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Great news for fans of ridiculously good looking Republicans–former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate front-runner Mitt Romney will be speaking at Columbia mid-September. Romney will be speaking at the Millennium Campus Conference, a gathering of 1,000 or so student leaders and leading minds for a candid discussion on matters of sustainable international development. […]

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Grant D’Avino explains everything you will ever need to know about green energy. Thanks, Grant! Financiers, environmentalists, and concerned citizens packed into Faculty House on Thursday night for “Innovative Methods of Green Energy Finance”, a panel discussion sponsored by the Earth Institute. Steven Cohen, Executive Director of the Earth Institute, opened discussion with a simple […]

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Mark Hay, Bwog’s Master of the Millennium Village, makes a man want to speak Spanish. No Columbia celebrity packs a room quite like Jeffrey Sachs. Invited by the young student group Delta GDP to speak on his already notorious views on development programs in impoverished nations, this brief and cursory event filled a rather uncomfortable […]

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An incoming 2013er whose father is incarcerated writes about her path to Columbia. James Franco drops out of speaking at UCLA’s commencement. Jeff Sachs wants the US to send water, not money. Will cities of the future need “vertical farming?” Two Columbia professors say “yes.” David Helfand has said that a meteor could bring down […]

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As seniors pack their bags, one Nobel-ballin’ senior citizen is unpacking his. Yes, that’s right, Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the U.N., is coming to Columbia. This spring! Bwog thought spring was already over, but then again, Bwog has never been an expert on the equinoxes. In an email sent to the Columbia community […]

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Jeffrey Sachs is everywhere lately, including in his own dreams. An anonymous Facebook-loving tipster has sent in this screenshot, in which Sachs says publicly what we’ve all been thinking: He’s a fan! Good for him for being honest! It’s nice to see that not all professors have been scared away from the internet.

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 – Photo via The Earth Institute It’s not uncommon to see Columbia’s celebrity economist in the news, but three times in one day? First, “the noted economist” tell the Press Trust of India (India’s AP) that India needs to spend more money stimulating the economy to ensure a quick recovery. Sounds kinda like what a […]

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Tipster Tadi Ciszak director our attention to sustainable development guru Jeffrey Sachs, professor to the stars, who made at cameo at today’s House Financial Services Panel regarding a possible bailout for automakers. That’s Chrysler CEO Robert L. Nardelli in the front, who, along with other executives from G.M. and Ford testified on the Hill today. […]

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Chabad is the new place in Harlem for singles to meet and “schmooze“.  Seriously, it beats 1020. Coming soon in theaters, Checkmate at 112th Street. You never knew a bishop could be so dangerous. Why don’t you just go to Africa and save some lives like our “celebrated economist” tells us to?  Phelps and Stiglitz […]

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Bwog Lecture Hop Editor Pierce Stanley attended this evening’s Jeffrey Sachs-sponsored Progress and Challenges in the Millennium Villages lecture. Miller Theater served as a welcome refuge from the torrential downpour levied today on Morningside Heights. This afternoon, a slew of students packed into the theater to hear a report from Earth Institute Director/Professor to the […]

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Morningside slows down in the Halloween runup, unless you’re at MoWi or DR (fun!).  Here’s some things you can do before the long weekend. Monday Lunchtime Concerts – Haydn “Sun” Quartets: The Daedalus Quartet, in residence at Columbia, performs this week.  Reviewed by the New York Times last week.  12:30 PM @ Philosophy Lounge.  Also […]

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Daily Editor Eliza Shapiro reports from the Economics Forum today that wasn’t this Economics Forum.  “Macro people think they know everything about everything” the man seated behind us at this afternoon’s Earth Institute-sponsored “Can We Save the World Economy?” lecture grumbled. Bwog nodded our heads appreciatively and applauded PrezBo alongside a Miller Theater entirely packed […]

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Procrastinate close to home. Monday Jeffrey Sachs, George Soros, Nouriel Roubini: About saving the world economy.  Moderated by John Roberts of CNN, formerly of CBS.  We’ll LectureHop if you can’t make it.  3:30 PM @ Miller Theater. Tuesday Men’s Soccer vs. Lafayette: As Bwog noted on Friday, they’ve had a mixed season.  But the uncertainty […]

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SustainableBusiness.com reports that last week Columbia announced that it would begin to offer a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development beginning in the fall of 2009. Twelve other schools will join Columbia in offering the two-year Global Master’s in Development Practice program (rolls right off the tongue)  within the next three years.  The John D. and […]

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Bwog’s Latin American Bureau Chief David Berke attended this afternoon’s installment of the World Leader’s Forum, starring Shakira! Making the World Leaders Forum feel small and inadequate by comparison, professor/man’s last best hope Jeffery Sachs hosted The Children of Latin America: A Future Without Poverty, this afternoon, taking full advantage of the world leaders stuck […]

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