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Oh NO, Not Again?!

After a devastating fire left Morningside Heights brunch enthusiasts sans Eggs Benedict from the Gods for 6 long months, Bwog was extremely concerned about a tip received from disconcerted patron Laura Gabriele while dining at Community Food and Juice last night. Ms. Gabriele’s server informed her that there was a possibility that some sort of […]

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Fire at Barnard Dorm 616

Bwog has received many tips of a fire (a real one, not like those ones that wake you up at 2 a.m.) in 616, on 116th and Riverside.  The building has been evacuated and firefighters are “smashing” windows. Eegad! Tipster Samantha Child reports: “Fire fighters are throwing all of her belongings out the window, including […]

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Bwoglines: Gobbler’s Knob Edition

It’s Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil thinks there’s more winter coming. Staten Island Chuck, though, forecasts an early spring.  In any case, if you see Ned Ryerson, run. Or start ice sculpting. (Gothamist) From our comments: reader Pantsless sent in this awesome time-shifting map of New York. (Kottke) Firefighters rescued a man and a woman […]

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Fire Alarm Downtown

Fire alarm in Harmony. Stop Drop And Roll Expert Sean Zimmerman sends this photo of the fire trucks outside.

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Has Sparky Taught Us Nothing?

An eagle-eyed member of Columbia’s secret safety patrol has spotted what appears to be a violation of OSHA regulations and New York fire codes in the Butler 213 computer lab. Labels on a fire extinguisher in the lab indicate the fire-fighting device is 10 years overdue for its routine servicing—the series of tests that ensure […]

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Our “Red Light” Sexual Harassment Policy

The free-speech-on-campus group FIRE has released its new report on free speech at Columbia, giving the university a “red light” rating. FIRE took issue with the broad wording of the policy, which “defines ‘sexual harassment’ as ‘any unwanted sexual attention.’ Sexual harassment can also include a “hostile environment,” which includes “love letters,” “sexist jokes” and […]

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Pardon Our Char, We’re Under Repair

Though most Nussbaum residents can return to their rooms by 8 p.m. tonight, the effects of the Community Food and Juice fire may be felt for weeks to come. Housing officials say repairs are still in progress and some building utilities will be phased back into operation over the coming days. One elevator will be […]

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Fire in Nussbaum Block

Seven fire trucks and emergency management vehicles have congregated outside of the Nussbaum block this morning as smoke seeps out of the lower level. Nussbaum residents have been evacuated, though fire officials seem to be focusing their efforts on entering Community Food and Juice, where most of the smoke appears to be coming from. UPDATE […]

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We Now Return to CSI: Hartley

A special late night note: Housing Services’s Laundry Fire Experts have issued a diagnosis for the “small fire” that smoked out Quad residents (including SEAS prospies) on Friday night. “The fire was caused by an overload of clothing in one of the dryers. Many of the items in the dryer were synthetic, which compounded the […]

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Oh, the Fiery Horror

The fire is out, the smoke has cleared, and a half-dozen people probably lost half their wardrobe. Our official Charred Carnage Expert David Berke was wandering by Hartley this morning and noticed that the offending dryers were being unceremoniously evicted from the building.   Take a quiet moment now in memory of those monstrous sock-eaters […]

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Hartley Fire Alarm Set Off…By a Frickin’ Laundry Machine

For about the past half an hour, freshman students were marooned outside Hartley, Wallach and John Jay after a rogue washing machine in Hartley caught fire. “I was going to do my laundry in the Hartley laundry room, and it was filled with smoke.” A few minutes later, “The entire hall was filled with smoke,” […]

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Lecture Hop: Michael Pollan

Bwog Official Omnivore Julia Mix Barrington skipped out of a “riveting lab session” hoping to catch a glimpse of Michael Pollan’s bald head. When she actually got to hear him speak, she was so happy she sent in this report. Warning: this Lecture Hop includes incinerated woodchuck. I joined middle-aged Upper West Side intellectuals, American […]

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Student Groups Can Light Things on Fire Again

Editor’s Note: Hello again! Nice to finally be back up. Unfortunately, our events system might have taken the entire site down with it for the past few days, but our crack team of computer whiz kids finally were able to go in and revive the blog. That, or the blog achieved sentience and decided to […]

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How Not to Die in a Fire: Barnard Edition

It’s fire safety day at Barnard! Occasioned by this would-be bonfire on Lehman Lawn, which appears to be a test of fire extinguishing equipment. The exercise will also involve filling the second floor of Sulzberger with smoke for escape practice (“not for people with asthma,” warned one gym teacher).             […]

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Breaking: Fire in Dodge

There’s currently a fire in Dodge, and a nervous professor is running through the stairwell yelling to anyone who will listen, “This is not a drill.” Also, the area surrounding Dodge smells like smoke. Check back for more updates. UPDATE: According to Public Safety, there wasn’t a fire, just a “smoke condition” caused by an […]

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