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PSA: Core Program Seeking Submissions

A student group called Unweaving the Core is currently preparing for a performance of The Odyssey which will take place throughout multiple floors of Hamilton in April. The group, which includes Core Scholars and other student group members, is seeking passages from other works that relate to the Odyssey and its themes—including enslavement, migration, and […]

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Core Scholars 2014 Announced And Honored

The Core Scholars program offers “dramatic, beautiful, insightful, and sometimes hilarious reflections on the Core,” with the goal being innovative interpretation and understanding of the curriculum. Last Wednesday, the Core Scholars program held its reception to honor its five winners — all of whom you can read up on and then check out their work — […]

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Core Reflections Deadline Pushed Back One Week

Have you been feeling reflective about the Core? Feel like some work of humanities has inspired you so deeply that you’re willing to submit a piece of work for the chance at $200? Were you really busy recently but aren’t anymore? Then you should be partying like it’s 1999 because the deadline for Core Reflections […]

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2013 Core Scholars

Congratulations to 2013’s Core Scholars! These infinitely more creative than you talented students were honored today at a special lunch with Deantini. Now don’t you wish you’d paid more attention in LitHum? This year’s winners were Alessio Mineo, Allison Scott, Gabriella Zacarias, and Kun Oskar Yao, with an Honorable mention for  Colin Ross. They all […]

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Core Scholar: Gabriela Pelsinger

The Core Scholars program invites students to submit a reflection on the Core in virtually any art medium, and submissions are due for this year’s program on April 15. To aid in your inspiration, Bwog caught up with Gabriela Pelsinger, CC ’15 and self-proclaimed Vagina Warrior, who was one of last year’s Core Scholars for this amazing […]

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Core Stars Shine

It seems like just yesterday that Bwog was announcing the launch of the Core Scholars program, in which overachievers like us submit creative works inspired by Core texts to win fame and glory. Well, as some core author might have said, time flies when you’re having fun. Ladies and gentlemen, your winners: 2012 CORE SCHOLARS […]

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Be a Core Scholar!

Tonight is the last night to submit to become a Core Scholar. Get fame, glory, and your work featured on columbia.edu. Dean Valentini will give you $200 cash at a private dinner. You’ll get an award. Basically, all your hopes and dreams will come true. Just apply with any type of creative reflection on the Core by TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT. […]

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Core Scholars Submission: Triptych of Transformation

Bwog was curious about what chefs-d’œuvre the dignified-sounding Core Scholars program would inspire, so we jumped at Lit Hum Chair/philosopher queen Christia Mercer‘s offer for us to display a few submissions. Behold, an Ovidian triptych by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, CC ’12. As an innocent, rosy-cheeked freshman, I fell for Ovid. I fell hard. I was still reading […]

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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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The Moody-Adams Retrospective

Michele Moody-Adams may have only been dean for a scant two years, but she has undoubtedly made her mark in Columbia history. Bwog’s Peter Sterne takes us through the short time she spent as Dean of Columbia College. When Michele Moody-Adams was first named as Columbia College’s new dean in February 2009, The New York […]

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Core Scholars Announced

The Core asks you some tough, tough questions. Because we aren’t overachieving enough, the Center for the Core Curriculum decided to instate the Core Scholars Program earlier this year. Finally, the announcement has been made, and the wait’s over: We now know and envy the names of the winners of the $200 cash prizes and […]

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