It’s the first Friday of the semester! Take a break from obsessively rearranging your schedule to catch up on global and local news with Bwoglines.
Welcome back from winter break! While the days of relaxing in warm and sunny places or skiing in fresh snow are gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself in the city during the winter.
Good morning Columbia! As homework begins to pile up and you realize the semester is actually, really, 100% starting, know that Bwog is here for you when you can’t waste your entire day reading the
Here, Bwog generously provides a closely-held recipe for Russian Tea (which neither comes from Russia nor contains tea), and it’s the perfect Beverage-in-Mug to warm you the hell up.
This Thursday, the Columbia Debate Society hosted a public debate with the Rikers Debate Project – a program teaching competitive debate skills to students held in Rikers Island jail – in Lerner 555. CDS members and Rikers Debate Project alumni teamed up along with a commentary from a panel of professors. Staff writer Lara Yener […]
This Wednesday, I had the honor of going to a talk by Dael Orlandersmith, an award winning African American playwright, hosted at the Lenfest Center for the Arts. Orlandersmith was raised in East Harlem for most of her young life, and still lives in the city to this day. She began her talk with a […]
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, came to the Lenfest Center to deliver a talk on her recent exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature, and discussed it with Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia School of Architecture. Tl;dr, a big chunk of the exposition is coming to MoMA in 2020 […]
Emily Wilson came to Columbia on Thursday night to talk questions translators should consider, her personal journey with The Odyssey, and her current process of translating The Iliad. Bwoggers Chloe Gong and Miyoki Walker were there to hear it all.
On Monday, undergraduate students around Columbia gathered to listen to this week’s “Talks With Professors” with Dr. Frank Guridy. Staff Writer Solomia Dzhaman is here to give you the summary.
New Bwogger and first-year student Joanna Yu attended the keynote event, From Refugee Children to Climate Change: Global Challenges in an Age of Nationalism, hosted by the DART Center for Journalism and Trauma of Columbia Journalism School.
Tash Aw is a Malaysian author focusing on providing literature for a Malaysian audience and has found success both in Malaysia and in the West. Staff Writer Josh Tate tagged along with Events Editor Isabel Sepulveda to gain insight into his writing and listen to some very smooth accents.
This Wednesday, Creative Writing faculty member Ben Marcus hosted a reading by author Carmen Maria Machado of her forthcoming debut memoir, In the Dream House in Dodge Hall.
Yesterday, new Bwoggers Solomia Dzhaman and Chloe Gong attended a lecture given by Dr. Ronald Baecker (UToronto) concerning the responsibilities of artificial intelligence, and the issues at stake.
On Monday, Columbia GSAPP invited Shohei Shigematsu to speak for this semester’s premier lecture. A partner of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Shigematsu spoke about the generational gap between him and his colleagues, his concern over Godzilla coming for their creations, and his idea for designing the next ten-dollar bill. Baby Bwogger Reyna Choi reports.
(Though colleagues advised him against using the word “engineering” in his book’s title lest it scare off the general public, Lord John Browne did so. So, art history majors, I dare you to click this.)
On Wednesday evening, Columbia Science Review hosted a panel discussion about Media and the Mind, promising “a scientific perspective on Hollywood portrayals of mental health.” This Bwogger followed the series of seven printer paper arrows that led her through the labyrinth of Schermerhorn to cover the event.