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Bwoglines: Take Back Edition

Happening in the World: British authorities arrested another suspect in the Parsons Green subway terrorist attack. (NY Post) Happening in NYC: A man is continually building and rebuilding a series of stone statues along the Hudson river in upper Manhattan. (NY Times) Happening on Campus: Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (aka CDCJ) is having its first open meeting […]

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De-stress From Finals With Illustrations: Activism Edition

As finals season absorbs the very best of us, stealing our sleep and sanity with every hour inside Butler, it’s important to remember to take care and destress. We know Columbia Students aren’t always the best at this, so we’ve decided to help out. Here’s a couple of coloring pages showing the best activism of Columbia, to […]

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PrezBo’s Remarks And An ACSRI Talk At The University Senate

PrezBo began the last University Senate plenary of the year with a collection of remarks on current events. On the passing of Bill Campbell “There was no more dedicated alumn of Columbia than Bill,” said PrezBo about the long-time Columbia trustee who died recently. “He really knew how to make organizations work,” said PrezBo. “When […]

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Letters From The Inside

Bwog (pretends) we got our hands on the diary of one of the CDCJ activists who slept in Low for 8 days and…let’s just say…well, let’s let it speak for itself. Enjoy! Friday, 4/15 Dear Diary, It’s the morning after my first night sleeping in Low Library. I feel…different. I can’t believe it happened. The […]

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CDCJ’s Sit-In Comes To An End

Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) members just ended their 8-day occupation of Low Library, explaining, in a press release, that PrezBo will not be on campus all next week, and, moreover, they believe the administration is “on the path toward fossil fuel divestment.” Dozens of students entered the library last Thursday afternoon, beginning the […]

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Divestment And Food Banks At A Brief GSSC Meeting

Perhaps disoriented by the room change, the GSSC meeting was surprisingly short. And you don’t have to miss a single second: wily correspondent Jennifer Nugent was on the scene and taking notes. Last night’s General Studies Student Council (GSSC) meeting was off to a raucous start with a room change to Pupin. Latecomers even fell […]

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DivestGate: An Update On The CDCJ Occupation Of Low Library

If you go to Low Steps right now you might see people in suits walk up to the entrance of the building, then turn around growling in frustration when they realize that protesters have caused the building to be locked down. This lockdown is part of CDCJ’s  protest in support of fossil fuel divestment, which […]

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BREAKING: Columbia Divest For Climate Justice Disrupts British Petroleum Event

Today at the BP Energy Outlook event, Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) interrupted the BP Energy Outlook, a talk with Group Chief Economist Spencer Dale and sponsored by the Center on Global Energy. The event, which “attempts to describe the ‘most likely’ trajectory of the global energy system based upon assumptions around economic and population […]

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Divestment Proposal Rejected, CDCJ Responds

Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) posted a statement on their website yesterday evening, responding to Tuesday’s decision from the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) to reject fossil fuel divestment. In the statement, CDCJ notes that they “weren’t exactly surprised” by the decision. They go on to condemn ACSRI for failing to do […]

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From The Issue: Political Climate

If you couldn’t tell, we’re obsessed with the November issue of the Blue and White and can’t stop sharing some of the great pieces from this month’s mag. Up next, we bring you a story by Staff Writer Yasemin Akçagüner about two major divestment groups at Columbia. When the University announced in June that it […]

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CDCJ Sends First-Ever Proposal To ASCRI

The Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) met last evening with the Board of Trustees to discuss a proposal CDCJ has written “for divestment from the top 200 publicly-traded fossil fuel companies,” according to an email CDCJ wrote Bwog last night. CDCJ sent the proposal to Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI). The […]

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CDCJ Stages Direct Action Before Board Of Trustees

Today, before Columbia Divest for Climate Justice meets with the Board of Trustees, members and supporters of the group staged an action expressing their support for Columbia’s divestment from the fossil fuel industry.  Beginning at 5 pm, CDCJ assembled in the courtyard of Wien with signs and banners as part of their “silent and safe […]

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