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Pulitzers in Pulitzer

Earlier today, the winners of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes were announced in Pulitzer Hall (the building formerly known as Journalism). The late Columbia professor Manning Marable won the History prize for his biography of Malcolm X, the same prize that Columbia professor Eric Foner won last year. As expected, the AP reporters who exposed the […]

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Columbia to Honor Manning Marable

Today at 5:30 pm in Roone Arledge Auditorium, Columbia is hosting a ceremony to honor the life of Dr. Manning Marable. Open to the public, the event is organized by CU’s Institute for Research in African-American Studies (founded by Marable in 1993), and the Center for Contemporary Black History. Marable, a distinguished historian, activist, and […]

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Bwoglines: Going Down Edition

Stepping Down: Cathie Black, to be replaced as New York City Schools Chancellor by Dennis Walcott. (NYT) Getting Down: The New Yorkers attending a crazy concert on the Intrepid late this summer. Of course, Columbians have been there, done that. (Gothamist) Shot Down: The rationale for using “No day shall erase you from the memory of […]

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Bwoglines: The Serious and the Silly Edition

With a vote on Columbia’s Baker Field building plans in Inwood coming next week, community members have posted an online petition calling for more concessions from the university. (Manhattan Times) Manning Marable, SIPA professor of history and public affairs and founding director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, passed away yesterday. Marable […]

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The Daily Show: Funny, Racist

History gods Manning Marable and Eric Foner talked to racist Rob Corddry on last night’s special race episode of The Daily Show. Though the profs are on-screen for a combined two minutes, there are major revelations: namely, Marable is not white and Foner comes from Jews. Did someone call an exterminator? Because the wasps are […]

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