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USenate Plenary: Sex, Money, and Death

Here’s a recap of Friday’s USenate plenary session, in which they discuss sex, money, and death, the three things you “shouldn’t” bring up at a dinner party.

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SGA Hears From Roos Bros About A Student Divestment Committee

This week at SGA, a team of Roosevelt rockstars pitched a committee of students, faculty, and alumni tasked with calling out Barnard’s foul investments & persuading them to reconsider.

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SGA Elections Results Released, CUAD Referendum Passes

At 5 pm today, the results of Barnard’s Student Government Association’s 2018 elections were released in an email to Barnard students, as well as on MyBarnard. The election concluded with a record 49.9% voter turnout. These results also included the verdict of the referendum on whether or not SGA should write a letter to the Barnard […]

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Barnard Task Force To Examine Divestment Recommends Partial Divestment

This afternoon, Robert Goldberg, Barnard’s Chief Operating Officer, wrote an email to the Barnard community announcing that the Presidential Task Force to Examine Divestment submitted its full report on fossil fuel divestment to the Board of Trustees. This task force was created last semester as a result of Divest Barnard’s campaign encouraging Barnard to divest […]

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Divestment And Food Banks At A Brief GSSC Meeting

Perhaps disoriented by the room change, the GSSC meeting was surprisingly short. And you don’t have to miss a single second: wily correspondent Jennifer Nugent was on the scene and taking notes. Last night’s General Studies Student Council (GSSC) meeting was off to a raucous start with a room change to Pupin. Latecomers even fell […]

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BREAKING: Columbia University Apartheid Divest Launches University BDS Campaign

Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace, student organizations that rally around Palestine activism, are calling for Columbia’s divestment campaign from companies that benefit from or provide funds for the continued presence of Israeli homes, business, and infrastructure in the West Bank. The two organizations are operating as Columbia University Apartheid Divest […]

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Divestment Proposal Rejected, CDCJ Responds

Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) posted a statement on their website yesterday evening, responding to Tuesday’s decision from the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) to reject fossil fuel divestment. In the statement, CDCJ notes that they “weren’t exactly surprised” by the decision. They go on to condemn ACSRI for failing to do […]

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Race, Title IX, And Academic Freedom Discussed At USenate Plenary

PrezBo’s Defense of Affirmative Action and Discussion of Columbia’s Racial Policy At the beginning of Friday’s University Senate plenary, PrezBo gave a long speech about racism and the university’s role therein. His speech was historical in nature, starting with the Supreme Court decision Brown vs. The Board of Education, which struck down segregated public schooling […]

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From The Issue: Political Climate

If you couldn’t tell, we’re obsessed with the November issue of the Blue and White and can’t stop sharing some of the great pieces from this month’s mag. Up next, we bring you a story by Staff Writer Yasemin Akçagüner about two major divestment groups at Columbia. When the University announced in June that it […]

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CDCJ Sends First-Ever Proposal To ASCRI

The Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) met last evening with the Board of Trustees to discuss a proposal CDCJ has written “for divestment from the top 200 publicly-traded fossil fuel companies,” according to an email CDCJ wrote Bwog last night. CDCJ sent the proposal to Columbia’s Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI). The […]

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PrezBo Talks Manhattanville And Global Reports At USenate

Feeling out of the loop on the campus scoop? Columbia’s Senate, accompanied by PrezBo, gathered yesterday to discuss upcoming projects here in MoHi and beyond (Global Reports!). Bwog’s trusted politics correspondent, Joe Milholland, is here to relay the info to you. “Manhattanville is, of course, the big thing,” said PrezBo at this Friday’s University Senate […]

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In an email sent this afternoon, PrezBo announced his support for the University’s divestment from companies engaged in the operation of private prisons.  A recommendation will come before the Board of Trustees in their next meeting in June. On March 31, ACSRI (the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing) voted to recommend prison divestment to the Trustees, and […]

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ACSRI Announces Support For Divestment From Private Prisons

The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing of Columbia University announced tonight their support for the University’s divestment from private prisons. This comes as a response to the USenate SAC’s announcement supporting divestment. Read the full statement from ACSRI below.

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Calling Cops On Protesters, Divestment, And CourseWorks2 Discussed At USenate

Joe Milholland reports back with the latest from the University Senate. At the beginning of the December 11 University Senate plenary, Executive Committee Chair Sharyn O’Halloran talked about the protocols for the University calling the police. At every protest on campus, she stated, VP of Public Safety James McShane notifies the police. However, for the […]

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BCD’s Response to ACSRI’s Refusal of Support

The Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) said two days ago that the proposal of Barnard Columbia Divest (BCD) for divestment from fossil fuels “did not meet the criteria for divestment.” According to their response (which can be read in full here), ACSRI will not recommend BCD’s divestment proposal because “the merits of the […]

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