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
On Friday, Teachers College’s EPIC (Education for Persistence and Innovation Center) kicked off their Yu Panglin Lecture Series with “Failing Upward: The Open Secret of Progress in Science with Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and Maiken Scott.” Dr. Chalfie spoke about his college grades, glowing proteins, and more. Staffer Sarah Braner has the scoop.
This week, Columbia hosted a series of speakers to share some of their work examining interactions between storytelling and academia. Bwog Sports Editor Jana Jaran attended a conference session this morning with speakers connecting the idea of narrative to topics from gay marriage to artificial intelligence.
Last Thursday, an episode in the “In Dialogue” series—events focusing on Polish-Jewish relations throughout history—was held in Low Library. Senior Staff Writer Abby Rubel attended.
Yesterday, Chief Architect of the IBM Food Trust and Columbia Alumnus Yi-Min Chee came to speak at Columbia about the business applications of blockchain technology in his lecture “Blockchain: A Solutions Perspective”. In collaboration with the Data Institute and the Foundations for Research Computing program, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation hosted this event as […]
Yesterday in Mudd Hall, Martina T. Nguyen, Assistant Professor in History at Baruch College, led a lecture event on Political Literary Action and the Self-Strengthening Literary Movement in Vietnam. Bwog sent staff writer, Maya Corral, to cover the lecture. She spent some of her time confused about where exactly she was (what is Mudd hall), […]
The Barnard Biology Department recently held its annual honey extraction on Friday, and you’re supposed to go listen to the wonderful Professor Jon Snow talk about his research on bees and honey. Obviously, I went, but didn’t listen to Professor Snow and instead just gorged myself on lots of brie smothered in honey. (Shoutout to […]
Columbia and Barnard Association of Women in Math hosted Barnard President Sian Beilock yesterday. President Beilock discussed her research, which is focused on how anxiety affects math ability and how to decrease math-related anxiety. Sports Editor Abby Rubel, who is neutral about math herself, attended the talk. Beilock opened her talk by telling the small […]
Susan Orlean appeared as part of the Book History Colloquium series last night to discuss her latest work, The Library Book, a meditation on the role of libraries in American life focusing on the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles public library. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is best known […]
While searching through the Bwog Archive, Staff Writer Henry Golub stumbled upon an intriguing LectureHop from the 1950s. The piece, republished below, does not represent the attitude, views, or practices of Mr. Golub. From the Archive: On January 30, 1952, Staff Writer Richard Richardson schlepped his 1950s rear end over to the lecture “Smoking and Health: […]
On Saturday, Staff Writer Henry Golub made his way up two staircases, a ramp, and another staircase to see Third Wheel Improv perform in Lerner. They were even funnier than last time. In my last review, I recommended that you all see Third Wheel perform for yourselves. I’m glad I did, because last night exceeded my expectations. […]
Tonight at 6 PM, the annual 715-foot sandwich courtesy of Barnard McAC and Dining Services will span across Barnard’s campus, from Barnard Hall to the Milstein Center. Different options for different dietary restrictions will be provided, including vegan, kosher, and halal options. Make sure to stop by, or just literally be anywhere on campus, at […]
Ever gotten period blood on your mattress and not known how to get it out? Or wondered how often you should wash your sheets? Barnard alum and professional Clean Person Jolie Kerr answered questions about college cleaning problems in the Milstein Center yesterday during a live taping of her podcast, and Sports Editor Abby Rubel […]
On Saturday night, Daily Editor Zoë Ewing headed to CU Voting Week’s event, “Wendy Davis: Women in Politics.” The event was co-hosted by Columbia Political Review and Columbia University Democrats. Wendy Davis is a former Texas State senator, Fort Worth City Council. member, and Democratic candidate in the Texas gubernatorial election. She now runs a […]