New bwogger Alexandra Tsorvas attended a medical school training event that discussed the unequal power dynamics inherent in doctor-patient relationships and how to mitigate them.
New Staff Writer Anna Eggers attended a book talk by Nicole Fleetwood about her new book Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
The strange black piece of modern art in front of Uris is in the process of being taken apart to be refurbished off-campus. The Curl, which you may know as ‘that sculpture everyone says looks like the dollar sign from above,’ will be taken off campus for an unspecified amount of time in an effort to address rust […]
Like us, you probably harbor a burning hatred for the Columbia Business School. Perhaps it’s because they dare claim a building on campus so we have to look at them as they go to class. Perhaps it’s because of that ridiculous sculpture out front, a testament to their lack of culture and also to how they […]
In the Uris Cafe earlier this afternoon, two gentlemen spiffed up in suits had the following exchange: Suit 1: “If you met the perfect girl, would you ditch your girlfriend?” Suit 2: “No way man, the sunk cost is way too high.” To the girls lucky enough to call these men their own, we suggest you try […]
The B-School announced today that they’d received a $100 million donation from businessman and philanthropist Ron Perelman. Perelman is part of the Board of Overseers for the B-School and serves as CEO and chairman of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., which that owns a ton of corporations—including the Revlon make-up company and Scantron, the company […]
SGA’s Rep Council met last night for the first time in a lot of nights in the Diana Center Café. Amid an unusually plentiful amount of baked goods, and guests, discussions both new and overdue were had by all. Bwog’s Barnard Bureau Chief and Resident Baked Goods Bandit Renée Kraiem was, as per usual, there. […]
This week is OccupyCU’s Student Week of Action. Read on for Bwog resident #Occupier Jed Bush’s report on Day Two’s Open Student/Professor Dialogue on Low Steps, the latest in our ongoing coverage of this week’s events. Today’s discussion featured a star-studded lineup of professors that included, among others, Todd Gitlin, Christia Mercer, Paige West, and Rebecca Jordan Young, and […]
Looks like the Business School really did not like the accusations leveled at them in “Inside Job”, the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary about some of the people believed to be accountable for the 2008 financial crisis. The film equally criticized giants of Wall Street and some economists from Columbia, Harvard, NYU, MIT. These academics, including Dean […]
Lawmakers are considering a ban on the use of electronic devices while crossing streets. Should we hold hands too? (NYT) A peach-faced lovebird, native to southwest Africa was found in Morningside, and nobody knows where it came from. (DNAinfo) Good news for B-school kids: apparently MBA job opportunities are on the rise. (Bloomberg) A trophy-for-everyone: […]
Columbia has announced the next step in its plans for Manhattanville. In the wake of a $100 million donation earlier this year, the architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been chosen to design the new Business School. The first architects to win a MacArthur Fellowship will draw up plans for two buildings, some of […]
The dean of CBS wrote an op-ed about taxes. (NYT) Read this disheartening story about buying papers and paper-factory-people in today’s ivory towers. (The Chronicle) NYC’s health commissioner dislikes Camel’s new cigarettes, the ones marketed directly towards hipsters. (NY Daily News) Now NYPD can scan your iris to make sure you’re really you. O brave new […]
All of these things are not like the other! The Hechinger Institute, an independently funded branch of TC, launched an education blog. Your tour guide lied: murder and rape rates rise in NYC. The most recent Jester and Fed are now online. So there’s this group called the Columbia Business School Follies and they made […]
The B-School admissions office answers U.S. News’s questions, unintentionally letting the entire world know how to get in. (U.S. News) University researchers find a link between a healthy diet and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (CBS News) More research finds a gene that causes the growth of “peach fuzz hair”. (Business Week) Local New […]
Item! Somewhere in between stifling the urge to can the Supreme Court and accusing reporters of treason, President Bush has tapped the Business School’s resident inflation dove, Frederic Mishkin, to fill a spot on the Fed’s seven-member board of governors. Why does this matter, besides saving the students who made that music video commiserating with […]