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Each year, during the meetings of the United Nations General Assembly plenary, Columbia invites various international figures to speak in our hallowed halls. This series of discussions, often attended and moderated by President Bollinger himself, is known as the World Leaders Forum. Covering one of the first events, neophyte writer Sam Baron recounts his experience listening […]

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Happening in the world: An ancient tomb with mummies was discovered in Egypt! (CNN) Happening in the nation: Florida was hit by Hurricane Irma last night. The whole state is in crisis mode, and the western coast will likely be hit the worst. (BBC) Happening in NYC: It’s New York Fashion Week! Learn more about the happenings. (NY Times) Happening […]

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Four Americans were killed by a suicide bomber inside Bagram airbase, a US military facility in Afghanistan. Even though Bagram has always been targeted by militants, this incident marks an unprecedented breach of security in the most protected places in Afghanistan. (BBC) While anti-Trump protests erupt all over the major cities in the States, people […]

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Bwog asked what your living space was like this past summer, and many of you answered. Yesterday was Columbia’s official move-in day, though, which means we have to stop living in denial and accept that summer really is over. The following, one of the last in this series, comes from Ahmed K. Where: Marsa Alam, Hurghada, Egypt Sight: […]

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UC Davis chancellor “feels horrible” about the pepper-spray incident. (LA Times) Where the 51% at in the OWS movement? (Atlantic) We want you to have good sex. (NYT) HuffPo Canada’s managing editor experiments with a vodka-soaked tampon…and then writes about it. (HuffPo) Three American students have been arrested for having participated in the recent demonstrations in […]

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Poli Sci professor Dorian Warran discusses Wal-mart’s potential gender-bias class action suit. (Bloomberg) Samantha Power, one of Obama’s people on the NSC, spoke at Columbia yesterday about Libya. (NYT) Physicist Janna Levin of Barnard explains that space has sound, not just light, and that we can hear it when important celestial events happen. We love […]

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Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege and luxury we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus that will hopefully make you realize how lucky we are to be here. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full […]

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Over the past two weeks, Egypt has erupted in mass protests. The Committee on Global Thought hosted a panel of academic all-stars to dissect the revolutionary frenzy. Daily Editor Sameea Butt recaps “Egypt Arising” below! And if you don’t feel like reading, you watch the full lecture online. The last several weeks have been witness […]

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Change of Plans

Turath, the Columbia Arab Students Organization, may have spoken too soon. On Thursday, members announced a “Columbia Stands with Egypt” protest against the injustice of the Mubarak regime. But after Mubark’s departure on Friday, what was once a protest is now a party. Head down to Low Plaza at 2 p.m for snacks, sharbat, music, and […]

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Chinese students just love American colleges, especially Grinnell. It’s okay though, we’re not jealous. They love Barnard, too! (NYT) It’s hard out here for NYC’s  single, successful women looking for love. There just aren’t enough men to go around! (City Room) Eating more carrots, leafy greens, and other foods high in carotenoids can make others find […]

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Egypt Update

Bwog just received the following email from Robert Hornsby, Director of Media Relations at Columbia. We’re glad everyone made it out safely! A number of University offices worked diligently in collaboration to assist members of the Columbia community with travel arrangements from Egypt, and we are happy to report that to the best of our […]

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