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CUCR Drama Stretches Into Reading Week

Bwog is always ready to listen to anyone’s grievances. Wannabe malcontent Britt Fossum attended an impromptu meeting of CUCR that was held in place of the cancelled board meeting. Currently, SGB and CUCR are holding a town hall. The official Sunday night board meeting of the Columbia University College Republicans was postponed and then cancelled entirely […]

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Disgruntled CUCR Members List Their Grievances

As our Founding Fathers noted in the Declaration of Independence: Let Facts be submitted to a candid world! That’s what members of CUCR say they are trying to do. But first, here are some other facts: Members of CUCR were going to present a list of grievances at the meeting of their board (new and old) […]

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“Sham Elections”: Stealing The CUCR Elections in Broad Daylight

Did you think that Republicans were all about limiting access for voters and  just elections? We’re sure you did, you ultra-liberal, ’68-rioting, Obama-loving, Commie-sympathizing Columbians. CUCR, Columbia University Campus Republicans, is out to prove you wrong, though, as demonstrated by last night’s elections. Bwog has eyes everywhere and one person reports on last night’s meeting: Update (1:30 […]

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A Joint Meeting (We Hope the Pun Was Intended)

Columbia University College Republicans (CUCR) and Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) came together (to the same room number) Wednesday evening for a heated discussion of U.S. drug policy. We sent our cannabis correspondent to sniff around. There isn’t a much better way to start a meeting than brownies, even if they aren’t special. (From […]

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Free Food!

Columbia University College Republicans are having their annual, world famous, absolutely FREE barbecue celebrating Columbus Day. No need to be a part of the GOP to enjoy some free Dinosaur barbecue, so head on over to Van Am Quad from 1-2 PM. All are welcome unless you’re some kind of liberal vegetarian pantywaist.      […]

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Know Your Organizations

As the school year starts, you will be inundated with student groups asking you to leave your fields to flower and join them.  Before you go signing up for every listserv under the sun, we wanted to provide you with a brief rundown on the cafeteria of Columbia–those student groups that make the most buzz […]

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Bill Kristol’s Crystal Clear Advice to Undergrads

After seeing Bill Kristol’s talk at the J-School, Adam Shapiro reached out via email with a few questions.  Kristol was kind enough to respond and has some great words of advice: Bwog: What’s an unpopular political opinion of yours that turned out to be right? Kristol: That we should send more troops to Iraq (argued from 2003-2006, […]

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Ivy League Dems and Republicans Support Marriage Equality

Update, 2/14 11:45pm: CUCR confirms that, in fact, not all of the Ivy League school groups have agreed to sign on to the statement, despite what both political sides at Columbia were told from UPenn.  CUCR President Tyler Trumbach asserts that CUCR and CUDems still stand by their own joint statement and hope that the remaining […]

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Herman Cain Spoke Last Night

Before heading downtown to tell FoxNews that Columbia loves Hannity, Herman Cain spoke in Low last night at the invitation of the College Republicans. He gave what seemed to be his standard hour-long speech outlining what he perceives to be a time of crises in America, including an “economic crisis,” an “illegal immigration crisis,” a […]

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All Aboard the Cain-Train

If you’ve noticed these 9-9-9 posters around campus, and wondered what they signify, here it is: CUCR is bringing Herman Cain to campus to speak. More ridiculous than Ahmadinejad take two? You decide. Full email below: To the editors at Bwog and Spec: The Columbia University College Republicans are excited to announce that former presidential […]

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The Indignation! The Controversy!

In attendance at the CUCR Town Hall, where all the juicy details surrounding the biggest second–biggest outrage to hit  Columbia in a fortnight are being dished out right now—are four participants, including two press people. The free Pepsi and Lays won’t consume themselves, Columbia! UPDATE from our reporter at the scene, 8:37 pm: “A couple (tipsy?) Dems showed up. Barnard-Obama […]

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We Know What CUCR Did Last Week

Breaking news: CUCR President William Prasifka, CC ’12, and David Paszko, CC ’12, have resigned from the CUCR board. Full resignation letter after the jump, and board resignation request here. The Interim President is Tyler Trumbach, CC ’13 (formerly the Executive Director), the Interim Director of Finance is Tom Callander, SEAS’13 (formerly the Director of […]

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Former CUCR President Casts Even More Doubt On Ahmadinejad Invitation

Update, 4 pm: Spec’s EIC and Managing Editor have posted a statement addressing the disconnect between the information in their story “CUCR plans to invite Ahmadinejad to campus” and the response from CUCR. They write, “Before we included that information, [CUCR] group leadership said that the documents were authentic, though the intention behind their statements […]

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CUCR’s Executive Board Addresses Media

The Columbia University College Republicans have released a new statement unequivocally denying claims that the organization was in the process of inviting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak on campus. Notably, this letter has been signed by every CUCR board member. Yesterday, we responded to the Spectator headline, “CUCR plans to invite Ahmadinejad to campus” with […]

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Ahmadinejad NOT Invited to Campus, Bwog Confirms

Contrary to the Columbia Daily Spectator’s top headline, “College Republicans plan to invite Ahmadinejad,” the Iranian president has not been invited to speak at Columbia by CUCR. Spec quotes from a supposed letter of invitation from CUCR to the Iranian dictator as a source. Bwog too received this “leak” on February 14th, and confirmed its […]

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