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Breaking: 900 Square Feet Of Asbestos Found In Plimpton

It has been reported that Plimpton Hall, one of Barnard College’s residential housing locations, has an exterior foam layer containing asbestos wrapping around the building.  Students were shocked to come back to their suites yesterday evening to find a notice on the entrance door declaring that a removal procedure will be carried out from the […]

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Butler Lawn Power Rankings: Spring 2017

Time is running out before Columbia’s lawns fall victim to commencement. Before that happens, let us celebrate via power rankings the best and worst sports and activities to play on Columbia’s lawns. 1.Sunbathing – While you can do this on the thin strips of lawn along College Walk, it’s best done on the wide expanses of the South […]

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Some Thoughts About Mental Health At Columbia

Columbia has experienced a rash of suicides in the past four months. The crisis has made news in outlets from the New York Post to Gothamist. The suicides are shocking in their proximity, but the culture of overwhelming stress, competition, exhaustion, and hopelessness that contributed to them isn’t news to students. CC student Julien Reiman […]

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Columbia University Joins Amicus Brief Filing In Immigration Executive Order Battle

Earlier today, Columbia University, along with sixteen other academic institutions, jointly filed an amicus brief detailing their position on the recent executive order on immigration from President Trump. The institutions include all of the members of the Ivy League, as well as Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago, Duke University, Emory University, Johns Hopkins […]

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If Columbia Were A Starter Pack

Has your friend made you a starter pack yet? Nah? Ok, sucks for you, but we made one that applies to the whole university. Here is is! Enjoy. Starter packs look bad. However much effort you might put into finding the perfect objects is almost certainly more than what you put into arranging them on […]

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Where In The World Is Harmony Hall?

Columbia students really aren’t the best with maps. Whether we’re trying to figure out how Barnard works or asking international students for their images of America’s downfall, we’re learning at Bwog that you should probably have a map handy wherever you go instead of trying to remember it yourself. In this edition, we ask CC […]

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Bwog In Bed: Holidazed & Confused

Bwogline: Golden Globe nominations were announced early Monday morning, with La La Land and Moonlight earning the most. American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson and Stranger Things were among the big TV nominees. The ceremony, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will take place on January 8th. (Hollywood Reporter) Study Tip: Instead of memorizing the […]

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Bwoglines: Drama Edition

Bernie attacked Hillary’s qualifications for the White House in a speech in Philly today. (NY Times) However, Hillary did visit New York yesterday, and even rode the subway (though it took her five swipes to get her card to work). (NY Times) Have you seen CMTS’s Sweeney Todd yet? (Look for our review later today!) […]

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Basketball’s Most Important Game In Twenty Years

Columbia and Yale have been held down for far too long. These two teams haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since the 60’s, but are now both 4-0 and will face off tonight at 5 p.m. in New Haven. The winner of the match will have the inside track to securing the Ivy League title, […]

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Hillary Clinton On Campus For 18th Annual Dinkins Forum

This sunny and warm morning has blessed us with another gift: 2016 Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived on campus to give her keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership Forum earlier this morning. Students en route to class have stopped to take pictures with or of the former First Lady, and her […]

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Post-Bacchanal Roundup

Now that Bacchanal is over we feel it is our duty to tell you all the other things that have happened.  The following is a collection random snippets, photos and tips that we’ve received over the past few days.Oh, and then there are those prospies and their shenanigans.  Prospies make people not so prosperous: “Two […]

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Town Hall: CU Sexual Violence And Rape Culture

***Trigger Warning: Discussion of sexual assault policy, and issues of sexual assault and gender-based sexual misconduct on campus.*** Taylor Grasdalen updates for Bwog on tonight’s Town Hall discussion of policies at Columbia University, held at the Law School. Updated below with the transcript. 5:02 pm: We’re in Jerome Greene Hall, room 103. Things are quieting down. […]

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Columbia’s Ever-changing Bureaucracy

Update, 12:05 pm: CCSC President Daphne Chen has reached out to us to note that CCSC member Kareem Carryl is responsible for getting the changes made, in order to “help students feel like administrators do care at least a little about students’ lives and achievements.” Thanks, Kareem! It has come to Bwog’s intensely wanted attention that Dean’s […]

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Green Fund Gets Going!

Environmental Stewardship has introduced a new program to earn funding for sustainable projects here at Columbia. Following is the official press release. Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, all full time Columbia University students are invited to submit an application for the newly created Green Fund. Spearheaded by the office of Environmental Stewardship, the Green Fund is […]

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Our Green Report Card: Columbia Is B+, Barnard is C+

Grades are in early, because  The College Sustainability Report Card is out!  From their press release: Released today, the publication is the only independent evaluation of sustainability in campus operations and endowment practices. Assessing each institution in nine categories, ranging from Climate Change & Energy to Green Building to Investment Priorities, the Report Card provides detailed […]

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