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USenate Plenary: Sex, Money, and Death

Here’s a recap of Friday’s USenate plenary session, in which they discuss sex, money, and death, the three things you “shouldn’t” bring up at a dinner party.

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PrezBo Has A New Right-Hand Man

In a university-wide e-mail, PrezBo has announced that Gerald Rosberg will be Columbia’s new Senior Executive Vice President starting July. Who is the Senior Executive Vice President? Well, he is replacing Robert Kasdin, who left the position to go to Johns Hopkins. Kasdin, described by many as the right hand man to PrezBo, had been […]

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Dean Of Office Of Global Programs To Leave Columbia For Notre Dame

In an email from Dean Valentini, the university has just announced that Michael Pippenger, Dean of the Office of Global Programs, will be departing for a position at the University of Notre Dame. Pippenger originally came to Columbia College in 2006 as the Dean of Fellowship Programs, and later became the Dean of Undergraduate Global Programs […]

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High Hopes, Low Expectations

Yesterday, PrezBo announced that Low will get a bit more crowded come autumn—a fresh face will fill the newly-created role of Executive Vice President for Student Affairs and report directly to the president. University Senators Akshay Shah, SEAS ’14, and Matthew Chou, CC ’14, note that the creation of this position is essentially a direct […]

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Columbia’s Ever-changing Bureaucracy

Update, 12:05 pm: CCSC President Daphne Chen has reached out to us to note that CCSC member Kareem Carryl is responsible for getting the changes made, in order to “help students feel like administrators do care at least a little about students’ lives and achievements.” Thanks, Kareem! It has come to Bwog’s intensely wanted attention that Dean’s […]

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Kasdin Breaks Up Student and Administrative Services

The often elusive and multi-faceted Robert Kasdin, Columbia’s Senior Executive Vice President—aka PrezBo’s right-hand man—sent out the following email to members of CU’s administration, shaking up positions and some of the bureaucracy, most notably the Student and Administrative Services division. While these changes have the potential to trim down Columbia’s sprawling bureaucracy by placing a […]

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A Look into the Policy and Planning Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Moody-Adams’ reasons for resigning probably surrounded decisions made by the Policy and Planning Committee (PPC) of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). Executive Vice President Nicholas Dirks focused his reaction to the dean’s condemnation of FAS on defending the PPC and stressing that whatever Moody-Adams found objectionable has not been set in stone. We’re […]

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2011 CCSC Candidate Debate Recap

Last night, Alex Jones, a Bwogger who wonders what the Beats would think about an official CCSC debate in their once-legendary hangout, checked out the Spec-sponsored Q&A. The three parties running for the CCSC Executive Board in next week’s elections went head-to-head at Havana Central… The master of ceremonies, Sam Roth, took almost a minute […]

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New ABC Board Elected

Yesterday, the new ABC executive board was elected! The ABC funds (non-political, -spiritual, or -activist) student groups on campus. It’s the opposite of SGB. Winners are below. Congratulations! Start groveling for money folks. President: Daniel Brown, CC ’12 VP: John O’Shea, CC ’13 Treasurer: Chloe Ruan, SEAS ’13 Secretary: Christine Byun, CC ’14

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But This Is Like A Tradition!

Bwog has seen Butler camping and even orated on its behalf.  But if you’re in CC or SEAS, today you received an email from your senators which may threaten that sacred masochistic rite. Amidst standard student government “we want to hear what you want” business-as-usual, Bwog found this bit: Libraries and Technology – Contact: Kenny […]

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Know Your Rights (About Candles)

Happy Holidays! Barnard Housing sent out an email yesterday, just in time for the start of Chanukah, notifying students that not only are they forbidden to light candles in their room, simple possession is also forbidden. Even if you’re just holding them for a friend, it’s against the rules, kids. In its divine wisdom, however, […]

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ESC: Community (Food & Juice)

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s ESC meeting. Theresa Martinez, Dean of Community and Multicultural Affairs, spoke at last night’s Engineering Student Council meeting. She was hired last year to help foster a greater sense of Columbia University community. Dean Martinez explained that she is currently working on the open housing policy, the CUEMS proposal, […]

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SGA: Waterless Water Fountains! Bureaucracy!

The SGA met Monday night. Bwog’s Raph Debenedetti got the scoop on water fountains. Be warned! Some water fountains in the Diana do not provide water. Do your duty and report any deficient water fountains! Delta Gamma will be hosting a fashion show for charity this Saturday, 8 p.m., in LeFrak. Tickets are $5. Dean […]

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Leaving The Bubble: Bureaucracy Edition

A lot of study abroad applications are due this Friday, October 1, and if you happen to be a member of the Class of 2012 eager to leave Morningside next semester, your days have been filled with a few extra doses of Existential Crisis and lots of paperwork. Here are a few tips to make your […]

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Do You Support Gender Neutral Housing?

Following Columbia administration’s decision to postpone the implementation of a gender neutral housing policy that was expected to be in place for the 2010-2011 academic year, the students who introduced the plan – EAAH President Avi Edelman (CC ’11) GendeRevolution President Miranda Elliot (CC ’10), 2011 VP Sean Udell (CC ’11) and 2010 VP for […]

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