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PrezBo, On 60th Anniversary Of Brown v. Board, Argues To Renew It

Go back in time sixty years to the date. May 17, 1954—the Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional the segregation of African-American students in school, blasting the “separate-but-equal” status quo that existed to that point. Columbia’s favorite affirmative action and equal opportunity advocate, PrezBo, wrote an article in The New Yorker arguing that, while we’ve come a long way as […]

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J-School Poaches Another Dean from the New Yorker

Steve Coll, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former Managing Editor of the Washington Post, has been named the new dean of Columbia’s J-school. Like outgoing J-school dean Nick Lemann, Coll is a staff writer at the New Yorker, which is apparently a farm team for Columbia J-school deans. Before being named as dean, Coll served […]

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REMINDER: Special B&W Meeting Tonight

If you read Bwog, you hopefully read the Blue and White. If you read that, you may read the New Yorker. If you read that, you probably read the Talk of the Town, which means you’ve definitely read the writing of Lauren Collins, who is stopping by St. Paul’s Chapel at 9 p.m. this evening […]

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Talk of St. Paul’s

Monday night at 9 p.m., Talk of the Town writer, general New Yorker feature contributor, and Bwog super-fan Lauren Collins will be stopping by our weekly meeting in the basement of St. Paul’s chapel to chat about writing, life, etc. Please come, we’ll look more popular if you do! (This time, we’re serious.)

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The New Yorker Festival

Bwog has just bought tickets for the New Yorker festival.  Some highlights: Zadie Smith! BC alum Jhumpa Lahiri! Parent of Justin Theroux Paul Theroux! Spring Awakening-hater Jonathan Franzen! Padma Lakshmi-ex Salman Rushdie! Miranda July )) <> (( Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Martin Amis on the topic of monsters (Bonus: almost guaranteed appearance of Christopher Hitchens […]

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CU Adopts Oliver Sacks

New Yorker contributer, neurologist and bearded man Oliver Sacks has been appointed “Columbia artist”, the first position of its kind. You can read about it here.

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Tales of a Thirteen-Grade Nothing III: Stay out of Midtown

In which freshman correspondent Dan D’Addario explains the perils of (gasp!) leaving campus to watch a movie at Midtown. On a recent Sunday night, I decided to indulge a strange passion of mine – going alone to the movies. I think I decided this was a great idea when I read a New Yorker essay […]

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Lecture Hopping: Malcolm Loves the Middle

Bwog is proud to bring the second installment of “Lecture Hopping,” in which correspondents go to speeches, lectures, and public displays of erudition so you don’t have to. Find the first installment here. Tuesday February 21 New Yorker Nights Series: Malcolm Gladwell Miller Theatre This lecture has been left untitled on purpose, says Malcolm Gladwell; […]

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