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Historical Context And Present Absence: Barnard Convocation 2017

Barnard’s Convocation of the 2017-2018 school year took place yesterday afternoon, in Riverside Church. Normally Bwog wouldn’t cover this annual ceremony, but this year, it was touted particularly highly as the first time President Sian Beilock would address the student body, so we sent new writer Ramisa Murshed, BC ‘21, to the event, along with […]

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Get Convocated With PresBei

If you stood in that exhaustive line for dinner at the Barnard Block Party last Tuesday, or even just glanced at the lawn outside the Diana, you probably noticed a table full of colorful T-shirts that various administrators and administrative hangers-on were shoving at students. Those shirts were Barnard’s annual advertising push for Convocation – […]

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DSpar Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge

As if she weren’t already cool enough, DSpar took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Barnard’s Convocation for the Class of 2018. Watch below, or on Instagram. Image via Hannah Vega

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Waking Up With Bwog: The Gang’s All Here

Today we’re getting our final round of movers-in with the short-distance travelers.  Bwog will be running about today, snooping on NSOP and talking to freshmen about the experience.  As of today, NSOP is officially in full swing, so it’s time for you to Wake Up With Bwog.  If you’re interested in writing about anything that you […]

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GSAS Convocation Speakers Announced!

In an (extremely) early decision, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has decided on their speakers for their convocation this upcoming May.  Sebastian Thrun–Google VP and head of the Google X lab–will be speaking at the Ph.D. ceremony and Terry Plank, Ph.D’93–geochemist at Lamont-Doherty and 2012 recipient of a MacArthur “genius grant”–will be speaking at […]

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Day One: The Human Knot

Bwog spent thirteen hours at Orientation yesterday. Here’s some of what we found. (Hey Housing! We love you very much, wanna let us move in early?)

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Barnard Convocation: Joan Rivers Was Here

Nino Rekhviashvili, BC ’14, participated in a large and fire-hazardous ceremony at Barnard Convocation last night. She reports here. If you’d like to contribute to Bwog, please email us at contribute@bwog.com! At 7:00 PM, hundreds of freshly moved-in first year Barnard women wearily congregated in Barnard Hall for Convocation. DSpar, maestro of ceremonies, reminded fresh-faced […]

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College Commences, Parents Exit

With pictures snapping, campus safety patrolling and students and professors promenading en masse, this afternoon’s convocation began with all the fanfare of a red carpet affair.  After brief introductions given by Dean Kevin Shollenberger and Dehui Kong, CC ’11 and NSOP Coordinator in Chief,  faculty celebs took the podium to address students and parents of […]

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Convocation 2008

It’s Convocation time, and to celebrate, Columbia began by playing some warm-up music, including “525,600 Minutes,” which is a song from the tragedy RENT and is also what we predicted to be the amount of time this thing would start late. Fortunately, we were mistaken, and at 2:35 PM, the OLs marched in with colorful […]

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Good Girls Gone Bad

After Barnard’s Convocation, the OLs and RAs of BC led the 11s in a sing-a-long tribute to the musical stylings of Rihanna: “When the sun shines we’ll shine together We will love Barnard forever Columbia will always be our friend Our partnership will go on till the end 2011 is better than ever All the […]

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Convobwog

After the umpteenth hour of lawn manicuring and tent set-up, 2:30 today saw the culmination of parent-related move-in events, Convocation. There were flags, smiles, “Pomp and Circumstance”-lite music piped-in over the loudspeaker, and quasi-poignant speeches from admins all around. Flubs: Colombo called assembled matriculants “students and daughters,” Quigley was interrupted by a crash from the […]

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Overheard at Convocation

Two freshman boys, feet submerged in an inch of standing water on South Lawn: “Sandals were a bad choice.” “Dude! That is SO the name of the next facebook group we’re making!”

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QuickConvocation

In which Bwog allows you to feel like you were there without actually having to sit through it. Chris Colombo, Dean of Student Affairs: lived up to his Sopranos-worthy name by welcoming all ’10-ers to the family. Cindy Horowitz, head of NSOP: do we even have a pre-law major?  Sweet, but why is there a […]

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