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Bucket List: Talking About Food & Rules

Bucket List represents the intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. Take a study break from midterms to check out interesting guest lecturers and special events on campus! Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or a […]

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LectureHop: A Conversation with the Honorable Sheila C. Bair

Yesterday at 6 pm in Low, the Columbia Program for Economic Research hosted the Honorable Sheila C. Bair, Former Chairman of the FDIC from 2006-2011.  Teacher’s pet Alexandra Svokos did her best to be a good econ major. The Hon. Sheila C. Bair had the honor of being head of the FDIC during the most […]

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Fireside Chat: PrezBo Serves Tasty Hope to Grad Students

Last night, President Lee Bollinger invited members of the various graduate schools to visit his palatial estate for an intimate chat on this, that, and just possibly everything. Bwog’s Conspicuously Young Bureau Chief Mark Hay was in attendance to check in on the heartbeat of the University. If you’ve made it this far into your […]

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LectureHop: A New (dis)Order?: The Promise and Pitfalls of Financial Market Reform

Last night the University played host to yet another speculative overview of our recent financial woes – bringing Joseph Stiglitz, Gary Gensler, and Arthur Levitt into the spotlight once more. As the men mused about our reactions to financial crisis and what’s to come, Bwog’s Financial Regulation Bureau Chief Grant D’Avino was there reporting. Domestically […]

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This Week in Procrastination: That Which Affects You

While you block it all out, they’re giving lectures about keeping your life on track in this newly-disordered world.  Photo by LBD Monday How to Think About the Financial Crisis: Famous Indian Economist Prabhat Patnaik and some guy named Stiglitz will be talking about dealing with the consequences of These Economic Times.  11:00 AM @ […]

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QuickSpec: Yes…But Edition

Are you kept up at night by financial fears?  Yes…but PrezBo is always there for me with his consoling words.  Are you proud to be an American now with an Obama Presidency?  Yes…but Obama’s Presidency could be as disastrous as the Trojan War was for the Greeks!  Wait, who won that war?   Better check Sparknotes… […]

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More College Rankings

Bwog received an email early this morning from “ted” at CampusGrotto.com. We had never heard of CampusGrotto.com because honestly, have you? Still! They have heard of your Columbia, which they rank 39th in their list of the one hundred most expensive colleges. CG estimates your tuition to be $37,470, which is about five grand less […]

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Bwog on a Budget: Behavorial Research Studies

The B-schoolers aren’t the only ones effected by the recent economic downturn.  It turns out undergrads are too! Instead of offering advice on how to save money, this week Bwog on a Budget returns with a special money-making feature.  The long and the short of it is simple: Bwog is broke.  Given our economic state, […]

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QuickSpec: Informal Surveys of Truth

According to CCSC: 20% of Columbia student council members favor swipe access reform — 84% of Barnard students find the current swipe policy inconvenient. According to Bollinger: Few students understand financial crisis; students are generally happy. According to Career Center rep: Career fair attendance went up 84% this year. According to the Spectator Editorial Board: […]

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B-School Professors Against the Bailout

Remember that subprime mortgage-induced liquidity crisis and the subsequent slight dip in the markets as a result of the bailout plan being rejected? Us too.  Prior to Monday’s rejection of the $700 billion plan, a letter was sent by economists around the country urging Congress not to adopt the plan set forth by Treasury Secretary […]

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