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Professor Nicholas Dirks is the GS Class Day Speaker

GS students just learned the details of their class day speakers. The keynote speaker will be Professor Nicholas Dirks,  Chancellor Designate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Executive Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University from 2004 through 2012, among other distinctions. Dean Awn says: […]

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GS Class Day

A day early and a couple guests short, GS Class Day took place earlier this fine spring day. Light jazz sparkled around Low Plaza as a surprisingly posh audience gathered to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2012. Graduates descended from Low to the tune of “Down by the Riverside” played by a small […]

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Couch Surfing into GS Class Day

While it’s not quite the Housing lottery, some diligent engineers have come up with this handy utility, allowing families attending the rescheduled GS Class Day who might not otherwise have a place to stay to find an available couch/floor/closet in the neighborhood. The administration’s posturings thus far have been remarkably unhelpful and opaque, but Bwog […]

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Your GS Class Day Speaker Is Thomas Reardon, GS ’08

An email today from Dean Peter Awn (DeAwn?) announced that the 2012 GS Class Day speaker will be Thomas Reardon, GS ’08. Reardon was the architect behind Internet Explorer, a founding board member of the World Wide Web Consortium (which we at Bwog vaguely know about from a brief stint in 1004), and did lots […]

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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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Your GS Class Day Speaker is Roger Leeds, GS ’66

In an email sent to graduating seniors, Dean Peter Awn just announced that the 2011 General Studies Class Day speaker will be Roger Leeds, a GS graduate (way way back when) and current professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He may not have a Wikipedia page, but he does […]

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