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A Preventive And Peaceful Force: Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry And The Right To Education

Staff Writer Victoria Borlando reports on a speech delivered by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education.

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“Education And Incarceration” Panel

Education and Incarceration was an event hosted by the Human Rights department, and was led by none other than Bwog’s own Sarah Dahl and featured a panel of Professors with the Justice-in-Education initiative as well as prison rights advocates. Avid The Night Of watcher and Staff Writer Megan Wylie checked it out.  The role of education and […]

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Low Library was, as the youth say, “lit” last evening, as Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, spoke to members of the Columbia community. Staff writer Megan Fillion was there to soak in Hasina’s words, and comment wittily on PrezBo’s fumbling introductions. “I am going to speak to you about a topic that is […]

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Lecturehop: Changing the Narrative for Our Boys of Color

On Thursday night in the Schapiro, the Men of Color Alliance, Sigma Lambda Beta, The Sons Of Eta, BSO, and Teach For America hosted a panel discussion about the role of men of color in today’s educational system. Bwogger Heather Akumiah was there, eating pizza, snapping at all the wrong times, and occasionally taking notes. […]

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LectureHop: Under the Looking Glass: Your Ivy League Education

Reformer-in-disguise Brit Byrd brings back progress notes from yesterday’s lecture with SFER and TRACT. Last night TRACT and new kids on the block Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion with David Hansen, Professor of Philosophy & Education at Teachers College, and Shamus Khan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, as the inaugural event of SFER’s […]

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Bucket List: Education, “Greening the Ghetto,” and Slate Magazine

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended: “University Lecture: Scholars and Spies: Worldly Knowledge and the Predicament […]

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Summer Reading: Is Your Degree Worth It?

Whether thoughts of the coming year bring joy or fear, recent months’ debate over the value of higher education should give you good reason to have second thoughts. Bwog daily editor Matt Schantz reviews the literature. Richard Heffner, host of PBS’s Open Mind, began an interview with former Dean Moody-Adams with a provocative quote form MiMoo […]

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Bwoglines: Stealing (the Joy of Christmas) Edition

More (and even more) on George Castro- who is not in fact an employee of the University– the man indicted on charges of stealing nearly $5 million from Columbia, including the quote, “The money just appeared in my account.” (NYT/WSJ) Two researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health find that ineffective treatments and high […]

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Obamacain, Jr: Battle over Education

Bwog’s Teachers College tipster has forwarded us an email saying that on October 21st Obama and McCain’s education advisors will debate over “Education and the Next President” at Teachers College and will be moderated by TC President Susan Fuhrman.  Don’t expect any heartbreaking lotteries this time: only TC faculty, students and staff are allowed. But […]

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Tales of a Thirteenth-Grade Nothing V: Lessons Learned

In which Bwog’s first-year correspondent, Dan D’Addario, doesn’t let his schooling get in the way of his education. The first semester of my Columbia education has flown by. It seems like just yesterday that I arrived with one too many bags, that I marveled at the splendor that is the interior of Butler Library, and […]

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Yay! We are smart! (But Bollinger is not.)

Prestige-obsessed Columbians should be pleased to hear that 3 2 3 of the 5 most influential “idea-makers” in New York (as ranked by New York Magazine) work at Columbia! Everyone else should at least get some morbid thrill to know that on said magazine’s list of the 5 most influential New Yorkers in education, our […]

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