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GS Dean Of Students Removed From Position Due To Unacceptable Conduct

According to an email sent to General Studies students this afternoon, Tom Harford, the GS Dean of Students, has been removed from his position. Dean of General Studies Lisa Rosen-Metsch emailed students today to inform them of the sudden change. According to her statement, the decision to remove Harford was due to “unacceptable conduct” within the […]

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GSSC Has A Fun Guest And Also Food

Bwog is back with weekly GSSC coverage! Staff writer Zoe Sottile went to check out the happenings at General Studies Student Council.  This week drew a large audience at GSSC and with good reason: new dean Lisa Rosen-Metsch visited to give some updates and answer questions; the elections commission brought forward a few new candidates […]

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Lisa Rosen-Metsch Named Dean Of General Studies

President Bollinger announced in an email today that Lisa Rosen-Metsch will be the new Dean of the School of General Studies. She is an alumna of the joint program between the School of General Studies and the Jewish Theological Seminary and currently the Chair of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public […]

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MilVets And Student Leaders Provide Additional Support Resources To Students

Following the passing of GS student Uri Florez, extensive support opportunities have been extended to students grieving the loss of their fellow classmate. GSSC President Julian LaRosa announced in an email that student leaders and Columbia MilVets are providing extended office hours as an addition to the typical support resources. The group will be hosting the open meetings at […]

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The Passing Of A General Studies Student

It is with great sadness that Bwog informs you of the passing of a fellow student, Sarah Elizabeth Matthews, a GS undergraduate majoring in History and Theory of Architecture. She was a kind member of the Columbia community, and she will be missed. Resources are available on campus for anyone who needs assistance during this […]

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2015 GS Class Day Speakers Announced

Earlier this afternoon, Dean Awn sent out an email to General Studies graduating seniors announcing the Class of 2015’s Class Day speakers. The Keynote speaker is Kellogg Europe President Christopher Hood (GS ’91), the Valedictorian is Lindsay Hadad, and the Salutatorian is Andrew King. Class Day will take place on Monday, May 18th. You can […]

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A Wild Flagpole Appears!

Despite the apparent apathy of the general studies students, the GS flagpole went up in front of Lewisohn earlier this week. It’s intended to help integrate general studies students with the rest of the undergraduates…somehow. There’s supposed to be a flag-raising ceremony sometime later this week, according to Spec. The finishing touches

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Paying It Forward: Student Debt at GS

Another article from the May issue of The Blue and White. Read on forthe final installment of managing editor Anna Bahr’s three-part series on the student debt at Columbia. This last part looks at General Studies. To review the first two pieces, which examine student loans in CC/SEAS and financial aid for international students, please visit theblueandwhite.org. […]

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Meleagris Gallopavo

Dean Peter Awn sent out this email to all GS students earlier today, subject line: “Meleagris Gallopavo.” (That’s the Wild Turkey, to you plebs) If this (or this) doesn’t get you in the mood for Thanksgiving, we don’t know what will. Dear Students, They cluck, they flail, they fold their necks back to catch the […]

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Bwoglines: College in a Nutshell Edition

Applying: Columbia sure isn’t the easiest school to get into, but they’ll be much more excited about you if you happen to be a military veteran. (NYTimes) Extracurriculars: Outside of classes, you may find time to participate in student groups like the Quidditch team. And maybe you’ll even make it to the Quidditch World Cup, […]

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SGA Presents Leadership: The Next Generation

Dane Cook reports. This Monday’s SGA meeting featured special guest and master of alliteration Professor Kathryn Kolbert. Recently appointed as the director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Professor Kolbert spoke at length about the Athena Center’s soon-to-be-launched leadership program. Aiming to improve leadership training both inside and outside of the classroom, the program […]

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Housewife Details GS’s Rigorous Entry Process

Several New York blogs have picked up on an Obsessed TV interview with “Real Housewife of New York” Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and all seem to agree the best quote is about how she got into the School of General Studies: “A friend of mine said you should really go to Columbia, they have an amazing […]

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BS in GS: Former Student Convicted of ID Theft

Harvard rejects can always feel bad that Ted Kaczynski was accepted, and now Columbia has its very own esteemed criminal alumni. Esther Reed, a Montana woman who attended Columbia for two years under an assumed identity, was sentenced yesterday to four years in prison for identity theft. Starting in 2004, Reed spent two years studying […]

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Kindly Welcome General Studies’ New Owl

Bwog would like to invite you to say hello to GS’s new Owl Logo! You’ll recall that their old Owl, Gulliver, was owlnapped from Harford Community College. Anyway, this new guy (gal?) is so snazzy with the little thumbs up. Well, thumbs up to you too New Gulliver. 

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QuickSpec: Raising the Big Questions

Does anyone actually know what anthropology is? What does Evo love more: nationalization of oil or speaking at Columbia?  Should GS deans be chosen in the same way as GS students–far too late? Did you know that, like, East 116th is TOTALLY less gentrified than, like, Columbia?  I think she actually saw a poor person! […]

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