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United States Congressman representing New York’s 10th Congressional District and CC ’69 alum Jerrold Nadler released a statement earlier today condemning the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement currently occurring on campus. BDS is an international campaign, and Nadler’s letter denounces its mission, as well as directly addresses actions of Columbia students. Nadler speaks out against […]

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We just received a tip regarding Israeli Apartheid Week – more specifically, regarding recent vandalism of the posters advertising this week’s events. IAW starts this Monday and runs from February 29th to March 4th. We have also attached close up images below that show the writing on each section of torn poster. Messages include, “I LOVE Israel!” […]

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The Columbia Marching Band has not always been known for their political correctness, and this time around it seems as if they have taken their controversial humor a step too far. Many people were offended by their Orgo Night “Gaza Strip: everyone wants a piece” promo fliers and took to notifying the administration. Following this, […]

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As Spec, Deadspin, ESPN, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post have recently reported, the Columbia University Marching Band has been banned from performing during the football team’s final game of the season against Brown on Saturday. Last Saturday at Cornell, football coaches overheard the band performing an alternate version of the fight […]

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Real life doesn’t have midterms. This past Tuesday, the Coalition to Preserve Community protested outside Columbia’s Harlem employment information center, chanting slogans such as “Harlem: Not for Sale” and “Floridita: Not for Sale.” Videos from this protest of about fifty people, including Columbia students, were posted today, and you can see Floridita owner Ramon Diaz […]

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Last night, Conor Skelding attended the first of the three hearings organized by USenate’s Task Force on Military Engagement. These hearings mark the preliminary stage of the Senate investigation into ROTC’s potential return. Here’s his report: The first public hearing by the Senate’s Task Force on Military Engagement was held in the IAB Altschul Auditorium, where […]

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Several weeks ago Dylan Lonergan CC ’13, Legislative Assistant of the Senate Student Affairs Committee, compliled this ROTC Briefing as well as these ROTC Supplemental Materials.  They explain what ROTC is, its history with the school, and several ROTC systems at other institutions.  Produced on behalf of the SSAC, they are being distributed to student […]

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Bwoglines: Buildings

The J-School steals a mixed-media mastermind away from The Guardian. (Wired) Want to be an eminent domain holdout? The Times lists places you might consider moving to. Gentrification is upon us! (and guilty liberals complain). (Spec) The L Hostel in Harlem was shut down by the city. (Gothamist) photo via flickr/paraflyer

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Advocates for the Arts Initiative met in the Satow Room in Lerner at 3:00 today in order to gauge student opinion in preparation for their meeting with School of the Arts Dean Carol Becker in two weeks. At issue in the meeting will be the 30% budget cut the Arts Initiative faces for fiscal year […]

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This week’s events promise to be sequentially nail-biting, shocking, fascinating, and slightly scary. Tuesday Election Day: The College Democrats and Republicans will have watch parties, and so will pretty much everyone Bwog knows.  We’ll even cover some of that.  Eveningish @ all over the country. Wednesday Blackwater: J. Cofer Black, VP of the infamous mercenary […]

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Economy remains not-so-hot; PrezBo begins to “cut back in a lot of little different ways,” no big deal. College Democrats and Republicans gather in same room, give each other silent treatment. Wait, being an English major is worthless?!? Camels roam streets, Spec reporters kissed by llamas, all just a few short blocks away! Queer sex […]

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While most Columbians know the Heyman Center as the ugly concrete slab abutting East Campus, it may soon be known for something else: really sexy speaking engagements. The Heyman schedule includes controversial Holocaust historian Peter Novick, “Israel Lobby” author John Mearshimer (both on 10/30), Counterpunch editor Alexander Cockburn (10/9 and 10/10), and Freakonomist Sudhir Vankatesh […]

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Two female first-years were overheard bringing new meaning to “innocent until proven guilty” near the John Jay elevators: Girl 1: “My dad works with one of the Duke lacrosse players who got in trouble.” Girl 2: “Really? Which one?” Girl 1: “The really hot one.”

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Iran gets Foxy

Newsflash! Columbia was on Fox again today, for bringing the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations to speak. A little Bwog inside scoop: he almost went the way of his President, when the Law School withdrew their offer of space. Fortunately for Towards Reconciliation, the Muslim Student Association stepped up by donating pre-reserved space in […]

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