It began innocently enough. The Columbia International Relations Council and Association (CIRCA, formerly known as Model UN) announced to their members that Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (who gave a speech at Columbia in 2007), in town for the United Nations General Assembly, had invited them to a dinner on September 21st (the logistics of this […]
The start of Reading Week means the end of the Spectator. But not the end of the world! With finals looming and storm clouds brewing, what will we talk about to lift our spirits? Duh. Swine flu. In Mexico the spread is slowing, the restaurants are reopening, and everyone’s sneezing into their sleeves. Is the […]
The Spectator is on a midterm schedule this week, which means Columbia’s favorite daily is temporarily an every-other-daily. Have no fear-New York’s other publications are still going strong. The Times grapples with our jigsaw puzzle of a budget while crushing on Shakespeare the pinup. Citing the rising costs of both jet fuel and hamburger buns, […]
Spec is still hibernating, so today we’re giving you the best of the rest of the New York print media. The Booker Prize goes to a student with a Columbia connection! Move over Orhan, we’ve got a new novelist in town. The WSJ opines that the nationalization of the banks might actually work, at the […]
Earlier this weekend, Culture Editor Tony Gong attended Liga Filipina’s inaugural “Taste of the Philippines.” Between bites of crispy lumpiang and creamy flan, Tony found a few golden moments of serenity brought on by an atmosphere that could only have been: the Philippines, a.k.a., Lerner Party Space. Never one to pass up an inexpensive meal […]
Bwogger Lydia DePillis noticed that attempting to reach the Spec‘s website now brings one to the following message: Ruh-roh. Has Spec not been footing the bill’s for its web presence? Or perhaps it simply went the way of the Barnard Bulletin, whose foray into the world of the Internet was all too brief.
Today, Bwog heads to Bogota to catch up with The Spectator’s latino cousin, El Espectador. Que Guay! Colombia’s got Controversy too: La Homofobia El Espec swims in journalistic riptide too: The Challenges of Periodismo Moderno They’re prudish too: What percentage of Colombians are virgins? Colombia remembers too: Los Recuerdos de 1968 Mannhattanville in Colombia? […]
Bwog’s favorite publication, the Spectator‘s poetry-and-photography spin-off, 116, is baaack! In case you haven’t had enough of the “not quickspec” tag today, here are some more links to click. Look at these people, they are hip! And look at the things they do with their fancy cameras! – Thing 1 – Thing 2 – Thing […]
Join Bwog this morning in welcoming a new publication to the Quick process. The Columbia East Asia Review prints scholarly articles by undergrads on a myriad of East Asian topics. There’s something for every Columbia type! The kid who watches the NBA playoffs while you try to study! The human rights crusader meddling in foreign […]
Spectator’s done but the rest of the world keeps spinning, so Bwog brings you links to Columbia related news. Today is unusually dry, so there will be a special emphasis on links to blogs, things only tangentially related to Columbia, and stories that have already been covered to death (no need to tip us on […]
We know you miss your daily dose of the Spec, and we’re here to help. Some more highlights from the “Columbia University” Google Alerts pile of the last week. More Murdoch-owned news outlets report in on the Lohan coat scandal Columbia physicist lays out the exorbitant cost of reducing CO2 emissions San Diego State kids […]
As the spring semester came to a screeching halt all too quickly yesterday, levying reading week and an ignominious batch of finals upon Columbia students quite eager to enjoy the pre-summer sunshine, Columbia Daily Spectator production also came to a halt yesterday, with an equally cheery promise to resume coverage in the fall. While Bwog […]
No power struggles with new Provost, says PrezBo. Noteworthy politician who previously liked to turn us down, to speak on Class Day. Two hours, nine judges, and PrezBo’s haircut. It all comes down to this? Hey! something new: Columbia hates ROTC. Hobsbawm revises revisionist history, again.
The topics for these opinions were chosen specifically because they were not timely. Something tells Bwog that Aristotle would not have enjoyed his name next to this picture. We’re all part of Columbia! Yay! Wait up guys, John Adams was President? Somebody should publicize this fact on an HBO miniseries! The words of a sage: […]
Even though Bwog has midterms too, it’s still trudging along. No QuickSpec today, but perhaps these Ivy League-related stories will brighten up your stay in Butler. Look on the bright side, Carman may be infested with Natty Ice cans, but at least there’s no scabies. To be fair, professor housing is really nice. Nudity- […]