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Everything We Know About Columbia’s Reopening Plan (As Of 7/28/2020)

Information about CU’s reopening has been slow in coming to the student body. Various Bwog staffers have attended webinars on reopening and sought out other resources to compile an up-to-date, updating list of what we know and what questions we have regarding the upcoming academic year.

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At 5 pm on July 27, Executive Vice President of Arts & Science and Dean of the Faculty Amy Hungerford sent an email to graduate students and faculty instructors encouraging them to teach more classes in a hybrid or in-person format, despite the many risks associated with holding in-person classes.

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Columbia Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This afternoon, Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced reopening plans for the 2020-2021 academic year, following Barnard President Sian Beilock’s announcement earlier today. In a follow-up to the announcement, he also clarified Columbia’s stance on the recent ICE restrictions on international students.

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Barnard College Announces Reopening Plans For 2020-2021 Year

This morning, Barnard President Sian Beilock announced plans for the school for the 2020-2021 academic year, following plans announced by other universities yesterday.

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Updates On The Tess Majors Investigation Since March

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and turmoil in the New York City juvenile detention system, the youngest suspect awaits sentencing after pleading guilty for his involvement in the death of Barnard student Tess Majors. 

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“Body Image During a Pandemic:” A Zine

This Bwogger made a zine about how body image will be affected by quarantine. Check it out! 

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The Testing Project: Fighting For Essential Workers’ Health

News Editor Lauren Kahme interviews the Co-Founder of The Testing Project, a grassroots movement advocating for essential workers’ protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Columbia Science Review Debunks COVID-19 Misconceptions

News Editor Lauren Kahme reports on the virtual event, where speakers sought to debunk misconceptions around COVID-19 in public health.

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Guest Writer Sophia Gates delves into the lives of Barnard students staying on campus during the pandemic to share some of their experiences.

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Barnard Library Is Collecting Quaranzines During COVID-19

Managing Editor Eva Sher and Events Editor Brigid Cromwell got to talk with Barnard Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman via Zoom call about the Barnard Library’s Quaranzine collection.

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Barnard Admissions Is Test Optional For Fall 2021 Admission

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Barnard revisits its policies for SAT and ACT score submission.

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Barnard Summer Programs And Work Exemption Grant

This morning, President Beilock put out a statement saying that summer programs such as the Summer Research Institute (SRI) and all faculty-led off-campus programs have been canceled and Summer Opportunity Programs have been moved online. There will also be a Work Exemption Grant for students who rely on summer income but are unable to work […]

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Columbia Gives COVID-19 Updates, Including Student Death And Online Summer Classes

President Bollinger and Beilock reported the first deaths from COVID-19 within the Columbia community, including that of a student, in an email update sent to students this afternoon.

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Former Barnard Faculty Member Tom Waters Has Passed Away

On Saturday, April 4, 2019, Thomas Waters, a former Urban Studies adjunct faculty member at Barnard, passed away. 

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How To Stay Focused In Your Online Classes

Are you struggling to focus in your online Zoom classes? Is staring at a blurry video of your prof just not the same as sitting in a classroom after hiking up the hell that is the Milbank stairs? Deputy Editor Caroline Mullooly offers insight on how to pay attention to your online classes.

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