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Gilchrist Wants to Return to Columbia, Has a Message for Us

As reported a few days ago, the College Republicans have been considering bringing Jim Gilchrist, co-founder and president of the Minuteman Project—a controversial group aiming to stop illegal immigration—back to speak at Columbia. For those of you who don’t remember Gilchrist’s last visit to campus in October 2006, violence broke out between a group of protestors […]

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Bwoglines: Hitting the Fan Edition

The Columbia Republicans are considering bringing Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist back to campus to promote free speech. We can’t help but wonder if they learned nothing from last time he was here.  Well, it has been a while since we had a nationally-covered protest in this city… (Spec) Oh wait except for that whole Occupy Wall […]

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From the Issue: Dissent Since ’68

Bwog respects our heritage/amorous affair by posting each issue of The Blue & White. The latest issue, available this week, is a cornucopia of delights: a set of unimaginably raunchy personals for the staff (they’re anonymous), an account of a foray into the oft-forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, and the story of that greenhouse on top of […]

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Gilchrist hearts Huckabee

In the interest of keeping tabs: we missed the news from last Tuesday, but because most of you have been in holes for the whole week anyway, it’s worth re-mentioning that  Minutemen founder and Columbia bogeyman Jim Gilchrist (who is now being gender-neutral!) has endorsed GOP golden boy Mike Huckabee for president. Apparently, Gilchrist’s support […]

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No Gilchrist: Rolling up the red carpet

And raising the drawbridge. …which obviates this post, in which College Republicans Director of Operations Lauren Steinberg admits: “Personally, I really hope he’s not coming. I mean, it was a fun time last year, but I don’t need it to happen again.” Agreed! 

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So remember that stage-rushing thing from last year?

Minutemen, minutemen. What heady times those were. Stages were rushed, lives changed,  definitions for “Kulawiking” determined. Indeed, it was only after many long and trying months of op-eds, town hall meetings and general soul-searching that we were finally able to go about the difficult business of trying to move on with our lives. Or did we? Via […]

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Bwog’s Year in Review

The 2006-07 school year has contained multitudes. In fact, it may just be the most eventful year Columbia’s had since… well, the year before. Remember Matthew Fox? The Chung-Diamond “scandal”? “Don’t Be a Pussy”? “Epilogue to Our Crime & Punishment: A Petition“? Bwog certainly does, so step into the Wayback machine – you’re about to […]

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A Bureaucratic Bias Incident?

The Chicano Caucus has just issued a statement regarding the verdicts on the seven stage rushers (will this story never end?), endorsed by four other cultural groups plus SPEaK, declaring that the group “must conclude that bias affected the decisions.” It’s considerably more diplomatic than Karina & Co.’s hit piece, but makes no bones about […]

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Your favorite cast of characters

Check newsstands tomorrow, and you’ll see something familiar: a shiny New York Magazine cover story digesting the last 40 years of crazy activism at Columbia, featuring glamour shots of David Judd, Chris Kulawik, Karina Garcia and a smattering of other rabblerousers. Take a seat, because it’s a doozy, reaching back to the SDS protests of […]

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QuickSpec: He won’t be back at Pebble Beach for a long time edition

Charlow’s loathsome acts, subsequent “eyebrow raising” Numbers for your ego Teetotalers at Columbia are people too Read this: Minutemen protesters rebuff charges against them Staff beats around the big ol’ bush More on Charlowheist: The New York Times’ coverage What’s going on at UT, And at USC And the clincher: “Lenders also paid for trips […]

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Protestacular

Protesting sure has taken an interesting turn at American colleges recently. Let’s start here at Columbia. As of 6 pm, there were five protestors outside the main gates, protesting about the Minuteman protest which occured six months ago today.  What about it?  Three prim women, from New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, are upset […]

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Arianna Huffington: Bloggers do it Better

In the last installment of the Friendly Fire series–which earlier brought in the Village Voice’s Nat Hentoff, the New York Post’s Bob McManus, and Columbia’s own Karina Garcia–moderator David Eisenbach talked Monday evening with pundit and failed gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington about speech, the press, and that mysterious attack ad. There are few things more […]

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QuickSpec – Judgment Day Edition

Let the spin-doctoring begin: “It’s a victory for free speech and anti-racism.” Kind farewell to Lisa Anderson: “Being in SIPA next to the law school is like living in Mexico on the border of the U.S.” JTS decides to admit gays and lesbians. In other news, sky does not fall. SGB “combats social injustice” by…recognizing groups […]

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QuickSpec: ¿Que Pasó?

Minutemen Cry, CU Gives Blanket Apology (but Gilchrist won’t get a cent – he’s hanging out on his cross) BC Health Services Slightly Homophobic Space on VI: The Final Frontier in Lerner This Is What Bwog Is For Solidarity Forever, Solidarity Forever,  Solidarity Forever, Solidarity For Never.. OOHHH snap The awesome EyePoke, later as usual […]

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Gilchrist on the Cross

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, has been brought down, not by protestors rushing the stage but by internal strife in his own organization, and is now fighting to regain his power. According to current Minuteman leadership, Gilchrist improperly used the organization’s funds for his own purposes, illegally sent mail at nonprofit rates without […]

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