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SGA Election Results For 2020-2021

The results of the election for Barnard’s Student Government Association for 2020-2021 are in!

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Columbia University Marching Band To Dissolve Following Anonymous Confessions

The Columbia University Marching Band (CUMB) has announced that it will be dissolving and not functioning in any respect.

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UPDATE: Organic Chemistry Suspends Tablet Requirement For Test-Taking

Organic Chemistry classes will require students who do not already have one to purchase an iPad (or similar tablet) for the purpose of taking examinations, according to an email sent to students at 11 pm last night. Update 9/3/2020 at 1:23 pm EST: Professors Phillips and Doubleday have announced that they will be suspending the […]

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Columbia And Barnard Announce Entirely Online Fall 2020

Emails from Barnard and Columbia’s presidents announced that all classes will be online in joint emails sent to students on Friday, recommending that students withdraw from university housing, and plan to follow their courses from home.

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University Ratifies Columbia Postdoctoral Workers’ (CPW-UAW) Tentative Agreement

At 12 pm on August 10, Interim Provost Ira Katznelson announced in an email to the Columbia community that the University has ratified the 2020 Columbia Postdoctoral Workers-UAW Memorandum of Agreement, the last step needed for the provisions negotiated by the union to be implemented.

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Barnard Outlines Campus And Community Safety Procedures

In light of the pandemic and a recent uptick in robberies in the area, Barnard sent an email to students outlining new safety procedures and emphasizing the necessity of commonplace safety practices. Highlights include several entrance closures and a new rideshare partnership with Via offering FREE rides within the Morningside Heights area.

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Barnard Announces Plans For Students’ Return To Campus

Yesterday afternoon, Barnard released their plans for move-in and initial quarantine procedures for upper-class students. All first-years and sophomores are invited back to live in the dorms, as well as juniors and seniors who have been granted a Housing Exception.

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Barnard Outlines Specific Plans To Work Toward Racial Equity

Barnard President Sian Beilock released a statement outlining Barnard’s ongoing mission addressing inequality and racism at the school.

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At 5 pm on July 27, Executive Vice President of Arts & Science and Dean of the Faculty Amy Hungerford sent an email to graduate students and faculty instructors encouraging them to teach more classes in a hybrid or in-person format, despite the many risks associated with holding in-person classes.

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Columbia To Pursue Legal Action Against ICE

After promises of defending international students, President Bollinger announces he will pursue legal action against ICE in a statement made by the Office of University Life on July 9th.

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Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This afternoon, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year, following Barnard President Sian Beilock’s announcement earlier today. In a follow-up to the announcement, he also clarified Columbia’s stance on the recent ICE restrictions on international students.

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Barnard College Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This morning, Barnard President Sian Beilock announced plans for the school for the 2020-2021 academic year, following plans announced by other universities yesterday.

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Youngest Suspect In The Tess Majors Investigation Sentenced

The youngest suspect in the Tess Majors investigation was sentenced to 18 months under the custody of the Administration of Children’s Services following a guilty plea to one count of first-degree robbery.

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Updates On The Tess Majors Investigation Since March

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and turmoil in the New York City juvenile detention system, the youngest suspect awaits sentencing after pleading guilty for his involvement in the death of Barnard student Tess Majors. 

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Racist Messages In FIJI GroupMe Surface, Involved Members Asked To Disaffiliate

On Saturday night, Bwog received screenshots of messages from the GroupMe of Columbia’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).

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