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CC Announces Class Of 2016 Valedictorian And Salutatorian

Congratulations to Felix Qiaochu Jin and Zoey Poll for being named Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the class of 2016. Jin, a biochemistry and physics major from Rochester, N.Y., and Poll, an urban studies major from Los Angeles, have been awarded the highest academic honor by the university. Both have been committed scholars and have been […]

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Barnard Keynote Speaker Announced

This afternoon, Barnard announced that Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will be the keynote speaker at Barnard’s 122nd commencement ceremony. The ceremony will take place on May 18, and for the second consecutive year will be held at Radio City Music Hall. We really hope there won’t be pro-life protests outside. […]

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Commencement… In Your Pocket!

Hey, seniors, here’s something else besides the bleachers delivery to remind you about graduation: a mobile commencement app. The Columbia University Commencement Week App 2013 is everything you could ever want out of a commencement week app for Columbia in 2013—it has schedules, maps of entry points, a line-up, and will keep you current on […]

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Save The New Date

According to an email from Dean Awn, the date for GS Class Day has been changed late in the game, due to the amount of set-up and security checks required for Obama’s Barnard Class Day visit. Instead of taking place on Monday, May 14th, the ceremony will occur on Sunday, May 13th. Spoiler alert (literally): it will […]

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The End Is Near

A couple savvy t/hipsters frequenting Schermerhorn have noticed an array of large tents in front of Fayerweather. Is it free food? Is it a wedding? No, reply maintenance workers. It’s THE END OF THE WORLD. Or, the end of college for you 2012ers. Apparently, post-graduation snackies will happen out here. Update 12:37: Cardomat cares too!

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2012’s CC Valedictorian and Salutatorian Announced

Just in time for you to remember all the work you’re not doing right now, the top two students of the Columbia College Class of 2012 have been announced. According to Spec, Zachary Brill, a Chemistry major from New Jersey, scored the top spot, with Zachary Levine, an anthropology major from California, coming in as […]

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Almost Ready to Check out?

The life of a second-semester senior is usually pretty relaxed—we’re nearing the time of year when you realize that you’ve wrapped up your major requirements and now are pursuing a concentration in 1020. But alas, these hazy, lazy days will soon come to an end, and there’s no better wake up call than an alarming […]

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University Commencement 2011

Happy 257th academic year Columbia! Thanks to YouTube, you can now watch the whole darn thing! Or at least the highlights. Click for the faculty procession, student procession, and PrezBo’s address. Photography by Hans Hyttinen

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GS Class Day 2011

It was breezy, chilly, and wet, but this Monday, the General Studies Class of 2011 diligently filed into the large tents on South Lawn to finally graduate. Dean Peter Awn received a warm welcome and gave the prototypical opening about what it means to be a GS student, followed by remarks from PrezBo, who could […]

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Live from Boringside, It’s Not Saturday Night

It’s actually Wednesday afternoon! Which now means that it’s Pizza Wednesday. That’s right, Boringside enthusiasts—Nussbaum’s deal formerly known as “Pizza Sunday/Monday” has become an everyday offer. Morningside heaves a collective sigh of contentment and not-as-broke-ment; weight gains ensue. Aaaand speaking of eating, a tipster reports seeing a “hilarious number” of graduates, still swathed in gowns, […]

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SEAS Class Day 2011

Having being directed all around campus yesterday by Public Safety officers and people in ponchos concerned Bwog did not have a press pass, Intrepid Underclassmen Peter Sterne finally found the press section and settled in to watch the commencement of SEAS Class Day. After a procession of old alums, professors, and administrators, KevSho took the […]

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What’s Up With Scooters?

In this rapidly changing world, we sometimes feels a little behind the times. Old Man Bwog aims to address the eternal gripe: “What’s up With That?” Dear Parents of the Scooting Youth, How would you feel if I walked into your backyards, set up three foot-tall hurdles all over the place, and watched your frustrated efforts to […]

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Breaking: 2011 CC Class Day Speaker Is Alexandra Wallace Creed

Speaking of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming! Creed, CC ’88, is the executive producer of NBC Nightly News and the Vice President of NBC News. There has only been one female Class Day speaker since Columbia went co-ed in 1983: Claire Shipman, CC ’86, also a TV journalist, spoke in 1999. Creed was […]

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Eek! GS Valedictorian Made Someone Else’s Joke

Everyone had a good time at GS Class Day. There was a brass band, there was a Korean pop star, and there was a Valedictorian named Brian Corman who made a speech. This was not an unusual thing for a Valedictorian to do, but Mr. Corman did something out of the ordinary: he stole a […]

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Campus Is A Soggy Zoo/It’s Over

Every single member of the Columbia Class of 2010- that’s CC, SEAS, GS, BC, JSchool, BSchool, Law School is officially graduating right now. They are joined by approximately ten million family members and friends braving the truly nasty weather. At last, a justification for the tents. Photos to come, but in the meantime, in case […]

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