With the end of, hopefully, our last online semester comes another edition of Bwog Staff’s favorite running series. Read up on the music that defined our semester while getting vaccinated and practicing social distancing!
This past year has been nothing short of a disaster for many people, but working, learning, and socializing through our computer screens has produced a few silver linings that we’d want to stick around.
A noose was found at the Union Theological Seminary on Wednesday afternoon in an incident currently being investigated by the NYPD as a hate crime.
Bwog can somehow explain the past 22 days of housing, but the mystery behind the resurrecting 6-person Plimpton suite will remain unsolved.
Be sure to order the new mattress heartthrob Ashton Kutcher claims to be comfy (via his generous investments). Does sleeping on the same latex bed product as him mean that you can brag to friends you’ve slept with Ashton? (Fortune) Newest publication from a feminist American Canadian author Barnard women are sure to rave about! (New York […]
Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center have been able to turn human stem cells into working lung and airway cells. This is the first time that this has ever been done. Some Pre Med kid must be crying with joy. (CUMC Newsroom) Here are some cool letters to the editor. What are they about? […]
Happy last Monday of classes Second-to-Last Monday of Classes. We feel your pain. We have some really amazing people at this school, like Karina Melendez. (NY Times). Train derailment on Metro North. Who hasn’t taken that train at some point? (CNN). At least you aren’t in North Dakota. Actually…might not be so bad? (KX News). […]
We’re big fans of This American Life at Bwog—remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—so we were delighted to learn that this past week’s episode, “How I Got Into College,” mentions Columbia. Specifically, how insanely difficult it is to get in here. “At Columbia University in New York City, 33,000 people applied; 31, 000 […]
Bwog received numerous tips today that a film crew from ABC7 was around campus getting footage and conducting interviews about the recent attempted robberies of iPhones. No footage has been posted to the local affiliate’s website yet, but we’re hoping that when it does, we can get sandwich man‘s take on all this. Update, 3:00 […]
The New York Post, tone-deaf as ever, reports the story with the headline “Columbia Frat Honcho Jailed.” Walter Perry, the titular honcho, is accused of stealing $650,000 from Saint Anthony’s over six years, and has been sentenced to at least 24 months of jail time. It is not clear how the money was obtained, but […]
It began innocently enough. The Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA, formerly known as Model UN) announced to their members that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (who gave a speech at Columbia in 2007), in town for the United Nations General Assembly, had invited them to a dinner on September 21st (the logistics of this […]
Columbia’s Engineers Without Borders are one of three winners of the PBS Planet Forward Innovator contest. This means they’ll appear on the Planet Forward show on April 8. CU EWB came in second place overall, and had the highest number of YouTube views. You can check out their winning idea–implementing sustainable sanitation and water management […]
After years of just one Manhattan branch in Harlem, IHOP is finally coming to Times Square. Tourists rejoice! (Gothamist) Two men are accused of attacking a Queens imam in a subway and shouting racist and anti-Muslim epithets. (NY Daily News) Sarah Palin plans to visit Haiti—probably because she can’t see it from her house. (HuffPo) […]
The J-School and SEAS are joining forces to breed super-reporters. (Wired) CU basketball head coach Joe Jones may or may not be moving to BC. (Spec) Columbia, unite! There’ll be a flash mob at 1pm today to “reclaim” Low. (Gothamist) The University and labor unions don’t really get along. (Spec) Photo via Wikimedia
Columbia professors get elected to things (Senate.gov) Columbia’s core is the magic of video games (NYT) Columbia’s architecture is blogworthy for Bloomberg (Bloomberg) Columbia knows about the best diets (CNN) Now that Obama’s popularity is declining, it turns out he never attended Columbia? (TransWorldNews)
What’s that smell taking over your dorm? Probably stink bugs. (Gothamist) Where can you find information about the best ramen in Tokyo? Start by reading Ramenate!, started by a Columbia grad student. (NYT) How can New Yorkers communicate without actually talking to each other? Through the use of Wi-Fi network names. (NYDaily) Who impregnated Padma […]
Everyone’s favorite neighborhood BDSM club, Conversio Virium, attracted previous media attention in 2006, when Ann Coulter dissed them in an interview, telling Fox News “[S]omeone who needs to join a club at college to find a way to have sex, probably not your lookers…probably something a little wrong about them.”CV got some revenge last spring, however, […]
During summer, students may be slaving away at an unpaid resume bullet point internship, scrambling to find something after said internship failed to materialize, or lounging around on the couch (lucky…). Professors and fortunate grad students, though, are still releasing their reports in hopes of gaining a tiny bit of recognition from a conference, providing […]
CBS News’ latest Medical Correspondent comes with a working knowledge of Homer and the difficulties of swimming 75 yards. Jennifer Ashton, CC ’91 and College of Physicians and Surgeons ’00, will move to The Early Show this year after a three-year gig consulting for Fox News. She already has her own successful private gynecology practice […]