Columbia University’s longtime legal advocate for LGBTQ rights and racial equity steps down from her role as Executive Vice President for University Life to join the Biden-Harris Presidential team.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Drivers License has topped charts since it was released on January 8, and there is nothing like blasting the song while driving through the suburbs and scream-singing to your heart’s content. Here are
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Arts Editor Maya Campbell interviews and sees the work of Extra Credit Ensemble, a theatre group led by two current Columbia students, in a special PeopleHop/Arts Review combo post.
Early this afternoon, CC announced that “Moonlight” producer Dede Gardner CC ’90 will be the CC class day speaker. Celebrity chef Judy Joo SEAS ’97 will speak at the ESC class day. Gardner, alongside her role as co-president of major production company Plan B Entertainment, has produced films such as “Moonlight,” “The Big Short,” “Selma,” and “12 Years A […]
Yesterday afternoon, campus media met with CCSC and ESC Senior Class Presidents, EGSC President, as well as members of the administration involved in planning Class Day, to discuss the two keynote speakers for this year’s CC and SEAS commencement ceremonies. Dean Baquet will address the graduating Class of 2016 at the Columbia College Class Day ceremony on May […]
Earlier this afternoon, Dean Awn sent out an email to General Studies graduating seniors announcing the Class of 2015’s Class Day speakers. The Keynote speaker is Kellogg Europe President Christopher Hood (GS ’91), the Valedictorian is Lindsay Hadad, and the Salutatorian is Andrew King. Class Day will take place on Monday, May 18th. You can […]
Yesterday afternoon, the SEAS Class of 2014 took their metaphorical first step into the real world. Extended Housing Squatter Kevin Chen went to watch the festivities. As per usual, the first person to speak was the class president, Daniel O’Leary. He went on in the conventional manner: a joke about hard problem sets and late-night ramen, urging graduates […]
SEAS has just announced that Jon Oringer will give the SEAS Class Day 2014 keynote speech next month. Oringer is the creator of Shutterstock, the stock photo website that Bwog overuses, and is also an alumnus of SEAS, receiving in 1998 his MS in Computer Science. Last year, Robert Bakish, SEAS’85 and MBA’89, CEO of Viacom Int’l Media […]
In keeping with the unofficial tradition of bring back alumni for Class Day, Columbia College has secured Dan Futterman, CC ’89, for the keynote address of Columbia College Class Day 2014, as announced in an email by senior class president Conan Cassidy (full email down below). Futterman is an award-winning actor and screenwriter, most well […]
Fortunately, PrezBo’s hair weathered the extreme heat of today’s College graduation ceremonies. A little after 9:30 am today, the class of 2013 marched with their gowns sticking to their sweaty under thighs. The Salutatorian, Yoshiaki Ko, made the first speech of the morning, discussing the “nexus” that Low Steps become when it’s nice out and […]
Bright and early this morning, GS-ers took their turn at graduating on campus. Led by a band playing hits like “Down By The Riverside,” the group of about 450 graduates walked to their seats. Throughout the ceremony, an early morning fog gave way to a beautiful sunlit day, no doubt a sign of prosperity and […]
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 […]
Despite what began as a light drizzle but soon became a torrential downpour, the 2012 graduating class of Columbia College made it up to the South Lawn stage—and on to the real world—this morning. There’s got to be a metaphor in there, somewhere. Words of wisdom and congratulations were bestowed upon the baby blue-swathed grads […]
Today, the SEAS class of 2012 took the metaphorical and literal stage. Super SEAS Specialist (aka SEAS junior) Brian Wagner watched and took some notes. Coming and going with a bit less fanfare than today’s other ceremony, SEAS Class Day took place on the South Lawn late this afternoon. The atmosphere was decidedly less energetic […]
Bwog was shocked to learn the world continually turns as we sleep in until 1 pm and subsequently spend the day watching Netflix. Because the news won’t take a break, we’re taking a break from being on break to break some news—cue a recovery nap. Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature and culture and […]
John “Rick” MacArthur, CC ’78, will return to Morningside May 15 for CC Class Day. A longtime journalist and current president of Harper’s Magazine, MacArthur graduated from Columbia with a B.A. in History and has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Star, and The Chicago Sun-Times during his illustrious career. He was also described as […]
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 […]