News Editor Victoria Borlando interprets the purpose of the Columbia Core very literally, using everything she “learned” from Columbia in life’s most perilous feat: surviving the 1848 Oregon Trail.
On Monday, Staff Writer Phoebe Lu attended Professor Ruha Benjamin ‘s lecture titled “The New Jim Code” and learned about how machine learning algorithms contribute to systemic racism.
Communism is when you invest in GameStop, and the more you invest the communister it is. Happening in the world: Russia’s parliament quickly agreed to approve an extension of the New START Treaty with the
On January 26, Barnard College announced its new partnership with QuestBridge, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing high-ranking, low-income high school students the ability to attend prestigious universities without any financial burden.
Studying at home and feeling left out? You may be physically distanced from campus, but there are still ways to feel a part of it.
Catch up on the latest gossip from CCSC as they discuss campus resources, appointment processes and Center for Career Education developments.
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 week are below, and the full list is after the jump. If you notice any events that have been left off the […]
The U.S. Senate passed the Panglossian-titled “Every Child Achieves Act,” a replacement for the “No Child Left Behind Act” of George W. Bush. The bill “did away with the…mandate of Adequate Yearly Progress, required use of measures in evaluating student success, provided greater access to early childhood education and included a measure to audit and […]
We now have an ebola “czar.” Ivan Nicholas Alexander Ron Klain will be responsible for overseeing the US’ response to the ebola crisis. (Reuters News) Bermuda was struck by a category two hurricane, Gonzalo. (Reuters News) Kris Jenner is “devastated” that Bruce is dating. Is Bwog the only one who remembers reading a magazine article […]
Obama releases his birth certificate. The Guardian LIVEBLOGS IT. (The Guardian) Trump’s actual election chances are not good. (NYMag) A hacker got information of 77 million people who play online videogames through Sony’s Playstation. (WSJ) Atheists want to become chaplains in the military. (NYT) Cops foil the Westboro Baptist Church, probably illegally. (Gawker) NYC tries […]
We’ve all been trying to keep tabs on the current situation in Japan. Bwog wants to help you make sense of the headlines, and who better to ask than our own faculty? We have one of the oldest and most renowned East Asian studies departments in the country, and a slew of scientists cited across […]
The following update was posted on the University homepage today: The University has been following developments in Japan closely. The 35 Columbians we are aware of who are still in the country—and the 33 affiliates in the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies program—are safe and accounted for, but conditions continue to change and remain highly […]
Bwog would like to echo the message posted this evening on the Columbia homepage: Columbia University expresses its deepest sympathies to the victims of the tsunami and earthquake, and our thoughts and concerns are with the people of Japan. We are currently working to verify the safety and well-being of members of the University community who […]
On Wednesday night, Columbia’s Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture hosted Dr. Genshitsu Sen, the former Grand Master of the Urasenke school of the Japanese tea ceremony. Bwog, recognizing that there is such a thing as too much coffee, spent the evening in the audience at Casa Italiana, to learn about the Japanese tea ceremony, […]