The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
Ahh, yes, the elusive single. Need your private time? Scarred by getting sexiled in Carman? Internal editor and proud resident of a McBain single Zoe Sottile tells you how it’s done.
The Center for Korean Research at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute hosted a seminar on March 8, called “100 Years of Korean Popular Music.” Senior Staff Writer and K-pop fan Ramisa Murshed was there. On Friday afternoon, the 9th floor of the International Affairs Building was filled with scholars and enthusiasts of Korean popular music, […]
On Friday, Teachers College’s EPIC (Education for Persistence and Innovation Center) kicked off their Yu Panglin Lecture Series with “Failing Upward: The Open Secret of Progress in Science with Nobel Laureate Martin Chalfie and Maiken Scott.” Dr. Chalfie spoke about his college grades, glowing proteins, and more. Staffer Sarah Braner has the scoop.
This week, Columbia hosted a series of speakers to share some of their work examining interactions between storytelling and academia. Bwog Sports Editor Jana Jaran attended a conference session this morning with speakers connecting the idea of narrative to topics from gay marriage to artificial intelligence.
Sports Editor? Staff Writer? Jana Jaran attends a Columbia University Public Outreach lecture lead by astronomy researcher John Brewer about methods of finding planets in space and what the discovery of Earth-like planets mean for our future.
Yesterday, Chief Architect of the IBM Food Trust and Columbia Alumnus Yi-Min Chee came to speak at Columbia about the business applications of blockchain technology in his lecture “Blockchain: A Solutions Perspective”. In collaboration with the Data Institute and the Foundations for Research Computing program, the Brown Institute for Media Innovation hosted this event as […]
Yesterday in Mudd Hall, Martina T. Nguyen, Assistant Professor in History at Baruch College, led a lecture event on Political Literary Action and the Self-Strengthening Literary Movement in Vietnam. Bwog sent staff writer, Maya Corral, to cover the lecture. She spent some of her time confused about where exactly she was (what is Mudd hall), […]
Bolting from Hamilton to Pulitzer after class, Events Editor Isabel Sepulveda slid into last nights book talk on Joel Simon’s “We Want to Negotiate: The Secret World of Kidnapping, Hostages, and Ransom” just as introductions wrapped up. Featuring Simon, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Janine di Giovanni, former war correspondent and current fellow […]
Last night, Internal Editor Zoe Sottile and baby Bwogger Jeffrey had the privilege of attending a talk given by Dr. Matthew Melvin-Koushki, a professor of history at the University of South Carolina on the topic of the occult sciences. It was the inaugural lecture in a series sponsored by the new Center for the Study of […]
Susan Orlean appeared as part of the Book History Colloquium series last night to discuss her latest work, The Library Book, a meditation on the role of libraries in American life focusing on the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles public library. Orlean has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1992 and is best known […]
Last night, New York Times contributors Darcy Eveleigh and Rachel L. Swarns visited Barnard to discuss their recent book about what was left unseen and undiscovered of black history until the two decided to search through the NYT archives. Bwogger Miyoki Walker was there to catch the whole thing. Surprisingly enough, space, the deep sea, […]
While searching through the Bwog Archive, Staff Writer Henry Golub stumbled upon an intriguing LectureHop from the 1950s. The piece, republished below, does not represent the attitude, views, or practices of Mr. Golub. From the Archive: On January 30, 1952, Staff Writer Richard Richardson schlepped his 1950s rear end over to the lecture “Smoking and Health: […]
Emily Wilson, whose translation of Homer’s Odyssey replaced Lattimore’s edition on the Literature Humanities syllabus this year, visited Columbia on Wednesday night for a lecture. Editor in Chief Youngweon Lee and Newsletter Editor Zoe Sottile attended. It’s become something of a trope of profiles on women artists/ leaders/people to comment on what they wear. Awareness […]
Last Friday, Arts Editor and archaeology student Riva Weinstein attended the advance screening of Native America: New Worlds Rising at Barnard. This documentary about the Comanche nation in the colonial era also spotlighted the persistence of indigenous traditions in America today. I spent thirty glorious days in New Mexico: excavating pottery, bathing in the Rio […]
Bwoggers and Nick Young stans Elle Ferguson and Isabel Seplúveda attended the panel discussion “Crazy Rich Asians: Race, Representation, and Resistance?” The first event in the Transnational Asian-American Speaker Series, five super-star panelists discussed the positive and negative implications of the blockbuster rom-com and other popular Asian-American in American mainstream media. For anyone living under […]
The Current U.S political climate is unusual, to say the least. Our country’s reactionary shift towards populism under Donald Trump calls into question national and international norms as they’ve been understood for the past several decades. Staff writer Sophie Murphy attended a panel hosted by The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace (of the […]