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PSA: Special Interest Community Applications Due Sunday

Are you a freshman or sophomore who is into Jazz Music or sustainability (or some other “special interest”)? Want to live in the same dorm as Kerouac (or maybe just a nice brownstone)? Want to avoid the drama of the housing lottery and live with a bunch of other people who have similar passions as you […]

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Renick Speaks On Resignation

Bwog spoke with former Greek Judicial Board (GJB) Chairman Matthew Renick about his resignation following the decision on the 114th street brownstones. The GS/JTS student is former President of AEPi. In interview below, Renick explains himself.  Bwog: Do you think the statement was appropriate? Do you regret sending it? Renick: No, I do not regret […]

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Season’s Greetings from The B&W

Bwog and The Blue & White extend a hearty CONGRATULATIONS to AXO, Lambda, and Q House on their new digs at 536, 542, and 546 114th Street, respectively.  We’re excited to see how they make use of them for themselves and the community at large.  For now, you can see this preview (our Postcard from Morningside!) from […]

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Prime Real Estate Opportunity Opens Up On 114th St

If you and 20ish of your closest friends have always dreamed of having a giant common room/basement/stairwell to call your own, the time has finally come to put yourselves at the mercy of the Brownstone Committee. Applications to live in the space for the 2013-2014 school year are officially open. These brownstones, formerly occupied by frats […]

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Brownstone Committee Announced

First, a recap. The 114th Brownstones have seen a lot of action. After saying goodbye to Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, and Psi Upsilon at the end of Spring 2011 following Operation Ivy League, 536, 542 and 546 W. 114th opened their doors to a variety of transfer, wait list, and summer transfer students for […]

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Decide Who Gets the Brownstones

Who deserves to live in the brownstones on 114th street: FiJi, still exiled to EC; AXO, the only [PanHel] sorority without a house; a special interest community? Figure it out soon, because you might get to decide—or at least assist with making recommendations for a final decision! Terry Martinez, Dean of Community Development and Multicultural […]

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It Begins

Potentially bad news, Columbia: Room Selection is closer than you think. In fact, registration opens March 1st. Chances are you’ve already dirtied your hands at choosing friends. Since things are really coming down to the wire, we’re here with two new developments which might help you out: the fates of the frat brownstones and Open […]

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CCSC: Student Initiatives, Housing, and Unpaid Bills

Senior Satow Correspondents Sarah Ngu and Maren Killackey report from this week’s CCSC meeting. They recap a student-run wellness initiative, financial aid communication and reform, the possibility of junior regroup during housing, a vegan composter, and brownstones for general lottery. Student Wellness Project Karishma Habbu, the Student Services Rep, and Wilfred Chan,  yourCCSC.com webmaster, unveiled the Student […]

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Animal House, Tamed

Admit it. You’re a little jealous of those elusive few with summer transfer housing who now get to shack up in one of the frat-houses-cum-dormitories on 114th. Check out their new digs, sans sticky floors (we hope)—the former Psi U house, pictured below. Update: The building formerly known as Pike is available for your visual […]

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Theft in Theta

Last night, Bwog spotted a public safety officer guarding the door to Theta’s brownstone. We’ve learned from tipsters that an unidentified male walked into Theta yesterday, pretended to be friends with one of the girls, stole three four laptops, and left. Later that evening, Director of Residential Programs Stephanie Nixon sent an email to the […]

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Scarcity of Singles Explained

How exactly did the prospects for General Selection get so dire?  Director Guru of Housing and Bwog’s new best friend Joyce Jackson explained that of course “it is always hard to say how many people will drop down to General from Suite Selection.” While she noted that fewer students have been moving off campus in […]

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UPDATE: Fraternities to Lose Brownstones

Bwog’s been in touch with Student Affairs about last night’s news. Here’s what they had to say: Bwog: What’s going to happen to the brownstones? Student Affairs: The rooms in the brownstones will become part of general assignment for the 2011-2012 academic year, after the undergraduate housing lottery takes place. (In other words, the rooms […]

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Fraternities Connected to Drug Bust to Lose Housing

The fraternities with members involved in Operation Ivy League—Alpha Epsilon Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Psi Upsilon—will lose their housing come next fall, according to Spec. A source in Pike says that Kevin Shollenberger confirmed to the fraternity today that its brownstone will be emptied in the Fall; members of the other frats have said the […]

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