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Bucket List: #OccupyWallStreet, Mario Batali, and Jordanian Royalty (Again)

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. Recommended “An American Foreign Policy Success Story: the Dayton Accords, […]

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Bucket List: Physics, Yogis, and Post-Orientalism

Bucket List represents the unbelievable intellectual privilege we enjoy as Columbia students. We do our very best to bring to your attention important guest lecturers and special events on campus. Our recommendations for this week are below and the full list is after the jump. We’re still experimenting with different formats, so if you have […]

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Supporters of Syrian Regime Attack Columbia’s Facebook Page

Hundreds of posts appeared today on Columbia’s Facebook page an unofficial Facebook page for Columbia University unaffiliated with the university declaring support for President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, the Washington Post reports. The furor is apparently a backlash against a Wall Street Journal story that ran this morning, quoting Columbia prof Hamid Dabashi: “This whole […]

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Free Bagels And Hegel(s)

Professor Hamid Dabashi is hosting a review session about Hegel for CC sophomores and anyone else interested in chatting with CC sophomores about Hegel today, from 2-3:30, in Hamilton (room unannounced, look for signs in the lobby). The Facebook event’s wall doth runneth over with other semi-rhyming philosopher/food combinations. Bwog likes “Machiavelli and vermicelli”; “Oreos […]

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AltSpec: Something’s Happening in Tehran

If this new-fangled Twitter thing is to be believed, there’s some big things a-poppin’ in Iran, and the world media has been calling up Columbia professors for their reactions. The man with the most screen time this time around has probably been Professor Gary Sick (at right), which is not surprising given that he was […]

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AltSpec: Alterations

An incoming 2013er whose father is incarcerated writes about her path to Columbia. James Franco drops out of speaking at UCLA’s commencement. Jeff Sachs wants the US to send water, not money. Will cities of the future need “vertical farming?” Two Columbia professors say “yes.” David Helfand has said that a meteor could bring down […]

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It’s a Wonderful Day for a Walkout

Oriflammes are gleaming! The rabble is roused! T-shirts are free for the taking! Five Years of War, Five Days of Action has reached its apex out on Low Plaza. A devoted cadre of protesters walked out of class at noon. Though the crowd has dwindled, there’s no reason to think any of the 236 people […]

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Friday Goings-On: Money, Anger, Racism, Prizes, etc.

In case you were curious about what other things came up in the last 24 hours or so:   Robert Kraft, alumnus and New England Patriots owner extraordinaire, just donated a crapload of money to Columbia Athletics ($5 million, to be exact). Consequentially, Lawrence A. Wein Stadium has become the Stadium Formerly Known as Wein, […]

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