Bwog staff investigates the concerns and impact of a petition started by international students to demand additional remote and hybrid course options. Daily Editor Henry Astor contributed to this report.
New Staffer Rania Borgani attended a lecture entitled Ballots and Borders: Election 2020 and What’s at Stake for International Students and Scholars. The lecture, given by Professor Stephen Yale-Loehr, centered around the immigration policies of two presidential candidates and their potential effects on international scholars.
There will be a workshop with an immigration attorney to help international students with their employment-based visa options after ending one’s student status (i.e. after F-1 and OPT) later today. The focus will be on the H-1B process and other possible non-immigrant statuses. The workshop will take place at the 1754 Board Room in Faculty House from 11am to 1pm. […]
Earlier this afternoon, Jomysha Delgado Stephen, President Beilock’s Chief of Staff, sent out an email to the Barnard community about immigration policy information sessions that will be held for students and other community members who are permanent residents, holders of visas, undocumented, or otherwise possibly affected by recent changes to the DACA program. These sessions will be […]
Following our new series of tinder archetypes, we bring you…International Student Seeking Connections! The author would like to remain anonymous because, well, you never know who might be reading… You match immediately, because he already swiped right. Poor dude, he’s lonely. Tinder gives him hope. (These pitying thoughts come later–in the moment, you’re psyched because […]
Junior Bwog Staffer Timmy Wu couldn’t tell Bwog the difference between Hewitt and Diana, so we knew we had to change that. Timmy’s mission was simple: to eat dinner at the Diana Cafe. It quickly escalated into a horror story. They say that your first semester at Columbia will be a very steep, exponential learning curve. Indeed, […]
It’s Day 2 of Reading Week! We know you probably don’t believe in yourself but that’s okay, because we have enough faith in you to power Butler for an entire week. Get out of bed, go to that study group, write 6 pages of your paper, and smash that mf final! Alternatively, listen to mopey […]
You know how Americans are reputed to be terrible at geography? Well, we asked international students to label American states on a blank map to see how they measure up in American geography! Do Columbia’s international students know American geography better than American Columbia students? We went on a quest to find out and featured […]
Staff writer Dakshina Chetti explores the diverse stories of international students at Columbia, particularly the idea of home and recreating a sense of home. Quality photos with HONY-level of inspiration included. Columbia is commended at-large for having one of the most diverse, accepting, and distinct student bodies. Speaking as an international student, and reflecting upon the […]
Ever wondered if you could cultivate the same air of superiority as an international student? Here’s your chance to dabble in the sullen, scholarly ways of foreigners on Columbia’s campus. Claire Friedman brings you yet another Columbia-inspired costume idea: an International Student. You Will Need: Cigarette Puffer jacket with fur on the hood Skinny jeans Scarf (preferably […]
Most copies of the February issue of The Blue and White have been snatched up, but here’s looking forward to the March issue, on campus next week. Today, managing editor Anna Bahr continues her three-part series on the experience of student debt at Columbia. To review the first piece, which focuses on taking out loans as an undergraduate, […]
This morning, all of the COÖP students left for untamed nature outside the city. NSOP doesn’t start until Monday. But it’s not all bad news! Today is the move-in day for ISOP, the International Students (Pre-) Orientation Program. ISOP started last year as a pilot program meant to give international students a few extra days […]
1) Finding the Columbia search engine less efficient than manually locating wanted pages? Google through all of the columbia.edu pages here. It works like a dream. 2) Cents and insensitivity: Moneycontrol India asks whether Indian students may be deterred from studying in the U.S. following the massacre at Virginia Tech. Columbia’s cited. 3) The beacon […]
CORRECTION, 9:30 PM: International students with Bachelor’s degrees have, in fact, twelve months (but only 12 months!) after graduation under the F-1 visa’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) . For more information, see here. Bwog staff would also like to note that one of our sources, i.e. The Daily Princetonian, made no note of this either. […]