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Chair of Literature Humanities Joanna Stalnaker moderated a conversation about sexual violence in Ovid’s poetry with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino and classicist Stephanie McCarter.

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The Core Was Invented Because Of Percy Jackson And The Olympians

We here at Bwog have stumbled upon the real reason you have to survive Lit Hum and CC. We can all agree that there are some issues with the Core. It’s too focused on old white men, there’s a nearly impossible amount of reading crammed into four semesters, and there’s too much heterosexuality and not enough lesbians. Sometimes, […]

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LectureHop: Odysseus’ Bow and Other “Stuff” from the World of Homer

Last night in Hamilton 602, German archaeologist Sigrid Vierck charmed Homer enthusiasts and Lit Hum students alike. “Who is that boy in the movies? Indiana Jones…? I think I’m more like Lara Croft because I’m a woman.”  Vierck may not be the next Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, but her lecture on Homeric objects had […]

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Evil Begets Evil

The upcoming Core-wide lecture, Evil to the Core, will take place next week (read: class on Friday). Unfortunately, the one poster put up in Hamilton to advertise the event was stolen. Irony? Evil incarnate? An excuse to miss the lecture? We report; you decide. Information on the sign’s whereabouts should be sent to tips@bwog.com.

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Prove That the Core Matters

Do you have recurring dreams about The Odyssey? Quote St. Augustine when you call home? Routinely make a photo of Hegel your Facebook profile pic? If so, you would be a great applicant for Columbia’s Core Scholars program. To apply, you have to do what is called a Core Reflection. According to the Core Scholars […]

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From the Magazine: Blue Book

In the latest issue of The Blue & White, Graphics Editor Stephen Davan brings us an illustrated guide to living every Columbian’s dream – The Core, food, puns, and the city somehow combined.

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Instructors for Core Classes Posted

In case you guys didn’t know, instructors for Core classes that were previously without a professor have been out for a bit now. You can look them up in the Directory or on Courseworks. Protip for NSOPers this week: Take note of your sections and professors! Make friends in your class and gripe about the […]

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Ask Bwog: Check Yourself

Bwog has been operating under the commonly-held assumption that Core Professors have to petition with the Core office to give you anything under a B-. This, to us and scores of friends, was common knowledge. Um, guess we have to get on our shit. From: Sarah Camiscoli Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:11 AM To: […]

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You’re Not The Only One Who Can’t Get In

Despite all appearances to the contrary, Columbia is aware that there has to be a little give and take when it comes to the Core. Yes, the classes you have to take to graduate are also the ones that are impossible to get into. You know it. And they know it. That’s why for Music […]

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QuickSpec: Color Me Informed Edition

Cultural clubs are teaming up to think green. They were all yellow at one East Village restaurant. These riders can’t help that the MTA is in the red. Lacrosse hopes to stomp the Crimson. Don’t let the Core make you feel too blue.

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QuickSpec: Hating on Columbia Edition

McBain had a rough weekend. A lot of rhetorical questions about the practicality of a Columbia education.  “You don’t often hear the words “erotic” and “Columbia” in the same sentence.” Who wants to work for the Committee on the Core? …Anyone?   First Columbia, then ex-Queen members? Even America?!       

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SlowCPR: Antagonistic Dualities Edition

Columbia’s favorite non-partisan political periodical is on news stands but not online, so we’re giving you the low down on this month’s issue by the page. Rwanda’s President:  Westernizer or War Criminal? (Page 4) Wall Street and Main Street: Vast oversimplifications of the credit crunch or is it just homeowners’ faults? (Page 6) LitHum, CC […]

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EyePoke: Remembrance of Things Past Edition

Can you miss the good old days of something you never actually experienced? Everything I know about politics I learned from Stuyvesant High School Why can’t Broadway be just like it used to Wherefore art thou, print media! Catwalk it back to Venus de Milo, she says

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The 12s Begin the Core

Bwog enlisted freshman correspondent Peter Thompson to report back with all the exciting details of the semester’s first Lit Hum class. Notebooks and laptops in hand, the thousand or so 2012s filed in to Roone Arledge Auditorium this afternoon for their very first Columbia class. Professor Gareth Williams, chair of Lit Hum, started speaking at […]

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Hey Look, It’s the Global Core Class List

Bwog’s received a copy of the list of courses that will count toward the Global Core requirement. The class list still isn’t on the Core website, but thanks to one anxious senior/Bwog staffer, we’re able to reproduce it after the jump for you. Remember: the 12s must complete two courses from this list, while for […]

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