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Has the Arts Initiative Been Saved?

Melissa Smey, director of the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre, just sent an email to everyone on the CUArts listserv announcing forthcoming changes to the Arts Initiative. The changes, made in response to the “Save the Arts Initiative” campaign, come just 2 days after Prezbo told a fireside chat audience that he was looking into […]

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ESC: Bullets Edition

This week we couldn’t send a Bwogger to the ESC meeting, but an inside source has sent us the minutes. Here are the highlights: The ESC’s new website’s domain, www.columbiaesc.com, has been purchased. ESC hopes to have a temporary test website up by the end of the week. Student government is still fighting for CUArts […]

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Do Your Part, Submit Your Art

Artists and dilettantes rejoice! Columbia Undergraduate Art Initiative is accepting artwork to be displayed on campus spaces such as John Jay Dining Hall and Lerner lobby (according to their Facebook profile). Not only are you getting a chance to let your ego run rampant display your artistic talent, but also to liven up the campus. To […]

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QuickTix: Just Do It Edition

It’s March, and you still haven’t made use of the TIC box this year. Why not this month? As they do every couple weeks, our friends at the TIC box are here to let you know about upcoming arts events on- and off-campus, as well as some best-sellers of yesteryear. All shows can be accessed […]

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QuickTix: Savin’ You Dough Edition

Every two weeks, Bwog’s good friends at CUARTS tell you all the best deals you can grab with your CUID.  What are you waiting for? Best-sellers last week: Death of a Salesman StickFly BSO Presents The Count Down 2 Dollarama CUCSSA Lunar New Year’s Gala Campus events on sale now: Columbia Queer Alliance presents First Friday: […]

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Improv Everywhere to Improve Activities Fair

Improv Everywhere, the guerilla performance group that masterminds incredible public displays of silliness all over New York City, has teamed up with the (now suddenly hip) CUArts. The Mp3 Experiment Columbia University is the latest iteration of a well-established IE mission, and will definitely be the best orientation activity ever planned in the history of […]

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Better Know a Bureaucrat

The School of the Arts and Office of Government and Community Affairs (GCA) announced yesterday that Marcia Sells, currently an Associate Vice President of GCA, has been appointed Associate Dean of Community Outreach at the School of the Arts. That adds 3 words to her email signature, and she gets the big-shot “dean” title. According to […]

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State of the Arts Initiative

For the past year, one of the major behind-the-scenes bureaucratic struggles has been the changing face of the Arts Initiative as it moves from the Office of the President to the School of the Arts. Here’s what Bwog’s been able to find out about what’s in and what’s out at the Arts Initiative: Not only […]

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CUlinary Arts Presents: Free Bubbly

Though we probably can’t see as many free exhibits nowadays, at least we’ll be able to drink our underage art-deprived sorrows away. The CU Arts’ latest initiative, CUlinary Arts, now gives Columbia students special deals at restaurants around the city – 12 out of 32 of which involve free alcohol, mostly in the form of […]

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QuickTix: Lions Win!

Back today and here to stay on alternate Wednesdays, QuickTix brings you the most popular shows and tips on what to see from behind the desk of the TIC. So far, what have October’s top shows been?  5. American Masters presents Joan Baez. 4. “Oleanna.” Just maybe because one of the stars is Columbia alum […]

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QuickTix: First Edition

Bwog wishes it was easier to keep in touch with our old friend, CU Arts. That’s why we’re ecstatic to announce that the the folks at the Ticketing Information Center are willing to keep us updated on what arts events Columbia wants to see and hear. Presenting the first ever edition of QuickTix, including an […]

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Behind the Scenes at Project Bluelight

For those of you unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the Columbia creative community or a certain 2002 HBO miniseries, Project Bluelight is a CUArts/CCSC-sponsored short-film contest in which screenwriters submit scripts and the selected material is then made into a movie. Project Bluelight the brainchild of Michael Molina and Jeff Schwartz, both CC […]

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Free Carnegie!

Caralyn Spector writes in that if you email cuarts@columbia.edu by 5PM, you’ll get free tickets to the Mozart and Bruckner extravaganza happening tonight at Carnegie Hall. The show starts at 8PM, with a pre-concert lecture starting at 7PM. This is highly recommended for Music Hum students, as well as anyone who’s never heard a Bruckner […]

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BlaZe Envy

NSOP Orientation Leaders received an e-mail this morning from a distressed committtee member regarding those colored shirts from Wednesday’s first-year battle. “I have a bit of bad news.  CUArts’ biggest donor was walking out of Low Wednesday night, after meeting with Mr. Jeff Sachs himself, and saw all the new students standing around Low plaza […]

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More free tickets from CUarts

First five Bwog readers to email cuarts[at]columbia.edu by 4pm Tuesday win a FREE PAIR of tickets to Greta Gertler @ Joe’s Pub tomorrow. Check out a free track here.

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