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A Universal Guide to UNIs

Ever wondered why your friends’ UNIs are all super cool and yours is lame? Or vice versa? So have we. There’s not much rhyme or reason to the assignment process, it turns out. Senior staffer Sarah Dahl got the scoop from Chris Dowden, Directory of Identity and Access Management for the Columbia Information Security Office. […]

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Bwog Helps: Applying To Law School

After another summer, heading into another semester, many of us have come to a certain stark realization: not only will college not last forever, but also, when we leave this bubble above 114th, we will need to figure out what our next stage will entail. Join Senior Staff Writer Gabrielle Kloppers as she explores one […]

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Gillian Lester To Be New Law School Dean

In a press release this afternoon, PrezBo announced the next dean of the Law School, Gillian Lester. Lester presently serves as the acting dean of Berkeley Law and will “bring accomplished scholarship, admired teaching and first-hand academic leadership experience at a great peer institution to her new role at Columbia.” Lester’s work has dealt primarily with employment […]

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Young Man Poses As CLS Student, CC Grad

As Above the Law reports, a young man using the name “Jose Olivo” pretended to be a first year student at Columbia Law School for the first semester of this year.  A group of actual CLS students noticed something was up with this young man and corroborated to confirm that, in fact, Jose never attended any […]

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Practice for the Swim Test

If you’re trying to avoid the same ol’ Butler crowd by heading to the law school, think again. There’s a whole lotta flooding, and according to an officer holding the fort, it is the cause of a pipe that spans one of the top floors. But hurry up if you want to practice your breast […]

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Student Week of Action, Day One: “What’s Disgusting? Union Busting!”

This week marks OccupyCU’s Student Week of Action. Read on for Bwog’s resident #OWS correspondent Jed Bush’s coverage of Day One: “End the Sotheby’s Lockout” rally.   Columbia’s Student Week of Action, orchestrated by OccupyCU, got off to a rather low-key start today, but that didn’t stop the 25 or so protesters planted in front of the […]

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Bwoglines: Inquisitive Edition

Why did Emma Watson leave Brown? Because every time she spoke in class, her classmates yelled “Three points for Gryffindor!” (NYDN) Who’s that new serial killer on Long Island? Profilers say he’s likely white, charming, and “has access to burlap sacks.” But sorry ladies—he’s not single. (NYT, Daily Intel) Which coffee cart on 43rd Street […]

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Lecture Hop: Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer (CC ’80, Law ’85) visited campus last Wednesday to speak with students and visitors about his education at Columbia, career in public service, and to share some witticisms about life. Alex Jones was there to document this alum’s rise to the top of the legal world. Sorry it’s so late… […]

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Law School Currently Still Opposed On-Campus Military Recruitment

The following e-mail was just sent to the Law School student body by the faculty last week. The letter states that “the military’s on-campus recruitment directly violates the Law School’s longstanding policy forbidding employers from recruiting on campus if they discriminate based on, inter alia, sexual orientation.” The e-mail does not explicitly refer to the […]

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Law School Poised to Conquer Revson Plaza

Well not Revson Plaza, really. What do you call that spot on the EC/SIPA/Law School plaza that’s right behind the Law School and looks down into the Wien courtyard? As of sometime in 2011, you’ll call it the fancy new Law School extension, and if you have Law Library privileges, you’ll call it “the reading […]

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Congratulations, Future Lawyers of America!

You know the old addage: you gotta sanitize before you can litigate! We’re upset we missed Raskolnikov’s speech, but we did catch some recent Law School grads dancing to “Love Shack” after the ceremony. Update: Then everyone threw their robes into a pile at the Butler security desk.

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Gray Davis or Brent Scowcroft Could Be Speaking at Your Graduation

But only if you’re in the Law School or SIPA. Columbia’s Office of Communications and Public Affairs announced the complete list of Class Speakers today, and joining Attorney General Eric Holder are many other famous names to prop up the 22 various Class Day and Commencement ceremonies taking place between this Saturday (the B-School) and […]

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LectureHop: But I Don’t Wanna Be a Lawyer!

Bored with hearing lawyers talk about law, the Columbia Pre-Law Society held a Q&A Tuesday night with Steven Chaikelson, director of the Theater Management and Production Program at the School of the Arts. Bwog’s Lawyers In Disguise Specialist James Rathmell was there to hear his story. Though the Columbia Pre-Law Society has been pushing for […]

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Don’t Worry, It’s Only $3 Million

And yet more benjamins go up in smoke. Earlier this afternoon, Columbia confirmed a Bloomberg News report that it had “uncovered” a $3 million loss in its law school endowment tied to Bernie Madoff. Madoff is currently out on bail for what many are calling the largest Ponzi scheme in history. The $3 million is […]

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Rejoyce

Come holiday season, there’s a lot of hubbub about joy and all that jazz.  But here at Columbia the first two weeks of December are decidedly unjoyous times.  With visions of forthcoming finals dancing in our heads, at this point in the year, many of us have had it with academia.  But today, Bwog brings […]

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