Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Our Senior Wisdoms keep on coming. Today’s wisdom is brought you by Juicy Juice Jared Odessky. Name, School, Major, Hometown: Jared Odessky, Columbia College, History (proudly) and Political Science (grudgingly), Plantation, Florida (it’s not what it sounds like!) Claim to fame: University Senator, one-time class of 2015 president, WTF Columbia founder, Eva Longoria for President campaign manager, […]
This just in, over the American Studies majors listserv: next semester, Foner is teaching Reconstruction “for the very last time,” ending one of Columbia’s biggest academic institutions. The announcement comes just in time for registration at the beginning of next week. Hop to it, kids. Update, 9:40 p.m.: Professor Foner got back to Bwog with […]
For the past several weeks, students protests over the poor treatment and poor compensation of Faculty House workers have been ongoing. The administration hasn’t acted yet, but more and more members of faculty have spoken out in support of the protesters. On Friday, Student Worker Solidarity held a rally on college walk and famous American […]
Eric Foner, Professor of History and author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, gave his take on Spielberg’s Lincoln in a letter to the NYT sent earlier this week. Apparently, Hollywood’s latest take on the Great Emancipator takes some liberties. “The film,” he writes, “grossly exaggerates the possibility that by January 1865 the […]
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 “Affirmative Action: Past, Present and Future” Monday, April 16, 9:00 […]
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences calls its Class Day “Convocation.” And brings really cool people to it. This spring, graduates can look forward to the wise words of Eric Foner, beloved Dewitt Clinton Professor of History and CC ’63, GSAS ’69. One ponders if he ever crossed paths with Paul Auster, CC ’69, […]
Need we say more? We’re doubtful, but will continue nonetheless. Tonight at 8 pm in Hamilton 602, the one and only Eric Foner will be doling out “Words of Wisdom” to the class of 2012 over some Baked By Melissa cupcakes. We can’t help but feel that March 6th is a bit premature for closing remarks, […]
Eric Foner’s “Civil War and Reconstruction” and Kenneth Jackson’s “History of the City of New York” are some of the most well-known classes at Columbia, and every year, it seems half of Columbia tries to register for them. But there may be a better way. While stumbling around Columbia’s web site, Bwog discovered a cache […]
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. As always, please leave any formatting suggestions in the comments! […]
If you read the Iliad, you know that people have been giving each other prizes for quite some time. Today the Pulitzer Prize Board announced its winners for 2011. While there is no Pulitzer category for archery, the Board decided that two books from notable Columbia professors hit the mark. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor […]
Bwog respects our heritage/amorous affair by posting each issue of The Blue & White. The latest issue, available this week, is a cornucopia of delights: a set of unimaginably raunchy personals for the staff (they’re anonymous), an account of a foray into the oft-forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, and the story of that greenhouse on top of […]
There’s nothing Bwog loves more than to wake up to a boner joke. Aren’t you glad we said “joke” at the end of that? Anyway, Columbia’s very own superstar Professor Eric Foner stopped by The Colbert Report again (!) to discuss his new book “The Fiery Trial.” But before he even began to share his […]
We, oppressed Humanities students, have discovered, through our weeks of crazed paper-writing, that Microsoft Word doesn’t know anything about anything. If “precolonial” isn’t a real word according to our computers, college is a lie. Here are some words Bwog was punished with that red squiggly line for writing recently. Add your own in the comments. […]
Overheard in Era of Civil War and Reconstruction, a.k.a. Foner: “Whoever said this was going to be the worst fucking Chanukah ever was RIGHT.” Bwog hopes folks feeling this way investigated the Chabad Menorah. Or at least head to any of the other candle-lightings around campus tonight.