The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
Midterms are upon us (or have already happened), time flies when you’re stressed. Here’s some news you missed while you were cramming for you midterm you forgot about until the night before.
Happening in the World: The Hayabusa2 Spacecraft (previously known as the hopping space boy in this bwogline!) has successfully retrieved a sample from the asteroid Ryugu. In order to collect a sample, Hayabusa2 fired a .2 ounce bullet tantalum “bullet” into the asteroid, kicking up dust. It then used its “sampling horn” to funnel the […]
Happening in the World: Thirteen same-sex couples in Japan have filed a lawsuit in Japan, alleging that the country’s rejection of same-sex marriages violates their constitutional rights.
Happening in the World: One would think a world map would include all countries on Earth, but New Zealand seems to elude mapmakers across the globe. Ikea had to apologize when a Redditor posted a picture from a Washington, D.C Ikea, where they noticed the BJÖRKSTA world map did not include New Zealand. Fortunately (and […]
Happening in the World: According to National Weather Service radar, a meteorite is thought to have landed near Viñales, Cuba. Residents reported sounds of a large explosion, but a meteorite has yet to be confirmed as the cause of the sound. The NWS tracked the descent of the meteorite using their radar located in the […]
Happening in the World: In the Indian state of Gujarat, officials have begun the removal of approximately 300 crocodiles from a reservoir next to the 182-meter statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Since its inauguration in October, the world’s tallest statue has become a popular tourist destination. Due to the influx of tourists, these 9-foot reptiles […]
Bwogline: Last Saturday, Patricio Manuel became the first openly trans man to compete in a professional boxing match in the U.S. Manuel, 33, said he’s been in love with the sport since first stepping into the ring when he was in high school. He won the fight against Hugo Aguilar, but the crowd booed and […]
On Friday night, Columbia Astronomy Outreach held their bi-monthly public lecture and stargazing series. Bwogger Mary Clare Greenlees went to find the answer to the old question, does size really matter? Moiya McTrier, a third year Ph.D. student, presented on whether or not size matters when using telescopes, and how it helps with her research […]
Happening in the World: Elvis Presley was stationed in the town of Friedburg, Germany from October 1958 to March 1960 while serving in the United States Army. To celebrate the King of Rock and Roll, Friedberg has used his image to create three pedestrian traffic lights. The ‘walk’ sign has the shadow of Presley dancing, […]
Happening in the World: After Ukraine’s President, Petro Poroshenko assumed martial powers following a ‘maritime skirmish in the Kerch Strait’ in which Russian warships fired on Ukrainian navy vessels, he issued an order barring Russian men of military age from entering the country. On Friday, Poroshenko tweeted that this was done in order to prevent […]
Happening in the World: On Thursday, two of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet ministers “quit her government.” This included Dominic Raab, the chief negotiator on the withdrawal from the European Union. These decisions not only predict doom for Brexit, but also for her leadership. Raab’s departure has the ability to damage May’s authority, as it […]
Happening in the World: On Friday, former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos was sentenced to a minimum of 42 years in prison for creating private foundations to hide money she and her husband stole from the Philippines while in power. The government successfully recovered $658 million that was hidden in Swiss financial institution, […]
Get your Bwoglines here! Straight to your email! With little to no effort, what’s not to love? Happening in the World: On Thursday, the Parliament of Ethiopia unanimously voted to elected Sahle-Work Zewde as President. She is the first woman to ever be elected to the position, although it is considered to be a primarily ceremonial […]
Last night, Columbia Astronomy Outreach held their bi-monthly lecture and stargazing series. This week’s guest was Jana Grcevich, who received her Ph.D. in Astronomy from Columbia and now works as a freelance Data Scientist and author. Hear what Bwogger Mary Clare Greenlees thought about the Vacation Guide to the Solar System. After a Friday filled […]