On Wednesday, The Center for Science and Society hosted a lecture by Elaine Ayers – “Three Inches Deep of Wet Moss,” as a part of their New York History of Science Lecture Series sponsored by Columbia University. Ayers spoke about her moss research and its role in colonial plant transportation.
On Wednesday October 27, the Barnard Vagelos Computational Science Center hosted artist Jan Nikolai Nelles to speak about technoheritage and the politics of digital preservation. Staff writer Cher Li learned about the expansiveness that digitalization and art offer to reclaim stolen cultural heritage.
Did ya catch Obama’s State of the Union the other week? NYC’s very own mayor, Bill de Blasio gave a similar address last night, titled “State of the City.” Watch here! (NYC.gov) Democratic presidential candidates Bernie and Hill debated each other last night on NBC! Both refused to answer the question as to what issues […]
Bucket List represents the immense academic privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Get back into the learning groove after Bachannal. Our recommendations are below, and the rest of the list can be found after the jump. As always, if we’ve made a mistake or left anything noteworthy off the list, please let us know in […]
This afternoon, we pried ourselves out of our usual Butler nooks (slumped over in the Edward W. Said reading room on But 6, behind the desk in 401, or on the other side of the desk in 401, harassing the attendant) and journeyed into the stacks, looking for the right words to express ourselves (and […]
The new “Man Isle” at Westside Market, dedicated to stocking stereotypical “bro fare,” has received quite a bit of attention. The LA Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Fox News, Jezebel, The New York Post, Yahoo!, The New York Observer, and The NJ Star-Ledger have all reported on the condom-bearing, hot sauce laden aisle, which […]
In the latest installment of Bwog’s OfficeHop series, Senior CEO Expert Hopper Specialist Peter Sterne visited Anthropology Professor Michael Taussig to ask about… his hammock. Taussig happily shared anecdotes and observations about his prized perch, while impatient grad students grumbled outside his office. If you know a professor with a unique office, be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org! […]
“Columbus was a criminal,” bellowed Hakim from the Low Steps mere moments ago. Disagree!, reply the College Republicans, who are grilling burgers and hot dogs for their fellow Columbus Day celebrants. Yet CUGOP president Chris Kulawik, C ’08 emphasized that they are not “celebrating” Columbus per se: “we’re just recognizing it’s a national holiday” he said, […]
News has it (or shows, rather) that Barnard radio station WBAR has unleashed a new website, featuring a new-and-improved albeit bizzarely colonial layout. Noteable changes also include a “Now Playing” sidebar that features a photo for the show currently on air, a more organized online schedule, and a “Show of the Week” feature if you’re […]
Vampire Weekend is not a bunch of hipsters, puh-lease. The band, comprised primarily of the most recent batch of Columbia graduates, is preparing to break out beyond the campus music scene. Sure they all live in Brooklyn but, come on, they love Africa and LaCoste. Just last spring they played at a Yacht-themed party at […]
More stuff you shouldn’t have saved on a public computer. This result of political justice is capitalism. Everyone benefits in the end. The US government shares the same view as the kallipolis when it comes to capitalism, since humans tend to “watch their back”. Many may take this as a purely negative aspect, […]