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Arts Editor Maya Campbell interviews and sees the work of Extra Credit Ensemble, a theatre group led by two current Columbia students, in a special PeopleHop/Arts Review combo post.
We’ve all been rejoicing at the sight of green flags on the lawns outside Butler lately, but Bwog was much less pleasantly surprised to find a similar hue within the building. Water of a somewhat sickly shade was spotted in a fountain on the 5th floor last night. Not only that, but it appears there […]
The Grant Houses Community Garden Project is exactly what it sounds like. Columbia students want to help public housing residents just north of us build a garden for communal use that could become a sustainable and nutritious food source as well as a source of community pride. Liz Naiden reports on the saga of this […]
Recycling at Columbia is complicated. Each campus has different rules that often differ from municipal laws or our hometown laws. Bwog spoke with Cathy Resler from the office of Environmental Stewardship to find out more. Simply put, Barnard College recycles everything. Columbia’s Morningside campus, however, follows city laws. The flowcharts often posted near recycling centers […]
Well, there could be, if you want them. You probably won’t find them invading uninvited, but if you chose, these creepy crawlers could help to significantly eliminate your own food waste and the university’s carbon footprint. Bwog’s Slime Specialist Liz Naiden reports on the initiatives to bring worm composting technology to students in the first […]
Sean Zimmermann reports from last night’s meeting In one of the speediest (and most poorly attended) ESC meetings yet, council members celebrated Secretary Heidi Ahmed’s birthday, discussed PMSing (or post midterm snacking), and heard updates on the Diana. SGA liaison Jessica Lewis announced that there was “lots of Diana discussion” at the last SGA meeting. […]
James Hansen spoke out against global warming twenty years ago. Now he’s raising a (peaceful) army. Hansen, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and an adjunct professor at Columbia’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, has issued an invitation to “the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in U.S. history.” On Monday, March 2, Capitol […]
Everyone’s favorite lottery process, also known as “Housing,” has begun, and the housing office announced two new SICs opening up next year. That’s Special Interest Communities, for you rising sophomores who haven’t looked them up during your desperate search for a single. On top of the seven others that will roll over from 2008 (there […]
Bwog recently received in its inbox a glimmering copy of “Sustainable Columbia E-News,” apparently a seasonal update for community members of the university’s most recent steps towards increased environmental stewardship. With information about everything from Columbia’s greenhouse gas inventory to a listing of Columbia’s most recent sustainability score, “Sustainable Columbia E-news” details a wide range […]
Finally, finally, Columbia has gotten some recognition for its dogged drive towards greenishness: a good-enough-everywhere-but-Columbia grade of A- on the third annual Sustainability Report Card for American colleges. The decision ties us with 14 other schools (including four Ivies, none of which were in New Haven, not that we care about that or anything). And […]