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GS Dean Of Students Removed From Position Due To Unacceptable Conduct

According to an email sent to General Studies students this afternoon, Tom Harford, the GS Dean of Students, has been removed from his position. Dean of General Studies Lisa Rosen-Metsch emailed students today to inform them of the sudden change. According to her statement, the decision to remove Harford was due to “unacceptable conduct” within the […]

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GSSC’s Out For The Summer

Spunky young GSSC Bureau Chief Zoe Sottile brings you the latest and greatest from General Studies Student Council. As always, GSSC meets at 8:15 pm on Tuesday nights in the Satow Room. This was the last GSSC General Body of the year! Lots of updates, lots of co-sponsorship requests, so little time. And, as usual, […]

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GSSC Votes Not To Impeach GS Senator Ramond Curtis

Last night, in a room packed with students, General Studies Student Council voted on the GS Senator’s potential impeachment and heard from students about proposals for co-sponsorships. GSSC dove right into the addressing the proposal to impeach Ramond Curtis, Senator of GS. Although many members of GSSC were absent due to religious holiday and other various […]

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The GS Age Calculator

You meet a cute guy in your class. You introduce yourself, talk casually about the class, and hope that you don’t expel verbal vomit. The conversation continues as you continue to talk after class,  joke about the professor and complain about the work load. You become suspicious of your present circumstances as the universe appears to be working in […]

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Senior Wisdom: Ariella Hohl

What’s cooler than being cool? Being a multi-cultural badass with a thing for parties and politics. Ariella dishes some dope advice and interesting personal tidbits in the process. Read on! Name, School, Major, Hometown: Ariella G. Hohl, GS, Middle Eastern Studies, São Paulo, Brazil Claim to fame: The girl who left campus one summer as […]

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GS Dean Peter Awn Steps Down

This morning, President Bollinger sent out an email to the Columbia community with the news that Peter Awn, the Dean of the School of General Studies, is leaving his position at the end of this academic year. Dean Awn has been the dean of GS for the past twenty years, and has “been responsible for […]

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Passing Of GS Student Uriel Florez

Yesterday, GS Dean of Studies Tom Harford sent an email sharing the news of Uriel “Uri” Florez’s passing. He transferred from Bergen Community College and served in the U.S. military. Uri planned on majoring in political science. A vibrant and positive member of the CU community, he will be missed. You can read the email from Dean Harford below: […]

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The Passing Of A General Studies Student

It is with great sadness that Bwog informs you of the passing of a fellow student, Sarah Elizabeth Matthews, a GS undergraduate majoring in History and Theory of Architecture. She was a kind member of the Columbia community, and she will be missed. Resources are available on campus for anyone who needs assistance during this […]

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Interview With Rhodes Scholar Luca Springer (Part 1)

You may have heard that Columbia failed to win any Rhodes Scholarships this year – and then, suddenly, we had won one. Why this confusion? No US scholarships were won by Columbia students this year, but Luca Springer, a dual degree GS-Sciences Po student with dual Austrian-German citizenship, won one of the two German Rhodes […]

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Update: Austin Taylor, GS Student, Reported Missing

Update 11/16: Around 4:50 this afternoon, NBC News posted an article titled “An American Missing in Paris? Family Searching for Austin Taylor,” detailing all that is known about the missing GS student. Last Tuesday, the NYPD detective in charge of Taylor’s missing persons case determined that his passport had been scanned in the French capital, leading his family to call […]

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SGA: Hangin’ With The Homies

SGA was a full house last night. Mary-Kate and Ashley were not there, but the presidents from CCSC, ESC, and GSSC were. SGA hosted and allowed the prezes to update us Barnard Bears on a little bit of what has been happening on the other side of Broadway. CCSC update: The food insecurity initiatives that Columbia […]

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2015 General Studies Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Announced

Earlier today the School of General Studies announced its Phi Beta Kappa inductees for this year’s graduating class. Fifty cool and smart seniors were selected to receive this high honor and, similarly to CC’s Phi Beta Kappa members, were granted membership based on “the breadth, depth, and rigor of their academic programs, as well as […]

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GSSC Updates On Proposals, Other Stuff

This week, seasoned student politics report Joseph Milholland brings you a few quick updates from last night’s GSSC meeting. The General Studies Student Council didn’t tackle any big topic in their general body meetings (although they did have their usual, behind-closed-doors executive session), so this GSSC news for this week is just a bunch of […]

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2015 GS Class Day Speakers Announced

Earlier this afternoon, Dean Awn sent out an email to General Studies graduating seniors announcing the Class of 2015’s Class Day speakers. The Keynote speaker is Kellogg Europe President Christopher Hood (GS ’91), the Valedictorian is Lindsay Hadad, and the Salutatorian is Andrew King. Class Day will take place on Monday, May 18th. You can […]

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LectureHop: Gaza, The IDF Code Of Ethics, And The Morality Of War

This week, JTS hosted a panel with Arnold Eisen and Dr. Moshe Halbertal on modern issues with the Israeli Defense Force, its Code of Ethics, and where they stand in Gaza. Max Rettig (GS/JTS ’17) shares the discussion.  As a student in the Joint Program between GS and JTS, I am incredibly privileged to explore my […]

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