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Any attempts at getting work done are again wrecked by another notable album release. Drake released his fourth studio album, Views, on Apple Music, yet again leaving us in our feelings for the weekend. (Billboard) Loose alpaca in Massachusetts has been captured, still no word on who owns it. Construction workers cleaning pipes in Spain accidentally discover […]

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The Class of 2015 may rock, but commencement set-up sucks. For everyone. For the time being, while we still have one day of class left. But have no fear! Bwog is at your side, with ways to get around bleachers and tents and still make it to class on time. Obstacles: Low Plaza will be […]

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While most Columbians vegetate in flyover states or work long hours in the beige halls of finance, Columbia prepares herself for the Fall 2012 and the arrival of the class of 2016. (We see you!) Like the MTA’s, Columbia’s renovations are a patchwork of quick-fixes intended to squeeze a little more life out of really […]

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Looks like Milano is getting a facelift. The Milano men tell us they’re reconfiguring the doors, following their recent counter makeover. Give us two doors again, please! Update: Looks like they’re getting two doors! Someone we spoke to at Milano said the construction should be done by today. Expect two doors on the right side […]

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A beautiful butterfly is emerging from its cocoon before our eyes! The not-so-cleverly-conceived and evidently donor-deficient Northwest Corner Building’s entryway can now be seen behind a white picket fence stretching across the plaza—look, it’s suburbia! In the city! Photos by CCS

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Barnard’s brand new student center, the Vagelos Center aka the Diana aka the Nexus aka the Vag, is open and ready for business as of yesterday. Hey, ‘Vag’ sounds like ‘vagina’. Weird! The Diana is shiny, new and streamlined. It is much, much nicer than Lerner. The Vag’s first patrons seemed excited about their new […]

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  Photo by ESN Bwog’s Airborne Contaminants Team has finally confirmed, after days of close analysis, that the sign posted on the Wien bulletin board earlier this week does indeed contain the word “asbestos.” We’re all gonna die! Well, maybe only those of us who like to hang out anywhere that smells of the good […]

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Earlier this morning, Barnard students received a message from outgoing President Judith Shapiro informing them that their would-be Vag will not be completed by its scheduled Fall 2009 date — something about subcontracting gone awry — but will instead open in January 2010.  But there are silver linings abounds: Starting this fall Lewis Parlor will […]

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The naming of buildings at Columbia has always been a project undertaken with the greatest care. Indeed, the majority of buildings on campus carry the names of prominent alumni who have contributed much to the university and to society at large. One is hard-pressed to find a building on campus without a family name of […]

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Whether for study or sleep, some of us wish the night would last just a little bit longer. With this in mind, Bwog presents a retrospective look at the most night-y night of recent memory. During the total lunar eclipse of February 20, Bwog’s polyhistoric daily editor Zach van Schouwen ascended the heights of Pupin […]

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It appears that Morningside Heights coffeeshops took winter break as an opportunity to shake things up.  In the case of Saurin Park Café, a coffee and sandwich shop with free wireless located on the corner of 110th and Frederick Douglass Blvd, the cafe’s ownership has changed.  It’s now called Cafe Amrita and is owned by […]

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Campus exfoliates

The grounds will be looking a little spiffier upon your return, as an anonymous photobwogger documents below.  College Walk, swathed in black plastic for most of the summer, updates its look with new asphalt paving, new granite curbs, a storm drainage system and new lighting.   More photos after the jump!

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Bwog thought the seventh floor of Hamilton was kinda just fine the way it was. The Hamilton elevator not so much. But hey, what the hell d o we know? Elsewhere in the ever-exciting world of campus facilities: the Mac is still standing, but probably not for that much longer–Barnard residents have told us they’ve […]

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“Sweet shit!” Bwog thought as it considered the network of temporary fencing cris-crossing College Walk. “They’re filming a sequel to ‘The Siege’ right here at Columbia!” But a quick glance behind the fences–as well as the ominous absence of Bruce Willis and Denzel Washington–revealed that the university is undertaking a long-overdue renovation of its main […]

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Bwog doubts that the vaguely carnivorous lamp outside Butler actually crashed onto an unsuspecting sitter yesterday. But it does make you worry just a little. 

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