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A Columbia Moment: Burial of the Ancient

Our last Columbia Moment featured the Black Avengers, a group of sophomores who wore black hooded robes and went around beating up freshpeople in New Jersey. This time, we learn about the Burial of the Ancients, a massive drunken book-burning celebration. Erik Kogut, who keeps a blog about Columbia history here, writes. How much do […]

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A Columbia Moment: The Black Avengers

The Black Avengers policed the campus with a particular relish for cruel and unusual punishment.

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Obama’s Roommate, Plus Obama’s New York

Two pieces of (somewhat) Obama-related media: first, one of his first college roommates writes about their time together in the fall of 1981. Phil Boerner ’84, who transferred with Obama from Occidental, remembers Obama that, “as a host and roommate, he sometimes did the shopping and cooked the chicken curry.” Oh, and Obama may have […]

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Columbia Unveils War Memorial in Butler

This evening, running from 6 – 8 p.m. in Butler, Columbia is unveiling a war memorial to “honor those Columbians who gave their lives in service to the United States.” The memorial will include a plaque (seen at right) in the entrance to Butler, and an interactive kiosk that will allow students to see the […]

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QuickBW: Winter Travels

The November issue of The Blue and White is on racks near you! This month, we went abroad, into Morningside, and outside of conventional history. The only feature that combines public nudity in Japan with being a Mormon in France (plus music and food from Argentina, Russia, and Turkey). The chain store invades Morningside Heights. Imagine […]

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