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Bwoglines: Back On My Bachelor’s Edition

Happy first day of classes! To those of you with an 8:40, we salute you. To the rest of you, check out what’s going on today in our Bwoglines. Happening in the world: If natural disasters weren’t enough, Wang Naiyan, a senior researcher on China’s nuclear weapons program, warned that nuclear tests could cause a North […]

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Bucket List: Cleanse Your Brain From Bacchanal

Bucket List represents the 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. If you notice any events that have been left off the […]

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Reminder: Primal Scream Tonight

Ugh, you thought you’d scheduled all your events on Google Calendar–but wait! You forgot Primal Scream! Don’t miss out on this hallowed Columbia tradition. Come to the front of Butler at midnight tonight (technically early Monday morning) to let out all your fears, desires, and stress. If you aren’t up to trekking over to the […]

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Bucketlist: Google, BuzzFeed

Recommended “Google Visits the J-School: Ask Your Questions of Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen” Tuesday, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Lecture Hall, Journalism, Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen “Delacorte Lecture: BuzzFeed” Thursday, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, World Room, Journalism, Jonah Peretti, Ken Lerer

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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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Bwoglines: Satire Edition

Today’s Bwoglines challenge the things you love most: Cartoons: Pinocchio should be punished, Spongebob will destroy our children (Slate, Atlantic) Cigarettes: The future of smoking is e-cigarettes. (NYMag) Sex: Has been displaced by Facebook. (Gizmodo) World History: It’s whatever. (New Yorker) Take-Out: It’s evil! (Gothamist) Emoticons: Sometimes they look like vaginas. (NYT) Google: Is actually taking over the world. (WSJ) There’s one exception! Beavis and Butthead […]

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Bwoglines: Rough Out There Edition

In the last 48 hours, the US has received a specific, credible, but unconfirmed threat of a terror attack this Sunday, on the 9/11 anniversary. Moreover, a survey by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia revealed that Americans have a false sense of security, and that in the event of a disaster, more […]

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Bwoglines: Safest Sex Edition

Trojan ranked us number one in safe sex among universities. (Gothamist) Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and Preservation students win contest, redesign Long island. (Inhabitat) New York Public Schools get Google Apps, before we do. (WSJ) Next year, you can text your friends from some subway stations. (Telegraph) Financial aid forms are […]

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Our Existence Is Finally Justified

As of yesterday, tipster Masud Mahdi informs us that Columbia now is now featured in the integrated Google Earth and Google Maps. Cool!

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Bwoglines: Allsorts Edition

NYU plans to move into Brooklyn and Governor’s island. One of its goals in expanding is to provide 240 square feet of space per student (currently 160, compared with Columbia’s 326) by 2031. (NYT) Mujib Mashal, CC’11 has been capturing the lives of educators on video in war-ravaged Afghanistan, preventing the loss of their contribution to […]

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LectureHop: Robert Darnton – Google, Libraries, and the Digital Future

The Heyman Center kicked off its Fall 2009 lecture series with Harvard Library Director Robert Darnton. Stacks Correspondent Mark Hay reports: A fair chunk of the audience at the Schapiro Center’s Davis Auditorium on Thursday fully expected this, the first Heyman Center event of the fall, to be yet another aging professor’s lamentation on the […]

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Overheard: Generation Gap

Image via bittenandbound.com It’s a sign of the times: parents have kids to figure our their technology for them. A student talking on a cell phone outside Roone earlier this week: “I don’t think Rachael Ray sells microwaves. … Just Google “Rachael Ray microwave” … I don’t think you understand- you can Google anything! … […]

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Google and the Paradox of Choice

You may have noticed, yesterday evening sometime, that Gmail had gone insane. Everything was blue–had hamsters been let loose in the Google servers, Bwog wondered? To our relief, we found we could return to the older version, like Facebook let us do for a short time before forcing us into new Facebook forever. And then, […]

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Democracy is Just Around the Corner

Here is a Google Maps App that tells you where to go to cast your vote today. (If you’re at school, it’s probably Wien, despite Google’s uncharacteristic misspelling.) The app also includes reminders like “you must be registered” and whether or not your location offers early voting, which at this point is irrelevant, but still, […]

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In Defense of…CubMail

Welcome back to Bwog’s latest feature, “In Defense Of…” Here, a writer defends something that most students consider useless, inferior, or downright loathsome. In doing so, Bwog hopes to bring you a new perspective, and give the subject the appreciation it deserves…or not.   This time, you guessed it, it’s CubMail. Although google is taking over […]

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