to hoping he stops by 1020 after Barnard commencement. (Denver Post, 9News) Trey Ellis proves […]

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Andrew Delbanco to Receive National Humanities Medal

President Obama will present Prof. Delbanco, Director of The Center for American Studies, with a 2011 National Humanities Medal on Monday.  According to the White House, Delbanco earned the award for, “his insight into the American character, past and present.” Below is a list of Delbanco’s fellow medal recipients: 2011 National Medal of Arts Will […]

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LectureHop: America’s Exceptional Literature

On July 3rd, 1776, the inhabitants of the American colonies were British.  The next day, they were American.  Their writing, however—what we now call “American literature”—did not appear quite so suddenly. English Professor Ezra Tawil tackled the issue last night in a lecture entitled “American Exceptionalism and the Question of Style,” along with Department bigwigs […]

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O The Humanities!

   Photo Via the New York Times Although Core-crunched Columbians may not realize it, collegiate study of the humanities has suffered through an acute downturn, with fewer and fewer undergrads opting for degrees in the liberal arts. In a recent Times article, Professor Andrew Delbanco, who has had a lot to say about education as […]

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AltSpec: Six Degrees (and Soros)

Columbians and their associates spent the last week expounding their well-honed opinions on everything.  From the Core and finance we find ourselves traipsing across a vast field of subjects, much like Frontiers.  Raised on words, we now present AltSpec: The Epic Narrative.  Photo via phys.ufl.edu Bwog’s favorite horn-rimmed glasses wearer Andrew Delbanco sounded off about […]

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Delbanco Reflects on a Fateful Election

Andrew Delbanco, Columbia’s favorite English professor and just about everybody’s favorite social critic, has put down his more customary meditations on Melville, Lincoln and the like and instead pens his reflections on this year’s election in the current issue of The New York Review of Books.  Although he focuses on what he calls the “race […]

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Parallel Lives

Bwogger Armin Rosen admits that this brief survey of people with the same name as other people who happen to be Columbia professors is random as hell, but bear with him. I’ve never read Dostoevsky’s The Double, but I assume the story goes a little something like this: a successful English professor is wrongfully accused […]

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Lecture Hopping: What to do with the Undergrads

In the spirit of educating us all into better human beings, American Studies Department Head Andrew Delbanco–who’s been writing up a storm recently– convened a conference yesterday entitled “The future of Undergraduate Education: A conference on college: who goes? Who pays? And what should students learn?” Bwog correpondent Armin Rosen reports. Columbia College dean Austin […]

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