Today was registration day for the class of 2023, and many Barnard first-years found themselves unable to register for their required First-Year Seminar (FYS) or First-Year Writing (FYW) classes.
Columbia Confessions has only been around for a little while, but it’s already generated some weird posts—including one in which a stoner-turned-anti-marijuana-crusader exposes us as alleges us to be a propaganda network.
Bwogger and SoCal resident Nicki Camberg has some questions, namely: what are duck boots? What is she supposed to do when it snows? Is sledding an actual thing? These aren’t rhetorical please help her.
Have you ever wondered whether or not certain less genotypical traits such as mental illness, anxiety, or PTSD can have intergenerational effects? Deputy Editor Vivian Zhou is a Neuro major, so it was only appropriate that
fbv807: “Abby, Michael, and Steven announcing the exciting next phase of @columbiaspec at an all-staff meeting: it will be the first Ivy paper to drop its print edition in favor of a web-first journalism reality. Paper will print weekly starting fall 2014.” Spec is currently holding a huge meeting in its office. According to a […]
Earlier tonight, the Spectator reported that an unidentified Greek organization would lose its charter because of a hazing incident. Details concerning the nature of the infraction and the specific organization have not yet been disclosed by administrators or the Inter-Greek Council, though one commenter speculated that it was Zeta Beta Tau. Columbia defines hazing as an action […]
Update: Spec has returned from its time off/defeated the malware, and is no longer blocked by Google Chrome. At last, your endless cycle of Top Sites surfing is complete again. Apparently not all Columbians appreciate the ideas of “break” and “being away” and keep coming back to check campus news like addicts to an opium den. We […]
Late last night, we a tip of the anonymous sort that PanHell (Columbia’s PanHellenic Council, the umbrella group for the AXO, DG, SDT, and Theta sororities) will be choosing between four sororities that want to establish chapters at Columbia: Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Alpha Omicron Pi, and Zeta Tau Alpha. Two of these […]
The Columbia University College Republicans have released a new statement unequivocally denying claims that the organization was in the process of inviting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak on campus. Notably, this letter has been signed by every CUCR board member. Yesterday, we responded to the Spectator headline, “CUCR plans to invite Ahmadinejad to campus” with […]
Contrary to the Columbia Daily Spectator’s top headline, “College Republicans plan to invite Ahmadinejad,” the Iranian president has not been invited to speak at Columbia by CUCR. Spec quotes from a supposed letter of invitation from CUCR to the Iranian dictator as a source. Bwog too received this “leak” on February 14th, and confirmed its […]
It’s that time of the year again. We whip out our handkerchiefs, and pen some prose in honor of the changing Managing Board of the Columbia Daily Spectator. Congratulations to departing Editor Sam Roth, Managing Editor Michele Cleary, and Publisher Aditya Mukerjee, and a hearty welcome to the new fearless leaders. Pinkberry all round! Editor in Chief: […]
Our dear university, hit hard by the recession, has been searching for ways to cut expenses. With assistance from consulting firm McKinsey, they’ve been weighing their options, some of which so upset Michele Moody-Adams that (have you heard?) she resigned as Dean of the Columbia College. While these recommendations have not been made public—and perhaps shall […]
We continue to respect our heritage/amorous affair with our mother-magazine, The Blue & White by posting each issue of the magazine online. The latest issue, available this week around campus, is a cornucopia of delights: an interview with Dean Peter Awn; the quixotic quest for a Quidditch team; and a reflection on Columbia’s recent media malaise. In Campus Characters, the Blue & White […]
With a vote on Columbia’s Baker Field building plans in Inwood coming next week, community members have posted an online petition calling for more concessions from the university. (Manhattan Times) Manning Marable, SIPA professor of history and public affairs and founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, passed away yesterday. Marable […]
Print journalism enthusiasts Claire Sabel and Carolyn Ruvkun scored invites to CSAAD, Columbia Spectator’s Annual Awards Dinner, held this year at the Columbia Club in midtown. Speccies schmoozed, Arianna Huffington charmed, and hobnobbing ensued. “Journalism is not a spectator sport,” declared Arianna Huffington. It was an unfortunate choice of words, since the media mogul was […]
A mixed bag of news graces this morning’s bwoglines, but except for the announcement that Arianna Huffington will present the keynote address at the Columbia Spectator’s Annual Awards Dinner, it’s pretty much the worst of times. A winter storm warning is in effect till Wednesday evening. University weather related updates say, as we’d expect, school’s […]
It’s that time of the year when we post the new Spec managing board and people on Spec and their supportive suitemates write lots of comments like “Go Hallie!” and “I love you Jake, lol remember that time when we stayed at the Spec office sooo late rofl.” So here we are again. A hearty […]
Sometimes, fresh-people, in a seminar, or at a party, someone will reference something that used to exist and doesn’t anymore, and you will have to nod your head or laugh knowingly. Ah yes, Morningside is like, so gentrified, you will say. We asked alumni of The Blue and White and Bwog for places, events, and […]
You might not know the following figure–but you should. In Campus Characters, The Blue and White introduces you to a handful of Columbians who are up to interesting and extraordinary things and whose stories beg to be shared. If you’d like to suggest a Campus Character, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. ”After Buffalo, anything was […]