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Bucketlist: Geopolitical Crisis, Phallus And Activism

Bucket List represents the 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 extremely busy reading week are below. If you notice any events that have been left off the list, or have a correction to […]

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Ahmadinejad and Columbia, the Sequel

It began innocently enough. The Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA, formerly known as Model UN) announced to their members that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (who gave a speech at Columbia in 2007), in town for the United Nations General Assembly, had invited them to a dinner on September 21st (the logistics of this […]

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Reuters reports that an Iranian court has sentenced Kian Tajbakhsh, a U.S.-Iranian scholar, to more than 12 years in prison due to alleged espionage and acts against national security.  Tajbakhsh was taken into custody in July after the disputed June election triggered mass chaos and civilian uprising in Iran.  As Reuters explains, “The verdict looked […]

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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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He’s Baaaack

Apparently overjoyed with his previous New York sojourn, our overseas pal Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (we even remember how to spell that from the last go-around!) is returning to our fair city to attend the U.N.’s General Assembly in September. According to Mahmoud himself, he’s coming around to “defend Iran’s rights” and remedy the “unjust” Western way […]

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Two Iranians Pedal for Peace

Zahra Khimji and Bwog editor Maryam Parhizkar write about a very long cycling trip with a very noble mission. While in the United States people are constantly striving for ways to save the environment and stop global warming, Iranians too are striving for ways to promote peace environmental awareness.  Somayeh Yousefi and Jafar Edrisi, an […]

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Fifty Foot Phallus Parked on Low Plaza

As if the fountains on Low Plaza didn’t provide enough innuendo for passersby, a fifty foot “rocket” suddenly materialized between them this morning. Who, you may ask, felt starved for such salacious symbolism? Why, the College Dems, Repubicans, and LionPAC, who teamed up to inflate what’s supposed to be, according to their press release, a […]

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QuickSpec: “But Baby It’s Cold Outside!” Edition

Over 300 have the balls to stand out in the cold; 150 participate in much warmer Lerner teach-in (also, Spec includes a nifty little video) In the meantime, Computer Music Center staff catches colds without protesting Chillin’ with the Varsity Show Will Iran turn a cold shoulder? — In the meantime, the pro-life perspective of […]

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Iran gets Foxy

Newsflash! Columbia was on Fox again today, for bringing the Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations to speak. A little Bwog inside scoop: he almost went the way of his President, when the Law School withdrew their offer of space. Fortunately for Towards Reconciliation, the Muslim Student Association stepped up by donating pre-reserved space in […]

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What to Rent: A Time for Drunken Horses

In which film savant Iggy Cortez recommends a melodrama with honesty. Like many Iranian movies, Bahman Ghobadi’s beautiful and passionate A Time for Drunken Horses focuses its poignant narrative on children, a device some critics consider excessively manipulative, but which Ghobadi handles with honesty and an admirable restraint. The film follows a family of orphaned Kurdish […]

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Ahmadrive y’all crazy

Always up for controversy, Bwog perked up this morning at a Spectator headline declaring that President Ahmadinejad of Iran had been invited to speak at Columbia. We soon e-mailed Public Affairs Director Robert Hornsby to see if he could save a seat for us, and minutes later recieved this response: “Event was never scheduled. – […]

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