The nationwide Sunrise Movement, which has organized scores of young people into taking action and demanding legislation to fight climate change, is encouraging Columbia students and faculty to strike tomorrow to show their support for
John Henry Coatsworth, the Provost of Columbia University, will resign from his position on June 30, 2019, according to an email sent out by University President Lee Bollinger early this morning.
Ahh, yes, the elusive single. Need your private time? Scarred by getting sexiled in Carman? Internal editor and proud resident of a McBain single Zoe Sottile tells you how it’s done.
Engineering Student Council met last night for a very brief meeting, hoping that all the council members could spend their valuable time on the midterms preceding Spring Break. Compared to the explosive and controversial CCSC meeting
Happy midterms szn!!! As you avoid studying for your midterms/doing that 10 page essay due tomorrow at 8:40 AM, get caught up with some obscure news you definitely should know about but probably could live without.
According to a statement given to Bwog early Wednesday morning, Barnard College has banned Julian von Abele CC ‘21, the student who went on a racist tirade in front of Butler Library early Sunday morning, from its campus. In its statement, Barnard affirmed that this decision originates from the fact that several of the individuals […]
Happening in the World: Pope Francis openly stated that there is a huge problem of the wealth inequality and treatment of migrants in the world. “Injustice is the perverse root of poverty,” Francis said at a Mass marking the Roman Catholic Church’s annual World Day of the Poor. Happening in the US: The confirmed death […]
Happening in the World: A woman from Queensland, Australia was arrested for being connected to the strawberry needle scare that has been occurring over the last two months in Australia and New Zealand where people were finding needles in their store-bought fruit packages. Happening in the USA: After 10 years of suspicion and a one-year […]
An Amish party was busted this weekend by Ohio cops after 75 teens were arrested for underaged drinking. (Newser) President Obama nominated Abid Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench, making Qureshi the first Muslim in history to receive this honor. (Huffington Post) The story doesn’t die with Pablo— Netflix’s Narcos will return […]
Pioneering architect Zaha Hadid died yesterday of a heart attack in Miami. She left unfinished a luxury apartment building near the High Line, and we also kind of wish she’d been able to re-design Lerner. (New York Times) New satellite imagery shows evidence that the Vikings reached the southern coast of Newfoundland. We only needed […]
Rejoice! The Blue and White has just arrived on campus. You can find a copy in your dormitory, Butler, Lerner, and the Diana. For those of you impatient to get your hands on the real deal, here are a few highlights from the issue: Barnard discusses opening admissions to trans women Should university administrators be […]
North Korea announced yesterday that they would no longer be negotiating with the “gangster-like” United States. (New York Times) Jeb Bush has indicated that he is possibly up for a 2016 presidential bid, although he admits he hasn’t always been interested in politics. He confesses that as a youth, while his friends talked about politics and […]
While we undergrads have been sunning ourselves and relaxing—read: feverishly catching up on the TV we missed during finals in a dark room, breaking only to snack—our profs and deans have been keeping busy, as usual. Read on to find out what they’ve been doing/saying/writing… Making Headlines Admiral Eric Olson, who played a pretty big […]
Sadly, the pair of cranes visible in the distance from the 1 stop at 125th street is not an elaborate teaser for a new surprise Star Wars installment (we’re crushed, too). In fact, they’re towering over the site of Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus. The cranes signify the start of work on the slurry wall, an impressive […]
If you read our February issue, you’d have heard of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change, a group of blue chips that has been meeting for the last two years to come up with some sort of statement on what do about our warming world. Last Tuesday, they came out with their joint statement, which […]
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 […]
The Spectator hits newsstands every weekday morning, and it’s easy to forget that actual people work around the clock making it happen. Last Thursday Bwog caught up with the News Editors, Josh Hirschland and Erin Durkin, to talk about riots, skipping class, and what makes it all worth it. I know it’s kind of a […]
In a debate that could serve as a case study for a 2007 edition of James Davison Hunter’s Culture Wars, followers of conservative Judaism have fought long and hard over whether to ordain homosexual rabbis. At the center of the argument lies the Columbia-affiliated Jewish Theological Seminary, the generally-accepted center of Conservative Jewish thought. Although […]
Herein dumpeth Bwog various unrelated chunks of news, information, and gossip… SoA Films Score Big Three films produced by School of the Arts alums have received major accolades. At the Sundance Film Festival, Padre Nuestro, written and directed by Christopher Zalla and produced by Ben Odell (both SoA ’04) took the Grand Jury Prize for best dramatic […]