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Robert Kasdin, Columbia’s senior executive vice president and PrezBo’s right hand man, just accepted an off-campus internship. Basically. He’ll be co-chairing incoming city comptroller Scott Stringer’s transition team, reports the New York Observer. The team “comprises a swath of the city’s most eminent lawyers, economists, academics, accountants, executives and community leaders”—and Kasdin is the boss […]

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Election Day

Don’t forget that school’s out for a reason. New York Mayoral elections are Tuesday November 5th (tomorrow), and in the spirit of the holiday have an election guide courtesy of Columbia Political Union. If you are registered to vote in New York, polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. Election guide thanks to […]

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Confused about registering to vote as a Columbia student? Bwog’s democracy correspondent Ali Sawyer reports that it’s easier than you think. We Americans love our rights. At Bwog, we like to stretch the limits of our right to free speech on a daily basis. So why aren’t more college students using their right to vote? […]

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Last night, Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn stopped by Barnard to campaign for mayor discuss the problems facing women and those facing the city. Bwog’s City Hall bureau chief Peter Sterne reports. The Diana Event Oval auditorium was packed with Barnard (and a few Columbia) students hoping to hear from Quinn, who is […]

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New York was a state with 29 Congressional districts, which brought peace and prosperity to its citizens. On Monday, the 22nd and 9th were obliterated. It was all part of redistricting, a process that redraws the borders of Congressional districts every 10 years based on population changes and politics. Since New York lost population from […]

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Breaking news if you’re into this kind of thing: New York’s 27th congressional district will likely find earmarks a lot harder to come by soon, as a House investigative committee has found that longtime congressman and lord of Harlem Charles Rangel “violated a range of ethics rules.” The eighteen-month-long investigation was investigating whether the former […]

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