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Bucket List: Domestic And International Celebrations

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 […]

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Bwoglines: Mopping Up Edition

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 […]

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Bwoglines: Foiled Edition

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 […]

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Profs in the Headlines on Japan Crisis

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 […]

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University Encourages Students to Leave Japan

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 […]

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University Response to Earthquake in Japan

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 […]

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A Different Kind of Tea Party

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, […]

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