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Letters From The Inside

Bwog (pretends) we got our hands on the diary of one of the CDCJ activists who slept in Low for 8 days and…let’s just say…well, let’s let it speak for itself. Enjoy! Friday, 4/15 Dear Diary, It’s the morning after my first night sleeping in Low Library. I feel…different. I can’t believe it happened. The […]

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CDCJ’s Sit-In Comes To An End

Columbia Divest for Climate Justice (CDCJ) members just ended their 8-day occupation of Low Library, explaining, in a press release, that PrezBo will not be on campus all next week, and, moreover, they believe the administration is “on the path toward fossil fuel divestment.” Dozens of students entered the library last Thursday afternoon, beginning the […]

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DivestGate: An Update On The CDCJ Occupation Of Low Library

If you go to Low Steps right now you might see people in suits walk up to the entrance of the building, then turn around growling in frustration when they realize that protesters have caused the building to be locked down. This lockdown is part of CDCJ’s  protest in support of fossil fuel divestment, which […]

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#tbt: Library Edition

Bwog has a lot of feelings about institutional memory and history, especially after seeing Kill Your Darlings. So we’re doing #tbt: Columbia edition, with photos, text, and anecdotes from parents/professors/GS students who’ve been here too long. Have anything you’d like to see featured? Send it to tips or use our anonymous form. Senior Staff Writer Alexander […]

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Herman Cain Spoke Last Night

Before heading downtown to tell FoxNews that Columbia loves Hannity, Herman Cain spoke in Low last night at the invitation of the College Republicans. He gave what seemed to be his standard hour-long speech outlining what he perceives to be a time of crises in America, including an “economic crisis,” an “illegal immigration crisis,” a […]

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Goodnight, Sunshine

We aren’t due to see the Sun again til Friday, so hang on to this picture of the last of it from earlier this evening.

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Free Hot Chocolate on Low Plaza!

Right now! Go find the CU Dems in front of Low to low-cate some free hot chocolate. And in case you were wondering about the ruckus in Butler 209 last night, it was all part of the Dems flyering campaign. Moral of the story: You’ll never get real work done in 209.

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The Calm After the Storm

Unless you were stuck all day in some windowless room in Pupin—in which case Bwog is sorry—you can’t have missed the torrential winds and elemental forces that struck campus today. It was raining sideways! Or whatever else your grandma says when it rains a lot. But anyways, it was all worth it since Michael Rady […]

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Not So Flashy

Earlier today, correspondent Carolyn Ruvkun attended a Flash Mob, run by three students from the “arts incubators cluster” of the School of the Arts. Instructed to bring a book and download the “Listen to Low” podcast, this bwogger gathered in front of Butler with about fifty other people. Flash Mob participants then marched inside Low […]

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Flash Mob: Listen to Low

The flash mob to take back Low is happening at 1pm! Apparently this is what you have to do: “1) DOWNLOAD our free podcast by visiting http://tiny.cc/listentolow and following the link to the iTunes store. 2) INVITE at least 10 of your friends who you think would also enjoy taking part in this unique event. […]

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LectureHop: Sarkozy Talks Big Picture

Braving a long line, cold rain, and French grammar, Bwog’s Ambassador to France Contessa Gayles reports from President Sarkozy’s speech today: After waiting in a line that stretched from the main entrance of Low Memorial Library down onto rainy College Walk, members of the Columbia community joined the scores of press to hear Nicolas Sarkozy, […]

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Why, Low! You’re Glowing!

If you happened to take your eyes off your iPhone as you were trotting down College Walk this evening, you may have noticed an ominous orange glow emanating from Low: Fear not — Low has not become a factory for Fear and Strange Smoke (at least, not any more than usual).  It’s the annual Alexander […]

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People Have Maybe Already Started Hanging Out on the Steps

Some of your classmates have already started sitting on the steps, willing to sit there bored, for hours and hours, just to watch Obamacain on the Jumbotron, which your student leaders fought for so valiantly. Michael Snyder and Tobin Mitnick, both CC ’10, said that they weren’t sure they were going to hang around until […]

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No Petty, Cruel Dictators This Time

The denizens of Low Library have just released the calendar for Columbia’s 2008 edition of the World Leaders Forum, fresh with a snazzy new website chronicling the  Columbia tradition’s past, present and future.  Have a look at their new multimedia section, and you’ll see that this site is no laughing matter. But the speakers this […]

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Deconstructing the Deaniac

Howard Dean, head of the Democratic National Committee, was invited by the College Democrats to speak in Low Library yesterday on student activism and the current presidential elections.  The former governor was one awkward “Yeah!” away from what seemed like a sure Democratic nomination and possibly a four year stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  Dean, […]

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