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.
Tis true. As one anonymous tipster so eloquently put it: CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN CULPA IS DOWN […]
As the final week of refresh button worship SSOL registration comes to a close, Bwog pays tribute to the team that created the Columbia Underground Listing of Professor Ability (CULPA). We couldn’t help but jump in and ask a few questions. Bwog: Do you have any details about the CULPA team (anonymity notwithstanding)? CULPA: We’re all […]
Yesterday, the USenate held a two-hour townhall on “Open Course Evaluations” in the Law School. Around 40 people attended, including a fair number of students. The details of the proposal can be found here: the basic gist is that the primarily quantitative data will be released online, with at least one qualitative question, “Would you recommend […]
Hooray! [Some of ] You are done with finals. So what’s next? Before you cram all of your belongings into an unreasonable number of suitcases and ship home for the holidays to bask in the glory of parental bickering and endless free food, Bwog has a few simple reminders for you. Use Carsplit to save […]
It’s hard to believe, but registration for spring 2012 (aka the last year) starts today for seniors! Time to squeeze in that last credit of PE before you graduate. Or maybe you’re looking for a more eclectic elective to take—if so, we’ve got you covered. And don’t miss out on our jaw-dropping list of courses […]
We check SSOL so you don’t have to! A few days ago, Lit Hum and CC profs were unmasked, and today Art and Music Hummers should be up too. Bonus points if your Core professors are actually on CULPA. (Hint: they never are.) Google away then wallow or rejoice!
Last minute reminder to: Use Carsplit to get to the airport– you’ll save (some) money and make (new (best)) friends. Write CULPA reviews while classes are still (fresh) on your mind– also upload the syllabus because that’s really helpful. It’s for the general happiness maxim! Chillaxing via Wikimedia
Over the last few weeks, your correspondent has received a total of seven automatic reminders to fill out course evaluations (i.e. spam) and three personal emails from professors requesting that their evaluations be completed. And they are pretty important—filling out course evaluations lets professors know what works and what doesn’t in their classes. Unfortunately, course […]
Columbia, let’s be a community. Let’s show the collective action problem who’s boss! Let’s rate our professors on CULPA. Don’t you see that when you review, and other people review, everybody mutually pools their experience? What…you’re not a chicken or something, right?
Tomorrow marks the beginning of pre-registration for SEAS, GS, and CC! If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to consult the directory of classes, send an email to your advisor (maybe even get one back!) and take the first steps toward next semester’s homework. Bwog hopes you get into that Music Hum section, even […]
In May of last semester, CULPA came out with the Oracle, an algorithm that hoped to achieve the impossible–to predict the scheduling of Core Curriculum professors. For those wishing to avoid blindly selecting their Core courses, the Oracle stood as a beacon of hope. Unfortunately, when put to its first test this semester, the Oracle’s results […]
Today, CULPA unleashed the Oracle: the culmination of several years’ work trying to determine when Core professors teach. In other words, you may no longer have to stumble in the dark as you pick your CC, Music Hum and Art Hum sections. The Oracle matches up predicted professors, the times they usually teach, and the […]
Name, school: Ron Gejman, CC Claim to fame: Computer nerd extraordinaire! No, but really, I ran CULPA for the past couple years and revamped it a bit (remember what it used to look like?). I also designed the super-graphic—but ridiculously effective—posters that got put up all over campus during Ahmadinejad week. Where are you going? […]
It’s near the end of the semester, and the only thing that’s on your mind is laying on the lawns running from the rain. But don’t forget that there are things that need your input! Cough. Courseworks evaluations have been out for a while now, and many of them are due towards the end of […]