MENU CATEGORIES

Connect with us

Submit a Tip
MENU CATEGORIES
Posts Tagged with "john kluge"

The late John W. Kluge, CC ’37, generously donated to Columbia. By generously we mean he doled out more than $500 million to Columbia over the course of his life. Once the richest man in America, Kluge made a ridiculous amount of money, and gave most of it away. But the TV mogul kept some cash […]

Read More

John W. Kluge, CC ’37 and a major donor to the University, passed away today. Kluge came to Columbia on scholarship after leaving Germany for America at the age of 16. He went on to become a billionaire primarily in the telecom and media industries. Over his lifetime he made several gifts to Columbia acknowledging […]

Read More

Media mogul John Kluge (who you may remember gave CC a ridiculous amount of money) has announced that he will subsidize yet another of Columbia’s fine institutions–the Journalism School.  A paltry $20 million of his 400 mil gift to the university will go to finishing the J-school’s $100 million Second Century campaign.  The money also […]

Read More

Low press briefings, Bwog is aware, are typically not very interesting. This one didn’t disappoint–PrezBo took a few softball questions from a few journalists in his low, almost subsonic tones–but we did get to meet Mr. Kluge himself, a charming old man whose death will bring the University more money than we can really comprehend. […]

Read More

We’d heard that there was going to be a super big announcement tomorrow in Low Rotunda. We figured that it had to do with money. We didn’t know it was going to be this much money: according to the Wall Street Journal, media mogul John Kluge (the minority scholarship guy, Forbes’ #25) is forking over […]

Read More

Have Your Say

What are you doing this summer?

View Results

Loading ... Loading …

Recent Comments

Manhattanville is a rare opportunity for Columbia to expand and enhance their facilities, but it could also be a financial (read more)
Columbia University Considers Expanding Undergraduate Enrollment With No Student And Minimal Faculty Input
June 17, 2021
I have thought so many times of entering the blogging world as I love reading them. I think I finally (read more)
ESC: Credit Limits And Transfer Students Edition
June 16, 2021
I didn’t have any expectations concerning that title, but the more I was astonished. The author did a great job. (read more)
ESC: Credit Limits And Transfer Students Edition
June 16, 2021
Agree. A merged Columbia Barnard would be the best school in the nation by far. Make the Barnard campus a (read more)
Columbia University Considers Expanding Undergraduate Enrollment With No Student And Minimal Faculty Input
June 16, 2021

Comment Policy

The purpose of Bwog’s comment section is to facilitate honest and open discussion between members of the Columbia community. We encourage commenters to take advantage of—without abusing—the opportunity to engage in anonymous critical dialogue with other community members. A comment may be moderated if it contains:
  • A slur—defined as a pejorative derogatory phrase—based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or spiritual belief
  • Hate speech
  • Unauthorized use of a person’s identity
  • Personal information about an individual
  • Baseless personal attacks on specific individuals
  • Spam or self-promotion
  • Copyright infringement
  • Libel
  • COVID-19 misinformation