Columbia is investigating an incident of antisemitism on its Morningside campus reported late Tuesday in which a swastika was painted on the steps of Low Library. University Life condemned the incident in a statement on its website.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]