Columbia and Barnard have announced a finalized academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The pre-orientation programs for first-years have either been canceled or will be held online.
The youngest suspect in the Tess Majors investigation was sentenced to 18 months under the custody of the Administration of Children’s Services following a guilty plea to one count of first-degree robbery.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and turmoil in the New York City juvenile detention system, the youngest suspect awaits sentencing after pleading guilty for his involvement in the death of Barnard student Tess Majors.
Even with the many Google Docs of information out there right now, there are still some resources that fall through the cracks when it comes to supporting BLM.
On Saturday night, Bwog received screenshots of messages from the GroupMe of Columbia’s chapter of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).
Update: The Bwog Editorial Board later received an email with the University’s statement on July 13, at 9:29 PM. We’ve appended the full text of the University statement at the end of this article, and have rectified any statements premised upon not having received this private statement. According to the docket of the United States Court of Appeals for […]
The next Republican and Democratic Primaries are taking place today in Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Today’s “Acela Primaries” follow an almost-joint statement by Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich that they will work together in Indiana, Oregon, and New Mexico to prevent Donald Trump from reaching the required number of delegates […]
Re-enter the real world after your finals today with another senior wisdom from an outgoing senior! We bring you Emma Sulkowicz and her words of wisdom this Monday night. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Emma Sulkowicz, CC, Visual Arts, New York, NY Claim to fame: None. Where are you going? I’m going to stay in New York for a bit […]
Tonight, ABC News reported that Columbia student Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University for failing to protect him against harassment and defamation. This lawsuit comes as a response to fellow CC senior Emma Sulkowicz’s senior thesis performance to carry her mattress around campus during this school year until Nungesser is either expelled or […]
“Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” boomed the Sergeant in Arms, who traditionally announces the President’s arrival into the House chamber to deliver his annual State of the Union address. Among the many invited guests of the President, First Lady, Vice President and the hundreds of Congressmen and women, was Columbia’s own Emma […]
President Obama will deliver his penultimate State of the Union address tonight at 9 pm, and we’ll be listening closely to hear if his agenda includes anything on campus sexual assault, a hot-button issue this past year especially. Also listening closely will be Emma Sulkowicz, the invited guest of New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. (Jezebel) A […]
Just in time for the release of the December issue of our beloved Mother Magazine, The Blue and White, Bwog is proud to present this overview of recent campus sexual assault activism written by Senior Editor Hallie Nell Swanson, CC ’16. If you haven’t already, be sure to read former Managing Editor Anna Bahr’s two-part […]
To start us off: the Columbia University Medical Center, apparently among the ten worst hospitals in the state when judged on wait time, will be taking significant steps to facilitate the flow of patients through its emergency room. (New York Daily News) Moving on to the story of the moment, our ‘Carry That Weight’ protest […]
Emma Sulkowicz’s performance art piece, Carry That Weight, isn’t causing strong reactions only in the Columbia community. Her story went viral, and now even people who have no Columbia affiliation are getting involved. Outraged Facebook users are posting using the hashtag #Justice4Emma, encouraging people to give Columbia poor google-reviews, and call Columbia up to demand […]
Today Taylor Grasdalen met with Emma Sulkowicz to discuss her Visual Arts senior thesis and the attention it has received. Emma Sulkowicz is exhausted. The average college dorm-issue mattress weighs fifty pounds, and she’s been carrying hers around Columbia University for four days. But she is not without help: many passersby recognize and offer to […]
In response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown and resulting protests in Ferguson, MO, the U.S. Justice Department will be investigating the Ferguson police department to determine if they were practicing “discriminatory policing and [using] excessive force.” (USA Today) Surprising absolutely no one, Billboard has announced that Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” […]
In the last week, campuses around the country have been reeling over an increased focus on sexual assault, and publications from all fronts have addressed the topic. Here at Columbia, the past seven days have featured lists of four alleged rapists in bathrooms in Hamilton, Lerner, and Butler. On the morning of May 14, according to […]