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Dr. William Harris Retires As Part Of Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement

Yesterday, Dr. William Harris, a Columbia professor of Greco-Roman history, retired, as was announced in an email to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. This retirement was part of the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in October. An anonymous graduate student alleged that Dr. Harris repeatedly kissed and groped her, […]

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Butler 8 Thank You Notes

Staff Writer and Butlerite Nikki Shaner-Bradford is so grateful for all the friendly faces she sees on a regular basis from her Butler 8 cubicle! Here’s to all of you! The various wrestling match/football game viewers. Thank you for always making me feel like I am the most productive person in Butler. If it weren’t for […]

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Creating the Urban Canvas: Land Art On A Brooklyn Street Corner

A pretty daunting (and equivocal) title, eh? Strange titles don’t intimidate us! Last night we sent new staffer Raji Ganapathy all the way to Knox Hall to check out this art talk co-sponsored by the Columbia Center for Oral History Research and the Oral History Master of Arts Program. Here are her thoughts. As I […]

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Commencement 2012 Comes To A Conclusion

Today was the first day of the rest of your lives, or so we hear. For your own records, enjoy this photographic evidence that you did in fact put on the robes and get the degrees. Also, you can watch all 167 minutes here. Send your own photos to tips@bwog.com, and we will add them! […]

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SIPA Seeking Ninja, B.Y.O.RollerBlades.

If you’re one of those Columbians still sitting around in your ninja costume and roller blades, whining about how you can’t get a summer internship (or girlfriend, see: possession of ninja costume and rollerblades), whine no longer! Just head over to northeast campus and find the grad student who’s waiting patiently, tapping his ninja star […]

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The University Senate has unanimously recommended that PrezBo and The Trustees (playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg next week) consider creating an interim Graduate Student Center. And that incredibly sillily-named committee has ideas! They argued that Columbia’s peer institutions have space dedicated to its graduate students and that such a space would increase a sense […]

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USenate: Undergrads vs. Grads?

In a recent email sent out to SEAS students, the University Senate Elections Commission asked them to “reconsider how SEAS students are elected to the Senate.” This move was prompted by graduate engineering students voicing concerns that they felt underrepresented. Indeed, the survey asks only one question: Should the SEAS student body be separated into […]

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ESC: Study Days, Senate Takeovers, and Scary Dorm Storming

Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s hot and heavy ESC meeting. Study Days madness never, ever ends: ESC passed the Academic Calendar Proposal that would begin school before Labor Day. Jim Applegate, Education Committee Chair, commented to Whitney Green that he based his proposal to remove the election day break on the Facebook petition, Petition […]

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ESC: Invasion of the Grad Students

Though the Engineering Student Council began the process of Constitutional Review yesterday evening, it was preceded by a normal meeting. Grad Student dramz, Gender Neutral Housing, and so on. Sean Zimmermann reports, with help from Heidi Ahmed. Timur Dykhne and Arseniy Kukanov of Engineering Graduate Student Council proposed splitting the two Engineering senate seats – […]

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Grad Students Win Again

Forget checking Facebook on your way to Econ; a Bwog tipster discovered that the row of shiny new Mac monitors in IAB’s sixth floor lobby is reserved for SIPA network users only.  SIPA may be indulging its students less than it appears, however; Bwog learned that slow hard drives running Windows lie beneath their stylish […]

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Grad Student Invents Nonpartisan Internet Fun

A School of the Arts third year writing student named David Harrington is receiving some attention today from the New York Daily News in response to his famous internet invention, the Sarah Palin Baby-Name Generator. The Daily News loved their new Palin names so much that certain reporters even used them as bylines. Bwog played […]

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Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and…

It’s not Prangstgrup, but it’ll do. Watch those chem grad students run!

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J-School Graduation Speaker Announced

Julia Kite emails us with the following tip: “The Journalism School’s graduation speaker will be Ben Bradlee…yes, THE Ben Bradlee who was editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate Scandal and one of three people who knew the identity of Deep Throat, à la All the President’s Men.” According to a recent Gawker post, […]

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CULPA Caper?

Classes have begun, and you’re eager to know what your instructors have in store beyond that cute introductory slide lecture. CULPA expert Owain Evans is here to help, writing Bwog to point out what he thought was a suspicious evaluation. “Was this review written by the grad student himself?” he wonders. Bwog can’t say, but […]

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Is that an alcohol-dispensing Rube Goldberg machine??

Oh those chemists! Oh those grad students who aspire to be chemists! Stephanie Quan writes in with an account of the chem department’s winter show, a Varsity Show-type extravaganza featuring off-key musical tributes to favorite professors sung by second-year grad students with department secretaries on keyboard. But in the esteemed words of R. Kelly, “after […]

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