It was like Ad Astra, but instead of embarking on a journey through space to find my long-lost dad, I went to the basement of John Jay Hall and came face-to-face with myself.
Bwogger Daniel Ortega-Venni has a message of support and personal suffering for all those students with tight breaks between classes.
We’re back with Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly curated list of interesting STEM-related talks, symposiums, and events happening on campus. For science and non-science majors alike, our list will bring you events that will satisfy your
New Bwogger and first-year student Joanna Yu attended the keynote event, From Refugee Children to Climate Change: Global Challenges in an Age of Nationalism, hosted by the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma of Columbia
Baby Bwogger and Barnard First-Year Sarah Perry faced her fear of approaching random people in the dining halls.
Important: U.S. and Russia came to an agreement about Syria’s chemical weapons—one week for information about its weapons. (CNN) Meh: NPR is having some financial troubles. Bwog will still be here for you. (Washington Post) Of regional importance: Bloomberg will remain neutral in the upcoming mayoral elections. “I want to make sure that person is […]
Jeffrey Sachs takes a pot shot. (Business Insider) Bloomberg’s “apple green” Boro taxis get some second thought. (NYT CityRoom) Police brace themselves for the May Day havoc sure to be wrought. (NYMag) The J-School scores $2 million; digital media stuff/innovation will be bought. (Capital) International students’ financial aid: very little. Their tuition contributions? A lot. (Spec) Bwog in […]
We’d like to take this moment to thank our sponsors Bloomberg steps up after Komen for the Cure backs down on breast cancer screening. (The New York Observer) Another type of cancer. (The Raw Story) PrezBo would not be happy with the treatment of journalists yesterday on Capitol Hill. (Huff Po) The economy might just be […]
You survived Lit Hum/CC and your next final is…well, at least a day away. Take a deep breath, give yourself a hug, and enjoy the break from finals by hopping in bed with us for a few minutes before crashing your head back into the deep recesses of your pillow. Remember, this isn’t a Tarantino film: […]
As reported by basically everyone, Stanford has withdrawn its bid to construct a science and engineering campus in New York as part of Mayor Bloomberg’s campaign to reinvigorate the city’s reputation as a technology hub. Proposals from Columbia, Cornell, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon are still under consideration. Originally considered a front-runner in the competition, Stanford […]
You may remember that Columbia is one of the participants in Mayor Bloomberg’s much-publicized competition for the construction of a new science and engineering campus (or two!) somewhere within New York. According to DNA info, Bloomberg recently hinted that of the original seven applications, four have made it past the first cut—though he quickly and mysteriously […]
Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended “Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya […]
Bloomberg’s recent proposal that aims to lure top engineering universities around the world to New York with a pledge of $100 million to be put towards a new campus (either on Governor’s Island, Roosevelt Island, or the Brooklyn Navy Yard) has universities across the country scrambling to send in their applications. Big names that have […]
It’s not even a surprise any more: Apple is tightening its control over the content on its shiny, widely purchased devices. (WSJ) It’s also not even a surprise any more: “Mr. Bloomberg now wants to dominate a new sphere.” The Mayor is expanding his already significant wealth and influence by venturing into the world of opinion […]
Bloomberg loves that The New Yorker thinks only Bloomberg can love Bloomberg, but New Yorkers love Bloomberg, too. (Cityroom) Realizing how greatly the were outnumbered, Wal-Mart bailed on a City Council hearing regarding their own plans to open a store in East New York. (Gothamist, NYT) Since the New York City schools chancellor attends school-closing hearings, […]
On Monday No Labels took over Roone Arledge Auditorium, and Alex Jones was there to check out all of the super-exciting bipartisan action. The event started at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m., and began with an address by the four “founding leaders.” What followed can only be described as uncomfortable. No Labels commissioned Akon […]
Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica due to a problem with Google Maps. Oops! (Gawker) The Feds don’t know if they want you to eat more cheese or less, so they’re helping you do both. (NY Times) Mayor Bloomberg flew all the way to China to have a look around. While there, he said people elected […]
In sports, Columbia Rugby is ranked thirteenth in the nation! (American Rugby News) Columbia gets commended for recycling lots of furniture, keeping it out of landfills! (Technorati) Bloomberg aims to prevent people from spending food stamps on sugary drinks. (The Week) A Long Island Rail Road former engineer is accused of letting a passenger drive […]
This Morningside Heights landlord stole $900,000 in rents, possibly from you! (NY Daily News) This Washington Heights barber cut hair, and also killed people. (NY Post) The New School will expand, and people won’t get that upset. (NYT) Maybe not the best time for an art installation with a fake bomb? (Gothamist) 6,700 NYC schoolteachers […]