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Bill Nye is off this week and filling in is the lesser known Science Guy, Bwog’s very own Zach Kagan who takes a look at some of Columbia’s great intellectuals and their research below:   Columbia Professors are no slouches in the brain department. Still, despite their surplus IQ points, few would likely describe themselves […]

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Columbia’s list of MacArthur fellows keeps growing: the 2012 geniuses were announced yesterday. Two of our own, geochemist Terry Plank and mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, are in the list. Congratulations! (The Huffington Post) Princeton’s list of first world problems keeps growing: students are complaining about a sudden price increase in campus sushi. (The Daily Princetonian) Seth […]

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Yesterday, while you were skipping class and sleeping in, the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s 22 Genius Grant recipients, and Columbia graduate Alisa Weilerstein is one of them. A member of the Class of 2004, Weilerstein started playing the cello when she was four years old and debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra at just 13. The Foundation […]

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The MacArthur Genius Grants have been awarded, and the west side of Broadway has something to smile about. Edwidge Danticat, BC ’90, was just awarded a Genius Grant for her novels depicting Haitian history and the Haitian immigrant experience.  In works such as The Farming of Bones (1999), The Dewbreaker (2004), and Brother, I’m Dying […]

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