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Today is (Also) Baby Starfish Day

It was three years ago today (and a short time after Bwog’s birth) that an intrepid photographer captured the mythical Snow Baby Starfish on film for the first (and, tragically, only) time while the creature posed on College Walk in the newly fallen snow.  We’d like to take this opportunity to share the pink-cheeked love […]

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Next Semester Begins Now

Just a quick note that Michael Mallick and the good people at the English Department have begun posting admit lists for Spring 2009 seminars. Complete list should be up by Tuesday. The deadline to apply to most history seminars was about an hour ago, but expect announcements about admit lists anytime up until next semester. […]

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Lecture Round-Up: Fall Break Edition

Bwog has noticed that over the next week or so there will be a smorgasbord of learning opportunities for those who are not going home to spend their magnificent four days of fall break.  Whether you are interested in theater, bioethics or academic freedom, there’s something going on that’s right up your alley. Human Genetic […]

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Columbia Tours and Lores

Here are some more activities to keep Mom and Dad busy because Bwog loves you and your parents and because Bwog has secret tour guide aspirations…. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia has its own mini-museum in Schermerhorn! Who knew? The Wallach Gallery’s classy digs will undoubtedly impress your parents. Maybe you’ll even impress them with your […]

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The Twilight Zone: Old-Timey Photos of Morningside

For many of us, it’s difficult to even imagine a Morningside Heights without Pinkberry and West Side Market—not that we would ever want to. What would such a haunting reality even look like? Bwog Webmaster Zach van Schouwen stumbled upon a collection of historical photographs of the neighborhood that will give you a good idea. […]

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Oh lord: it is time/The summer was too long

As Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, we bring you a brief retrospective of the past three sun-drenched months. August New faces arrived on campus, in addition to a couple of changes in the neighborhood…and grounds…and ID cards. Study abroad took a Charlowian turn, while a “pretty little head”-ed singer had some harsh […]

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Happy Grad Students: Part One in a One Part Series

In which Bwog Staffer Brendan Ballou tries desperately to find something to talk about with Kira Kalina von Ostenfeld — a German countess who graduated from Georgetown at age 19 to work for the FBI, grew up in Peru, learned six languages, and started her own art company. She’s also a fifth-year grad student in […]

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