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Reminder: Your Professors Are Smart

Although maybe every so often you forget that.  In the last few weeks, many of our esteemed professors have published articles, perhaps to squeeze ’em in before the school year starts.  Read on and tell us what we missed in the comments. Cris Beam, Creative Writing: Just Holding On Through The Curves (NYTimes) I didn’t give birth […]

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Take An Online Class With No Homework For No Credit

Eric Foner’s “Civil War and Reconstruction” and Kenneth Jackson’s “History of the City of New York” are some of the most well-known classes at Columbia, and every year, it seems half of Columbia tries to register for them. But there may be a better way. While stumbling around Columbia’s web site, Bwog discovered a cache […]

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Beloved KJ at Closing Remarks

Tonight’s installment of the Closing Remarks Senior Lecture Series features Columbia’s favorite educator to take bike rides with, Professor Kenneth Jackson. For those who are unfamiliar, Jackson has edited two volumes of a New York City encyclopedia, and teaches a class called History of the City of New York (which you should take before you die-we-mean-graduate!). […]

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Bwoglines: Blueprint Edition

All sorts of plans grace the headlines today: President Obama is to lay down his blueprint for economic recovery tonight. (NYTimes) Blueprint appreciated: Barnard’s Diana Center is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects 2011 Honor Awards for Architecture. Someone who knows the blueprints of NYC: Columbia University’s Professor Kenneth T. Jackson (of midnight […]

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Kenneth Jackson: the Last Class

OK, not forever, but for the semester at least, and Professor Jackson’s concluding session contained a bonanza of “editorials” for the gathered masses in 417 IAB. On why people aren’t moving to the suburbs to get away from Jews, Italians, and black people any more because of 9/11: “I think Americans are simpleminded. We can […]

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History Reproduces Itself

Congratulations to history professor Kenneth Jackson, who added a new grandson to the family. Jackson, respected within the Columbia family as the Jacques Barzun professor of history and social sciences, is also respected in his own family: one (the first one!) of the baby’s two middle names is “Kenneth.” One of Jackson’s classes received the […]

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Doing it all night long

On Thursday, about 250 cyclists in varying states of physical fitness departed on the annual All Night Bike Ride, led as ever by the indefatigable Kenneth Jackson. Bwog has just recently recovered. We started at the sundial, and departed under cover of darkness with a police escort and even a volunteer ambulance to take care […]

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Lecture Hopping: That one day, at NYHS

Bwog newbie Lindsay Griffith sobers up at a talk on how to remember September 11. Here is New York: Remembering 9/11 opened on September 11 of this year at the New York Historical Society as a collection of photographs, artifacts and recordings to begin to place the events of 9/11 within the fabric of New […]

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