Dean Grinage announced new Fall 2021 on-campus policies, including COVID protocols, an orientation for all new and returning students, and move-in details for all classes.
Ann Thornton, University Librarian, announced that all library locations will reopen at full capacity in time for the next academic year.
Interim Provost Ira Katznelson and University COVID Director Donna Lynne announced updates to the University’s campus and health-related policies as COVID-19 restrictions loosen through a phased approach.
Columbia administrators, including President Lee C. Bollinger, are deliberating on increasing student enrollment in CC and SEAS. The undergraduate student body has not been informed nor asked for input regarding these considerations.
Columbia University Registrar Barry Kane informed the student body that all Fall classes are expected to return to full capacity in-person instruction with no social distancing required in an email tonight.
Columbia announced that all students must submit their vaccine documentation no later than August 2, in preparation for the fall semester, according to an email sent earlier this morning by Columbia Health Senior Vice President
After being on pause for about a year due to the pandemic, sports are back in the form of phased activity with athletes training on campus hopeful for the upcoming academic year.
Dean Kromm confirmed the return of all students to campus for the fall 2021 semester in an email to CC and SEAS students this afternoon.
This month has EVERYTHING: meaningless fights over procedure, new childcare policies and employee benefits, the exposure of a massive years-long elections scandal, and, importantly, the long-overdue recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day by the university.
According to an email from DSpar: Karen Blank, Dean of Studies at Barnard since 1993, has died. She was at Columbia since 1984, when she served as Columbia’s associate dean of student affairs. Blank had been on medical leave since January 2012. She was set to retire at the end of this past semester. Spar’s […]
Yesterday, a Missouri zookeeper was crushed to death by an elephant while conducting routine zoo activities. (ABC) This may be the most horrific thing you will read all week. We hope. (CNN) A cyclone touching down on India’s East coast has displaced hundreds of of thousands. Luckily, no deaths or injuries have been reported so far. (NPR) […]
Summit Officer Richard Jenkins has passed away. His funeral and viewing was held yesterday from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Greater Refuge Temple. About 20 students attended his wake. Students knew Jenkins for his work as guard in McBain and Ruggles. Our condolences. We have sought information for where to send flowers/donations.
The end is nigh. Run for cover. It’s finally happened: THE REFERENCE ROOM IS EMPTY AT 1:15 PM ON A SATURDAY DURING A FINALS WEEKEND. It’s a sign of the times–the nerds have gone to take cover from the impending doom that even the mighty walls of Butler can’t keep out. IT’S THE ABACCHALYPSE.
The entire west side of 116th and Broadway is filled with fire trucks and emergency services vehicles: someone was hit by a train at the 116th 1 stop minutes ago. One police officer Bwog asked reported simply that someone was hit, and could not tell us whether the person survived or not. Another police officer, […]
Photo via Yeshiva U. “White shoe impresario” Schuyler Chapin died at his home yesterday at the age of 86. He was dean of the School of Arts from 1975 to 1985. Chapin was known as a master political maneuverer in the arts and a powerful public and private figure, and he once told the Times, […]
c. 1998 | Photo via CU Record Professor Emeritus Alfred Kahn passed away Friday before last in Hackensack at the age of 90. He taught at the School of Social Work for fifty-seven years, starting in 1947. He was the first to earn a doctorate in social welfare from the school in 1952 and spent […]
Image courtesy of The New York Times Last Saturday, Boris “Bob” Yavitz, who served eight years as the dean of Columbia Business School, died of prostate cancer. He was 85. After moving to the United States at 23, Yavitz earned two graduate degrees (in engineering and business) from Columbia and, after starting and managing […]
In case you don’t haunt the Times’ website like Bwog does, a quick (sad) note. John Updike, American author (and frequent New Yorker contributor), died today at 76. In light of this tragedy, Bwog provides an original, Smugopedia-style talking point: “while some consider Updike’s everyday subjects unworthy of his characteristically intricate prose, his novels–the […]
Bwog hopes this post finds you able to sit up, sit, talk and/or breathe this lovely Monday afternoon: many of your classmates are not so fortunate. Yes, the much-feared norovirus is making its way around our fair campus these days, leaving Columbians with a strain of what we understand is the nastiest stomach flu known to man. […]
Tipster Armin Rosen alerts Bwog to some tragic news. Dr. Phil, a night-shift employee at Appletree and the subject of this Blue and White profile has passed away. He was 56 years old. Dr. Phil is responsible for beginning Appletree’s movie rental program in 1992, but he may be most famous for his impressive vintage […]
As Bwog blossoms into an around-the-clock Morningside Heights bird-related news source, we present you with two stories of from the cold-hearted avian world. First, news of a hawk kill. Alex Weinberg reports that around 11 this morning, Hawkmadinejad “swooped down and ruined a squirrel in front of Avery.” Awesome. Hawkmadinejad photo, at right, by Alexandra […]
Right this minute, on the lawn in front of John Jay, the hawk that’s been spotted near Lewisohn and the LLC is lunching on a pigeon. It swooped down and snatched it in dramatic fashion. Onlookers, please send in your photos and stories. Bored studiers, please suggest names for our hawk. Apparently, they’re territorial, so […]
The cruel cycle of nature continues–right in front of Lewisohn! Writes a tipster: “Just at noon (right now!) I saw a GIANT hawk in front of the sculpture facing Lewisohn, chowing down on some small animal. It’s neat to see real wild life in the city.” And it’s neat to see such fitting metaphors for […]