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This morning Libyan forces claim to have captured Muammar Gaddafi, who was hiding in a hole. (BBC) Update 12:15 pm: Some are reporting Gaddafi dead. According to an ancient Greek manuscript dating back to 100 AD, wrestling is the oldest sport. The text was presented to the Columbia Rare Books and Manuscripts library on Tuesday, and will be the central text in next […]

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http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/utter-PR-fiction-but-people-love-this-shit-so-fuck-it-lets-just-print-it-2269573.html. Oops. (The Independent) Foner, riding the Pulitzer tide, thinks leaders could learn a little from Abe Lincoln. (WSJ) When it comes to dining, we could have it worse. Fordham and NYU dining halls both earned a “C,” the lowest grade possible. (NYT) Wiffle ball wreaks havoc among small children and this “risky” summer camp behavior must be […]

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High: the number of City Council voters in favor of renaming the Queensboro Bridge after former New York mayor Ed Koch. Yesterday’s 38 to 12 vote determined that the bridge’s name will change next month to the “Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge.” Low: the level of light as allied forces began the most intense night of […]

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President Obama announced the 2010 National Humanities Medals yesterday. One was awarded to our very own Jacques Barzun. (Chronicle of Higher Education) NYC is planning a bike-share program of 10,000 bikes at 600 stations by 2012. And supposedly they’ll turn a profit!  (Your Olive Branch) Qaddafi gave a speech denouncing rebels as terrorists and repeating, […]

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Finding out who won last night’s Oscars is interesting and all, but ogling who crashed and burned is a blast. (USMagazine, E!, Fox) In upstate New York a “Cold-War era plane with a dragon’s face painted on its nose” crashed into the Hudson. Bwog continues to remind you to neither swim in nor pilot your antiques into […]

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CBS ’11 students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer have created Date My School—an online dating site that helps studious, yet social media-inclined students from different universities meet each other. The site “now has more than 7,000 users, including some from the Fashion Institute of Technology because, Mr. Meyer said, a friend convinced him that there […]

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Thanks to the Common App switch, Columbia may be the second most selective Ivy this year, after only Harvard. This has purportedly scared Harvard and Princeton into reinstating their early admissions plans. (Daily Beast, Harvard Crimson, Daily Princetonian) Columbia students, representing the Student Global AIDS campaign,  plan to protest House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s speech at Harvard.  (WaPo) […]

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Libya: Col. Gadhafi still holds on to power. As traders prepare for further reductions in Libya’s crude oil production, futures hit their highest prices in more than two years. (WSJ) United States: Obama tells the Justice Department to stop defending the act that prohibits federal recognition of same sex marriages. The policy reversal follows weeks […]

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