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2014 GS Class Day Speaker Announced

This afternoon, the School of General Studies sent an email to students announcing this year’s Class Day Speaker will be Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer GS ’97. According to the email, the 27th Manhattan Borough President as well as an alumna of GS was “a part-time GS student who majored in urban studies and earned her […]

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Seniors: Don’t Let May Suck

The 2o14 class councils want need you to ensure that graduation events for the Class of 2014 aren’t horrible and boring and stupid.  Apply to join any of their various committees and groups so you have nothing to grumble about and no one to blame but yourself come May. Senior Week Committee Application One co-chair from each school (BC, […]

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Terrence McNally Is CC’s Class Day Speaker

Columbia College just put out a release saying the playwright Terrence McNally, halfway to an EGOT, is this year’s CC Class Day Speaker.   McNally, CC ’60 ,was a writer on the 66th Varsity Show, “A Little Bit Different,” which was about “a film company shooting on location in Africa” filled with American public figures […]

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BREAKING: SEAS Class Day Speaker is Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, SEAS ’82

Bwog has just learned that the Ursula Burns, SEAS ’82 (MS in mechanical engineering) and the chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, will be the featured speaker at the 2012 engineering school class day. Burns is the first African-American woman to chair a Fortune 500 company, according to an article published by Spec. The same […]

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Your GS Class Day Speaker is Roger Leeds, GS ’66

In an email sent to graduating seniors, Dean Peter Awn just announced that the 2011 General Studies Class Day speaker will be Roger Leeds, a GS graduate (way way back when) and current professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He may not have a Wikipedia page, but he does […]

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SEAS Class Day Speaker Is Paul Brandt-Rauf

SEAS alum and Professor Emeritus Paul Brandt-Rauf is your SEAS Class Day Speaker. SEAS Class Day is Sunday, May 16th. Brandt-Rauf has been on the Columbia faculty for 23 years, and is a Professor Emeritus of Environmental Health Sciences, of Medicine, and of Earth and Environmental Engineering. He holds six degrees from the University—BS, MS […]

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A New Look At Obama’s Columbia Years

The Bridge, New Yorker Editor David Remnick‘s much-anticipated, 672-page biography on our favorite reluctant alum, Barack Obama, hit stores today. Bwog chatted with Remnick this afternoon about Obama’s years in Morningside. His takeaway: “I think his Columbia years were decisive. In fact, he says so himself at one point: it is the place where he […]

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