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Dodge’s Unusual Sights and Smells

If you were at the gym any time in the last hour and a half, you were assaulted by a decadent spread of food on the court at the bottom of the tri-level fitness center. “What smells are these?” you might have wondered, noting that odors of greasy carnival food had usurped those of brotein-enhanced […]

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At Least We Made the Final Four

According to the Wall Street Journal, Mayor Bloomberg plans to announce that Cornell’s won the competition for an applied-science campus in NYC. They beat out the rest of the “shortlist,” which was down to Carnegie-Mellon, NYU, Cornell, and us, after Stanford dropped out on Friday. Not all hope is lost; even if Bloomberg awards Roosevelt Island to […]

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Bwog In Bed: Go Back to Sleep

You survived Lit Hum/CC and your next final is…well, at least a day away. Take a deep breath, give yourself a hug, and enjoy the break from finals by hopping in bed with us for a few minutes before crashing your head back into the deep recesses of your pillow. Remember, this isn’t a Tarantino film: […]

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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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Bwoglines: Anger in the Street Edition

Bloomberg loves that The New Yorker thinks only Bloomberg can love Bloomberg, but New Yorkers love Bloomberg, too. (Cityroom) Realizing how greatly the were outnumbered, Wal-Mart bailed on a City Council hearing regarding their own plans to open a store in East New York. (Gothamist, NYT) Since the New York City schools chancellor attends school-closing hearings, […]

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And We Thought We Had Problems!

Keri Blakinger, Cornell ’11 was found with six ounces (roughly $150,000) of heroin on Sunday. She was arrested in Ithaca. Yeesh!

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Orientation Schadenfreude

Orientation can be fun, provided you’re drunk or Kenneth the page. Columbia is very nice to you during NSOP (relish it!) and rents out the Met and everyone smiles and tells you where Pupin is when you ask them. There is, however, the underlying problem that you don’t know any of these people, and there’s […]

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Cornell Vice-Provost New Dean of the College

 – Via the Cornell Chronicle An hour ago, Spec was forwarded an email from Dean Kevin Shollenberger announcing that Cornell Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education Michele Moody-Adams will be the next Dean of the College. Moody-Adams, who will replace the retiring Dean Austin Quigley, will be the first woman to hold the post. Moody-Adams (whose last […]

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More College Rankings

Bwog received an email early this morning from “ted” at CampusGrotto.com. We had never heard of CampusGrotto.com because honestly, have you? Still! They have heard of your Columbia, which they rank 39th in their list of the one hundred most expensive colleges. CG estimates your tuition to be $37,470, which is about five grand less […]

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Lions Mauled By Bears

Columbia men’s basketball came into this evening’s game against Cornell with high hopes—after all, some sports prognosticators and portents had picked the Lions in the preseason as league champions, and opening league play with a hard-fought six-point loss at Ithaca against Cornell, there seemed to be no reason that the senior-studded lineup couldn’t better their […]

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QuickSpec – Snow Day edition – NOT

The road to New Harlem – READ THIS SHIT 2010–not quite out of high school Ithaca falls, Lions justify existence Mmmm….toasty….and sweaty…. One more route to liberation dashed. And this one was so fun!

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QuickSpec—Repulsion Edition

Movin’ Out Parents to Bloomberg: Step off, biatch Like Odysseus, Lions journey to Ithaca to meet large burly men…in Speedos Will work for course credit But you like us…right?

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Football Recap: Pigskins of Prozac

Recapitulation of this weekend’s football success by CML: Thousands of fans from both Columbia and Cornell converged upon Baker Field today, each to witness firsthand the contest that would determine the best Ivy League football team in New York  – and whether Columbia, after two years, would finally notch a conference win.  The sun shone […]

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